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...
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4.6 stars from 21,317 ratings
Rarely interesting anymore
I used to enjoy listening to this podcast, but there has been a steady decline in the quality of this podcast during the last two years and now most of the episodes are boring. More importantly, whenever this host interviews someone that's famous, he never asks any tough questions and he lets...
Chris-132 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/04/19
Great podcast. Fascinating.
Very informative, it takes you into a world you would never have thought would be so eye opening. Now take on a whole new look at the world around me. They should play this podcast in schools. I would have taken it far more seriously, instead we just had a stuffy teacher not selling the subject...
torrster via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/30/18
Fantastic and informative
I really enjoy the unique perspective taken to a wide variety of topics. The series on CEOs was extraordinary. This series was closely followed by the one on sports. Keep up the great work!
ClearBlue66 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/28/18
Recent Episodes
Great athletes aren’t just great at the physical stuff. They’ve also learned how to handle pressure, overcome fear, and stay focused. Here’s the good news: you don’t have to be an athlete to use what they know. (Ep. 4 of “The Hidden Side of Sports” series.)
Published 01/17/19
Jim Yong Kim has an unorthodox background for a World Bank president — and his reign has been just as unorthodox. He has just announced he’s stepping down, well before his term is over; we recorded this interview with him in 2015.
Published 01/12/19
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