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Freakonomics Network & Zachary Crockett
The Economics of Everyday Things
Who decides which snacks are in your office’s vending machine? How much is a suburban elm tree worth, and to whom? How did Girl Scout Cookies become a billion-dollar business? In bite-sized episodes, journalist Zachary Crockett looks at quotidian things and finds amazing stories. 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 up, visit our show page on Apple Podcasts or go to
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4.8 stars from 1,354 ratings
Best short Podcast out there!
No mather the topic, i always learn something about things i never knew i needed to know. Such a fun to listian to podcast.
Blazon42 via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 06/11/24
Worst episode ever
The tomato guy? I listen to a lot of podcasts. Hours every day. The tomato episode made me want to never listen to another podcast. You guys need to work harder on good topics, good guests and good ideas. This was way below your typical episode. The dude was a self-important self-serious bore....Read full review »
Listener Dude via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/08/24
Keep up the great work! Loved the self check out episode. I personally love self check out and bag my own purchases.
Piggers_R1985 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/08/24
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