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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. Special features include series like “The Secret Life of a C.E.O.” as well as a live game show, “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know.”
||CleanExtra: Jeremy Lin Full Interview||A conversation with veteran NBA point guard Jeremy Lin, recorded for the Freakonomics Radio series “The Hidden Side of Sports.”||10/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean354. How to Be Creative||There are thousands of books on the subject, but what do we actually know about creativity? In this new series, we talk to the researchers who study it as well as artists, inventors, and pathbreakers who live it every day: Ai Weiwei, James Dyson, Elvis Costello, Jennifer Egan, Rosanne Cash, Wynton Marsalis, Maira Kalman, and more. (Ep. 1 of the “How to Be Creative” series.)||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean353. How to Optimize Your Apology||You said, “I’m sorry,” but somehow you haven’t been forgiven. Why? Because you’re doing it wrong! A report from the front lines of apology science.||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean352. Can This Man Stop a Trade War?||The World Trade Organization is the referee for 164 trading partners, each with their own political and economic agendas. Lately, those agendas have gotten more complicated — especially with President Trump’s tariff blitz. Roberto Azevêdo, head of the W.T.O., tells us why it’s so hard to balance protectionism and globalism; what’s really behind the loss of jobs; and what he’d say to Trump (if he ever gets the chance).||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExtra: Shawn Johnson Full Interview||A conversation with 2008 Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson, recorded for the Freakonomics Radio series “The Hidden Side of Sports.”||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean351. Here’s Why You’re Not an Elite Athlete||There are a lot of factors that go into greatness, many of which are not obvious. A variety of Olympic and professional athletes tell us how they made it and what they sacrificed to get there. And if you can identify the sport most likely to get a kid into a top college — well then, touché! (Ep. 3 of “The Hidden Side of Sports” series.)||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExtra: Full Interviews With Jimmy Garoppolo, Joe Staley, Mike McGlinchey, and Kyle Juszczyk||Stephen Dubner’s conversations with members of the San Francisco 49ers offense, recorded for Freakonomics Radio episode No. 350, part of the “Hidden Side of Sports” series.||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean350. How to Stop Being a Loser||The San Francisco 49ers, one of the most valuable sports franchises in the world, also used to be one of the best. But they’ve been losing lately — a lot — and one of their players launched a controversy by taking a knee during the national anthem. So why is everyone there so optimistic? To find out, we speak with the team’s owner, head coach, general manager, and star players, including their new $137.5 million quarterback. (Ep. 2 of “The Hidden Side of Sports” series.)||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean349. How Sports Became Us||Dollar-wise, the sports industry is surprisingly small, about the same size as the cardboard-box industry. So why does it make so much noise? Because it reflects — and often amplifies — just about every political, economic, and social issue of the day. Introducing a new series, “The Hidden Side of Sports.”||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean348. Is the Government More Entrepreneurial Than You Think?||We all know the standard story: our economy would be more dynamic if only the government would get out of the way. The economist Mariana Mazzucato says we’ve got that story backward. She argues that the government, by funding so much early-stage research, is hugely responsible for big successes in tech, pharma, energy, and more. But the government also does a terrible job in claiming credit — and, more important, getting a return on its investment.||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean347. Why You Shouldn’t Open a Restaurant||Kenji Lopez-Alt became a rock star of the food world by bringing science into the kitchen in a way that everyday cooks can appreciate. Then he dared to start his own restaurant — and discovered problems that even science can’t solve.||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean346. Two (Totally Opposite) Ways to Save the Planet||The environmentalists say we’re doomed if we don’t drastically reduce consumption. The technologists say that human ingenuity can solve just about any problem. A debate that’s been around for decades has become a shouting match. Is anyone right?||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean345. How to Be Happy||The U.N.’s World Happiness Report — created to curtail our unhealthy obsession with G.D.P. — is dominated every year by the Nordic countries. We head to Denmark to learn the secrets of this happiness epidemic (and to see if we should steal them).||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean344. Who Decides How Much a Life Is Worth?||After every mass shooting or terrorist attack, victims and survivors receive a huge outpouring of support — including a massive pool of compensation money. How should that money be allocated? We speak with the man who’s done that job after many tragedies, including 9/11. The hard part, it turns out, isn’t attaching a dollar figure to each victim; the hard part is acknowledging that dollars can’t heal the pain.||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean343. An Astronaut, a Catalan, and Two Linguists Walk Into a Bar…||In this live episode of “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know,” we learn why New York has skinny skyscrapers, how to weaponize water, and what astronauts talk about in space. Joining Stephen J. Dubner as co-host is the linguist John McWhorter; Bari Weiss (The New York Times) is the real-time fact-checker.||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPick of the Week: Why Is the Live-Event Ticket Market So Screwed Up? (Ep. 311)||From the archive — The public has almost no chance to buy good tickets to the best events. Ticket brokers, meanwhile, make huge profits on the secondary markets. Here's the story of how this market got so dysfunctional, how it can be fixed – and why it probably won't be.||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean342. Has Lance Armstrong Finally Come Clean?||He was once the most lionized athlete on the planet, with seven straight Tour de France wins and a victory over cancer too. Then the doping charges caught up with him. When he finally confessed to Oprah, he admits, “it didn’t go well at all.” That’s because he wasn’t actually contrite yet. Now, five years later, he says he is. Do you believe him?||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPick of the Week: Fear Thy Nature (Ep. 92)||From the archive — What "Sleep No More" and the Stanford Prison Experiment tell us about who we really are.||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhere to Find Every Episode of Freakonomics Radio||You can find all 300+ episodes of Freakonomics Radio — going all the way back to 2010 — on the Stitcher app and on our website, freakonomics.com. Want to skip the ads? Sign up for Stitcher Premium. Find out more (and get a discount code) in this short announcement.||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Awesome So Far...
Levitt & Dubner make a great team not only in their books but in audio form as well... keep them coming!
Nothing short of fantastic!
I like it
Although I assumed from the title it would be about economics (and it wasn't), it was very entertaining nonetheless