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Freakonomics Radio
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
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 40,459 ratings
Great show
Been listening for years. This show is always well researched though I don’t always agree with conclusions
princelySid via Apple Podcasts · Kenya · 09/22/23
Left leaning guests
Big fan of the book and I’ve been listening to this podcast for years. Have noticed that as culture has changed this podcast has firmly sided with the left and is soft pushing neoliberal ideas. Always good to hear other perspectives, but the marriage episode with Melissa Kearney, someone who...Read full review »
HumanReviewer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/21/23
Very very interesting
Very good, great guests
Marinanottaken via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/19/23
Recent Episodes
Published 09/25/23
In her new book "The Two-Parent Privilege," the economist Melissa Kearney says it’s time for liberals to face the facts: U.S. marriage rates have plummeted but the babies keep coming, and the U.S. now leads the world in single-parent households. Plus: our friends at "Atlas Obscura" explore just...
Published 09/21/23
The union that represents N.F.L. players conducted their first-ever survey of workplace conditions, and issued a report card to all 32 teams. What did the survey reveal? Clogged showers, rats in the locker room — and some helpful insights for those of us who don’t play pro football.
Published 09/14/23
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