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.
From the podcast that explores the hidden side of everything, hear authors like you’ve never heard them before. Stephen Dubner and a stable of Freakonomics friends talk with the writers of mind-bending books, and we hear the best excerpts as well. You’ll learn about skill versus chance, the American discomfort with death, the secret life of dogs, and much more.
In this special episode of Freakonomics, M.D., host Bapu Jena looks at a clever new study that could help answer one of parenting’s most contentious questions.Freakonomics Radio + Stitcher
No — but he does have a knack for stumbling into the perfect moment, including the recent FTX debacle. In this installment of the Freakonomics Radio Book Club, we revisit the book that launched the analytics revolution.Freakonomics Radio & Stitcher
No — but he does have a knack for stumbling into the perfect moment, including the recent FTX debacle. In this installment of the Freakonomics Radio Book Club, we revisit the book that launched the analytics revolution.Freakonomics Radio + Stitcher
It used to feel like magic. Now it can feel like a set of cheap tricks. Is the problem with Google — or with us?Freakonomics Radio + Stitcher
The banana, once a luxury good, rose to become America’s favorite fruit. Now a deadly fungus threatens to wipe it out. Can it be saved?Freakonomics Radio + Stitcher
It’s fun to obsess over pop stars and racecar drivers — but is fandom making our politics even more toxic?Freakonomics Radio + Stitcher
The last two years have radically changed the way we work — producing winners, losers, and a lot of surprises.Freakonomics Radio + Stitcher
It was supposed to boost prosperity and democracy at the same time. What really happened? According to the legal scholar Anthea Roberts, it depends which story you believe.Freakonomics Radio + Stitcher
One Yale economist certainly thinks so. But even if he’s right, are economists any better?Freakonomics Radio + Stitcher
New research finds that bosses who went to business school pay their workers less. So what are M.B.A. programs teaching — and should they stop?Freakonomics Radio + Stitcher
The pandemic provided city dwellers with a break from the din of the modern world. Now the noise is coming back. What does that mean for our productivity, health, and basic sanity?Freakonomics Radio + Stitcher