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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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
Is Economic Growth the Wrong Goal? (Ep. 429 Update) 2023-02-02
The Economics of Everyday Things: Girl Scout Cookies 2023-01-30
532. Do You Know Who Owns Your Vet? 2023-01-26
Introducing “The Economics of Everyday Things” 2023-01-23
531. Should You Trust Private Equity to Take Care of Your Dog? 2023-01-19
Extra: Samin Nosrat Always Wanted to Be Famous 2023-01-16
530. What's Wrong with Being a One-Hit Wonder? 2023-01-12
529. Can Our Surroundings Make Us Smarter? 2023-01-05
528. Yuval Noah Harari Thinks Life is Meaningless and Amazing 2022-12-29
527. Can Adam Smith Fix Our Economy? 2022-12-22
526. Was Adam Smith Really a Right-Winger? 2022-12-15
Freakonomics Radio Needs Your Help 2022-12-12

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