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Freakonomics Radio

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Rank #26 in Society & Culture category

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Discover the hidden side of everything with Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books. Each week, Freakonomics Radio tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) — from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything. Dubner speaks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, intellectuals and entrepreneurs, and various other underachievers. Special features include series like “The Secret Life of a C.E.O.” as well as a live game show, “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know.” 

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Discover the hidden side of everything with Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books. Each week, Freakonomics Radio tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) — from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything. Dubner speaks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, intellectuals and entrepreneurs, and various other underachievers. Special features include series like “The Secret Life of a C.E.O.” as well as a live game show, “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know.” 

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Insightful, clever, and entertaining. Can’t recommend enough.

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By NickyGuth - Jun 13 2019
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Insightful, clever, and entertaining. Can’t recommend enough.

iTunes Ratings

16450 Ratings
Average Ratings
12700
1967
751
463
569

Subscribe Now

By NickyGuth - Jun 13 2019
Read more
Insightful, clever, and entertaining. Can’t recommend enough.

Subscribe Now

By NickyGuth - Jun 13 2019
Read more
Insightful, clever, and entertaining. Can’t recommend enough.
Cover image of Freakonomics Radio

Freakonomics Radio

Updated 28 days ago

Rank #26 in Society & Culture category

Read more

Discover the hidden side of everything with Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books. Each week, Freakonomics Radio tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) — from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything. Dubner speaks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, intellectuals and entrepreneurs, and various other underachievers. Special features include series like “The Secret Life of a C.E.O.” as well as a live game show, “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know.” 

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Rank #1: 384. Abortion and Crime, Revisited

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The controversial theory linking Roe v. Wade to a massive crime drop is back in the spotlight as several states introduce abortion restrictions. Steve Levitt and John Donohue discuss their original research, the challenges to its legitimacy, and their updated analysis. Also: what this means for abortion policy, crime policy, and having intelligent conversations about contentious topics.

Jul 11 2019
55 mins
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Rank #2: 173. A Better Way to Eat (Rebroadcast)

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Takeru Kobayashi revolutionized the sport of competitive eating. What can the rest of us learn from his breakthrough?

Jul 04 2019
26 mins
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Rank #3: 383. The Zero-Minute Workout

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There is strong evidence that exercise is wildly beneficial. There is even stronger evidence that most people hate to exercise. So if a pill could mimic the effects of working out, why wouldn’t we want to take it?

Jun 27 2019
37 mins
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Rank #4: 382. How Goes the Behavior-Change Revolution?

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An all-star team of behavioral scientists discovers that humans are stubborn (and lazy, and sometimes dumber than dogs). We also hear about binge drinking, humblebragging, and regrets. Recorded live in Philadelphia with guests including Richard Thaler, Angela Duckworth, Katy Milkman, and Tom Gilovich.

Jun 20 2019
51 mins
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Rank #5: 381. Long-Term Thinking in a Start-Up Town

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Recorded live in San Francisco. Guests include the keeper of a 10,000-year clock, the co-founder of Lyft, a pioneer in male birth control, a specialist in water security, and a psychology professor who is also a puppy. With co-host Angela Duckworth, fact-checker Mike Maughan, and the Freakonomics Radio Orchestra.

Jun 13 2019
49 mins
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Rank #6: 380. Notes From an Imperfect Paradise

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Recorded live in Los Angeles. Guests include Mayor Eric Garcetti, the “Earthquake Lady,” the head of the Port of L.A., and a scientist with NASA’s Planetary Protection team. With co-host Angela Duckworth, fact-checker Mike Maughan, and the worldwide debut of Luis Guerra and the Freakonomics Radio Orchestra.

Jun 06 2019
50 mins
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Rank #7: 379. How to Change Your Mind

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There are a lot of barriers to changing your mind: ego, overconfidence, inertia — and cost. Politicians who flip-flop get mocked; family and friends who cross tribal borders are shunned. But shouldn’t we be encouraging people to change their minds? And how can we get better at it ourselves?

May 30 2019
45 mins
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Rank #8: 323. Here’s Why All Your Projects Are Always Late — and What to Do About It (Rebroadcast)

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Whether it’s a giant infrastructure plan or a humble kitchen renovation, it’ll inevitably take way too long and cost way too much. That’s because you suffer from “the planning fallacy.” (You also have an “optimism bias” and a bad case of overconfidence.) But don’t worry: we’ve got the solution.

May 23 2019
41 mins
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Rank #9: 378. 23andMe (and You, and Everyone Else)

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The revolution in home DNA testing is giving consumers important, possibly life-changing information. It’s also building a gigantic database that could lead to medical breakthroughs. But how will you deal with upsetting news? What if your privacy is compromised? And are you prepared to have your DNA monetized? We speak with Anne Wojcicki, founder and C.E.O. of 23andMe.

May 16 2019
49 mins
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Rank #10: 377. The $1.5 Trillion Question: How to Fix Student-Loan Debt?

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As the cost of college skyrocketed, it created a debt burden that’s putting a drag on the economy. One possible solution: shifting the risk of debt away from students and onto investors looking for a cut of the graduates’ earning power.

May 09 2019
48 mins
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