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Freakonomics Radio + Stitcher
Freakonomics, M.D.
Each week, physician and economist Dr. Bapu Jena will dig into a fascinating study at the intersection of economics and healthcare. He takes on questions like: Why do kids with summer birthdays get the flu more often? Can surviving a hurricane help you live longer? What do heart surgery and grocery-store pricing have in common?
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 1,226 ratings
Interesting dialogues and great information.
JBS(PA) via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/15/23
Must have
Bapu’s thinking out loud and live analysis episodes are the best! Exposes me to a how-to-think mechanics, which I’ve applied in my profession (SF architecture design) to a great success. Another excellent addition to Freakonomics family!
Borov85 via Apple Podcasts · Israel · 03/09/23
Info I didn’t know I needed!
This podcast has opened my eyes to so many aspect of healthcare I’m curious about. The episodes are well researched, interesting and nice and brief. I’ve worked in healthcare for a long time and always enjoy this podcast!
ljkort via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/16/23
Recent Episodes
In hospitals, a softer pillow or a nicer room might be more than just amenities — they could improve outcomes for patients.
Published 03/17/23
Americans eat a lot of sugar — and it’s hard to determine how it affects our health. Bapu explains how a new study uses data from the 1950s to help solve the mystery.
Published 03/10/23
Published 03/10/23
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