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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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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 34,058 ratings
Very Insightful
I’ve always been interested in economics. This podcast explains concepts in a fun and interesting way. Always an enjoyable listen on the daily commute.
BikerSteve16 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/21
Always interesting
Thanks!
Luke in Sydney via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/10/21
Trash
Makes ignorant claims about police and fails to check the facts.
Dave G reviews via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/04/21
Recent Episodes
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Published 01/14/21
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Published 01/07/21
Societies where people trust one another are healthier and wealthier. In the U.S. (and the U.K. and elsewhere), social trust has been falling for decades — in part because our populations are more diverse. What can we do to fix it?
Published 12/31/20
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