“Freakonomics” and “SuperFreakonomics,” by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, are groundbreaking books that explore “the hidden side of everything.” It will tell you things you always thought you knew but didn’t, and things you never thought you wanted to know, but do.
Now there’s Freakonomics Radio, a project that includes a weekly podcast, regular segments on Marketplace, and one-hour specials to be broadcast on public-radio stations across the country. Prepare to be enlightened, engaged, perhaps enraged, and definitely surprised.
The Freakonomics Radio Episodes (with full transcript)
What You Don’t Know About Online Dating
Reasons to Not Be Ugly
Fear Thy Nature
Are We Ready to Legalize Drugs?
What’s the “Best” Exercise?
Save Me From Myself
Pontiff-icating on the Free-Market System
Are Gay Men Really Rich?
The Most Dangerous Machine
Fighting Poverty With Actual Evidence
What Do Skating Rinks, Ultimate Frisbee, and the World Have in Common?
Who Runs the Internet?
Freakonomics Goes to College, Part 2
Freakonomics Goes to College, Part 1
Why Bad Environmentalism Is Such an Easy Sell
The Troubled Cremation of Stevie the Cat
How to Raise Money Without Killing a Kitten
How to Think About Money, Choose Your Hometown, and Buy an Electric Toothbrush
Would a Big Bucket of Cash Really Change Your Life?
Whatever Happened to the Carpal Tunnel Epidemic?
Who Are the Most Successful Immigrants in the World?
The Middle of Everywhere
Do Baby Girls Cause Divorce?
Government Employees Gone Wild
A Burger a Day
“Jane Austen, Game Theorist”
Do You Really Want to Know Your Future?
Why Family and Business Don’t Mix
Should Tipping be Banned?
Baby, You Can Program My Car
Can You Be Too Smart for Your Own Good?
What Do Medieval Nuns and Bo Jackson Have in Common?
It’s Crowded at the Top
Running to Do Evil
Help Wanted. No Smokers Need
How Much Does Your Name Matter?
The Tax Man Nudgeth
100 Ways to Fight Obesity
How Money Is March Madness?
Parking Is Hell
When Is a Negative a Positive?
Women Are Not Men
The Downside of More Miles Per Gallon
How to Think About Guns
Sure, I Remember That
Would You Let a Coin Toss Decide Your Future?
Introducing “Freakonomics Experiments”
Who Owns the Words That Come Out of Your Mouth?
How to Live Longer
The Things They Taught Me
The Truth Is Out There…Isn’t It?
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