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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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
562. How to Succeed at Failing, Part 2: Life and Death 2023-10-19
561. How to Succeed at Failing, Part 1: The Chain of Events 2023-10-12
232. A New Nobel Laureate Explains the Gender Pay Gap (Replay) 2023-10-10
560. Is This “the Worst Job in Corporate America” — or Maybe the Best? 2023-10-05
559. Are Two C.E.O.s Better Than One? 2023-09-28
558. The Facts Are In: Two Parents Are Better Than One 2023-09-21
557. When Is a Superstar Just Another Employee? 2023-09-14
556. A.I. Is Changing Everything. Does That Include You? 2023-09-07
555. New Technologies Always Scare Us. Is A.I. Any Different? 2023-08-31
554. Can A.I. Take a Joke? 2023-08-24
553. The Suddenly Diplomatic Rahm Emanuel 2023-08-17
Should Traffic Lights Be Abolished? (Ep. 454 Replay) 2023-08-10
Extra: A Modern Whaler Speaks Up 2023-08-06
552. Freakonomics Radio Presents: The Economics of Everyday Things 2023-08-03

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