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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 2,454 ratings
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How about insurance companies refuse to pay claims for smokers, over weight people, alcoholics, people that abuse drugs, diabetics and everyone else that chooses NOT to take care of themselves. This last podcast explained the whole problem with education. Idiotic liberal ideals that 1+1 can equal...Read full review »
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Leagues ahead
PIMA is probably my favorite interview podcast available and I cannot emphasize enough how high the caliber of guests are. Its continual focus on helping the public discover academics, authors, and other interesting people should not be ignored. Levitt is also clearly able to the match the...Read full review »
ashra043 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/01/24
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