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Freakonomics co-author Steve Levitt tracks down other high achievers for surprising, revealing conversations about their lives and obsessions. Join Levitt as he goes through the most interesting midlife crisis you’ve ever heard — and learn how a renegade sheriff is transforming Chicago's jail, how a biologist is finding the secrets of evolution in the Arctic tundra, and how a trivia champion memorized 160,000 flashcards. Join the Freakonomics Radio Plus membership program for weekly member-only episodes of Freakonomics Radio. You’ll also get every show in our network without ads. To sign...
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4.7 stars from 2,364 ratings
Love it!
Steve is such a fun interviewer! He asks great questions and has a great way of looking at issues. The Q&A section is great as well.
Alimoyni via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/17/23
The latest is the bestest.
The conversation around Ai is fascinating on several levels - technically, personal journey, and social impacts.
starmediaguy via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/11/23
Better than best!
When the Freakonomics podcast first debuted with Steve Levitt as the occasional host, I always looked forward to those episodes though they became fewer and fewer over time. Levitt always said he didn’t see a future for himself in podcasting but then he embraced it and PIMA is the happy result.
Golomar via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/30/23
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