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
250. Why Does Everyone Hate Flying? And Other Questions Only a Pilot Can Answer 2016-06-02
249. The Longest Long Shot 2016-05-26
248. How to Be Tim Ferriss 2016-05-19
247. How to Win Games and Beat People 2016-05-12
246. How to Get More Grit in Your Life 2016-05-05
245. Being Malcolm Gladwell 2016-05-02
244. How to Become Great at Just About Anything 2016-04-28
243. How to Be More Productive 2016-04-21
242. Is the World Ready for a Guaranteed Basic Income? 2016-04-14
241. Are Payday Loans Really as Evil as People Say? 2016-04-07
The Economics of Sleep, Part 2 (Rebroadcast) 2016-03-31
The Economics of Sleep, Part 1 (Rebroadcast) 2016-03-24
240. Yes, the American Economy Is in a Funk -- But Not for the Reasons You Think 2016-03-17
239. The No-Tipping Point 2016-03-11
238. The United States of Cory Booker 2016-03-03
237. Ask Not What Your Podcast Can Do for You 2016-02-25
236. How Can This Possibly Be True? 2016-02-18
235. Who Needs Handwriting? 2016-02-11
How to Fix a Broken High Schooler, in Four Easy Steps (Rebroadcast) 2016-02-04
Is America’s Education Problem Really Just a Teacher Problem? (Rebroadcast) 2016-01-28

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