Freakonomics

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  • Location: New York, New York
Freakonomics Radio ferrets out connections between seemingly unrelated things. The program explores the riddles of everyday life and the weird wrinkles of human nature—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports—using the tools of economics to explore real-world behavior.

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3 Pieces

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125 Pieces

Freakonomics Radio ferrets out connections between seemingly unrelated things. The program explores the riddles of everyday life and the weird wrinkles of human nature—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports—using the tools of economics to explore real-world behavior.


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The gist: in our collective zeal to reform schools and close the achievement gap, we may have lost sight of where most learning really happens — at...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2018
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On the Internet, people say all kinds of things they’d never say aloud — about sex and race, about their true wants and fears. Seth Stephens-Davido...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2018
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Standing in line represents a particularly sloppy — and frustrating — way for supply and demand to meet. Why haven’t we found a better way to get w...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2018
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After every mass shooting or terrorist attack, victims and survivors receive a huge outpouring of support — including a massive pool of compensatio...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2018
  • Length: 58:28
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The U.N.’s World Happiness Report — created to curtail our unhealthy obsession with G.D.P. — is dominated every year by the Nordic countries. We he...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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Economists have a hard time explaining why productivity growth has been shrinking. One theory: true innovation has gotten much harder – and much mo...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 58:28
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The Ford Motor Company is ditching its legacy sedans, doubling down on trucks, and trying to steer its stock price out of a long skid. But C.E.O. J...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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We all know our political system is “broken” — but what if that’s not true? Some say the Republicans and Democrats constitute a wildly successful i...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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You said, “I’m sorry,” but somehow you haven’t been forgiven. Why? Because you’re doing it wrong! A report from the front lines of apology science.

  • Added: Nov 01, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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The World Trade Organization is the referee for 164 trading partners, each with their own political and economic agendas. Lately, those agendas hav...

  • Added: Oct 25, 2018
  • Length: 58:29