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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.

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    • Gesellschaft und Kultur
    • 4.7 • 370 Ratings

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.

    533. Will the Democrats “Make America Great Again”?

    533. Will the Democrats “Make America Great Again”?

    For decades, the U.S. let globalization run its course and hoped China would be an ally. Now the Biden administration is spending billions to bring high-tech manufacturing back home. Is this the beginning of a new industrial policy — or just another round of corporate welfare?

    • 50 min
    The Economics of Everyday Things: “My Sharona”

    The Economics of Everyday Things: “My Sharona”

    Can a hit single from four decades ago still pay the bills? Zachary Crockett f-f-f-finds out in the third episode of our newest podcast, "The Economics of Everyday Things."

    • 18 min
    Is Economic Growth the Wrong Goal? (Ep. 429 Update)

    Is Economic Growth the Wrong Goal? (Ep. 429 Update)

    The economist Kate Raworth says the aggressive pursuit of G.D.P. is trashing the planet and shortchanging too many people. She has proposed an alternative — and the city of Amsterdam is giving it a try. How's it going?

    • 41 min
    The Economics of Everyday Things: Girl Scout Cookies

    The Economics of Everyday Things: Girl Scout Cookies

    How does America's cutest sales force get billions of Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs into our hands every year? Zachary Crockett finds out in the second episode of our newest podcast, "The Economics of Everyday Things."

    • 14 min
    532. Do You Know Who Owns Your Vet?

    532. Do You Know Who Owns Your Vet?

    When small businesses get bought by big investors, the name may stay the same — but customers and employees can feel the difference. (Part 2 of 2.)

    • 46 min
    Introducing “The Economics of Everyday Things”

    Introducing “The Economics of Everyday Things”

    A new podcast hosted by Zachary Crockett. In the first episode: Gas stations. When gas prices skyrocket, do station owners get a windfall? And where do their profits really come from?

    • 15 min

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4.7 out of 5
370 Ratings

370 Ratings

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Just great!

It keeps me learning so many things!

Floshechka ,

Medium quality podcast

I can only give it 3 stars - generally freakonmics was always great - however this podcast misses what it was usually about. Statistics and facts and metrics / this is really missing and the podcast is quite some talking without content

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Most insightful consistent interesting podcast ever

No matter who you are, if you are interested in learning new things, do yourself a favor, start making these a ritual on the go, in the car, while making food, whenever your ears, and mind, are free

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