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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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4.6 stars from 41,360 ratings
I love listening to this podcast. I learn so much on subjects I didn't even know interested me. I gave my best friend a copy of the Freakonomics book and she objected accusing me of being an academic snob. Until she read it and told me how fun and fascinating it was to read. Thank you for...Read full review »
21guy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/13/24
Some of your host on this show have a bad habit of interrupting the guests when they’re talking. Especially when they’re in the middle of or finishing up a good thought or point. And most of the time, the interruption is so immature, like a bad or immature joke or a joke at the wrong time. It’s...Read full review »
Background-searcher via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/09/24
The name of the podcast may lead you to think it’s going to be some far out intellectual, academic mumbo jumbo. But instead, it’s an extremely thoughtful and easily accessible conversation about interesting current events and topics that are relevant to our everyday lives. Steven Dubner is a...Read full review »
hannah10237 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/05/24
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