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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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
464. Will Work-from-Home Work Forever? 2021-06-03
463. How to Get Anyone to Do Anything 2021-05-27
These Shoes Are Killing Me! (Ep. 296 Rebroadcast) 2021-05-20
462. The Future of New York City Is in Question. Could Andrew Yang Be the Answer? 2021-05-13
461. How to Stop Worrying and Love the Robot Apocalypse 2021-05-06
460. The True Story of the Minimum-Wage Fight 2021-04-29
459. Let’s Be Blunt: Marijuana Is a Boon for Older Workers 2021-04-22
458. How to Manage Your Goal Hierarchy 2021-04-15
457. Is Dialysis a Test Case of Medicare for All? 2021-04-08
456. How to Fix the Hot Mess of U.S. Healthcare 2021-04-01

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