Freakonomics Radio

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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Hey Baby, Is That a Prius You're Driving?


"Conspicuous conservation" is about showing off your environmental bona fides. In other words, if you lean green, there's extra value in being seen leaning green.


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 06 July 2011  26m
 
 

Live From St. Paul!


Freakonomics Radio hits the road, and plays some Quiz Bowl


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 22 June 2011  28m
 
 

Things Our Fathers Gave Us


What did Levitt and Dubner learn as kids from their dads?


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 08 June 2011  14m
 
 

To Catch a Fugitive


Who is likelier to get to the fugitive first? When a fugitive is on the run, it’s not only the police he has to worry about. A bounty hunter could be coming after him, too.


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 25 May 2011  18m
 
 

Growing Up Buffett


What’s it like to wake up one day and realize Dad is a multi-billionaire? That's what happened to Warren Buffett’s son Peter -- who then started to think about whether or not to join the family business.


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 11 May 2011  14m
 
 

Gambling With Your Life


Does Las Vegas increase your risk of suicide? A researcher embeds himself in the city where Americans are most likely to kill themselves.


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 27 April 2011  18m
 
 

Does College Still Matter? And Other Freaky Questions Answered ...


In our second round of FREAK-quently Asked Questions, Steve Levitt answers some queries from listeners and readers.


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 14 April 2011  16m
 
 

Smarter Kids at 10 Bucks a Pop


It won’t work for everyone, but there’s a cheap, quick, and simple way to lift some students’ grades.


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 07 April 2011  20m
 
 

Why Can’t We Predict Earthquakes?


We talk to a U.S. Geological Survey physicist about the science -- and folly -- of predicting earthquakes. There are lots of known knowns; and, fortunately, not too many unknown unknowns. But it's the known unknowns -- the timing of the next Big One -- t


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 30 March 2011  21m
 
 

Death by Fire? Probably Not


Fire deaths in the U.S. have fallen 90 percent over the past 100 years, a great and greatly underappreciated gain. How did it happen -- and could we ever get to zero?


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 23 March 2011  19m
 
 

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