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
197. Hacking the World Bank 2015-02-19
196. Is There a Better Way to Fight Terrorism? 2015-02-12
195. How Efficient Is Energy Efficiency? 2015-02-05
194. How Safe Is Your Job? 2015-01-29
193. Someone Else’s Acid Trip 2015-01-22
192. That’s a Great Question! 2015-01-15
191. Why Doesn’t Everyone Get the Flu Vaccine? 2015-01-08
What’s the “Best” Exercise? (Rebroadcast) 2015-01-01
What’s More Dangerous: Marijuana or Alcohol? (Rebroadcast) 2014-12-25
190. Time to Take Back the Toilet 2014-12-18
The Troubled Cremation of Stevie the Cat (Rebroadcast) 2014-12-11
189. How to Fix a Broken High Schooler, in Four Easy Steps 2014-12-04
188. Is America’s Education Problem Really Just a Teacher Problem? 2014-11-27
187. The Man Who Would Be Everything 2014-11-20
186. Why Do People Keep Having Children? 2014-11-13
185. Should the U.S. Merge With Mexico? 2014-11-06
184. What Can Vampires Teach Us About Economics? 2014-10-30
183. “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know” 2014-10-23
182. How Can Tiny Norway Afford to Buy So Many Teslas? 2014-10-16
How to Raise Money Without Killing a Kitten (Rebroadcast) 2014-10-09

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