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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 you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) — from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything. Dubner speaks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, intellectuals and entrepreneurs, and various other underachievers. The entire archive, going back to 2010, is available on the Stitcher podcast app and at freakonomics.com.


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“One Does Not Know Where an Insight Will Come From” | People I (Mostly) Admire: Kerwin Charles
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The dean of Yale’s School of Management grew up in a small village in Guyana. During his unlikely journey, he has researched video-gaming habits, communicable disease, and why so many African-Americans haven’t had the kind of success he’s had. Steve Levitt talks to Charles about his parents’ encouragement, his love of Sports Illustrated, and how he talks to his American-born kids about the complicated history of Blackness in America.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 19, 2020
Does Anyone Really Know What Socialism Is? (Ep. 408 Rebroadcast)
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Trump says it would destroy us. Biden needs the voters who support it (especially the Bernie voters). The majority of millennials would like it to replace capitalism. But what is “it”? We bring in the economists to sort things out and tell us what the U.S. can learn from the good (and bad) experiences of other (supposedly) socialist countries. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 17, 2020
What if Your Company Had No Rules?
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Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings came to believe that corporate rules can kill creativity and innovation. In this latest edition of the Freakonomics Radio Book Club, guest host Maria Konnikova talks to Hastings about his new book, No Rules Rules, and why for some companies the greatest risk is taking no risks at all. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 12, 2020
431. Why Can’t Schools Get What the N.F.L. Has?
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Thanks to daily Covid testing and regimented protocols, the new football season is underway. Meanwhile, most teachers, students, and parents are essentially waiting for the storm to pass. And school isn’t even a contact sport (usually). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 10, 2020
"I Started Crying When I Realized How Beautiful the Universe Is” | People I (Mostly) Admire Ep. 2: Mayim Bialik
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She’s best known for playing neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory, but the award-winning actress has a rich life outside of her acting career, as a teacher, mother — and a real-life neuroscientist.  Steve Levitt tries to learn more about this one-time academic and Hollywood non-conformist, who is both very similar to him and also quite his opposite. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 05, 2020
America’s Hidden Duopoly (Ep. 356 Rebroadcast)
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We all know our political system is “broken” — but what if that’s not true? Some say the Republicans and Democrats constitute a wildly successful industry that has colluded to kill off competition, stifle reform, and drive the country apart. So what are you going to do about it? See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 03, 2020
430. Will a Covid-19 Vaccine Change the Future of Medical Research?
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We explore the science, scalability, and (of course) economics surrounding the global vaccine race. Guests include the chief medical officer of the first U.S. firm to go to Phase 3 trials with a vaccine candidate; a former F.D.A. commissioner who’s been warning of a pandemic for years; and an economist who thinks Covid-19 may finally change how diseases are cured.
Aug 27, 2020
Introducing “People I (Mostly) Admire"
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A new interview show with host Steve Levitt. Today he speaks with the Harvard psychologist and linguist Steven Pinker. By cataloging the steady march of human progress, the self-declared “polite Canadian” has managed to enrage people on opposite ends of the political spectrum. Levitt tries to understand why. 
Aug 22, 2020
The Economics of Sports Gambling (Ep. 388 Rebroadcast)
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What happens when tens of millions of fantasy-sports players are suddenly able to bet real money on real games? We’re about to find out. A recent Supreme Court decision has cleared the way to bring an estimated $300 billion in black-market sports betting into the light. We sort out the winners and losers.
Aug 20, 2020
429. Is Economic Growth the Wrong Goal?
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The endless pursuit of G.D.P., argues the economist Kate Raworth, shortchanges too many people and also trashes the planet. Economic theory, she says, “needs to be rewritten” — and Raworth has tried, in a book called Doughnut Economics. It has found an audience among reformers, and now the city of Amsterdam is going whole doughnut.
Aug 13, 2020
How the Supermarket Helped America Win the Cold War (Ep. 386 Rebroadcast)
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Aisle upon aisle of fresh produce, cheap meat, and sugary cereal — a delicious embodiment of free-market capitalism, right? Not quite. The supermarket was in fact the endpoint of the U.S. government’s battle for agricultural abundance against the U.S.S.R. Our farm policies were built to dominate, not necessarily to nourish — and we are still living with the consequences.
Aug 06, 2020
428. The Simple Economics of Saving the Amazon Rain Forest
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Everyone agrees that massive deforestation is an environmental disaster. But most of the standard solutions — scolding the Brazilians, invoking universal morality — ignore the one solution that might actually work
Jul 30, 2020
427. The Pros and Cons of Reparations
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Most Americans agree that racial discrimination has been, and remains, a big problem. But that is where the agreement ends.
Jul 23, 2020
426. Should America (and FIFA) Pay Reparations?
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The racial wealth gap in the U.S. is massive. We explore the causes, consequences, and potential solutions. Also: another story of discrimination and economic disparity, this one perpetrated by an international sporting authority. The first of a two-part series.
Jul 16, 2020
425. Remembrance of Economic Crises Past
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Christina Romer was a top White House economist during the Great Recession. As a researcher, she specializes in the Great Depression. She tells us what those disasters can (and can’t) teach us about the Covid crash.
Jul 09, 2020
424. How to Make Your Own Luck
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Before she decided to become a poker pro, Maria Konnikova didn’t know how many cards are in a deck. But she did have a Ph.D. in psychology, a brilliant coach, and a burning desire to know whether life is driven more by skill or chance. She found some answers in poker — and in her new book The Biggest Bluff, she’s willing to tell us everything she learned.
Jul 02, 2020
423. The Doctor Will Zoom You Now
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Thanks to the pandemic, the telehealth revolution we’ve been promised for decades has finally arrived. Will it stick? Will it cut costs — and improve outcomes? We ring up two doctors and, of course, an economist to find out.
Jun 25, 2020
422. Introducing "No Stupid Questions"
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In this new addition to the Freakonomics Radio Network, co-hosts Stephen Dubner and Angela Duckworth discuss the relationship between age and happiness. Also: does all creativity come from pain? New episodes of "No Stupid Questions" are released every Sunday evening — please subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
Jun 18, 2020
421. How to Prevent Another Great Depression
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Millions and millions are out of work, with some jobs never coming back. We speak with four economists — and one former presidential candidate — about the best policy options and the lessons (good and bad) from the past.
Jun 11, 2020
420. Which Jobs Will Come Back, and When?
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 Covid-19 is the biggest job killer in a century. As the lockdown eases, what does re-employment look like? Who will be first and who last? Which sectors will surge and which will disappear? Welcome to the Great Labor Reallocation of 2020.
Jun 04, 2020
How to Make Meetings Less Terrible (Ep. 389 Rebroadcast)
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In the U.S. alone, we hold 55 million meetings a day. Most of them are woefully unproductive, and tyrannize our offices. The revolution begins now — with better agendas, smaller invite lists, and an embrace of healthy conflict.
May 28, 2020
419. 68 Ways to Be Better at Life
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The accidental futurist Kevin Kelly on why enthusiasm beats intelligence, how to really listen, and why the solution to bad technology is more technology.
May 21, 2020
418. What Will College Look Like in the Fall (and Beyond)?
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Three university presidents try to answer our listeners’ questions. The result? Not much pomp and a whole lot of circumstance.
May 14, 2020
417. Reasons to Be Cheerful
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Humans have a built-in “negativity bias,” which means we give bad news much more power than good. Would the Covid-19 crisis be an opportune time to reverse this tendency?
May 07, 2020
416. How Do You Reopen a Country?
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We speak with a governor, a former C.D.C. director, a pandemic forecaster, a hard-charging pharmacist, and a pair of economists — who say it’s all about the incentives. (Pandemillions, anyone?)
Apr 30, 2020
415. How Rahm Emanuel Would Run the World
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As a former top adviser to presidents Clinton and Obama, he believes in the power of the federal government. But as former mayor of Chicago, he says that cities are where real problems get solved — especially in the era of Covid-19.
Apr 27, 2020
414. Will Covid-19 Spark a Cold War (or Worse) With China?
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The U.S. spent the past few decades waiting for China to act like the global citizen it said it wanted to be. The waiting may be over.
Apr 23, 2020
413. Who Gets the Ventilator?
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Should a nurse or doctor who gets sick treating Covid-19 patients have priority access to a potentially life-saving healthcare device? Americans aren’t used to rationing in medicine, but it’s time to think about it. We consult a lung specialist, a bioethicist, and (of course) an economist.
Apr 16, 2020
412. What Happens When Everyone Stays Home to Eat?
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Covid-19 has shocked our food-supply system like nothing in modern history. We examine the winners, the losers, the unintended consequences — and just how much toilet paper one household really needs.
Apr 09, 2020
411. Is $2 Trillion the Right Medicine for a Sick Economy?
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Congress just passed the biggest aid package in modern history. We ask six former White House economic advisors and one U.S. Senator: Will it actually work? What are its best and worst features? Where does $2 trillion come from, and what are the long-term effects of all that government spending? 
Apr 02, 2020
410. What Does Covid-19 Mean for Cities (and Marriages)?
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There are a lot of upsides to urban density — but viral contagion is not one of them. Also: a nationwide lockdown will show if familiarity really breeds contempt. And: how to help your neighbor.

Mar 26, 2020
409. The Side Effects of Social Distancing
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In just a few weeks, the novel coronavirus has undone a century’s worth of our economic and social habits. What consequences will this have on our future — and is there a silver lining in this very black pandemic cloud?

Mar 19, 2020
Why Rent Control Doesn’t Work (Ep. 373 Rebroadcast)
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As cities become ever-more expensive, politicians and housing advocates keep calling for rent control. Economists think that’s a terrible idea. They say it helps a small (albeit noisy) group of renters, but keeps overall rents artificially high by disincentivizing new construction. So what happens next?

Mar 12, 2020
408. Does Anyone Really Know What Socialism Is?
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Trump says it would destroy us. Sanders says it will save us. The majority of millennials would like it to replace capitalism. But what is “it”? We bring in the economists to sort things out and tell us what the U.S. can learn from the good (and bad) experiences of other (supposedly) socialist countries.

Mar 05, 2020
407. Is There Really a “Loneliness Epidemic”?
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That’s what some health officials are saying, but the data aren’t so clear. We look into what’s known (and not known) about the prevalence and effects of loneliness — including the possible upsides.

Feb 27, 2020
406. Can You Hear Me Now?
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When he became chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai announced that he was going to take a “weed whacker” to Obama-era regulations. So far, he’s kept his promise, and earned the internet’s ire for reversing the agency’s position on net neutrality. Pai defends his actions and explains how the U.S. can “win” everything from the 5G race to the war on robocalls.

Feb 20, 2020
405. Policymaking Is Not a Science (Yet)
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Why do so many promising solutions — in education, medicine, criminal justice, etc. — fail to scale up into great policy? And can a new breed of “implementation scientists” crack the code? 

Feb 13, 2020
404. Does the President Matter as Much as You Think?
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We asked this same question nearly a decade ago. The answer then: probably not. But a lot has changed since then, and we’re three years into one of the most anomalous presidencies in American history. So once again we try to sort out presidential signal from noise. What we hear from legal and policy experts may leave you surprised, befuddled — and maybe infuriated.

Feb 06, 2020
How the San Francisco 49ers Stopped Being Losers (Ep. 350 Update)
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One of the most storied (and valuable) sports franchises in the world had fallen far. So they decided to do a full reboot — and it worked: this week, they are headed back to the Super Bowl. Before the 2018 season, we sat down with the team’s owner, head coach, general manager, and players as they were plotting their turnaround. Here’s an update of that episode. 

Jan 30, 2020
403. The Opioid Tragedy, Part 2: “It’s Not a Death Sentence”
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One prescription drug is keeping some addicts from dying. So why isn’t it more widespread? A story of regulation, stigma, and the potentially fatal faith in abstinence.

Jan 23, 2020
402. The Opioid Tragedy, Part 1: “We’ve Addicted an Entire Generation”
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How pharma greed, government subsidies, and a push to make pain the “fifth vital sign” kicked off a crisis that costs $80 billion a year and has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans.

Jan 16, 2020
5 Psychology Terms You’re Probably Misusing (Ep. 334 Rebroadcast)
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We all like to throw around terms that describe human behavior — “bystander apathy” and “steep learning curve” and “hard-wired.” Most of the time, they don’t actually mean what we think they mean. But don’t worry — the experts are getting it wrong, too.

Jan 09, 2020
The Zero-Minute Workout (Ep. 383 Rebroadcast)
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There is strong evidence that exercise is wildly beneficial. There is even stronger evidence that most people hate to exercise. So if a pill could mimic the effects of working out, why wouldn’t we want to take it?

Jan 02, 2020
401. How Many Prince Charleses Can There Be in One Room?
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In a special holiday episode, Stephen Dubner and Angela Duckworth take turns asking each other questions about charisma, wealth vs. intellect, and (of course) grit.

Dec 26, 2019
Why Is This Man Running for President? (Ep. 362 Update)
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A year ago, nobody was taking Andrew Yang very seriously. Now he is America’s favorite entrepre-nerd, with a candidacy that keeps gaining momentum. This episode includes our Jan. 2019 conversation with the leader of the Yang Gang and a fresh interview recorded from the campaign trail in Iowa.

Dec 19, 2019
400. How to Hate Taxes a Little Bit Less
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Every year, Americans short the I.R.S. nearly half a trillion dollars. Most ideas to increase compliance are more stick than carrot — scary letters, audits, and penalties. But what if we gave taxpayers a chance to allocate how their money is spent, or even bribed them with a thank-you gift?

Dec 12, 2019
Honey, I Grew the Economy
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Innovation experts have long overlooked where a lot of innovation actually happens. The personal computer, the mountain bike, the artificial pancreas — none of these came from some big R&D lab, but from users tinkering in their homes. Acknowledging this reality — and encouraging it — would be good for the economy (and the soul too).

Dec 05, 2019
How to Change Your Mind (Ep. 379 Rebroadcast)
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There are a lot of barriers to changing your mind: ego, overconfidence, inertia — and cost. Politicians who flip-flop get mocked; family and friends who cross tribal borders are shunned. But shouldn’t we be encouraging people to change their minds? And how can we get better at it ourselves?

Nov 28, 2019
The Truth About the Vaping Crisis
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A recent outbreak of illness and death has gotten everyone’s attention — including late-to-the-game regulators. But would a ban on e-cigarettes do more harm than good? We smoke out the facts.

Nov 21, 2019
How to Save $32 Million in One Hour
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For nearly a decade, governments have been using behavioral nudges to solve problems — and the strategy is catching on in healthcare, firefighting, and policing. But is that thinking too small? Could nudging be used to fight income inequality and achieve world peace? Recorded live in London, with commentary from Andy Zaltzman (The Bugle).

Nov 14, 2019
Why Does Tipping Still Exist?
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It’s an acutely haphazard way of paying workers, and yet it keeps expanding. We dig into the data to find out why.

Nov 07, 2019
Speak Softly and Carry Big Data
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Do economic sanctions work? Are big democracies any good at spreading democracy? What is the root cause of terrorism? It turns out that data analysis can help answer all these questions — and make better foreign-policy decisions. Guests include former Department of Defense officials Chuck Hagel and Michèle Flournoy and Chicago Project on Security and Threats researchers Robert Pape and Paul Poast. Recorded live in Chicago; Steve Levitt is co-host.

Oct 31, 2019
Does Hollywood Still Have a Princess Problem?
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For decades, there’s been a huge gender disparity both on-screen and behind the scenes. But it seems like cold, hard data — with an assist from the actor Geena Davis — may finally be moving the needle.

Oct 24, 2019
Can Britain Get Its “Great” Back?
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It used to be a global capital of innovation, invention, and exploration. Now it’s best known for its messy European divorce. We visit London to see if the British spirit of discovery is still alive. Guests include the mayor of London, undersea explorers, a time-use researcher, and a theoretical physicist who helped Liverpool win the Champions League. Dan Schreiber from No Such Thing as a Fish rides shotgun.

Oct 17, 2019
The Prime Minister Who Cried Brexit
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In 2016, David Cameron held a referendum on whether the U.K. should stay in the European Union. A longtime Euroskeptic, he nevertheless led the Remain campaign. So what did Cameron really want? We ask him that and much more — including why he left office as soon as his side lost and what he’d do differently if given another chance. (Hint: not much.)

Oct 10, 2019
America’s Math Curriculum Doesn’t Add Up
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Most high-school math classes are still preparing students for the Sputnik era. Steve Levitt wants to get rid of the “geometry sandwich” and instead have kids learn what they really need in the modern era: data fluency.

Oct 03, 2019
Fed Up
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Mary Daly rose from high-school dropout to president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. She thinks the central bank needs an upgrade too. It starts with recognizing that the economy is made up of actual humans.

Sep 26, 2019
389. How to Make Meetings Less Terrible
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In the U.S. alone, we hold 55 million meetings a day. Most of them are woefully unproductive, and tyrannize our offices. The revolution begins now — with better agendas, smaller invite lists, and an embrace of healthy conflict.

Sep 19, 2019
358. Yes, the Open Office Is Terrible — But It Doesn’t Have to Be (Rebroadcast)
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It began as a post-war dream for a more collaborative and egalitarian workplace. It has evolved into a nightmare of noise and discomfort. Can the open office be saved, or should we all just be working from home?

Sep 12, 2019
388. The Economics of Sports Gambling
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What happens when tens of millions of fantasy-sports players are suddenly able to bet real money on real games? We’re about to find out. A recent Supreme Court decision has cleared the way to bring an estimated $300 billion in black-market sports betting into the light. We sort out the winners and losers.

Sep 05, 2019
367. The Future of Meat (Rebroadcast)
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Aug 29, 2019
359. Should America Be Run by … Trader Joe’s? (Rebroadcast)
00:47:40
Aug 22, 2019
387. Hello, My Name Is Marijuana Pepsi!
00:38:47
Aug 15, 2019
122. How Much Does Your Name Matter? (Rebroadcast)
00:51:24
Aug 08, 2019
386. How the Supermarket Helped America Win the Cold War
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Aug 01, 2019
356. America’s Hidden Duopoly (Rebroadcast)
00:52:55
Jul 25, 2019
385. What Do Nancy Pelosi, Taylor Swift, and Serena Williams Have in Common?
00:35:31
Jul 18, 2019
384. Abortion and Crime, Revisited
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Jul 11, 2019
173. A Better Way to Eat (Rebroadcast)
00:26:56
Jul 04, 2019
383. The Zero-Minute Workout
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Jun 27, 2019
382. How Goes the Behavior-Change Revolution?
00:51:03
Jun 20, 2019
381. Long-Term Thinking in a Start-Up Town
00:49:56
Jun 13, 2019
380. Notes From an Imperfect Paradise
00:50:22
Jun 06, 2019
379. How to Change Your Mind
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May 30, 2019
323. Here’s Why All Your Projects Are Always Late — and What to Do About It (Rebroadcast)
00:41:46
May 23, 2019
378. 23andMe (and You, and Everyone Else)
00:49:26
May 16, 2019
377. The $1.5 Trillion Question: How to Fix Student-Loan Debt?
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As the cost of college skyrocketed, it created a debt burden that’s putting a drag on the economy. One possible solution: shifting the risk of debt away from students and onto investors looking for a cut of the graduates’ earning power.]]>
May 09, 2019
376. The Data-Driven Guide to Sane Parenting
00:49:59
May 02, 2019
329. The Invisible Paw (Rebroadcast)
00:47:00
Apr 25, 2019
375. The Most Interesting Fruit in the World
00:36:40
Apr 18, 2019
374. How Spotify Saved the Music Industry (But Not Necessarily Musicians)
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Apr 11, 2019
373. Why Rent Control Doesn’t Work
00:48:18
Apr 04, 2019
372. Freakonomics Radio Live: “Would You Eat a Piece of Chocolate Shaped Like Dog Poop?”
00:53:53
Mar 28, 2019
347. Why You Shouldn’t Open a Restaurant (Update)
00:48:57
Mar 21, 2019
371. A Free-Trade Democrat in the Trump White House
00:48:23
Mar 14, 2019
370. How to Fail Like a Pro
00:40:39
Mar 07, 2019
369. A Good Idea Is Not Good Enough
00:54:28
Feb 28, 2019
368. Where Do Good Ideas Come From?
01:01:34
Feb 21, 2019
367. The Future of Meat
00:51:47
Feb 14, 2019
366. This Economist Predicted the Last Crisis. What’s the Next One?
00:49:08
Feb 07, 2019
Extra: Domonique Foxworth Full Interview
01:29:52
Feb 02, 2019
365. Not Just Another Labor Force
01:00:07
Jan 31, 2019
310. Are We Running Out of Ideas?
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Economists have a hard time explaining why productivity growth has been shrinking. One theory: true innovation has gotten much harder – and much more expensive. So what should we do next?
Nov 30, 2017
305. The Demonization of Gluten
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Celiac disease is thought to affect roughly one percent of the population. The good news: it can be treated by quitting gluten. The bad news: many celiac patients haven't been diagnosed. The weird news: millions of people without celiac disease have quit gluten – which may be a big mistake.

Oct 19, 2017
299. "How Much Brain Damage Do I Have?"
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John Urschel was the only player in the N.F.L. simultaneously getting a math Ph.D. at M.I.T. But after a new study came out linking football to brain damage, he abruptly retired. Here's the inside story — and a look at how we make decisions in the face of risk versus uncertainty.

Sep 07, 2017
298. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Money (But Were Afraid to Ask)
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The bad news: roughly 70 percent of Americans are financially illiterate. The good news: all the important stuff can fit on one index card. Here's how to become your own financial superhero.
Aug 03, 2017
297. The Stupidest Thing You Can Do With Your Money
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It's hard enough to save for a house, tuition, or retirement. So why are we willing to pay big fees for subpar investment returns? Enter the low-cost index fund. The revolution will not be monetized.
Jul 27, 2017
288. Are the Rich Really Less Generous Than the Poor?
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A series of academic studies suggest that the wealthy are, to put it bluntly, selfish jerks. It's an easy narrative to swallow — but is it true? A trio of economists set out to test the theory. All it took was a Dutch postal worker's uniform, some envelopes stuffed with cash, and a slight sense of the absurd.

May 25, 2017
285. There’s a War on Sugar. Is It Justified?
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Some people argue that sugar should be regulated, like alcohol and tobacco, on the grounds that it's addictive and toxic. How much sense does that make? We hear from a regulatory advocate, an evidence-based skeptic, a former FDA commissioner — and the organizers of Milktoberfest.
Apr 27, 2017
279. Why Is My Life So Hard?
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Most of us feel we face more headwinds and obstacles than everyone else — which breeds resentment. We also undervalue the tailwinds that help us — which leaves us ungrateful and unhappy. How can we avoid this trap?
Mar 16, 2017
259. Ten Signs You Might Be a Libertarian
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Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party's presidential candidate, likes to say that most Americans are libertarians but don't know it yet. So why can't Libertarians (and other third parties) gain more political traction?

Sep 15, 2016
255. Ten Ideas to Make Politics Less Rotten
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We Americans may love our democracy -- at least in theory -- but at the moment our feelings toward the federal government lie somewhere between disdain and hatred. Which electoral and political ideas should be killed off to make way for a saner system?

Jul 28, 2016
246. How to Get More Grit in Your Life
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The psychologist Angela Duckworth argues that a person's level of stick-to-itiveness is directly related to their level of success. No big surprise there. But grit, she says, isn't something you're born with -- it can be learned. Here's how.
May 05, 2016
244. How to Become Great at Just About Anything
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What if the thing we call "talent" is grotesquely overrated? And what if deliberate practice is the secret to excellence? Those are the claims of the research psychologist Anders Ericsson, who has been studying the science of expertise for decades. He tells us everything he's learned.

Apr 28, 2016
243. How to Be More Productive
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It's Self-Improvement Month at Freakonomics Radio. We begin with a topic that seems to be on everyone's mind: how to get more done in less time. First, however, a warning: there's a big difference between being busy and being productive.
Apr 21, 2016