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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545. Enough with the Slippery Slopes! 2023-06-08
544. Ari Emanuel Is Never Indifferent 2023-06-01
Make Me a Match (Ep. 209 Update) 2023-05-25
543. How to Return Stolen Art 2023-05-18
542. Is a Museum Just a Trophy Case? 2023-05-11
541. The Case of the $4 Million Gold Coffin 2023-05-04
Why Your Projects Are Always Late — and What to Do About It (Ep. 323 Replay) 2023-04-27
540. Swearing Is More Important Than You Think 2023-04-20
539. Why Does One Tiny State Set the Rules for Everyone? 2023-04-13
538. A Radically Simple Way to Boost a Neighborhood 2023-04-06
How to Hate Taxes a Little Bit Less (Ep. 400 Replay) 2023-03-30
537. “Insurance Is Sexy.” Discuss. 2023-03-23
Why Are There So Many Bad Bosses? (Ep. 495 Replay) 2023-03-16
536. Is Your Plane Ticket Too Expensive — or Too Cheap? 2023-03-09
535. Why Is Flying Safer Than Driving? 2023-03-02
534. Air Travel Is a Miracle. Why Do We Hate It? 2023-02-23
Why Does the Most Monotonous Job in the World Pay $1 Million? (Ep. 493 Update) 2023-02-16
The Economics of Everyday Things: Used Hotel Soaps 2023-02-13
533. Will the Democrats “Make America Great Again”? 2023-02-09
The Economics of Everyday Things: “My Sharona” 2023-02-06

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