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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 a car? How do we decide whom to marry? Why is the media so full of bad news? Also: things you never knew you wanted to know about wolves, bananas, pollution, search engines, and the quirks of human behavior. Join the Freakonomics Radio Plus membership program for weekly member-only episodes of Freakonomics Radio. You’ll also get every show in our network without ads. To sign up, visit our show page on Apple Podcasts or go to freakonomics.com/plus.

Episode Date
Why Are There So Many Bad Bosses? (Update)
Apr 11, 2024
583. Are We Living Through the Most Revolutionary Period in History?
Apr 04, 2024
Extra: How Much Do You Know About Immigration?
Apr 01, 2024
582. Why Is Everyone Moving to Canada?
Mar 28, 2024
581. What Both Parties Get Wrong About Immigration
Mar 21, 2024
Extra: Madeleine Albright’s Warning on Immigration
Mar 18, 2024
580. The True Story of America’s Supremely Messed-Up Immigration System
Mar 14, 2024
579. Are You Caught in a Social Media Trap?
Mar 07, 2024
Extra: What Is Sportswashing — and Does It Work? (Update)
Mar 04, 2024
578. Water, Water Everywhere — But You Have to Stop and Think
Feb 29, 2024
Is Google Getting Worse? (Update)
Feb 22, 2024
Extra: Mr. Feynman Takes a Trip — But Doesn’t Fall
Feb 19, 2024
The Vanishing Mr. Feynman
Feb 15, 2024
The Brilliant Mr. Feynman
Feb 08, 2024
How the San Francisco 49ers Stopped Being Losers (Update)
Feb 05, 2024
The Curious Mr. Feynman
Feb 01, 2024
574. “A Low Moment in Higher Education”
Jan 25, 2024
5 Psychology Terms You’re Probably Misusing (Replay)
Jan 22, 2024
573. Can Academic Fraud Be Stopped?
Jan 18, 2024
572. Why Is There So Much Fraud in Academia?
Jan 11, 2024
571. Greeting Cards, Pizza Boxes, and Personal Injury Lawyers
Jan 04, 2024
570. Is Gynecology the Best Innovation Ever?
Dec 28, 2023
569. Do You Need Closure?
Dec 21, 2023
568. Why Are People So Mad at Michael Lewis?
Dec 14, 2023
567. Do the Police Have a Management Problem?
Dec 07, 2023
513. Should Public Transit Be Free? (Update)
Nov 30, 2023
566. Why Is It So Hard (and Expensive) to Build Anything in America?
Nov 23, 2023
Extra: Jason Kelce Hates to Lose
Nov 19, 2023
565. Are Private Equity Firms Plundering the U.S. Economy?
Nov 16, 2023
480. How Much Does Discrimination Hurt the Economy? (Replay)
Nov 09, 2023
564. How to Succeed at Failing, Part 4: Extreme Resiliency
Nov 02, 2023
563. How to Succeed at Failing, Part 3: Grit vs. Quit
Oct 26, 2023
562. How to Succeed at Failing, Part 2: Life and Death
Oct 19, 2023
561. How to Succeed at Failing, Part 1: The Chain of Events
Oct 12, 2023
232. A New Nobel Laureate Explains the Gender Pay Gap (Replay)
Oct 10, 2023
560. Is This “the Worst Job in Corporate America” — or Maybe the Best?
Oct 05, 2023
559. Are Two C.E.O.s Better Than One?
Sep 28, 2023
558. The Facts Are In: Two Parents Are Better Than One
Sep 21, 2023
557. When Is a Superstar Just Another Employee?
Sep 14, 2023
556. A.I. Is Changing Everything. Does That Include You?
Sep 07, 2023
555. New Technologies Always Scare Us. Is A.I. Any Different?
Aug 31, 2023
554. Can A.I. Take a Joke?
Aug 24, 2023
553. The Suddenly Diplomatic Rahm Emanuel
Aug 17, 2023
Should Traffic Lights Be Abolished? (Ep. 454 Replay)
Aug 10, 2023
Extra: A Modern Whaler Speaks Up
Aug 06, 2023
552. Freakonomics Radio Presents: The Economics of Everyday Things
Aug 03, 2023
551. What Can Whales Teach Us About Clean Energy, Workplace Harmony, and Living the Good Life?
Jul 27, 2023
550. Why Do People Still Hunt Whales?
Jul 20, 2023
549. The First Great American Industry
Jul 13, 2023
548. Why Is the U.S. So Good at Killing Pedestrians?
Jul 06, 2023
Why Did You Marry That Person? (Ep. 511 Replay)
Jun 29, 2023
547. Satya Nadella’s Intelligence Is Not Artificial
Jun 22, 2023
546. Are E.S.G. Investors Actually Helping the Environment?
Jun 15, 2023
545. Enough with the Slippery Slopes!
Jun 08, 2023
544. Ari Emanuel Is Never Indifferent
Jun 01, 2023
Make Me a Match (Ep. 209 Update)
May 25, 2023
543. How to Return Stolen Art
May 18, 2023
542. Is a Museum Just a Trophy Case?
May 11, 2023
541. The Case of the $4 Million Gold Coffin
May 04, 2023
Why Your Projects Are Always Late — and What to Do About It (Ep. 323 Replay)
Apr 27, 2023
540. Swearing Is More Important Than You Think
Apr 20, 2023
539. Why Does One Tiny State Set the Rules for Everyone?
Apr 13, 2023
538. A Radically Simple Way to Boost a Neighborhood
Apr 06, 2023
How to Hate Taxes a Little Bit Less (Ep. 400 Replay)
Mar 30, 2023
537. “Insurance Is Sexy.” Discuss.
Mar 23, 2023
Why Are There So Many Bad Bosses? (Ep. 495 Replay)
Mar 16, 2023
536. Is Your Plane Ticket Too Expensive — or Too Cheap?
Mar 09, 2023
535. Why Is Flying Safer Than Driving?
Mar 02, 2023
534. Air Travel Is a Miracle. Why Do We Hate It?
Feb 23, 2023
Why Does the Most Monotonous Job in the World Pay $1 Million? (Ep. 493 Update)
Feb 16, 2023
The Economics of Everyday Things: Used Hotel Soaps
Feb 13, 2023
533. Will the Democrats “Make America Great Again”?
Feb 09, 2023
The Economics of Everyday Things: “My Sharona”
Feb 06, 2023
Is Economic Growth the Wrong Goal? (Ep. 429 Update)
Feb 02, 2023
The Economics of Everyday Things: Girl Scout Cookies
Jan 30, 2023
532. Do You Know Who Owns Your Vet?
Jan 26, 2023
Introducing “The Economics of Everyday Things”
Jan 23, 2023
531. Should You Trust Private Equity to Take Care of Your Dog?
Jan 19, 2023
Extra: Samin Nosrat Always Wanted to Be Famous
Jan 16, 2023
530. What's Wrong with Being a One-Hit Wonder?
Jan 12, 2023
529. Can Our Surroundings Make Us Smarter?
Jan 05, 2023
528. Yuval Noah Harari Thinks Life is Meaningless and Amazing
Dec 29, 2022
527. Can Adam Smith Fix Our Economy?
Dec 22, 2022
526. Was Adam Smith Really a Right-Winger?
Dec 15, 2022
Freakonomics Radio Needs Your Help
Dec 12, 2022
525. In Search of the Real Adam Smith
Dec 08, 2022
524. How Important Is Breastfeeding, Really?
Dec 01, 2022
523. Did Michael Lewis Just Get Lucky with “Moneyball”?
Nov 24, 2022
522. Is Google Getting Worse?
Nov 17, 2022
The Most Interesting Fruit in the World (Ep. 375 Update)
Nov 10, 2022
521. I’m Your Biggest Fan!
Nov 03, 2022
520. The Unintended Consequences of Working from Home
Oct 27, 2022
519. Has Globalization Failed?
Oct 20, 2022
518. Are Personal Finance Gurus Giving You Bad Advice?
Oct 13, 2022
517. Are M.B.A.s to Blame for Wage Stagnation?
Oct 06, 2022
Please Get Your Noise Out of My Ears (Ep. 439 Update)
Sep 29, 2022
516. Nuclear Power Isn’t Perfect. Is It Good Enough?
Sep 22, 2022
Extra: Ken Burns | People I (Mostly) Admire
Sep 19, 2022
515. When You Pray to God Online, Who Else Is Listening?
Sep 15, 2022
This Is Your Brain on Pollution (Ep. 472 Update)
Sep 08, 2022
514. Roland Fryer Refuses to Lie to Black America
Sep 01, 2022
513. Should Public Transit Be Free?
Aug 25, 2022
Why Is U.S. Media So Negative? (Ep. 477 Replay)
Aug 18, 2022
The Pros and Cons of America’s (Extreme) Individualism (Ep. 470 Replay)
Aug 11, 2022
The U.S. Is Just Different — So Let’s Stop Pretending We’re Not (Ep. 469 Replay)
Aug 04, 2022
512. Does Philosophy Still Matter?
Jul 28, 2022
511. Why Did You Marry That Person?
Jul 21, 2022
The Economist’s Guide to Parenting: 10 Years Later (Ep. 479 Replay)
Jul 14, 2022
510. What Problems Does Crypto Solve, Anyway?
Jul 07, 2022
509. Are N.F.T.s All Scams?
Jun 30, 2022
508. Does the Crypto Crash Mean the Blockchain Is Over?
Jun 23, 2022
507. 103 Pieces of Advice That May or May Not Work
Jun 16, 2022
506. What Is Sportswashing (and Does It Work)?
Jun 09, 2022
505. Did Domestic Violence Really Spike During the Pandemic?
Jun 02, 2022
504. Introducing “Off Leash”
May 26, 2022
503. What Is the Future of College — and Does It Have Room for Men?
May 19, 2022
Abortion and Crime, Revisited (Ep. 384 Update)
May 12, 2022
502. “I Don’t Think the Country Is Turning Away From College.”
May 05, 2022
501. The University of Impossible-to-Get-Into
Apr 28, 2022
500. What Exactly Is College For?
Apr 21, 2022
Is the U.S. Really Less Corrupt Than China — and How About Russia? (Ep. 481 Update)
Apr 14, 2022
499. Don't Worry, Be Tacky
Apr 07, 2022
498. In the 1890s, the Best-Selling Car Was … Electric
Mar 31, 2022
497. Can the Big Bad Wolf Save Your Life?
Mar 24, 2022
How to Change Your Mind (Ep. 379 Update)
Mar 17, 2022
496. Do Unions Still Work?
Mar 10, 2022
495. Why Are There So Many Bad Bosses?
Mar 03, 2022
494. Why Do Most Ideas Fail to Scale?
Feb 24, 2022
Why Does the Richest Country in the World Have So Many Poor Kids? (Ep. 475 Update)
Feb 17, 2022
493. Why Does the Most Monotonous Job in the World Pay $1 Million?
Feb 10, 2022
Are You Ready for a Fresh Start? (Ep. 455 Replay)
Feb 03, 2022
492. How Did a Hayfield Become One of America’s Hottest Cities?
Jan 27, 2022
491. Why Is Everyone Moving to Dallas?
Jan 20, 2022
490. What Do Broken-Hearted Knitters, Urinating Goalkeepers, and the C.I.A. Have in Common?
Jan 13, 2022
489. Is “Toxic Positivity” a Thing?
Jan 06, 2022
488. Does Death Have to Be a Death Sentence?
Dec 30, 2021
487. Is It Okay to Have a Party Yet?
Dec 23, 2021
486. “The Art Market Is in Massive Disruption.”
Dec 16, 2021
485. “I’ve Been Working My Ass Off for You to Make that Profit?”
Dec 09, 2021
484. “A Fascinating, Sexy, Intellectually Compelling, Unregulated Global Market.”
Dec 02, 2021
How Do You Cure a Compassion Crisis? (Ep. 444 Replay)
Nov 25, 2021
483. What’s Wrong With Shortcuts?
Nov 18, 2021
482. Is Venture Capital the Secret Sauce of the American Economy?
Nov 11, 2021
481. Is the U.S. Really Less Corrupt Than China?
Nov 04, 2021
480. How Much Does Discrimination Hurt the Economy?
Oct 28, 2021
479. The Economist’s Guide to Parenting: 10 Years Later
Oct 21, 2021
478. How Can We Break Our Addiction to Contempt?
Oct 14, 2021
477. Why Is U.S. Media So Negative?
Oct 07, 2021
That’s a Great Question! (Ep. 192 Rebroadcast)
Sep 30, 2021
“This Didn't End the Way It’s Supposed to End.” (Bonus)
Sep 27, 2021
476. What Are the Police for, Anyway?
Sep 23, 2021
475. Why Does the Richest Country in the World Have So Many Poor Kids?
Sep 16, 2021
474. All You Need Is Nudge
Sep 09, 2021
Is There Really a “Loneliness Epidemic”? (Ep. 407 Rebroadcast)
Sep 02, 2021
473. These Jobs Were Not Posted on ZipRecruiter
Aug 26, 2021
Reasons to Be Cheerful (Ep. 417 Rebroadcast)
Aug 19, 2021
472. This Is Your Brain on Pollution
Aug 12, 2021
471. Mayor Pete and Elaine Chao Hit the Road
Aug 05, 2021
Two (Totally Opposite) Ways to Save the Planet (Ep. 346 Rebroadcast)
Jul 29, 2021
470. The Pros and Cons of America’s (Extreme) Individualism
Jul 22, 2021
469. The U.S. Is Just Different — So Let’s Stop Pretending We’re Not
Jul 15, 2021
468. Nap Time for Everyone!
Jul 08, 2021
How Stupid Is Our Obsession With Lawns? (Ep. 289 Rebroadcast)
Jul 01, 2021
467. Is the Future of Farming in the Ocean?
Jun 24, 2021
466. She’s From the Government, and She’s Here to Help
Jun 17, 2021
465. Introducing a New “Freakonomics of Medicine” Podcast
Jun 10, 2021
464. Will Work-from-Home Work Forever?
Jun 03, 2021
463. How to Get Anyone to Do Anything
May 27, 2021
These Shoes Are Killing Me! (Ep. 296 Rebroadcast)
May 20, 2021
462. The Future of New York City Is in Question. Could Andrew Yang Be the Answer?
May 13, 2021
461. How to Stop Worrying and Love the Robot Apocalypse
May 06, 2021
460. The True Story of the Minimum-Wage Fight
Apr 29, 2021
459. Let’s Be Blunt: Marijuana Is a Boon for Older Workers
Apr 22, 2021
458. How to Manage Your Goal Hierarchy
Apr 15, 2021
457. Is Dialysis a Test Case of Medicare for All?
Apr 08, 2021
456. How to Fix the Hot Mess of U.S. Healthcare
Apr 01, 2021
Policymaking Is Not a Science (Yet) (Ep. 405 Rebroadcast)
Mar 25, 2021
How Does New York City Keep Reinventing Itself? (Bonus)
Mar 21, 2021
455. Are You Ready for a Fresh Start?
Mar 18, 2021
454. Should Traffic Lights Be Abolished?
Mar 11, 2021
453. A Rescue Plan for Black America
Mar 04, 2021
Am I Boring You? (Ep. 225 Rebroadcast)
Feb 25, 2021
452. Jeff Immelt Knows He Let You Down
Feb 18, 2021
451. Can I Ask You a Ridiculously Personal Question?
Feb 11, 2021
450. How to Be Better at Death
Feb 04, 2021
449. How to Fix the Incentives in Cancer Research
Jan 28, 2021
448. The Downside of Disgust
Jan 21, 2021
447. How Much Do We Really Care About Children?
Jan 14, 2021
446. “We Get All Our Great Stuff from Europe — Including Witch Hunting.”
Jan 07, 2021
Trust Me (Ep. 266 Rebroadcast)
Dec 31, 2020
445. Why Do We Seek Comfort in the Familiar?
Dec 24, 2020
444. How Do You Cure a Compassion Crisis?
Dec 17, 2020
443. A Sneak Peek at Biden’s Top Economist
Dec 10, 2020
PLAYBACK (2015): Could the Next Brooklyn Be ... Las Vegas?!
Dec 06, 2020
442. Is it Too Late for General Motors to Go Electric?
Dec 03, 2020
441. Does Advertising Actually Work? (Part 2: Digital)
Nov 26, 2020
440. Does Advertising Actually Work? (Part 1: TV)
Nov 19, 2020
439. Please Get Your Noise Out of My Ears
Nov 12, 2020
438. How to Succeed by Being Authentic (Hint: Carefully)
Nov 05, 2020
Why the Left Had to Steal the Right’s Dark-Money Playbook
Oct 31, 2020
437. Many Businesses Thought They Were Insured for a Pandemic. They Weren’t.
Oct 29, 2020
436. Forget Everything You Know About Your Dog
Oct 22, 2020
435. Why Are Cities (Still) So Expensive?
Oct 15, 2020
434. Is New York City Over?
Oct 08, 2020
“Don’t Neglect the Thing That Makes You Weird” | People I (Mostly) Admire: Ken Jennings
Oct 03, 2020
433. How Are Psychedelics and Other Party Drugs Changing Psychiatry?
Oct 01, 2020
432. When Your Safety Becomes My Danger
Sep 24, 2020
“One Does Not Know Where an Insight Will Come From” | People I (Mostly) Admire: Kerwin Charles
Sep 19, 2020
Does Anyone Really Know What Socialism Is? (Ep. 408 Rebroadcast)
Sep 17, 2020
What if Your Company Had No Rules?
Sep 12, 2020
431. Why Can’t Schools Get What the N.F.L. Has?
Sep 10, 2020
"I Started Crying When I Realized How Beautiful the Universe Is” | People I (Mostly) Admire Ep. 2: Mayim Bialik
Sep 05, 2020
America’s Hidden Duopoly (Ep. 356 Rebroadcast)
Sep 03, 2020
430. Will a Covid-19 Vaccine Change the Future of Medical Research?
Aug 27, 2020
Introducing “People I (Mostly) Admire"
Aug 22, 2020
The Economics of Sports Gambling (Ep. 388 Rebroadcast)
Aug 20, 2020
429. Is Economic Growth the Wrong Goal?
Aug 13, 2020
How the Supermarket Helped America Win the Cold War (Ep. 386 Rebroadcast)
Aug 06, 2020
428. The Simple Economics of Saving the Amazon Rain Forest
Jul 30, 2020
427. The Pros and Cons of Reparations
Jul 23, 2020
426. Should America (and FIFA) Pay Reparations?
Jul 16, 2020
425. Remembrance of Economic Crises Past
Jul 09, 2020
424. How to Make Your Own Luck
Jul 02, 2020
423. The Doctor Will Zoom You Now
Jun 25, 2020
422. Introducing "No Stupid Questions"
Jun 18, 2020
421. How to Prevent Another Great Depression
Jun 11, 2020
420. Which Jobs Will Come Back, and When?
Jun 04, 2020
How to Make Meetings Less Terrible (Ep. 389 Rebroadcast)
May 28, 2020
419. 68 Ways to Be Better at Life
May 21, 2020
418. What Will College Look Like in the Fall (and Beyond)?
May 14, 2020
417. Reasons to Be Cheerful
May 07, 2020
416. How Do You Reopen a Country?
Apr 30, 2020
415. How Rahm Emanuel Would Run the World
Apr 27, 2020
414. Will Covid-19 Spark a Cold War (or Worse) With China?
Apr 23, 2020
413. Who Gets the Ventilator?
Apr 16, 2020
412. What Happens When Everyone Stays Home to Eat?
Apr 09, 2020
411. Is $2 Trillion the Right Medicine for a Sick Economy?
Apr 02, 2020
410. What Does Covid-19 Mean for Cities (and Marriages)?
Mar 26, 2020
409. The Side Effects of Social Distancing
Mar 19, 2020
Why Rent Control Doesn’t Work (Ep. 373 Rebroadcast)
Mar 12, 2020
408. Does Anyone Really Know What Socialism Is?
Mar 05, 2020
407. Is There Really a “Loneliness Epidemic”?
Feb 27, 2020
406. Can You Hear Me Now?
Feb 20, 2020
405. Policymaking Is Not a Science (Yet)
Feb 13, 2020
404. Does the President Matter as Much as You Think?
Feb 06, 2020
How the San Francisco 49ers Stopped Being Losers (Ep. 350 Update)
Jan 30, 2020
403. The Opioid Tragedy, Part 2: “It’s Not a Death Sentence”
Jan 23, 2020
402. The Opioid Tragedy, Part 1: “We’ve Addicted an Entire Generation”
Jan 16, 2020
5 Psychology Terms You’re Probably Misusing (Rebroadcast)
Jan 09, 2020
The Zero-Minute Workout (Rebroadcast)
Jan 02, 2020
401. How Many Prince Charleses Can There Be in One Room?
Dec 26, 2019
Why Is This Man Running for President? (Update)
Dec 19, 2019
400. How to Hate Taxes a Little Bit Less
Dec 12, 2019
399. Honey, I Grew the Economy
Dec 05, 2019
How to Change Your Mind (Rebroadcast)
Nov 28, 2019
398. The Truth About the Vaping Crisis
Nov 21, 2019
397. How to Save $32 Million in One Hour
Nov 14, 2019
396. Why Does Tipping Still Exist?
Nov 07, 2019
395. Speak Softly and Carry Big Data
Oct 31, 2019
394. Does Hollywood Still Have a Princess Problem?
Oct 24, 2019
393. Can Britain Get Its “Great” Back?
Oct 17, 2019
392. The Prime Minister Who Cried Brexit
Oct 10, 2019
391. America’s Math Curriculum Doesn’t Add Up
Oct 03, 2019
390. Fed Up
Sep 26, 2019
389. How to Make Meetings Less Terrible
Sep 19, 2019
Yes, the Open Office Is Terrible — But It Doesn’t Have to Be (Rebroadcast)
Sep 12, 2019
388. The Economics of Sports Gambling
Sep 05, 2019
The Future of Meat (Rebroadcast)
Aug 29, 2019
Should America Be Run by … Trader Joe’s? (Rebroadcast)
Aug 22, 2019
387. Hello, My Name Is Marijuana Pepsi!
Aug 15, 2019
How Much Does Your Name Matter? (Rebroadcast )
Aug 08, 2019
386. How the Supermarket Helped America Win the Cold War
Aug 01, 2019
America’s Hidden Duopoly (Rebroadcast)
Jul 25, 2019
385. What Do Nancy Pelosi, Taylor Swift, and Serena Williams Have in Common?
Jul 18, 2019
384. Abortion and Crime, Revisited
Jul 11, 2019
A Better Way to Eat (Rebroadcast )
Jul 04, 2019
383. The Zero-Minute Workout
Jun 27, 2019
382. How Goes the Behavior-Change Revolution?
Jun 20, 2019
381. Long-Term Thinking in a Start-Up Town
Jun 13, 2019
380. Notes From an Imperfect Paradise
Jun 06, 2019
379. How to Change Your Mind
May 30, 2019
Here’s Why All Your Projects Are Always Late — and What to Do About It (Rebroadcast)
May 23, 2019
378. 23andMe (and You, and Everyone Else)
May 16, 2019
377. The $1.5 Trillion Question-How to fix student loan debt?
May 09, 2019
376. The Data-Driven Guide to Sane Parenting
May 02, 2019
The Invisible Paw (Rebroadcast)
Apr 25, 2019
375. The Most Interesting Fruit in the World
Apr 18, 2019
374. How Spotify Saved the Music Industry (But Not Necessarily Musicians)
Apr 11, 2019
373. Why Rent Control Doesn’t Work
Apr 04, 2019
372. Freakonomics Radio Live: “Would You Eat a Piece of Chocolate Shaped Like Dog Poop?”
Mar 28, 2019
Why You Shouldn’t Open a Restaurant (Update)
Mar 21, 2019
371. A Free-Trade Democrat in the Trump White House
Mar 14, 2019
370. How to Fail Like a Pro
Mar 07, 2019
369. A Good Idea Is Not Good Enough
Feb 28, 2019
368. Where Do Good Ideas Come From?
Feb 21, 2019
367. The Future of Meat
Feb 14, 2019
366. This Economist Predicted the Last Crisis. What’s the Next One?
Feb 07, 2019
Extra: Domonique Foxworth Full Interview
Feb 02, 2019
365. Not Just Another Labor Force
Jan 31, 2019
Extra: Mark Cuban Full Interview
Jan 26, 2019
364. Inside the Sports-Industrial Complex
Jan 24, 2019
Extra: Mark Teixeira Full Interview
Jan 19, 2019
363. Think Like a Winner
Jan 17, 2019
Hacking the World Bank (Update)
Jan 12, 2019
362. Why Is This Man Running for President?
Jan 10, 2019
How to Be Happy (Rebroadcast)
Jan 03, 2019
How to Win Games and Beat People (Rebroadcast)
Dec 27, 2018
People Aren’t Dumb. The World Is Hard. (Rebroadcast)
Dec 20, 2018
Freakonomics Radio Live: “The World’s a Mess. But Oysters, They Hold it Down.”
Dec 15, 2018
Freakonomics Radio Live: “Where Does Fear Live in the Brain?”
Dec 15, 2018
Freakonomics Radio Live: “We Thought of a Way to Manipulate Your Perception of Time.”
Dec 15, 2018
361. Freakonomics Radio Live: “Jesus Could Have Been a Pigeon.”
Dec 13, 2018
360. Is the Protestant Work Ethic Real?
Dec 06, 2018
359. Should America Be Run by … Trader Joe’s?
Nov 29, 2018
There’s a War on Sugar. Is It Justified? (Rebroadcast)
Nov 22, 2018
358. Yes, the Open Office Is Terrible — But It Doesn’t Have to Be
Nov 15, 2018
357. Can an Industrial Giant Become a Tech Darling?
Nov 08, 2018
356. America’s Hidden Duopoly
Nov 01, 2018
Extra: Elvis Costello Full Interview
Oct 27, 2018
355. Where Does Creativity Come From (and Why Do Schools Kill It Off)?
Oct 25, 2018
Extra: Jeremy Lin Full Interview
Oct 20, 2018
354. How to Be Creative
Oct 18, 2018
353. How to Optimize Your Apology
Oct 11, 2018
352. Can This Man Stop a Trade War?
Oct 04, 2018
Extra: Shawn Johnson Full Interview
Oct 01, 2018
351. Here’s Why You’re Not an Elite Athlete
Sep 27, 2018
Extra: Full Interviews With Jimmy Garoppolo, Joe Staley, Mike McGlinchey, and Kyle Juszczyk
Sep 23, 2018
350. How to Stop Being a Loser
Sep 20, 2018
349. How Sports Became Us
Sep 13, 2018
348. Is the Government More Entrepreneurial Than You Think?
Sep 06, 2018
347. Why You Shouldn’t Open a Restaurant
Aug 30, 2018
346. Two (Totally Opposite) Ways to Save the Planet
Aug 23, 2018
345. How to Be Happy
Aug 16, 2018
344. Who Decides How Much a Life Is Worth?
Aug 09, 2018
A Conversation With PepsiCo C.E.O. Indra Nooyi (Ep. 316 Update)
Aug 07, 2018
343. An Astronaut, a Catalan, and Two Linguists Walk Into a Bar…
Aug 02, 2018
342. Has Lance Armstrong Finally Come Clean?
Jul 26, 2018
341. Why We Choke Under Pressure (and How Not To)
Jul 19, 2018
340. People Aren’t Dumb. The World Is Hard.
Jul 12, 2018
339. The Future of Freakonomics Radio
Jul 03, 2018
In Praise of Incrementalism (Rebroadcast)
Jun 28, 2018
In Praise of Maintenance (Rebroadcast)
Jun 21, 2018
338. How to Catch World Cup Fever
Jun 14, 2018
337. How to Build a Smart City
Jun 07, 2018
How Stupid Is Our Obsession With Lawns? (Rebroadcast)
May 31, 2018
336. The Most Vilified Industry in America Is Also the Most Charitable
May 24, 2018
335. Does Doing Good Give You License to Be Bad?
May 17, 2018
334. 5 Psychology Terms You’re Probably Misusing
May 10, 2018
Evolution, Accelerated (Rebroadcast)
May 03, 2018
333. The Most Ambitious Thing Humans Have Ever Attempted
Apr 26, 2018
332. Why the Trump Tax Cuts Are Terrible/Awesome (Part 2)
Apr 19, 2018
331. Why the Trump Tax Cuts are Awesome/Terrible (Part 1)
Apr 12, 2018
330. Extra: Ray Dalio Full Interview
Apr 09, 2018
329. The Invisible Paw
Apr 05, 2018
328. Extra: Mark Zuckerberg Full Interview
Apr 02, 2018
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Money (But Were Afraid to Ask) (Rebroadcast)
Mar 29, 2018
327. Extra: Carol Bartz Full Interview
Mar 26, 2018
The Stupidest Thing You Can Do With Your Money (Rebroadcast)
Mar 22, 2018
326. Extra: Jack Welch Full Interview
Mar 19, 2018
325. How to Train Your Dragon Child
Mar 15, 2018
324. Extra: Satya Nadella Full Interview
Mar 12, 2018
323. Here’s Why All Your Projects Are Always Late — and What to Do About It
Mar 08, 2018
322. Extra: David Rubenstein Full Interview
Mar 05, 2018
Does “Early Education” Come Way Too Late? (Rebroadcast)
Mar 01, 2018
321. Extra: Richard Branson Full Interview
Feb 26, 2018
320. Letting Go
Feb 22, 2018
319. After the Glass Ceiling, a Glass Cliff
Feb 15, 2018
318. It’s Your Problem Now
Feb 08, 2018
317. What Can Uber Teach Us About the Gender Pay Gap?
Feb 06, 2018
An Egghead’s Guide to the Super Bowl (Rebroadcast)
Feb 03, 2018
316. “I Wasn’t Stupid Enough to Say This Could Be Done Overnight”
Feb 01, 2018
315. How to Become a C.E.O.
Jan 25, 2018
314. What Does a C.E.O. Actually Do?
Jan 18, 2018
313. How to Be a Modern Democrat — and Win
Jan 11, 2018
Why Is My Life So Hard? (Rebroadcast)
Jan 04, 2018
Trust Me (Rebroadcast)
Dec 28, 2017
Make Me a Match (Rebroadcast)
Dec 21, 2017
312. Not Your Grandmother’s I.M.F.
Dec 14, 2017
311. Why Is the Live-Event Ticket Market So Screwed Up?
Dec 07, 2017
310. Are We Running Out of Ideas?
Nov 30, 2017
Is America Ready for a “No-Lose Lottery”? (Update)
Nov 23, 2017
309. Nurses to the Rescue!
Nov 16, 2017
308. How Can I Do the Most Social Good With $100? And Other FREAK-quently Asked Questions
Nov 09, 2017
Why Is There So Much Ground Beef in the World? (Special Feature)
Nov 07, 2017
307. Thinking Is Expensive. Who’s Supposed to Pay for It?
Nov 02, 2017
306. How to Launch a Behavior-Change Revolution
Oct 26, 2017
305. The Demonization of Gluten
Oct 19, 2017
304. What Are the Secrets of the German Economy — and Should We Steal Them?
Oct 12, 2017
“Tell Me Something I Don't Know” on the topic of Behavior Change (Special Feature)
Oct 01, 2017
303. Why Larry Summers Is the Economist Everyone Hates to Love
Sep 28, 2017
302. Why Learn Esperanto?
Sep 26, 2017
301. What Would Be the Best Universal Language? (Earth 2.0 Series)
Sep 21, 2017
300. Why Don’t We All Speak the Same Language? (Earth 2.0 Series)
Sep 14, 2017
299. "How Much Brain Damage Do I Have?"
Sep 07, 2017
Bad Medicine, Part 3: Death by Diagnosis (Rebroadcast)
Aug 31, 2017
Bad Medicine, Part 2: (Drug) Trials and Tribulations (Rebroadcast)
Aug 24, 2017
Bad Medicine, Part 1: The Story of 98.6 (Rebroadcast)
Aug 17, 2017
What Are You Waiting For? (Rebroadcast)
Aug 10, 2017
298. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Money (But Were Afraid to Ask)
Aug 03, 2017
297. The Stupidest Thing You Can Do With Your Money
Jul 27, 2017
296. These Shoes Are Killing Me!
Jul 20, 2017
295. When Helping Hurts
Jul 13, 2017
294. The Fracking Boom, a Baby Boom, and the Retreat From Marriage
Jul 06, 2017
The Harvard President Will See You Now (Rebroadcast)
Jun 29, 2017
293. Why Hate the Koch Brothers? (Part 2)
Jun 23, 2017
292. Why Hate the Koch Brothers? (Part 1)
Jun 22, 2017
"Tell Me Something I Don't Know" on the topic of Rivalry
Jun 20, 2017
291. Evolution, Accelerated
Jun 15, 2017
290. He’s One of the Most Famous Political Operatives in America. America Just Doesn’t Know It Yet.
Jun 08, 2017
289. How Stupid Is Our Obsession With Lawns?
Jun 01, 2017
288. Are the Rich Really Less Generous Than the Poor?
May 25, 2017
287. Hoopers! Hoopers! Hoopers!
May 18, 2017
286. How Big is My Penis? (And Other Things We Ask Google)
May 11, 2017
Food + Science = Victory! (Rebroadcast)
May 04, 2017
285. There’s a War on Sugar. Is It Justified?
Apr 27, 2017
284. Is Income Inequality Inevitable? (Earth 2.0 Series)
Apr 20, 2017
283. What Would Our Economy Look Like? (Earth 2.0 Series)
Apr 13, 2017
282. Could Solving This One Problem Solve All the Others?
Apr 06, 2017
281. Big Returns from Thinking Small
Mar 30, 2017
280. “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know” on the topic of Collections.
Mar 28, 2017
How Safe Is Your Job? (Rebroadcast)
Mar 23, 2017
279. Why Is My Life So Hard?
Mar 16, 2017
278. Chuck E. Cheese’s: Where a Kid Can Learn Price Theory
Mar 09, 2017
277. The Taboo Trifecta
Mar 02, 2017
276. No Hollywood Ending for the Visual-Effects Industry
Feb 23, 2017
275. Professor Hendryx vs. Big Coal
Feb 16, 2017
How to Get More Grit in Your Life
Feb 09, 2017
274. An Egghead’s Guide to the Super Bowl
Feb 02, 2017
273. Did China Eat America’s Jobs?
Jan 26, 2017
Is the American Dream Really Dead?
Jan 19, 2017
272. Trevor Noah Has a Lot to Say
Jan 12, 2017
271. The Men Who Started a Thinking Revolution
Jan 05, 2017
How to Become Great at Just About Anything (Rebroadcast)
Dec 29, 2016
How to Be More Productive (Rebroadcast)
Dec 22, 2016
270. Bad Medicine, Part 3: Death by Diagnosis
Dec 15, 2016
269. Bad Medicine, Part 2: (Drug) Trials and Tribulations
Dec 08, 2016
268. Bad Medicine, Part 1: The Story of 98.6
Dec 01, 2016
The No-Tipping Point (Rebroadcast)
Nov 24, 2016
267. How to Make a Bad Decision
Nov 17, 2016
Introducing Stephen J. Dubner's new podcast, "Tell Me Something I Don't Know"
Nov 15, 2016
266. Trust Me
Nov 10, 2016
How Much Does the President Really Matter? (Rebroadcast )
Nov 09, 2016
265. The White House Gets Into the Nudge Business
Nov 03, 2016
264. In Praise of Incrementalism
Oct 27, 2016
263. In Praise of Maintenance
Oct 20, 2016
262. This Is Your Brain on Podcasts
Oct 13, 2016
How To Win A Nobel Prize (Rebroadcast)
Oct 06, 2016
261. Why Are We Still Using Cash?
Sep 29, 2016
260. Has the U.S. Presidency Become a Dictatorship?
Sep 22, 2016
259. Ten Signs You Might Be a Libertarian
Sep 15, 2016
258. Why Uber Is an Economist’s Dream
Sep 08, 2016
257. The Future (Probably) Isn’t as Scary as You Think
Sep 01, 2016
Are You Ready for a Glorious Sunset? (Rebroadcast)
Aug 25, 2016
Aziz Ansari Needs Another Toothbrush (Rebroadcast)
Aug 18, 2016
256. What Are You Waiting For?
Aug 11, 2016
Is It Okay for Restaurants to Racially Profile Their Employees? (Rebroadcast)
Aug 04, 2016
255. Ten Ideas to Make Politics Less Rotten
Jul 28, 2016
254. What Are Gender Barriers Made Of?
Jul 21, 2016
253. Is the Internet Being Ruined?
Jul 14, 2016
252. Confessions of a Pothole Politician
Jul 07, 2016
The Suicide Paradox (Rebroadcast )
Jun 30, 2016
How Much Does the President Really Matter? (Rebroadcast)
Jun 23, 2016
Why Do We Really Follow the News? (Rebroadcast)
Jun 16, 2016
Time to Take Back the Toilet
Jun 09, 2016
251. Are We in a Mattress-Store Bubble?
Jun 09, 2016
250. Why Does Everyone Hate Flying? And Other Questions Only a Pilot Can Answer
Jun 02, 2016
249. The Longest Long Shot
May 26, 2016
248. How to Be Tim Ferriss
May 19, 2016
247. How to Win Games and Beat People
May 12, 2016
246. How to Get More Grit in Your Life
May 05, 2016
245. Being Malcolm Gladwell
May 02, 2016
244. How to Become Great at Just About Anything
Apr 28, 2016
243. How to Be More Productive
Apr 21, 2016
242. Is the World Ready for a Guaranteed Basic Income?
Apr 14, 2016
241. Are Payday Loans Really as Evil as People Say?
Apr 07, 2016
The Economics of Sleep, Part 2 (Rebroadcast)
Mar 31, 2016
The Economics of Sleep, Part 1 (Rebroadcast)
Mar 24, 2016
240. Yes, the American Economy Is in a Funk -- But Not for the Reasons You Think
Mar 17, 2016
239. The No-Tipping Point
Mar 11, 2016
238. The United States of Cory Booker
Mar 03, 2016
237. Ask Not What Your Podcast Can Do for You
Feb 25, 2016
236. How Can This Possibly Be True?
Feb 18, 2016
235. Who Needs Handwriting?
Feb 11, 2016
How to Fix a Broken High Schooler, in Four Easy Steps (Rebroadcast)
Feb 04, 2016
Is America’s Education Problem Really Just a Teacher Problem? (Rebroadcast)
Jan 28, 2016
234. Do Boycotts Work?
Jan 21, 2016
233. How to Be Less Terrible at Predicting the Future
Jan 14, 2016
232. The True Story of the Gender Pay Gap
Jan 07, 2016
When Willpower Isn’t Enough (Rebroadcast)
Dec 31, 2015
Fixing the World, Bang-for-the-Buck Edition (Rebroadcast)
Dec 24, 2015
231. Is Migration a Basic Human Right?
Dec 17, 2015
230. The Cheeseburger Diet
Dec 10, 2015
229. Ben Bernanke Gives Himself a Grade
Dec 03, 2015
Why Do People Keep Having Children? (Rebroadcast)
Nov 26, 2015
228. Does “Early Education” Come Way Too Late?
Nov 19, 2015
227. Should Everyone Be in a Rock Band?
Nov 12, 2015
226. Food + Science = Victory!
Nov 05, 2015
225. Am I Boring You?
Oct 29, 2015
How to Save $1 Billion Without Even Trying (Rebroadcast)
Oct 22, 2015
224. How To Win A Nobel Prize
Oct 15, 2015
223. Should Kids Pay Back Their Parents for Raising Them?
Oct 08, 2015
222. Meet the Woman Who Said Women Can’t Have It All
Oct 01, 2015
221. How Did the Belt Win?
Sep 24, 2015
220. “I Don't Know What You've Done With My Husband, But He's a Changed Man.”
Sep 17, 2015
219. Preventing Crime for Pennies on the Dollar
Sep 10, 2015
218. The Harvard President Will See You Now
Sep 03, 2015
217. Are You Ready for a Glorious Sunset?
Aug 27, 2015
216. How to Make a Smart TV Ad
Aug 20, 2015
The Dangers of Safety (Rebroadcast)
Aug 13, 2015
215. Why Do We Really Follow the News?
Aug 06, 2015
214. How to Create Suspense
Jul 30, 2015
213. Aziz Ansari Needs Another Toothbrush
Jul 23, 2015
212. The Economics of Sleep, Part 2
Jul 16, 2015
211. The Economics of Sleep, Part 1
Jul 09, 2015
A Better Way to Eat (Rebroadcast)
Jul 02, 2015
210. Is It Okay for Restaurants to Racially Profile Their Employees?
Jun 25, 2015
209. Make Me a Match
Jun 18, 2015
208. Making Sex Offenders Pay -- and Pay and Pay and Pay
Jun 11, 2015
207. Should We Really Behave Like Economists Say We Do?
Jun 04, 2015
Tell Me Something I Don’t Know (Rebroadcast)
May 28, 2015
Failure Is Your Friend (Rebroadcast)
May 21, 2015
206. Ten Years of Freakonomics
May 14, 2015
205. Could the Next Brooklyn Be ... Las Vegas?!
May 07, 2015
Think Like a Child (Rebroadcast)
Apr 30, 2015
204. Nate Silver Says: “Everyone Is Kind of Weird”
Apr 23, 2015
203. Diamonds Are a Marriage Counselor’s Best Friend
Apr 16, 2015
202. How Many Doctors Does It Take to Start a Healthcare Revolution?
Apr 09, 2015
201. How Do We Know What Really Works in Healthcare?
Apr 02, 2015
The Perfect Crime (Rebroadcast)
Mar 26, 2015
What You Don’t Know About Online Dating (Rebroadcast)
Mar 19, 2015
200. When Willpower Isn’t Enough
Mar 12, 2015
199. This Idea Must Die
Mar 05, 2015
198. The Maddest Men of All
Feb 26, 2015
197. Hacking the World Bank
Feb 19, 2015
196. Is There a Better Way to Fight Terrorism?
Feb 12, 2015
195. How Efficient Is Energy Efficiency?
Feb 05, 2015
194. How Safe Is Your Job?
Jan 29, 2015
193. Someone Else’s Acid Trip
Jan 22, 2015
192. That’s a Great Question!
Jan 15, 2015
191. Why Doesn’t Everyone Get the Flu Vaccine?
Jan 08, 2015
What’s the “Best” Exercise? (Rebroadcast)
Jan 01, 2015
What’s More Dangerous: Marijuana or Alcohol? (Rebroadcast)
Dec 25, 2014
190. Time to Take Back the Toilet
Dec 18, 2014
The Troubled Cremation of Stevie the Cat (Rebroadcast)
Dec 11, 2014
189. How to Fix a Broken High Schooler, in Four Easy Steps
Dec 04, 2014
188. Is America’s Education Problem Really Just a Teacher Problem?
Nov 27, 2014
187. The Man Who Would Be Everything
Nov 20, 2014
186. Why Do People Keep Having Children?
Nov 13, 2014
185. Should the U.S. Merge With Mexico?
Nov 06, 2014
184. What Can Vampires Teach Us About Economics?
Oct 30, 2014
183. “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know”
Oct 23, 2014
182. How Can Tiny Norway Afford to Buy So Many Teslas?
Oct 16, 2014
How to Raise Money Without Killing a Kitten (Rebroadcast)
Oct 09, 2014
181. Fixing the World, Bang-for-the-Buck Edition
Oct 02, 2014
180. Fitness Apartheid
Sep 25, 2014
179. Outsiders by Design
Sep 18, 2014
178. How to Save $1 Billion Without Even Trying
Sep 11, 2014
177. Regulate This!
Sep 04, 2014
Who Runs the Internet? (Rebroadcast)
Aug 28, 2014
Parking Is Hell (Rebroadcast)
Aug 21, 2014
What Do Medieval Nuns and Bo Jackson Have in Common? (Rebroadcast)
Aug 14, 2014
Should Tipping be Banned? (Rebroadcast)
Aug 07, 2014
How Much Does Your Name Matter? (Rebroadcast)
Jul 31, 2014
176. Does Religion Make You Happy?
Jul 24, 2014
175. Why You Should Bribe Your Kids
Jul 17, 2014
174. What Do King Solomon and David Lee Roth Have in Common?
Jul 10, 2014
173. A Better Way to Eat
Jul 03, 2014
172. How to Screen Job Applicants, Act Your Age, and Get Your Brain Off Autopilot
Jun 26, 2014
171. There’s No Such Thing as a Free Appetizer
Jun 19, 2014
170. Why America Doesn’t Love Soccer (Yet)
Jun 12, 2014
169. Failure Is Your Friend
Jun 05, 2014
The Upside of Quitting (Rebroadcast )
May 29, 2014
168. Think Like a Child
May 22, 2014
167. The Three Hardest Words in the English Language
May 15, 2014
166. How to Think Like a Freak -- and Other FREAK-quently Asked Questions
May 08, 2014
165. The Perfect Crime
May 01, 2014
164. Which Came First, the Chicken or the Avocado?
Apr 24, 2014
163. What’s More Dangerous: Marijuana or Alcohol?
Apr 17, 2014
162. “If Mayors Ruled the World”
Apr 10, 2014
161. How to Make People Quit Smoking
Apr 03, 2014
160. Why Everybody Who Doesn’t Hate Bitcoin Loves It
Mar 27, 2014
Women Are Not Men (Rebroadcast)
Mar 20, 2014
159. “It’s Fun to Smoke Marijuana”
Mar 13, 2014
158. Is Learning a Foreign Language Really Worth It?
Mar 06, 2014
157. Why Are Japanese Homes Disposable?
Feb 27, 2014
156. Why Marry? (Part 2)
Feb 20, 2014
155. Why Marry? (Part 1)
Feb 13, 2014
154. What You Don’t Know About Online Dating
Feb 06, 2014
153. Reasons to Not Be Ugly
Jan 30, 2014
152. Everybody Gossips (and That’s a Good Thing)
Jan 23, 2014
Fear Thy Nature (Rebroadcast)
Jan 16, 2014
151. Are We Ready to Legalize Drugs? And Other FREAK-Quently Asked Questions
Jan 09, 2014
150. What’s the “Best” Exercise?
Jan 02, 2014
Save Me From Myself (Rebroadcast)
Dec 26, 2013
149. Pontiff-icating on the Free-Market System
Dec 19, 2013
148. Are Gay Men Really Rich?
Dec 12, 2013
147. The Most Dangerous Machine
Dec 05, 2013
146. Fighting Poverty With Actual Evidence
Nov 27, 2013
145. What Do Skating Rinks, Ultimate Frisbee, and the World Have in Common?
Nov 21, 2013
144. Who Runs the Internet?
Nov 14, 2013
Freakonomics Goes to College, Part 2 (Rebroadcast)
Nov 07, 2013
Freakonomics Goes to College, Part 1 (Rebroadcast)
Oct 31, 2013
143. Why Bad Environmentalism Is Such an Easy Sell
Oct 24, 2013
142. The Troubled Cremation of Stevie the Cat
Oct 14, 2013
141. How to Raise Money Without Killing a Kitten
Oct 10, 2013
140. How to Think About Money, Choose Your Hometown, and Buy an Electric Toothbrush
Oct 03, 2013
139. Would a Big Bucket of Cash Really Change Your Life?
Sep 26, 2013
The Economist’s Guide to Parenting (Rebroadcast)
Sep 19, 2013
138. Whatever Happened to the Carpal Tunnel Epidemic?
Sep 12, 2013
The Suicide Paradox (Rebroadcast)
Sep 05, 2013
137. Who Are the Most Successful Immigrants in the World?
Aug 29, 2013
The Folly of Prediction (Rebroadcast)
Aug 22, 2013
136. The Middle of Everywhere
Aug 15, 2013
The Church of "Scionology" (Rebroadcast)
Aug 08, 2013
135. Do Baby Girls Cause Divorce?
Aug 01, 2013
The Upside of Quitting (Rebroadcast)
Jul 22, 2013
134. Government Employees Gone Wild
Jul 18, 2013
133. A Burger a Day
Jul 11, 2013
132. Jane Austen, Game Theorist
Jul 03, 2013
Legacy of a Jerk (Rebroadcast)
Jun 27, 2013
131. Do You Really Want to Know Your Future?
Jun 20, 2013
130. Why Family and Business Don’t Mix
Jun 12, 2013
129. Should Tipping be Banned?
Jun 03, 2013
128. Baby, You Can Program My Car
May 29, 2013
127. Can You Be Too Smart for Your Own Good? And Other FREAK-quently Asked Questions
May 23, 2013
The Hidden Cost of False Alarms (Rebroadcast)
May 15, 2013
126. What Do Medieval Nuns and Bo Jackson Have in Common?
May 09, 2013
125. It’s Crowded at the Top
May 01, 2013
124. Running to Do Evil
Apr 25, 2013
123. Help Wanted. No Smokers Need Apply
Apr 17, 2013
122. How Much Does Your Name Matter?
Apr 08, 2013
121. The Tax Man Nudgeth
Apr 03, 2013
120. 100 Ways to Fight Obesity
Mar 27, 2013
119. How Money Is March Madness?
Mar 21, 2013
118. Parking Is Hell
Mar 13, 2013
117. When Is a Negative a Positive?
Mar 06, 2013
116. Women Are Not Men
Feb 24, 2013
115. The Downside of More Miles Per Gallon
Feb 20, 2013
114. How to Think About Guns
Feb 13, 2013
113. Sure, I Remember That
Feb 06, 2013
112. Would You Let a Coin Toss Decide Your Future?
Jan 30, 2013
111. Introducing “Freakonomics Experiments”
Jan 23, 2013
110. Who Owns the Words That Come Out of Your Mouth?
Jan 16, 2013
109. How to Live Longer
Jan 09, 2013
108. How Did “Freakonomics” Get Its Name? … and Other FREAK-quently Asked Questions
Jan 02, 2013
107. How Much Does a Good Boss Really Matter?
Dec 26, 2012
106. The House of Dreams
Dec 19, 2012
105. Have a Very Homo Economicus Christmas
Dec 12, 2012
104. The Things They Taught Me
Dec 05, 2012
103. Free-conomics
Nov 28, 2012
102. I Consult, Therefore I Am
Nov 21, 2012
101. Mass Transit Hysteria
Nov 14, 2012
100. Our 100th Episode!
Nov 05, 2012
99. How to Maximize Your Halloween Candy Haul
Oct 31, 2012
98. We the Sheeple
Oct 24, 2012
97. Lying to Ourselves
Oct 17, 2012
96. The Cobra Effect
Oct 10, 2012
95. Why America’s Economic Growth May Be (Shh!) Over
Oct 03, 2012
94. The Tale of the $15 Tomato
Sep 23, 2012
93. Why Online Poker Should Be Legal
Sep 19, 2012
92. Fear Thy Nature
Sep 12, 2012
91. Can Selling Beer Cut Down on Public Drunkenness?
Sep 05, 2012
90. How Deep Is the Shadow Economy?
Aug 29, 2012
89. There’s Cake in the Breakroom!
Aug 22, 2012
88. Freakonomics Goes to College, Part 2
Aug 15, 2012
87. The Season of Death
Aug 08, 2012
86. Freakonomics Goes to College, Part 1
Jul 29, 2012
85. Olympian Economics
Jul 25, 2012
84. Legacy of a Jerk
Jul 18, 2012
83. What's Wrong With Cash for Grades?
Jul 10, 2012
82. Please Steal My Car
Jul 04, 2012
81. Star-Spangled Banter?
Jun 26, 2012
80. Riding the Herd Mentality
Jun 20, 2012
79. A Cheap Employee Is … a Cheap Employee
Jun 13, 2012
78. You Eat What You Are, Part 2
Jun 06, 2012
77. Playing the Nerd Card
May 30, 2012
76. You Eat What You Are, Part 1
May 23, 2012
75. Retirement Kills
May 16, 2012
74. Soul Possession
May 07, 2012
73. A Rose By Any Other Distance
May 02, 2012
72. Lottery Loopholes and Deadly Doctors
Apr 25, 2012
71. Is Good Corporate Citizenship Also Good for the Bottom Line?
Apr 18, 2012
70. Eating and Tweeting
Apr 11, 2012
69. The Hidden Cost of False Alarms
Apr 03, 2012
68. The Power of the President -- and the Thumb
Mar 28, 2012
67. The Patent Gap
Mar 22, 2012
66. Show and Yell
Mar 14, 2012
65. It’s Not the President, Stupid
Mar 07, 2012
64. The Days of Wine and Mouses
Feb 27, 2012
63. The Dilbert Index?
Feb 22, 2012
62. How Biased Is Your Media?
Feb 15, 2012
61. Does This Recession Make Me Look Fat?
Feb 08, 2012
60. Save Me From Myself
Feb 01, 2012
59. The Hidden Side of the Super Bowl
Jan 25, 2012
58. What Do Hand-Washing and Financial Illiteracy Have in Common?
Jan 19, 2012
57. Does Money Really Buy Elections?
Jan 11, 2012
56. Why Is “I Don’t Know” So Hard to Say?
Jan 04, 2012
55. The Perils of Drunk Walking
Dec 27, 2011
54. How Is a Bad Radio Station Like Our Public-School System? (Encore)
Dec 21, 2011
53. How American Food Got So Bad
Dec 13, 2011
52. Weird Recycling
Dec 02, 2011
51. What Makes a Donor Donate?
Nov 29, 2011
50. The Truth Is Out There…Isn’t It?
Nov 22, 2011
49. Unnatural Turkeys
Nov 16, 2011
48. Boo…Who?
Nov 08, 2011
47. Wildfires, Cops, and Keggers
Nov 02, 2011
46. Misadventures in Baby-Making
Oct 25, 2011
45. Those Cheating Teachers!
Oct 18, 2011
44. Where Have All the Hitchhikers Gone?
Oct 10, 2011
43. The Decline and Fall of Violence
Oct 05, 2011
42. The Upside of Quitting
Sep 28, 2011
41. The Folly of Prediction
Sep 14, 2011
40. The Suicide Paradox
Aug 31, 2011
39. The Economist’s Guide to Parenting
Aug 16, 2011
38. The Church of "Scionology"
Aug 03, 2011
37. Mouse in the Salad
Jul 20, 2011
36. Hey Baby, Is That a Prius You're Driving?
Jul 06, 2011
35. Live From St. Paul!
Jun 22, 2011
34. Things Our Fathers Gave Us
Jun 08, 2011
33. To Catch a Fugitive
May 25, 2011
32. Growing Up Buffett
May 11, 2011
31. Gambling With Your Life
Apr 27, 2011
30. Does College Still Matter? And Other Freaky Questions Answered ...
Apr 13, 2011
29. Smarter Kids at 10 Bucks a Pop
Apr 06, 2011
28. Why Can’t We Predict Earthquakes?
Mar 30, 2011
27. Death by Fire? Probably Not
Mar 23, 2011
26. The Health of Nations
Mar 16, 2011
25. Is Twitter a Two-Way Street?
Mar 09, 2011
24. The Power of Poop
Mar 02, 2011
23. Millionaires vs. Billionaires
Feb 24, 2011
22. Why Cities Rock
Feb 17, 2011
21. Bring on the Pain!
Feb 09, 2011
20. Waiter, There’s a Physicist in My Soup! (Part 2)
Feb 02, 2011
19. Waiter, There’s a Physicist in My Soup! (Part 1)
Jan 26, 2011
18. Freakonomics FAQ, No. 1
Jan 19, 2011
17. Trashed
Jan 13, 2011
16. Exit Interview: Schools Chancellor, NYC
Jan 05, 2011
15. You Say Repugnant, I Say … Let's Do It!
Dec 29, 2010
14. Do More Expensive Wines Taste Better?
Dec 15, 2010
13. The "No-Lose Lottery," Part 2
Dec 01, 2010
12. Is America Ready for a "No-Lose Lottery"?
Nov 17, 2010
11. How Much Does the President of the U.S. Really Matter?
Nov 03, 2010
10. The NFL's Best Real Estate Isn't For Sale. Yet.
Oct 28, 2010
9. Reading, Rockets, and 'Rithmetic
Oct 21, 2010
8. Who Stole All the Runs in Major League Baseball?
Oct 07, 2010
7. Two Book Authors and a Microphone
Sep 30, 2010
6. Why the World Cup Is an Economist's Dream
Jun 10, 2010
5. How Is a Bad Radio Station Like Our Public-School System?
May 13, 2010
4. Faking It
Apr 13, 2010
3. What Would the World Look Like if Economists Were in Charge?
Mar 24, 2010
2. Is America's Obesity Epidemic For Real?
Feb 26, 2010
1. The Dangers of Safety
Feb 06, 2010