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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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
430. Will a Covid-19 Vaccine Change the Future of Medical Research? 2020-08-27
Introducing “People I (Mostly) Admire" 2020-08-22
The Economics of Sports Gambling (Ep. 388 Rebroadcast) 2020-08-20
429. Is Economic Growth the Wrong Goal? 2020-08-13
How the Supermarket Helped America Win the Cold War (Ep. 386 Rebroadcast) 2020-08-06
428. The Simple Economics of Saving the Amazon Rain Forest 2020-07-30
427. The Pros and Cons of Reparations 2020-07-23
426. Should America (and FIFA) Pay Reparations? 2020-07-16
425. Remembrance of Economic Crises Past 2020-07-09
424. How to Make Your Own Luck 2020-07-02
423. The Doctor Will Zoom You Now 2020-06-25
422. Introducing "No Stupid Questions" 2020-06-18

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