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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403. The Opioid Tragedy, Part 2: “It’s Not a Death Sentence” 2020-01-23
402. The Opioid Tragedy, Part 1: “We’ve Addicted an Entire Generation” 2020-01-16
5 Psychology Terms You’re Probably Misusing (Rebroadcast) 2020-01-09
The Zero-Minute Workout (Rebroadcast) 2020-01-02
401. How Many Prince Charleses Can There Be in One Room? 2019-12-26
Why Is This Man Running for President? (Update) 2019-12-19
400. How to Hate Taxes a Little Bit Less 2019-12-12
399. Honey, I Grew the Economy 2019-12-05
How to Change Your Mind (Rebroadcast) 2019-11-28
398. The Truth About the Vaping Crisis 2019-11-21
397. How to Save $32 Million in One Hour 2019-11-14
396. Why Does Tipping Still Exist? 2019-11-07
395. Speak Softly and Carry Big Data 2019-10-31
394. Does Hollywood Still Have a Princess Problem? 2019-10-24
393. Can Britain Get Its “Great” Back? 2019-10-17
392. The Prime Minister Who Cried Brexit 2019-10-10
391. America’s Math Curriculum Doesn’t Add Up 2019-10-03
390. Fed Up 2019-09-26
389. How to Make Meetings Less Terrible 2019-09-19
Yes, the Open Office Is Terrible — But It Doesn’t Have to Be (Rebroadcast) 2019-09-12

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