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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558. The Facts Are In: Two Parents Are Better Than One 2023-09-21
557. When Is a Superstar Just Another Employee? 2023-09-14
556. A.I. Is Changing Everything. Does That Include You? 2023-09-07
555. New Technologies Always Scare Us. Is A.I. Any Different? 2023-08-31
554. Can A.I. Take a Joke? 2023-08-24
553. The Suddenly Diplomatic Rahm Emanuel 2023-08-17
Should Traffic Lights Be Abolished? (Ep. 454 Replay) 2023-08-10
Extra: A Modern Whaler Speaks Up 2023-08-06
552. Freakonomics Radio Presents: The Economics of Everyday Things 2023-08-03
551. What Can Whales Teach Us About Clean Energy, Workplace Harmony, and Living the Good Life? 2023-07-27
550. Why Do People Still Hunt Whales? 2023-07-20
549. The First Great American Industry 2023-07-13
548. Why Is the U.S. So Good at Killing Pedestrians? 2023-07-06
Why Did You Marry That Person? (Ep. 511 Replay) 2023-06-29
547. Satya Nadella’s Intelligence Is Not Artificial 2023-06-22
546. Are E.S.G. Investors Actually Helping the Environment? 2023-06-15
545. Enough with the Slippery Slopes! 2023-06-08
544. Ari Emanuel Is Never Indifferent 2023-06-01
Make Me a Match (Ep. 209 Update) 2023-05-25

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