Discover the hidden side of everything with Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books. Each week, Freakonomics Radio tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) — from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything. Dubner speaks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, intellectuals and entrepreneurs, and various other underachievers.


Title Date published
478. How Can We Break Our Addiction to Contempt? 2021-10-14
477. Why Is U.S. Media So Negative? 2021-10-07
That’s a Great Question! (Ep. 192 Rebroadcast) 2021-09-30
“This Didn't End the Way It’s Supposed to End.” (Bonus) 2021-09-27
476. What Are the Police for, Anyway? 2021-09-23
475. Why Does the Richest Country in the World Have So Many Poor Kids? 2021-09-16
474. All You Need Is Nudge 2021-09-09
Is There Really a “Loneliness Epidemic”? (Ep. 407 Rebroadcast) 2021-09-02
473. These Jobs Were Not Posted on ZipRecruiter 2021-08-26
Reasons to Be Cheerful (Ep. 417 Rebroadcast) 2021-08-19
472. This Is Your Brain on Pollution 2021-08-12
471. Mayor Pete and Elaine Chao Hit the Road 2021-08-05
Two (Totally Opposite) Ways to Save the Planet (Ep. 346 Rebroadcast) 2021-07-29
470. The Pros and Cons of America’s (Extreme) Individualism 2021-07-22
469. The U.S. Is Just Different — So Let’s Stop Pretending We’re Not 2021-07-15
468. Nap Time for Everyone! 2021-07-08
How Stupid Is Our Obsession With Lawns? (Ep. 289 Rebroadcast) 2021-07-01
467. Is the Future of Farming in the Ocean? 2021-06-24
466. She’s From the Government, and She’s Here to Help 2021-06-17
465. Introducing a New “Freakonomics of Medicine” Podcast 2021-06-10

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