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Freakonomics Radio

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Rank #10 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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Fun, insightful and very different

By producer97 - Sep 03 2019
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Always fun, different views on familiar subjects makes this show fascinating.

Smart and interesting

By luv 2 lstn - Aug 24 2019
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The freakanomics folks know how to choose topics that fuel my curiosity!

iTunes Ratings

18159 Ratings
Average Ratings
13902
2208
867
532
650

Fun, insightful and very different

By producer97 - Sep 03 2019
Read more
Always fun, different views on familiar subjects makes this show fascinating.

Smart and interesting

By luv 2 lstn - Aug 24 2019
Read more
The freakanomics folks know how to choose topics that fuel my curiosity!
Cover image of Freakonomics Radio

Freakonomics Radio

Updated 2 days ago

Rank #10 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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