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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. 
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 34,756 ratings
The Numbers Don’t Lie
Always looking forward to the next episode drop. Excellent presentation and content. Thanks.
xcjim via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/10/21
Take it easy with the de-esser!
I love this podcast but your new engineer is hitting that de-esser so hard Stephen now has such a lisp I can’t listen anymore!
disinterested77 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/07/21
Enjoyed the surreal comedy of the bs mixologist mocumentary - it’s the next ‘The office’ in waiting.
thorpe_jd via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/05/21
Recent Episodes
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Published 04/08/21
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Published 04/01/21
Why do so many promising solutions — in education, medicine, criminal justice, etc. — fail to scale up into great policy? And can a new breed of “implementation scientists” crack the code?
Published 03/25/21
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