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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 Know.” 
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 29,093 ratings
Great & Interesting Listening!
Steven does a wonderful job on all his interviews, he will be going somewhere big. I can see him doing even bigger greater thinks then just Freakonomics!!! I have most recently been enjoying the Opioid Tragedy that dropped the third week of January 2020! Great job! Absolutely no political bias...Read full review »
RRGould via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/17/20
I enjoyed the shows, worth the listen!
hcorcoran via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/17/20
definitely worth it
Interesting interviews and easy to understand alternative ways to understand what we are told about how the world works
Pencrr via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/16/20
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