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Freakonomics Radio
Freakonomics Radio
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Freakonomics co-author Stephen J. Dubner uncovers the hidden side of everything. Why is it safer to fly in an airplane than drive... more

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Episodes

589. Why Has the Opioid Crisis Lasted So Long?

Most epidemics flare up, do their damage, and fade away. This one has been raging for almost 30 years. To... more

23 May 2024 · 48 minutes
Extra: Car Colors & Storage Units

Presenting two stories from "The Economics of Everyday Things": Why does it seem like every car is black, white, or... more

20 May 2024 · 35 minutes
588. Confessions of a Black Conservative

The economist and social critic Glenn Loury has led a remarkably turbulent life, both professionally and personally. In a new... more

16 May 2024 · 56 minutes
587. Should Companies Be Owned by Their Workers?

The employee ownership movement is growing, and one of its biggest champions is also a private equity heavyweight. Is this... more

09 May 2024 · 46 minutes
586. How Does the Lost World of Vienna Still Shape Our Lives?

From politics and economics to psychology and the arts, many of the modern ideas we take for granted emerged a... more

02 May 2024 · 57 minutes
Extra: Why Is 23andMe Going Under? (Update)

Five years ago, we published an episode about the boom in home DNA testing kits, focusing on the high-flying firm... more

29 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
585. A Social Activist in Prime Minister’s Clothing

Justin Trudeau, facing record-low approval numbers, is doubling down on his progressive agenda. But he is so upbeat (and Canada-polite)... more

25 Apr 2024 · 52 minutes
584. How to Pave the Road to Hell

So you want to help people? That’s great — but beware the law of unintended consequences. Three stories from the... more

18 Apr 2024 · 43 minutes
Extra: The Men Who Started a Thinking Revolution (Update)

The psychologist Daniel Kahneman — a Nobel laureate and the author of “Thinking, Fast and Slow” — recently died at... more

14 Apr 2024 · 34 minutes
Why Are There So Many Bad Bosses? (Update)

People who are good at their jobs routinely get promoted into bigger jobs they’re bad at. We explain why firms... more

11 Apr 2024 · 49 minutes
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