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


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174. What Do King Solomon and David Lee Roth Have in Common? 2014-07-10
173. A Better Way to Eat 2014-07-03
172. How to Screen Job Applicants, Act Your Age, and Get Your Brain Off Autopilot 2014-06-26
171. There’s No Such Thing as a Free Appetizer 2014-06-19
170. Why America Doesn’t Love Soccer (Yet) 2014-06-12
169. Failure Is Your Friend 2014-06-05
The Upside of Quitting (Rebroadcast ) 2014-05-29
168. Think Like a Child 2014-05-22
167. The Three Hardest Words in the English Language 2014-05-15
166. How to Think Like a Freak -- and Other FREAK-quently Asked Questions 2014-05-08
165. The Perfect Crime 2014-05-01
164. Which Came First, the Chicken or the Avocado? 2014-04-24
163. What’s More Dangerous: Marijuana or Alcohol? 2014-04-17
162. “If Mayors Ruled the World” 2014-04-10
161. How to Make People Quit Smoking 2014-04-03
160. Why Everybody Who Doesn’t Hate Bitcoin Loves It 2014-03-27
Women Are Not Men (Rebroadcast) 2014-03-20
159. “It’s Fun to Smoke Marijuana” 2014-03-13
158. Is Learning a Foreign Language Really Worth It? 2014-03-06
157. Why Are Japanese Homes Disposable? 2014-02-27

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