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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. The entire archive, going back to 2010, is available on the Stitcher podcast app and...
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4.6 stars from 33,184 ratings
I like the womp too
Z _ P via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/16/20
Reading reviews of complaints from both sides of the political spectrum means you’re on the right track. I think you try to find that 3rd truth that is usually unpopular.
Atlantis1976 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/16/20
You’ve lost me.
I love great information. I do not love political persuasion pieces. I used to really love Freakonomics. I know you won’t care about my opinion because I’m a Republican. The second you read that I’m sure you will try to place me in small box and dismiss my opinion. Not because I deserve it but...Read full review »
Lms111222 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/14/20
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