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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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
Why Are There So Many Bad Bosses? (Update) 2024-04-11
583. Are We Living Through the Most Revolutionary Period in History? 2024-04-04
Extra: How Much Do You Know About Immigration? 2024-04-01
582. Why Is Everyone Moving to Canada? 2024-03-28
581. What Both Parties Get Wrong About Immigration 2024-03-21
Extra: Madeleine Albright’s Warning on Immigration 2024-03-18

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