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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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Is junk food an abomination or a modern miracle?

What does "Pride and Prejudice" have to do with nuclear deterrence?

What does "Pride and Prejudice" have to do with nuclear deterrence?

What happens to your reputation when you're no longer around to defend it?

What happens to your reputation when you're no longer around to defend it?

You might think that someone with a 50-50 chance of getting a fatal disease would want to know for sure -- but you would be wrong. What does this say about our supposed thirst for certainty?

You might think that someone with a 50-50 chance of getting a fatal disease would want to know for sure -- but you would be wrong. What does this say about our supposed thirst for certainty?

Yet another reason to blame your parents for pretty much everything.

Yet another reason to blame your parents for pretty much everything.

It's awkward, random, confusing -- and probably discriminatory too.

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