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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...
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Bass4jake via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/23/19
Pregnancy data
Writing as an OB/GYN...your guest economist fails to recognize that for years pregnant patients have been a protected population in regards to research. And therefore, she will be hard pressed to find a lot of hard data on recommendations. So that’s important history to note. We have to...Read full review »
Jacquerina12225 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/20/19
I’ve been very concerned about the privacy of a person’s DNA when they use these home test kits. To the point that I read the complete terms of use of 23andMe. The host, Dubner asked about privacy and a persons data being sold to insurance companies or employers. The CEO said that per their...Read full review »
CLT Wook via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/19/19
Recent Episodes
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Published 05/23/19
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Published 05/16/19
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Published 05/09/19
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