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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PLAYBACK (2015): Could the Next Brooklyn Be ... Las Vegas?! 2020-12-06
442. Is it Too Late for General Motors to Go Electric? 2020-12-03
441. Does Advertising Actually Work? (Part 2: Digital) 2020-11-26
440. Does Advertising Actually Work? (Part 1: TV) 2020-11-19
439. Please Get Your Noise Out of My Ears 2020-11-12
438. How to Succeed by Being Authentic (Hint: Carefully) 2020-11-05
Why the Left Had to Steal the Right’s Dark-Money Playbook 2020-10-31
437. Many Businesses Thought They Were Insured for a Pandemic. They Weren’t. 2020-10-29
436. Forget Everything You Know About Your Dog 2020-10-22
435. Why Are Cities (Still) So Expensive? 2020-10-15
434. Is New York City Over? 2020-10-08
“Don’t Neglect the Thing That Makes You Weird” | People I (Mostly) Admire: Ken Jennings 2020-10-03
433. How Are Psychedelics and Other Party Drugs Changing Psychiatry? 2020-10-01
432. When Your Safety Becomes My Danger 2020-09-24
“One Does Not Know Where an Insight Will Come From” | People I (Mostly) Admire: Kerwin Charles 2020-09-19
Does Anyone Really Know What Socialism Is? (Ep. 408 Rebroadcast) 2020-09-17
What if Your Company Had No Rules? 2020-09-12
431. Why Can’t Schools Get What the N.F.L. Has? 2020-09-10
"I Started Crying When I Realized How Beautiful the Universe Is” | People I (Mostly) Admire Ep. 2: Mayim Bialik 2020-09-05
America’s Hidden Duopoly (Ep. 356 Rebroadcast) 2020-09-03

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