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
516. Nuclear Power Isn’t Perfect. Is It Good Enough? 2022-09-22
Extra: Ken Burns | People I (Mostly) Admire 2022-09-19
515. When You Pray to God Online, Who Else Is Listening? 2022-09-15
This Is Your Brain on Pollution (Ep. 472 Update) 2022-09-08
514. Roland Fryer Refuses to Lie to Black America 2022-09-01
513. Should Public Transit Be Free? 2022-08-25
Why Is U.S. Media So Negative? (Ep. 477 Replay) 2022-08-18
The Pros and Cons of America’s (Extreme) Individualism (Ep. 470 Replay) 2022-08-11
The U.S. Is Just Different — So Let’s Stop Pretending We’re Not (Ep. 469 Replay) 2022-08-04
512. Does Philosophy Still Matter? 2022-07-28
511. Why Did You Marry That Person? 2022-07-21
The Economist’s Guide to Parenting: 10 Years Later (Ep. 479 Replay) 2022-07-14
510. What Problems Does Crypto Solve, Anyway? 2022-07-07
509. Are N.F.T.s All Scams? 2022-06-30
508. Does the Crypto Crash Mean the Blockchain Is Over? 2022-06-23
507. 103 Pieces of Advice That May or May Not Work 2022-06-16
506. What Is Sportswashing (and Does It Work)? 2022-06-09
505. Did Domestic Violence Really Spike During the Pandemic? 2022-06-02
504. Introducing “Off Leash” 2022-05-26
503. What Is the Future of College — and Does It Have Room for Men? 2022-05-19

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