Freakonomics

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  • Location: New York, New York
Freakonomics Radio ferrets out connections between seemingly unrelated things. The program explores the riddles of everyday life and the weird wrinkles of human nature—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports—using the tools of economics to explore real-world behavior.

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8 Pieces

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240 Pieces

Freakonomics Radio ferrets out connections between seemingly unrelated things. The program explores the riddles of everyday life and the weird wrinkles of human nature—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports—using the tools of economics to explore real-world behavior.


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Medicine has evolved from a calling into an industry, adept at dispensing procedures and pills (and gigantic bills), but less good at actual health...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2021
  • Length: 53:30
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Behavioral scientists have been exploring if — and when — a psychological reset can lead to lasting change. We survey evidence from the London Unde...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2021
  • Length: 53:30
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Americans are so accustomed to the standard intersection that we rarely consider how dangerous it can be — as well as costly, time-wasting, and pol...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2021
  • Length: 53:30
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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 som...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2021
  • Length: 53:29
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Only a small percentage of Fortune 500 companies are run by women. Why? Research shows that female executives are more likely to be put in charge o...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2021
  • Length: 53:29
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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 finan...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2021
  • Length: 53:29
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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 s...

  • Added: Feb 25, 2021
  • Length: 53:28
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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 he...

  • Added: Feb 18, 2021
  • Length: 53:29
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Is there really a loneliness epidemic? That’s what some health officials are saying, but the data aren’t so clear. We look into what’s known (and n...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2021
  • Length: 53:29
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For all the progress made in fighting cancer, it still kills 10 million people a year, and some types remain especially hard to detect and treat. P...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2021
  • Length: 53:29