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


Title Date published
The Vanishing Mr. Feynman 2024-02-15
The Brilliant Mr. Feynman 2024-02-08
How the San Francisco 49ers Stopped Being Losers (Update) 2024-02-05
The Curious Mr. Feynman 2024-02-01
574. “A Low Moment in Higher Education” 2024-01-25
5 Psychology Terms You’re Probably Misusing (Replay) 2024-01-22
573. Can Academic Fraud Be Stopped? 2024-01-18
572. Why Is There So Much Fraud in Academia? 2024-01-11
571. Greeting Cards, Pizza Boxes, and Personal Injury Lawyers 2024-01-04
570. Is Gynecology the Best Innovation Ever? 2023-12-28
569. Do You Need Closure? 2023-12-21
568. Why Are People So Mad at Michael Lewis? 2023-12-14
567. Do the Police Have a Management Problem? 2023-12-07
513. Should Public Transit Be Free? (Update) 2023-11-30
566. Why Is It So Hard (and Expensive) to Build Anything in America? 2023-11-23
Extra: Jason Kelce Hates to Lose 2023-11-19
565. Are Private Equity Firms Plundering the U.S. Economy? 2023-11-16
480. How Much Does Discrimination Hurt the Economy? (Replay) 2023-11-09
564. How to Succeed at Failing, Part 4: Extreme Resiliency 2023-11-02
563. How to Succeed at Failing, Part 3: Grit vs. Quit 2023-10-26

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