13 episodes

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. Special features include series like “The Secret Life of a C.E.O.” as well as a live game show, “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know.” 

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    • 4.6, 19.3K 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. Special features include series like “The Secret Life of a C.E.O.” as well as a live game show, “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know.” 

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
19.3K Ratings

19.3K Ratings

MalcolmFan ,

Thought provoking

I learn something new every single time. Been hooked since the first book!

Zoéy ,

intermittent intense joyful jolts

Which is more impactful? Obsequious long-winded flattery, albeit true?

“Freakonomics has taught me more in several hundred hours than I’ve learned collectively in all my years of schooling/university and has changed my life forever”

OR the straight-forward approach? Something like, “you’re a better version of yourself with Freakonomics in your life — time well spent”.

Whichever is appropriate, I mean them both wholeheartedly.

Tell your friends, tell you wife, Dubner, is in fact, the man [so is Levitt and List TBH].

Oo, and to you low-rating folks, all skewing the star count due to “limited selection of Freakonomics on Apple podcast,” Dude, go to the Freakonomics website under the archives tab — all 379 episodes are there, available, for free, today, right now. I play a little game with myself “find on page” — I type in a word to find and listen to that podcast, because it’s that much content.

Biased I may be, but I think it’s a little more fair to knock off points for content, merit, production, quality and vibes. Now don’t get me wrong there are times when I hear some things which make me shout, from the shower to the speaker, “but Dubner, what about [not-so seemingly obvious thing]? ” and then, as if on cue — like a member of my own tribe, he too asks the question, or at least answers it later in a roundabout way. That’s all style points baby.

Thanks, Dubner. Keep shining!

mustgetAs ,

I 💕freakonomics!!!!!

Me and my family go on roadtrips often and I BEG them to put freakonomics on the radio.Whenever I hear this particular podcast it guaranteed to get me hooked on.

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