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Freakonomics, M.D.
Freakonomics, M.D.
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Each week, physician, economist, and author of "Random Acts of Medicine" Dr. Bapu Jena will dig into a fascinating study at the... more

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Episodes

The Economics of Everyday Things: Animal Urine

In the newest show from the Freakonomics Radio Network, host Zachary Crockett explores the hidden side of the things around... more

21 Jul 2023 · 12 minutes
Tom Brady, A.D.H.D., and a Really Bad Headache (Bonus)

A sneak peek at Bapu's new book, "Random Acts of Medicine," available now from Doubleday, and an announcement about the... more

11 Jul 2023 · 37 minutes
78. Do Kids Cause Divorce?

Couples get divorced for all kinds of reasons. Is having kids one of them? Bapu talks about research that investigates... more

31 Mar 2023 · 18 minutes
77. They Make Minimum Wage. They Could Save Your Life.

Doctors and nurses get most of the attention — but a new study suggests we can improve health care by... more

24 Mar 2023 · 18 minutes
76. Is a Spoonful of Sunlight the Best Medicine?

In hospitals, a softer pillow or a nicer room might be more than just amenities — they could improve outcomes... more

17 Mar 2023 · 17 minutes
75. What Is Sugar Really Doing to You?

Americans eat a lot of sugar — and it’s hard to determine how it affects our health. Bapu explains how... more

10 Mar 2023 · 19 minutes
74. How Does Playing Football Affect Your Health?

It’s not a new question, but it’s a tricky one to study. Bapu explains why, and talks about how an... more

03 Mar 2023 · 16 minutes
73. Who Pays for Multimillion-Dollar Miracle Cures?

The most expensive drugs in the world are treatments for genetic diseases. And more of these cures are on the... more

17 Feb 2023 · 29 minutes
72. What’s Stopping Us From Curing Rare Diseases?

Breakthroughs in biotech that seem like science fiction are becoming reality. Why aren’t more patients benefiting from them?

10 Feb 2023 · 31 minutes
71. What Do COVID-19 and Cancer Have in Common?

mRNA vaccines helped bring the pandemic under control. Could they also train the immune system to fight cancer?

03 Feb 2023 · 26 minutes
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The Economics of Everyday Things: Animal Urine
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