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 freakonomics.com/plus.

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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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