Freakonomics Radio

Freakonomics Radio

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Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics, by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, are groundbreaking books that explore "the hidden side of everything." Now there's a Freakonomics podcast, hosted by Dubner. Prepare to be enlightened, engaged, perhaps enraged, and definitely surprised.

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Thick markets, thin markets, and the triumph of attributes over compatibility.
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The "beauty premium" is real, for everyone from babies to NFL quarterbacks.
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The benefits of rumor-mongering
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What "Sleep No More" and the Stanford Prison Experiment tell us about who we really are.
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Dubner and Levitt talk about fixing the post office, putting cameras in the classroom, and wearing hats.
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Most people blame lack of time for being out of shape. So maybe the solution is to exercise more efficiently.
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A commitment device forces you to be the person you really want to be. What could possibly go wrong?
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The Pope just gave it to the global economy with both barrels. Was he right to do so?
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It’s easy to get that idea. But is the stereotype true?
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More than 1 million people die worldwide each year from traffic accidents. But there's never been a safer time to drive.

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