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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. The entire archive, going back to 2010, is available on the Stitcher podcast app and at freakonomics.com.

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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. The entire archive, going back to 2010, is available on the Stitcher podcast app and at freakonomics.com.

    How the Supermarket Helped America Win the Cold War (Ep. 386 Rebroadcast)

    How the Supermarket Helped America Win the Cold War (Ep. 386 Rebroadcast)

    Aisle upon aisle of fresh produce, cheap meat, and sugary cereal — a delicious embodiment of free-market capitalism, right? Not quite. The supermarket was in fact the endpoint of the U.S. government’s battle for agricultural abundance against the U.S.S.R. Our farm policies were built to dominate, not necessarily to nourish — and we are still living with the consequences.

    • 43 min.
    The Simple Economics of Saving the Amazon Rain Forest

    The Simple Economics of Saving the Amazon Rain Forest

    Everyone agrees that massive deforestation is an environmental disaster. But most of the standard solutions — scolding the Brazilians, invoking universal morality — ignore the one solution that might actually work

    • 32 min.
    The Pros and Cons of Reparations

    The Pros and Cons of Reparations

    Most Americans agree that racial discrimination has been, and remains, a big problem. But that is where the agreement ends.

    • 40 min.
    Should America (and FIFA) Pay Reparations?

    Should America (and FIFA) Pay Reparations?

    The racial wealth gap in the U.S. is massive. We explore the causes, consequences, and potential solutions. Also: another story of discrimination and economic disparity, this one perpetrated by an international sporting authority. The first of a two-part series.

    • 44 min.
    Remembrance of Economic Crises Past

    Remembrance of Economic Crises Past

    Christina Romer was a top White House economist during the Great Recession. As a researcher, she specializes in the Great Depression. She tells us what those disasters can (and can’t) teach us about the Covid crash.

    • 51 min.
    How to Make Your Own Luck

    How to Make Your Own Luck

    Before she decided to become a poker pro, Maria Konnikova didn’t know how many cards are in a deck. But she did have a Ph.D. in psychology, a brilliant coach, and a burning desire to know whether life is driven more by skill or chance. She found some answers in poker — and in her new book The Biggest Bluff, she’s willing to tell us everything she learned.

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Klantrecensies

4.7 van 5
196 beoordelingen

196 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.

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.

Pieterbakker ,

Fantastic podcast

I have been listening to Freakonomics Radio for over half a year now and won't stop in the foreseeable future. Every week Dubner is back with another interesting topic ranging from economical and political issues to the more quirky topics (Should we play music in public bathrooms?). The show is professionally produced and from time to time has well-known and interesting guests (Larry Summers, Daniel Kahneman, Trevor Noah, I could go on).

I have recommended this podcast to everyone who isn't sick of hearing me yap on about it. So definitely give it a listen!

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