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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

593. You Can Make a Killing, but Not a Living

Broadway operates on a winner-take-most business model. A runaway hit like "Stereophonic" — which just won five Tony Awards —... more

20 Jun 2024 · 49 minutes
EXTRA: The Fascinatingly Mundane Secrets of the World’s Most Exclusive Nightclub

The Berlin dance mecca Berghain is known for its eight-hour line and inscrutable door policy. PJ Vogt, host of the... more

17 Jun 2024 · 44 minutes
592. How to Make the Coolest Show on Broadway

Hit by Covid, runaway costs, and a zillion streams of competition, serious theater is in serious trouble. A new hit... more

13 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
591. Signs of Progress, One Year at a Time

Every December, a British man named Tom Whitwell publishes a list of 52 things he’s learned that year. These fascinating... more

06 Jun 2024 · 53 minutes
EXTRA: The Opioid Tragedy — How We Got Here

An update of our 2020 series, in which we spoke with physicians, researchers, and addicts about the root causes of... more

03 Jun 2024 · 41 minutes
590. Can $55 Billion End the Opioid Epidemic?

Thanks to legal settlements with drug makers and distributors, states have plenty of money to boost prevention and treatment. Will... more

30 May 2024 · 40 minutes
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
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