Discover the hidden side of everything with Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books. Each week, Freakonomics Radio tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) — from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything. Dubner speaks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, intellectuals and entrepreneurs, and various other underachievers.


Title Date published
495. Why Are There So Many Bad Bosses? 2022-03-03
494. Why Do Most Ideas Fail to Scale? 2022-02-24
Why Does the Richest Country in the World Have So Many Poor Kids? (Ep. 475 Update) 2022-02-17
493. Why Does the Most Monotonous Job in the World Pay $1 Million? 2022-02-10
Are You Ready for a Fresh Start? (Ep. 455 Replay) 2022-02-03
492. How Did a Hayfield Become One of America’s Hottest Cities? 2022-01-27
491. Why Is Everyone Moving to Dallas? 2022-01-20
490. What Do Broken-Hearted Knitters, Urinating Goalkeepers, and the C.I.A. Have in Common? 2022-01-13
489. Is “Toxic Positivity” a Thing? 2022-01-06
488. Does Death Have to Be a Death Sentence? 2021-12-30
487. Is It Okay to Have a Party Yet? 2021-12-23
486. “The Art Market Is in Massive Disruption.” 2021-12-16
485. “I’ve Been Working My Ass Off for You to Make that Profit?” 2021-12-09
484. “A Fascinating, Sexy, Intellectually Compelling, Unregulated Global Market.” 2021-12-02
How Do You Cure a Compassion Crisis? (Ep. 444 Replay) 2021-11-25
483. What’s Wrong With Shortcuts? 2021-11-18
482. Is Venture Capital the Secret Sauce of the American Economy? 2021-11-11
481. Is the U.S. Really Less Corrupt Than China? 2021-11-04
480. How Much Does Discrimination Hurt the Economy? 2021-10-28
479. The Economist’s Guide to Parenting: 10 Years Later 2021-10-21

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