Freakonomics co-author Stephen J. Dubner uncovers the hidden side of everything. Why is it safer to fly in an airplane than drive a car? How do we decide whom to marry? Why is the media so full of bad news? Also: things you never knew you wanted to know about wolves, bananas, pollution, search engines, and the quirks of human behavior. 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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597. Why Do Your Eyeglasses Cost $1,000? 2024-07-18
EXTRA: People Aren’t Dumb. The World Is Hard. (Update) 2024-07-15
596. Farewell to a Generational Talent 2024-07-11
595. Why Don't We Have Better Candidates for President? 2024-07-04
594. Your Brand’s Spokesperson Just Got Arrested — Now What? 2024-06-27
593. You Can Make a Killing, but Not a Living 2024-06-20
EXTRA: The Fascinatingly Mundane Secrets of the World’s Most Exclusive Nightclub 2024-06-17
592. How to Make the Coolest Show on Broadway 2024-06-13
591. Signs of Progress, One Year at a Time 2024-06-06
EXTRA: The Opioid Tragedy — How We Got Here 2024-06-03
590. Can $55 Billion End the Opioid Epidemic? 2024-05-30
589. Why Has the Opioid Crisis Lasted So Long? 2024-05-23
Extra: Car Colors & Storage Units 2024-05-20
588. Confessions of a Black Conservative 2024-05-16
587. Should Companies Be Owned by Their Workers? 2024-05-09
586. How Does the Lost World of Vienna Still Shape Our Lives? 2024-05-02
Extra: Why Is 23andMe Going Under? (Update) 2024-04-29
585. A Social Activist in Prime Minister’s Clothing 2024-04-25
584. How to Pave the Road to Hell 2024-04-18
Extra: The Men Who Started a Thinking Revolution (Update) 2024-04-14

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