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Freakonomics Radio

Discover the hidden side of everything with Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books. Each week, Freakonomics Radio tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) — from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything. Dubner speaks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, intellectuals and entrepreneurs, and various other underachievers. The entire archive, going back to 2010, is available on the Stitcher podcast app and at

Latest Episodes:

  • 453. A Rescue Plan for Black America
    New York Times columnist Charles Blow argues that white supremacy in America will never fully recede, and that it’s time for Black people to do something radical about it. In... Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-03
  • Am I Boring You? (Ep. 225 Rebroadcast)
    Researchers are trying to figure out who gets bored — and why — and what it means for ourselves and the economy. But maybe there’s an upside to boredom?... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-24
  • 452. Jeff Immelt Knows He Let You Down
    Not so long ago, G.E. was the most valuable company in the world, a conglomerate that included everything from light bulbs and jet engines to financial services and The Apprentice.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-17
  • 451. Can I Ask You a Ridiculously Personal Question?
    Most of us are are afraid to ask sensitive questions about money, sex, politics, etc. New research shows this fear is largely unfounded. Time for some interesting conversations!... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-10
  • 450. How to Be Better at Death
    Caitlin Doughty is a mortician who would like to put herself out of business. Our corporate funeral industry, she argues, has made us forget how to offer our loved ones... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-03