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
496. Do Unions Still Work? 2022-03-10
495. Why Are There So Many Bad Bosses? 2022-03-03
494. Why Do Most Ideas Fail to Scale? 2022-02-24
Why Does the Richest Country in the World Have So Many Poor Kids? (Ep. 475 Update) 2022-02-17
493. Why Does the Most Monotonous Job in the World Pay $1 Million? 2022-02-10
Are You Ready for a Fresh Start? (Ep. 455 Replay) 2022-02-03
492. How Did a Hayfield Become One of America’s Hottest Cities? 2022-01-27
491. Why Is Everyone Moving to Dallas? 2022-01-20
490. What Do Broken-Hearted Knitters, Urinating Goalkeepers, and the C.I.A. Have in Common? 2022-01-13
489. Is “Toxic Positivity” a Thing? 2022-01-06
488. Does Death Have to Be a Death Sentence? 2021-12-30
487. Is It Okay to Have a Party Yet? 2021-12-23
486. “The Art Market Is in Massive Disruption.” 2021-12-16
485. “I’ve Been Working My Ass Off for You to Make that Profit?” 2021-12-09
484. “A Fascinating, Sexy, Intellectually Compelling, Unregulated Global Market.” 2021-12-02
How Do You Cure a Compassion Crisis? (Ep. 444 Replay) 2021-11-25
483. What’s Wrong With Shortcuts? 2021-11-18
482. Is Venture Capital the Secret Sauce of the American Economy? 2021-11-11
481. Is the U.S. Really Less Corrupt Than China? 2021-11-04
480. How Much Does Discrimination Hurt the Economy? 2021-10-28

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