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
362. Why Is This Man Running for President? 2019-01-10
How to Be Happy (Rebroadcast) 2019-01-03
How to Win Games and Beat People (Rebroadcast) 2018-12-27
People Aren’t Dumb. The World Is Hard. (Rebroadcast) 2018-12-20
Freakonomics Radio Live: “We Thought of a Way to Manipulate Your Perception of Time.” 2018-12-15
Freakonomics Radio Live: “The World’s a Mess. But Oysters, They Hold it Down.” 2018-12-15
Freakonomics Radio Live: “Where Does Fear Live in the Brain?” 2018-12-15
361. Freakonomics Radio Live: “Jesus Could Have Been a Pigeon.” 2018-12-13
360. Is the Protestant Work Ethic Real? 2018-12-06
359. Should America Be Run by … Trader Joe’s? 2018-11-29
There’s a War on Sugar. Is It Justified? (Rebroadcast) 2018-11-22
358. Yes, the Open Office Is Terrible — But It Doesn’t Have to Be 2018-11-15
357. Can an Industrial Giant Become a Tech Darling? 2018-11-08
356. America’s Hidden Duopoly 2018-11-01
Extra: Elvis Costello Full Interview 2018-10-27
355. Where Does Creativity Come From (and Why Do Schools Kill It Off)? 2018-10-25
Extra: Jeremy Lin Full Interview 2018-10-20
354. How to Be Creative 2018-10-18
353. How to Optimize Your Apology 2018-10-11
352. Can This Man Stop a Trade War? 2018-10-04

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