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
229. Ben Bernanke Gives Himself a Grade 2015-12-03
Why Do People Keep Having Children? (Rebroadcast) 2015-11-26
228. Does “Early Education” Come Way Too Late? 2015-11-19
227. Should Everyone Be in a Rock Band? 2015-11-12
226. Food + Science = Victory! 2015-11-05
225. Am I Boring You? 2015-10-29
How to Save $1 Billion Without Even Trying (Rebroadcast) 2015-10-22
224. How To Win A Nobel Prize 2015-10-15
223. Should Kids Pay Back Their Parents for Raising Them? 2015-10-08
222. Meet the Woman Who Said Women Can’t Have It All 2015-10-01
221. How Did the Belt Win? 2015-09-24
220. “I Don't Know What You've Done With My Husband, But He's a Changed Man.” 2015-09-17
219. Preventing Crime for Pennies on the Dollar 2015-09-10
218. The Harvard President Will See You Now 2015-09-03
217. Are You Ready for a Glorious Sunset? 2015-08-27
216. How to Make a Smart TV Ad 2015-08-20
The Dangers of Safety (Rebroadcast) 2015-08-13
215. Why Do We Really Follow the News? 2015-08-06
214. How to Create Suspense 2015-07-30
213. Aziz Ansari Needs Another Toothbrush 2015-07-23

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