614 afleveringen

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.

Freakonomics Radio Stitcher

    • Maatschappij & cultuur
    • 4,7 • 215 beoordelingen

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.

    484. “A Fascinating, Sexy, Intellectually Compelling, Unregulated Global Market.”

    484. “A Fascinating, Sexy, Intellectually Compelling, Unregulated Global Market.”

    The art market is so opaque and illiquid that it barely functions like a market at all. A handful of big names get all the headlines (and most of the dollars). Beneath the surface is a tangled web of dealers, curators, auction houses, speculators — and, of course, artists. In the first episode of a three-part series, we meet the key players and learn how an obscure, long-dead American painter suddenly became a superstar. (Part 1 of “The Hidden Side of the Art Market.”)

    • 52 min.
    How Do You Cure a Compassion Crisis? (Ep. 444 Replay)

    How Do You Cure a Compassion Crisis? (Ep. 444 Replay)

    Patients in the U.S. healthcare system often feel they’re treated with a lack of empathy. Doctors and nurses have tragically high levels of burnout. Could fixing the first problem solve the second? And does the rest of society need more compassion too?

    • 51 min.
    483. What’s Wrong With Shortcuts?

    483. What’s Wrong With Shortcuts?

    You know the saying: “There are no shortcuts in life.” What if that saying is just wrong? In his new book "Thinking Better: The Art of the Shortcut in Math and Life," the mathematician Marcus du Sautoy argues that shortcuts can be applied to practically anything: music, psychotherapy, even politics. Our latest installment of the Freakonomics Radio Book Club.

    • 43 min.
    482. Is Venture Capital the Secret Sauce of the American Economy?

    482. Is Venture Capital the Secret Sauce of the American Economy?

    The U.S. is home to seven of the world’s 10 biggest companies. How did that happen? The answer may come down to two little letters: V.C. Is venture capital good for society, or does it just help the rich get richer? Stephen Dubner invests the time to find out.

    • 45 min.
    481. Is the U.S. Really Less Corrupt Than China?

    481. Is the U.S. Really Less Corrupt Than China?

    A new book by an unorthodox political scientist argues that the two rivals have more in common than we’d like to admit. It’s just that most American corruption is essentially legal.

    • 55 min.
    480. How Much Does Discrimination Hurt the Economy?

    480. How Much Does Discrimination Hurt the Economy?

    Evidence from Nazi Germany and 1940’s America (and pretty much everywhere else) shows that discrimination is incredibly costly — to the victims, of course, but also the perpetrators. One modern solution is to invoke a diversity mandate. But new research shows that’s not necessarily the answer.

    • 53 min.

Klantrecensies

4,7 van 5
215 beoordelingen

215 beoordelingen

andreiondrums ,

Informative!

It's great if you want to have a better understanding of the world around us. And it's suitable for people like me who have no experience or knowledge whatsoever with economics. Witty podcast.

Nick Fontana ,

Disaster

Oh man, the anti socialist episode was juist terribile. A bunch of pro capitalist trying to explain how bad the situation in Venezuela is because of socialism, not because Venezuela has dozens embargoes from the US which don’t absolutely give the chance to trade with any other capitalist countries. Plus the continuous trying to destabilize the country with foreign policies and fake coup d’etat.
They don’t even mention the basic of socialism, a planned economy which produces first whats necessary for his own people and profit come second, free housing, free education, free medicare, all controlled by the states and not by some riches dudes which gamble with the lives of millions of people for the sake of becoming richer.
Not a word about China where Communism has raised 800000000 millions of peasants from poverty.
How about that COVID is completely under control in the socialist countries with very few deaths and instead in all the capitalist countries they don’t have a plan to come out because they don’t wanna stop making profits for the ultra rich?
Russia has become the second world power thanks to socialism.
In the podcast they also forget to say that capitalism is based on imperialism and wars, the real politic of the US to keep his machine running.

klafbang ,

Live = cribge

The live episodes are a fricking cringe fest. I used to like the podcast, but have unsubscribed due to the repeat episodes and live shows. Put the live crap to another channel and I might consider resubscribing.

Top-podcasts in Maatschappij & cultuur

Suggesties voor jou

Meer van Stitcher