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Freakonomics

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Stephen  Dubner

Freakonomics is written by Stephen Dubner and economics professor Steven Levitt who penned the best-selling b [Read More]

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How Goes the Behavior-Change Revolution? (Ep. 382)
An all-star team of behavioral scientists discovers that humans are stubborn (and lazy, and sometimes dumber than dogs). We also hear about binge drinking, humblebragging, and regrets. Recorded live in Philadelphia with guests including Richard Thale...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, June 19, 2019


Long-Term Thinking in a Start-Up Town (Ep. 381)
Recorded live in San Francisco. Guests include the keeper of a 10,000-year clock, the co-founder of Lyft, a pioneer in male birth control, a specialist in water security, and a psychology professor who is also a puppy. With co-host Angela Duckworth, ...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, June 12, 2019


Notes From an Imperfect Paradise (Ep. 380)
Recorded live in Los Angeles. Guests include Mayor Eric Garcetti, the "Earthquake Lady," the head of the Port of L.A., and a scientist with NASA's Planetary Protection team. With co-host Angela Duckworth, fact-checker Mike Maughan, and the worldwide ...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, June 5, 2019


How to Change Your Mind (Ep. 379)
There are a lot of barriers to changing your mind: ego, overconfidence, inertia and cost. Politicians who flip-flop get mocked; family and friends who cross tribal borders are shunned. But shouldn't we be encouraging people to change their minds? A...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, May 29, 2019


Here's Why All Your Projects Are Always Late and What to Do About It (Ep. 323 Rebroadcast)
Whether it's a giant infrastructure plan or a humble kitchen renovation, it'll inevitably take way too long and cost way too much. That's because you suffer from "the planning fallacy." (You also have an "optimism bias" and a bad case of overconfiden...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, May 22, 2019


23andMe (and You, and Everyone Else) (Ep.378)
The revolution in home DNA testing is giving consumers important, possibly life-changing information. It's also building a gigantic database that could lead to medical breakthroughs. But how will you deal with upsetting news? What if your privacy is ...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, May 15, 2019


23andMe (and You, and Everyone Else) (Ep. 378)
The revolution in home DNA testing is giving consumers important, possibly life-changing information. It's also building a gigantic database that could lead to medical breakthroughs. But how will you deal with upsetting news? What if your privacy is ...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, May 15, 2019


The $1.5 Trillion Question: How to Fix Student-Loan Debt? (Ep. 377)
As the cost of college skyrocketed, it created a debt burden that's putting a drag on the economy. One possible solution: shifting the risk of debt away from students and onto investors looking for a cut of the graduates' earning power. The post The ...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, May 8, 2019


The Data-Driven Guide to Sane Parenting (Ep. 376)
Humans have been having kids forever, so why are modern parents so bewildered? The economist Emily Oster marshals the evidence on the most contentious topics breastfeeding and sleep training, vaccines and screen time and tells her fellow parents ...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, May 1, 2019


The Invisible Paw (Ep. 329 Rebroadcast)
Humans, it has long been thought, are the only animal to engage in economic activity. But what if we've had it exactly backward? The post The Invisible Paw (Ep. 329 Rebroadcast) appeared first on Freakonomics....
Freakonomics
Wednesday, April 24, 2019



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