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Freakonomics Radio
Freakonomics Radio
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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... more

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Episodes

Am I Boring You? (Ep. 225 Rebroadcast)

Researchers are trying to figure out who gets bored — and why — and what it means for ourselves and... more

25 Feb 2021 · 39 minutes
Jeff Immelt Knows He Let You Down

Not so long ago, G.E. was the most valuable company in the world, a conglomerate that included everything from light... more

18 Feb 2021 · 45 minutes
Can I Ask You a Ridiculously Personal Question?

Most of us are are afraid to ask sensitive questions about money, sex, politics, etc. New research shows this fear... more

11 Feb 2021 · 42 minutes
How to Be Better at Death

Caitlin Doughty is a mortician who would like to put herself out of business. Our corporate funeral industry, she argues,... more

04 Feb 2021 · 57 minutes
How to Fix the Incentives in Cancer Research

For all the progress made in fighting cancer, it still kills 10 million people a year, and some types remain... more

28 Jan 2021 · 44 minutes
The Downside of Disgust

It’s a powerful biological response that has preserved our species for millennia. But now it may be keeping us from... more

21 Jan 2021 · 45 minutes
How Much Do We Really Care About Children?

They can’t vote or hire lobbyists. The policies we create to help them aren’t always so helpful. Consider the car... more

14 Jan 2021 · 47 minutes
“We Get All Our Great Stuff from Europe — Including Witch Hunting.”

We’ve collected some of our favorite moments from People I (Mostly) Admire, the latest show from the Freakonomics Radio Network.... more

07 Jan 2021 · 40 minutes
Trust Me (Ep. 266 Rebroadcast)

Societies where people trust one another are healthier and wealthier. In the U.S. (and the U.K. and elsewhere), social trust... more

31 Dec 2020 · 30 minutes
Why Do We Seek Comfort in the Familiar?

In this episode of No Stupid Questions — a Freakonomics Radio Network show launched earlier this year — Stephen Dubner... more

24 Dec 2020 · 36 minutes
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Am I Boring You? (Ep. 225 Rebroadcast)
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