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Freakonomics Radio

A Society and Culture podcast featuring Stephen Dubner and Stephen Dubner
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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.”

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Recent Episodes

385. What Do Nancy Pelosi, Taylor Swift, and Serena Williams Have in Common?
They — along with a great many other high-achieving women — were all once Girl Scouts. So was Sylvia Acevedo. Raised in a poor, immigrant family, she was told that “girls like her” didn’t go to college. But she did, and then became a rocket scienti…
384. Abortion and Crime, Revisited
The controversial theory linking Roe v. Wade to a massive crime drop is back in the spotlight as several states introduce abortion restrictions. Steve Levitt and John Donohue discuss their original research, the challenges to its legitimacy, and th…
173. A Better Way to Eat (Rebroadcast)
Takeru Kobayashi revolutionized the sport of competitive eating. What can the rest of us learn from his breakthrough?

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iloureiro reviewed this podcast on Apr 22nd, 2018
"A very good way to learn about a enormous variety of subjects, with humour. "
Rafael reviewed this podcast on Sep 8th, 2018
"Absolutely great!"
Emily reviewed this podcast on Aug 11th, 2018
"This podcast will change the way you think about everything in life."

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Podcast Details
Started
Jan 1st, 1980
Latest Episode
Jul 11th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
429
Avg. Episode Length
40 minutes
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