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
157. Why Are Japanese Homes Disposable? 2014-02-27
156. Why Marry? (Part 2) 2014-02-20
155. Why Marry? (Part 1) 2014-02-13
154. What You Don’t Know About Online Dating 2014-02-06
153. Reasons to Not Be Ugly 2014-01-30
152. Everybody Gossips (and That’s a Good Thing) 2014-01-23
Fear Thy Nature (Rebroadcast) 2014-01-16
151. Are We Ready to Legalize Drugs? And Other FREAK-Quently Asked Questions 2014-01-09
150. What’s the “Best” Exercise? 2014-01-02
Save Me From Myself (Rebroadcast) 2013-12-26
149. Pontiff-icating on the Free-Market System 2013-12-19
148. Are Gay Men Really Rich? 2013-12-12
147. The Most Dangerous Machine 2013-12-05
146. Fighting Poverty With Actual Evidence 2013-11-27
145. What Do Skating Rinks, Ultimate Frisbee, and the World Have in Common? 2013-11-21
144. Who Runs the Internet? 2013-11-14
Freakonomics Goes to College, Part 2 (Rebroadcast) 2013-11-07
Freakonomics Goes to College, Part 1 (Rebroadcast) 2013-10-31
143. Why Bad Environmentalism Is Such an Easy Sell 2013-10-24
142. The Troubled Cremation of Stevie the Cat 2013-10-14

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