Freakonomics Radio

1. The Dangers of Safety
2. Is America's Obesity Epidemic For Real?
3. What Would the World Look Like if Economists Were in Charge?
4. Faking It
5. How Is a Bad Radio Station Like Our Public-School System?
6. Why the World Cup Is an Economist's Dream
7. Two Book Authors and a Microphone
8. Who Stole All the Runs in Major League Baseball?
9. Reading, Rockets, and 'Rithmetic
10. The NFL's Best Real Estate Isn't For Sale. Yet.
11. How Much Does the President of the U.S. Really Matter?
12. Is America Ready for a "No-Lose Lottery"?
13. The "No-Lose Lottery," Part 2
14. Do More Expensive Wines Taste Better?
15. You Say Repugnant, I Say … Let's Do It!
16. Exit Interview: Schools Chancellor, NYC
17. Trashed
18. Freakonomics FAQ, No. 1
19. Waiter, There’s a Physicist in My Soup! (Part 1)
20. Waiter, There’s a Physicist in My Soup! (Part 2)
21. Bring on the Pain!
22. Why Cities Rock
23. Millionaires vs. Billionaires
24. The Power of Poop
25. Is Twitter a Two-Way Street?
26. The Health of Nations
27. Death by Fire? Probably Not
28. Why Can’t We Predict Earthquakes?
29. Smarter Kids at 10 Bucks a Pop
30. Does College Still Matter? And Other Freaky Questions Answered ...
31. Gambling With Your Life
32. Growing Up Buffett
33. To Catch a Fugitive
34. Things Our Fathers Gave Us
35. Live From St. Paul!
36. Hey Baby, Is That a Prius You're Driving?
37. Mouse in the Salad
38. The Church of "Scionology"
39. The Economist’s Guide to Parenting
40. The Suicide Paradox
41. The Folly of Prediction
42. The Upside of Quitting
43. The Decline and Fall of Violence
44. Where Have All the Hitchhikers Gone?
45. Those Cheating Teachers!
46. Misadventures in Baby-Making
47. Wildfires, Cops, and Keggers
48. Boo…Who?
49. Unnatural Turkeys
50. The Truth Is Out There…Isn’t It?
51. What Makes a Donor Donate?
52. Weird Recycling
53. How American Food Got So Bad
54. How Is a Bad Radio Station Like Our Public-School System? (Encore)
55. The Perils of Drunk Walking
56. Why Is “I Don’t Know” So Hard to Say?
57. Does Money Really Buy Elections?
58. What Do Hand-Washing and Financial Illiteracy Have in Common?
59. The Hidden Side of the Super Bowl
60. Save Me From Myself
61. Does This Recession Make Me Look Fat?
62. How Biased Is Your Media?
63. The Dilbert Index?
64. The Days of Wine and Mouses
65. It’s Not the President, Stupid
66. Show and Yell
67. The Patent Gap
68. The Power of the President -- and the Thumb
69. The Hidden Cost of False Alarms
70. Eating and Tweeting
71. Is Good Corporate Citizenship Also Good for the Bottom Line?
72. Lottery Loopholes and Deadly Doctors
73. A Rose By Any Other Distance
74. Soul Possession
75. Retirement Kills
76. You Eat What You Are, Part 1
77. Playing the Nerd Card
78. You Eat What You Are, Part 2
79. A Cheap Employee Is … a Cheap Employee
80. Riding the Herd Mentality
81. Star-Spangled Banter?
82. Please Steal My Car
83. What's Wrong With Cash for Grades?
84. Legacy of a Jerk
85. Olympian Economics
86. Freakonomics Goes to College, Part 1
87. The Season of Death
88. Freakonomics Goes to College, Part 2
89. There’s Cake in the Breakroom!
90. How Deep Is the Shadow Economy?
91. Can Selling Beer Cut Down on Public Drunkenness?
92. Fear Thy Nature
93. Why Online Poker Should Be Legal
94. The Tale of the $15 Tomato
95. Why America’s Economic Growth May Be (Shh!) Over
96. The Cobra Effect
97. Lying to Ourselves
98. We the Sheeple
99. How to Maximize Your Halloween Candy Haul
100. Our 100th Episode!
101. Mass Transit Hysteria
102. I Consult, Therefore I Am
103. Free-conomics
104. The Things They Taught Me
105. Have a Very Homo Economicus Christmas
106. The House of Dreams
107. How Much Does a Good Boss Really Matter?
108. How Did “Freakonomics” Get Its Name? … and Other FREAK-quently Asked Questions
109. How to Live Longer
110. Who Owns the Words That Come Out of Your Mouth?
111. Introducing “Freakonomics Experiments”
112. Would You Let a Coin Toss Decide Your Future?
113. Sure, I Remember That
114. How to Think About Guns
115. The Downside of More Miles Per Gallon
116. Women Are Not Men
117. When Is a Negative a Positive?
118. Parking Is Hell
119. How Money Is March Madness?
120. 100 Ways to Fight Obesity
121. The Tax Man Nudgeth
122. How Much Does Your Name Matter?
123. Help Wanted. No Smokers Need Apply
124. Running to Do Evil
125. It’s Crowded at the Top
126. What Do Medieval Nuns and Bo Jackson Have in Common?
The Hidden Cost of False Alarms (Rebroadcast)
127. Can You Be Too Smart for Your Own Good? And Other FREAK-quently Asked Questions
128. Baby, You Can Program My Car
129. Should Tipping be Banned?
130. Why Family and Business Don’t Mix
131. Do You Really Want to Know Your Future?
Legacy of a Jerk (Rebroadcast)
132. Jane Austen, Game Theorist
133. A Burger a Day
134. Government Employees Gone Wild
The Upside of Quitting (Rebroadcast)
135. Do Baby Girls Cause Divorce?
The Church of "Scionology" (Rebroadcast)
136. The Middle of Everywhere
The Folly of Prediction (Rebroadcast)
137. Who Are the Most Successful Immigrants in the World?
The Suicide Paradox (Rebroadcast)
138. Whatever Happened to the Carpal Tunnel Epidemic?
The Economist’s Guide to Parenting (Rebroadcast)
139. Would a Big Bucket of Cash Really Change Your Life?
140. How to Think About Money, Choose Your Hometown, and Buy an Electric Toothbrush
141. How to Raise Money Without Killing a Kitten
142. The Troubled Cremation of Stevie the Cat
143. Why Bad Environmentalism Is Such an Easy Sell
Freakonomics Goes to College, Part 1 (Rebroadcast)
Freakonomics Goes to College, Part 2 (Rebroadcast)
144. Who Runs the Internet?
145. What Do Skating Rinks, Ultimate Frisbee, and the World Have in Common?
146. Fighting Poverty With Actual Evidence
147. The Most Dangerous Machine
148. Are Gay Men Really Rich?
149. Pontiff-icating on the Free-Market System
Save Me From Myself (Rebroadcast)
150. What’s the “Best” Exercise?
151. Are We Ready to Legalize Drugs? And Other FREAK-Quently Asked Questions
Fear Thy Nature (Rebroadcast)
152. Everybody Gossips (and That’s a Good Thing)
153. Reasons to Not Be Ugly
154. What You Don’t Know About Online Dating
155. Why Marry? (Part 1)
156. Why Marry? (Part 2)
157. Why Are Japanese Homes Disposable?
158. Is Learning a Foreign Language Really Worth It?
159. “It’s Fun to Smoke Marijuana”
Women Are Not Men (Rebroadcast)
160. Why Everybody Who Doesn’t Hate Bitcoin Loves It
161. How to Make People Quit Smoking
162. “If Mayors Ruled the World”
163. What’s More Dangerous: Marijuana or Alcohol?
164. Which Came First, the Chicken or the Avocado?
165. The Perfect Crime
166. How to Think Like a Freak -- and Other FREAK-quently Asked Questions
167. The Three Hardest Words in the English Language
168. Think Like a Child
The Upside of Quitting (Rebroadcast )
169. Failure Is Your Friend
170. Why America Doesn’t Love Soccer (Yet)
171. There’s No Such Thing as a Free Appetizer
172. How to Screen Job Applicants, Act Your Age, and Get Your Brain Off Autopilot
173. A Better Way to Eat
174. What Do King Solomon and David Lee Roth Have in Common?
175. Why You Should Bribe Your Kids
176. Does Religion Make You Happy?
How Much Does Your Name Matter? (Rebroadcast)
Should Tipping be Banned? (Rebroadcast)
What Do Medieval Nuns and Bo Jackson Have in Common? (Rebroadcast)
Parking Is Hell (Rebroadcast)
Who Runs the Internet? (Rebroadcast)
177. Regulate This!
178. How to Save $1 Billion Without Even Trying
179. Outsiders by Design
180. Fitness Apartheid
181. Fixing the World, Bang-for-the-Buck Edition
How to Raise Money Without Killing a Kitten (Rebroadcast)
182. How Can Tiny Norway Afford to Buy So Many Teslas?
183. “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know”
184. What Can Vampires Teach Us About Economics?
185. Should the U.S. Merge With Mexico?
186. Why Do People Keep Having Children?
187. The Man Who Would Be Everything
188. Is America’s Education Problem Really Just a Teacher Problem?
189. How to Fix a Broken High Schooler, in Four Easy Steps
The Troubled Cremation of Stevie the Cat (Rebroadcast)
190. Time to Take Back the Toilet
What’s More Dangerous: Marijuana or Alcohol? (Rebroadcast)
What’s the “Best” Exercise? (Rebroadcast)
191. Why Doesn’t Everyone Get the Flu Vaccine?
192. That’s a Great Question!
193. Someone Else’s Acid Trip
194. How Safe Is Your Job?
195. How Efficient Is Energy Efficiency?
196. Is There a Better Way to Fight Terrorism?
197. Hacking the World Bank
198. The Maddest Men of All
199. This Idea Must Die
200. When Willpower Isn’t Enough
What You Don’t Know About Online Dating (Rebroadcast)
The Perfect Crime (Rebroadcast)
201. How Do We Know What Really Works in Healthcare?
202. How Many Doctors Does It Take to Start a Healthcare Revolution?
203. Diamonds Are a Marriage Counselor’s Best Friend
204. Nate Silver Says: “Everyone Is Kind of Weird”
Think Like a Child (Rebroadcast)
205. Could the Next Brooklyn Be ... Las Vegas?!
206. Ten Years of Freakonomics
Failure Is Your Friend (Rebroadcast)
Tell Me Something I Don’t Know (Rebroadcast)
207. Should We Really Behave Like Economists Say We Do?
208. Making Sex Offenders Pay -- and Pay and Pay and Pay
209. Make Me a Match
210. Is It Okay for Restaurants to Racially Profile Their Employees?
A Better Way to Eat (Rebroadcast)
211. The Economics of Sleep, Part 1
212. The Economics of Sleep, Part 2
213. Aziz Ansari Needs Another Toothbrush
214. How to Create Suspense
215. Why Do We Really Follow the News?
The Dangers of Safety (Rebroadcast)
216. How to Make a Smart TV Ad
217. Are You Ready for a Glorious Sunset?
218. The Harvard President Will See You Now
219. Preventing Crime for Pennies on the Dollar
220. “I Don't Know What You've Done With My Husband, But He's a Changed Man.”
221. How Did the Belt Win?
222. Meet the Woman Who Said Women Can’t Have It All
223. Should Kids Pay Back Their Parents for Raising Them?
224. How To Win A Nobel Prize
How to Save $1 Billion Without Even Trying (Rebroadcast)
225. Am I Boring You?
226. Food + Science = Victory!
227. Should Everyone Be in a Rock Band?
228. Does “Early Education” Come Way Too Late?
Why Do People Keep Having Children? (Rebroadcast)
229. Ben Bernanke Gives Himself a Grade
230. The Cheeseburger Diet
231. Is Migration a Basic Human Right?
Fixing the World, Bang-for-the-Buck Edition (Rebroadcast)
When Willpower Isn’t Enough (Rebroadcast)
232. The True Story of the Gender Pay Gap
233. How to Be Less Terrible at Predicting the Future
234. Do Boycotts Work?
Is America’s Education Problem Really Just a Teacher Problem? (Rebroadcast)
How to Fix a Broken High Schooler, in Four Easy Steps (Rebroadcast)
235. Who Needs Handwriting?
236. How Can This Possibly Be True?
237. Ask Not What Your Podcast Can Do for You
238. The United States of Cory Booker
239. The No-Tipping Point
240. Yes, the American Economy Is in a Funk -- But Not for the Reasons You Think
The Economics of Sleep, Part 1 (Rebroadcast)
The Economics of Sleep, Part 2 (Rebroadcast)
241. Are Payday Loans Really as Evil as People Say?
242. Is the World Ready for a Guaranteed Basic Income?
243. How to Be More Productive
244. How to Become Great at Just About Anything
245. Being Malcolm Gladwell
246. How to Get More Grit in Your Life
247. How to Win Games and Beat People
248. How to Be Tim Ferriss
249. The Longest Long Shot
250. Why Does Everyone Hate Flying? And Other Questions Only a Pilot Can Answer
Time to Take Back the Toilet
251. Are We in a Mattress-Store Bubble?
Why Do We Really Follow the News? (Rebroadcast)
How Much Does the President Really Matter? (Rebroadcast)
The Suicide Paradox (Rebroadcast )
252. Confessions of a Pothole Politician
253. Is the Internet Being Ruined?
254. What Are Gender Barriers Made Of?
255. Ten Ideas to Make Politics Less Rotten
Is It Okay for Restaurants to Racially Profile Their Employees? (Rebroadcast)
256. What Are You Waiting For?
Aziz Ansari Needs Another Toothbrush (Rebroadcast)
Are You Ready for a Glorious Sunset? (Rebroadcast)
257. The Future (Probably) Isn’t as Scary as You Think
258. Why Uber Is an Economist’s Dream
259. Ten Signs You Might Be a Libertarian
260. Has the U.S. Presidency Become a Dictatorship?
261. Why Are We Still Using Cash?
How To Win A Nobel Prize (Rebroadcast)
262. This Is Your Brain on Podcasts
263. In Praise of Maintenance
264. In Praise of Incrementalism
265. The White House Gets Into the Nudge Business
How Much Does the President Really Matter? (Rebroadcast )
266. Trust Me
Introducing Stephen J. Dubner's new podcast, "Tell Me Something I Don't Know"
267. How to Make a Bad Decision
The No-Tipping Point (Rebroadcast)
268. Bad Medicine, Part 1: The Story of 98.6
269. Bad Medicine, Part 2: (Drug) Trials and Tribulations
270. Bad Medicine, Part 3: Death by Diagnosis
How to Be More Productive (Rebroadcast)
How to Become Great at Just About Anything (Rebroadcast)
271. The Men Who Started a Thinking Revolution
272. Trevor Noah Has a Lot to Say
Is the American Dream Really Dead?
273. Did China Eat America’s Jobs?
274. An Egghead’s Guide to the Super Bowl
How to Get More Grit in Your Life
275. Professor Hendryx vs. Big Coal
276. No Hollywood Ending for the Visual-Effects Industry
277. The Taboo Trifecta
278. Chuck E. Cheese’s: Where a Kid Can Learn Price Theory
279. Why Is My Life So Hard?
How Safe Is Your Job? (Rebroadcast)
280. “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know” on the topic of Collections.
281. Big Returns from Thinking Small
282. Could Solving This One Problem Solve All the Others?
283. What Would Our Economy Look Like? (Earth 2.0 Series)
284. Is Income Inequality Inevitable? (Earth 2.0 Series)
285. There’s a War on Sugar. Is It Justified?
Food + Science = Victory! (Rebroadcast)
286. How Big is My Penis? (And Other Things We Ask Google)
287. Hoopers! Hoopers! Hoopers!
288. Are the Rich Really Less Generous Than the Poor?
289. How Stupid Is Our Obsession With Lawns?
290. He’s One of the Most Famous Political Operatives in America. America Just Doesn’t Know It Yet.
291. Evolution, Accelerated
"Tell Me Something I Don't Know" on the topic of Rivalry
292. Why Hate the Koch Brothers? (Part 1)
293. Why Hate the Koch Brothers? (Part 2)
The Harvard President Will See You Now (Rebroadcast)
294. The Fracking Boom, a Baby Boom, and the Retreat From Marriage
295. When Helping Hurts
296. These Shoes Are Killing Me!
297. The Stupidest Thing You Can Do With Your Money
298. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Money (But Were Afraid to Ask)
What Are You Waiting For? (Rebroadcast)
Bad Medicine, Part 1: The Story of 98.6 (Rebroadcast)
Bad Medicine, Part 2: (Drug) Trials and Tribulations (Rebroadcast)
Bad Medicine, Part 3: Death by Diagnosis (Rebroadcast)
299. "How Much Brain Damage Do I Have?"
300. Why Don’t We All Speak the Same Language? (Earth 2.0 Series)
301. What Would Be the Best Universal Language? (Earth 2.0 Series)
302. Why Learn Esperanto?
303. Why Larry Summers Is the Economist Everyone Hates to Love
“Tell Me Something I Don't Know” on the topic of Behavior Change (Special Feature)
304. What Are the Secrets of the German Economy — and Should We Steal Them?
305. The Demonization of Gluten
306. How to Launch a Behavior-Change Revolution
307. Thinking Is Expensive. Who’s Supposed to Pay for It?
Why Is There So Much Ground Beef in the World? (Special Feature)
308. How Can I Do the Most Social Good With $100? And Other FREAK-quently Asked Questions
309. Nurses to the Rescue!
Is America Ready for a “No-Lose Lottery”? (Update)
310. Are We Running Out of Ideas?
311. Why Is the Live-Event Ticket Market So Screwed Up?
312. Not Your Grandmother’s I.M.F.
Make Me a Match (Rebroadcast)
Trust Me (Rebroadcast)
Why Is My Life So Hard? (Rebroadcast)
313. How to Be a Modern Democrat — and Win
314. What Does a C.E.O. Actually Do?
315. How to Become a C.E.O.
316. “I Wasn’t Stupid Enough to Say This Could Be Done Overnight”
An Egghead’s Guide to the Super Bowl (Rebroadcast)
317. What Can Uber Teach Us About the Gender Pay Gap?
318. It’s Your Problem Now
319. After the Glass Ceiling, a Glass Cliff
320. Letting Go
321. Extra: Richard Branson Full Interview
Does “Early Education” Come Way Too Late? (Rebroadcast)
322. Extra: David Rubenstein Full Interview
323. Here’s Why All Your Projects Are Always Late — and What to Do About It
324. Extra: Satya Nadella Full Interview
325. How to Train Your Dragon Child
326. Extra: Jack Welch Full Interview
The Stupidest Thing You Can Do With Your Money (Rebroadcast)
327. Extra: Carol Bartz Full Interview
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Money (But Were Afraid to Ask) (Rebroadcast)
328. Extra: Mark Zuckerberg Full Interview
329. The Invisible Paw
330. Extra: Ray Dalio Full Interview
331. Why the Trump Tax Cuts are Awesome/Terrible (Part 1)
332. Why the Trump Tax Cuts Are Terrible/Awesome (Part 2)
333. The Most Ambitious Thing Humans Have Ever Attempted
Evolution, Accelerated (Rebroadcast)
334. 5 Psychology Terms You’re Probably Misusing
335. Does Doing Good Give You License to Be Bad?
336. The Most Vilified Industry in America Is Also the Most Charitable
How Stupid Is Our Obsession With Lawns? (Rebroadcast)
337. How to Build a Smart City
338. How to Catch World Cup Fever
In Praise of Maintenance (Rebroadcast)
In Praise of Incrementalism (Rebroadcast)
339. The Future of Freakonomics Radio
340. People Aren’t Dumb. The World Is Hard.
341. Why We Choke Under Pressure (and How Not To)
342. Has Lance Armstrong Finally Come Clean?
343. An Astronaut, a Catalan, and Two Linguists Walk Into a Bar…
A Conversation With PepsiCo C.E.O. Indra Nooyi (Ep. 316 Update)
344. Who Decides How Much a Life Is Worth?
345. How to Be Happy
346. Two (Totally Opposite) Ways to Save the Planet
347. Why You Shouldn’t Open a Restaurant
348. Is the Government More Entrepreneurial Than You Think?
349. How Sports Became Us
350. How to Stop Being a Loser
Extra: Full Interviews With Jimmy Garoppolo, Joe Staley, Mike McGlinchey, and Kyle Juszczyk
351. Here’s Why You’re Not an Elite Athlete
Extra: Shawn Johnson Full Interview
352. Can This Man Stop a Trade War?
353. How to Optimize Your Apology
354. How to Be Creative
Extra: Jeremy Lin Full Interview
355. Where Does Creativity Come From (and Why Do Schools Kill It Off)?
Extra: Elvis Costello Full Interview
356. America’s Hidden Duopoly
357. Can an Industrial Giant Become a Tech Darling?
358. Yes, the Open Office Is Terrible — But It Doesn’t Have to Be
There’s a War on Sugar. Is It Justified? (Rebroadcast)
359. Should America Be Run by … Trader Joe’s?
360. Is the Protestant Work Ethic Real?
361. Freakonomics Radio Live: “Jesus Could Have Been a Pigeon.”
Freakonomics Radio Live: “The World’s a Mess. But Oysters, They Hold it Down.”
Freakonomics Radio Live: “We Thought of a Way to Manipulate Your Perception of Time.”
Freakonomics Radio Live: “Where Does Fear Live in the Brain?”
People Aren’t Dumb. The World Is Hard. (Rebroadcast)
How to Win Games and Beat People (Rebroadcast)
How to Be Happy (Rebroadcast)
362. Why Is This Man Running for President?
Hacking the World Bank (Update)
363. Think Like a Winner
Extra: Mark Teixeira Full Interview
364. Inside the Sports-Industrial Complex
Extra: Mark Cuban Full Interview
365. Not Just Another Labor Force
Extra: Domonique Foxworth Full Interview
366. This Economist Predicted the Last Crisis. What’s the Next One?
367. The Future of Meat
368. Where Do Good Ideas Come From?
369. A Good Idea Is Not Good Enough
370. How to Fail Like a Pro
371. A Free-Trade Democrat in the Trump White House
Why You Shouldn’t Open a Restaurant (Update)
372. Freakonomics Radio Live: “Would You Eat a Piece of Chocolate Shaped Like Dog Poop?”
373. Why Rent Control Doesn’t Work
374. How Spotify Saved the Music Industry (But Not Necessarily Musicians)
375. The Most Interesting Fruit in the World
The Invisible Paw (Rebroadcast)
376. The Data-Driven Guide to Sane Parenting
377. The $1.5 Trillion Question-How to fix student loan debt?
378. 23andMe (and You, and Everyone Else)
Here’s Why All Your Projects Are Always Late — and What to Do About It (Rebroadcast)
379. How to Change Your Mind
380. Notes From an Imperfect Paradise
381. Long-Term Thinking in a Start-Up Town
382. How Goes the Behavior-Change Revolution?
383. The Zero-Minute Workout
A Better Way to Eat (Rebroadcast )
384. Abortion and Crime, Revisited
385. What Do Nancy Pelosi, Taylor Swift, and Serena Williams Have in Common?
America’s Hidden Duopoly (Rebroadcast)
386. How the Supermarket Helped America Win the Cold War
How Much Does Your Name Matter? (Rebroadcast )
387. Hello, My Name Is Marijuana Pepsi!
Should America Be Run by … Trader Joe’s? (Rebroadcast)
The Future of Meat (Rebroadcast)
388. The Economics of Sports Gambling
Yes, the Open Office Is Terrible — But It Doesn’t Have to Be (Rebroadcast)
389. How to Make Meetings Less Terrible
390. Fed Up
391. America’s Math Curriculum Doesn’t Add Up
392. The Prime Minister Who Cried Brexit
393. Can Britain Get Its “Great” Back?
394. Does Hollywood Still Have a Princess Problem?
395. Speak Softly and Carry Big Data
396. Why Does Tipping Still Exist?
397. How to Save $32 Million in One Hour
398. The Truth About the Vaping Crisis
How to Change Your Mind (Rebroadcast)
399. Honey, I Grew the Economy
400. How to Hate Taxes a Little Bit Less
Why Is This Man Running for President? (Update)
401. How Many Prince Charleses Can There Be in One Room?
The Zero-Minute Workout (Rebroadcast)
5 Psychology Terms You’re Probably Misusing (Rebroadcast)
402. The Opioid Tragedy, Part 1: “We’ve Addicted an Entire Generation”
403. The Opioid Tragedy, Part 2: “It’s Not a Death Sentence”
How the San Francisco 49ers Stopped Being Losers (Ep. 350 Update)
404. Does the President Matter as Much as You Think?
405. Policymaking Is Not a Science (Yet)
406. Can You Hear Me Now?
407. Is There Really a “Loneliness Epidemic”?
408. Does Anyone Really Know What Socialism Is?
Why Rent Control Doesn’t Work (Ep. 373 Rebroadcast)
409. The Side Effects of Social Distancing
410. What Does Covid-19 Mean for Cities (and Marriages)?
411. Is $2 Trillion the Right Medicine for a Sick Economy?
412. What Happens When Everyone Stays Home to Eat?
413. Who Gets the Ventilator?
414. Will Covid-19 Spark a Cold War (or Worse) With China?
415. How Rahm Emanuel Would Run the World
416. How Do You Reopen a Country?
417. Reasons to Be Cheerful
418. What Will College Look Like in the Fall (and Beyond)?
419. 68 Ways to Be Better at Life
How to Make Meetings Less Terrible (Ep. 389 Rebroadcast)
420. Which Jobs Will Come Back, and When?
421. How to Prevent Another Great Depression
422. Introducing "No Stupid Questions"
423. The Doctor Will Zoom You Now
424. How to Make Your Own Luck
425. Remembrance of Economic Crises Past
426. Should America (and FIFA) Pay Reparations?
427. The Pros and Cons of Reparations
428. The Simple Economics of Saving the Amazon Rain Forest
How the Supermarket Helped America Win the Cold War (Ep. 386 Rebroadcast)
429. Is Economic Growth the Wrong Goal?
The Economics of Sports Gambling (Ep. 388 Rebroadcast)
Introducing “People I (Mostly) Admire"
430. Will a Covid-19 Vaccine Change the Future of Medical Research?
America’s Hidden Duopoly (Ep. 356 Rebroadcast)
"I Started Crying When I Realized How Beautiful the Universe Is” | People I (Mostly) Admire Ep. 2: Mayim Bialik
431. Why Can’t Schools Get What the N.F.L. Has?
What if Your Company Had No Rules?
Does Anyone Really Know What Socialism Is? (Ep. 408 Rebroadcast)
“One Does Not Know Where an Insight Will Come From” | People I (Mostly) Admire: Kerwin Charles
432. When Your Safety Becomes My Danger
433. How Are Psychedelics and Other Party Drugs Changing Psychiatry?
“Don’t Neglect the Thing That Makes You Weird” | People I (Mostly) Admire: Ken Jennings
434. Is New York City Over?
435. Why Are Cities (Still) So Expensive?
436. Forget Everything You Know About Your Dog
437. Many Businesses Thought They Were Insured for a Pandemic. They Weren’t.
Why the Left Had to Steal the Right’s Dark-Money Playbook
438. How to Succeed by Being Authentic (Hint: Carefully)
439. Please Get Your Noise Out of My Ears
440. Does Advertising Actually Work? (Part 1: TV)
441. Does Advertising Actually Work? (Part 2: Digital)
442. Is it Too Late for General Motors to Go Electric?
PLAYBACK (2015): Could the Next Brooklyn Be ... Las Vegas?!
443. A Sneak Peek at Biden’s Top Economist
444. How Do You Cure a Compassion Crisis?
445. Why Do We Seek Comfort in the Familiar?
Trust Me (Ep. 266 Rebroadcast)
446. “We Get All Our Great Stuff from Europe — Including Witch Hunting.”
447. How Much Do We Really Care About Children?
448. The Downside of Disgust
449. How to Fix the Incentives in Cancer Research
450. How to Be Better at Death
451. Can I Ask You a Ridiculously Personal Question?
452. Jeff Immelt Knows He Let You Down
Am I Boring You? (Ep. 225 Rebroadcast)
453. A Rescue Plan for Black America
454. Should Traffic Lights Be Abolished?
455. Are You Ready for a Fresh Start?
How Does New York City Keep Reinventing Itself? (Bonus)
Policymaking Is Not a Science (Yet) (Ep. 405 Rebroadcast)
456. How to Fix the Hot Mess of U.S. Healthcare
457. Is Dialysis a Test Case of Medicare for All?
458. How to Manage Your Goal Hierarchy
459. Let’s Be Blunt: Marijuana Is a Boon for Older Workers
460. The True Story of the Minimum-Wage Fight
461. How to Stop Worrying and Love the Robot Apocalypse
462. The Future of New York City Is in Question. Could Andrew Yang Be the Answer?
These Shoes Are Killing Me! (Ep. 296 Rebroadcast)
463. How to Get Anyone to Do Anything
464. Will Work-from-Home Work Forever?
465. Introducing a New “Freakonomics of Medicine” Podcast
466. She’s From the Government, and She’s Here to Help
467. Is the Future of Farming in the Ocean?
How Stupid Is Our Obsession With Lawns? (Ep. 289 Rebroadcast)
468. Nap Time for Everyone!
469. The U.S. Is Just Different — So Let’s Stop Pretending We’re Not
470. The Pros and Cons of America’s (Extreme) Individualism
Two (Totally Opposite) Ways to Save the Planet (Ep. 346 Rebroadcast)
471. Mayor Pete and Elaine Chao Hit the Road
472. This Is Your Brain on Pollution
Reasons to Be Cheerful (Ep. 417 Rebroadcast)
473. These Jobs Were Not Posted on ZipRecruiter
Is There Really a “Loneliness Epidemic”? (Ep. 407 Rebroadcast)
474. All You Need Is Nudge
475. Why Does the Richest Country in the World Have So Many Poor Kids?
476. What Are the Police for, Anyway?
“This Didn't End the Way It’s Supposed to End.”
“This Didn't End the Way It’s Supposed to End.”
That’s a Great Question! (Ep. 192 Rebroadcast)
477. Why Is U.S. Media So Negative?
478. How Can We Break Our Addiction to Contempt?