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Freakonomics Radio
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. Special features include series like “The Secret Life of a C.E.O.” as well as a live game show, “Tell Me Something I Don’t...
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4.6 stars from 25,193 ratings
Verrry interesting - but
Topically, this show is great - far-ranging and quirky. However, they NEVER question their slavish devotion to capitalism and markets as the only viable option. Guys - do a show or three wherein you examine this!
vbChicago via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/14/19
Believe the hype
An intellectual deep dive into a variety of topics. Guaranteed thought provoking episodes that will increase your understanding of how we think. The detail and thought that goes into each episode is fantastic.
DeWittLater via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/14/19
Excellent show; stunning job
I am pursuing a PhD in applied economics and owe a lot to this show for the ideas that they have given me for projects and its insights on economics and our society. Excellent job from Stephen Dubner. My favorite show.
Lenaglt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/13/19
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