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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. 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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    • 4.5, 18.5K 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

4.5 out of 5
18.5K Ratings

18.5K Ratings

Ramblin Ramsey ,

This is my economics degree.

The books and the podcasts are so good, so well researched, constructed and delivered that I feel like I am getting a true education in psychology and economics as well as history, social sciences and sometimes politics. Stephen Dubner is an excellent interviewer who has a journalists ability to ask difficult questions and the results usually strengthen his guests’ points of view. I have no gripes except I want episodes daily!!

yakgirl52 ,

One of my favorites

I look forward to every new podcast. They are always interesting - even the ones I don't think I'll be interested in turn out to be very much worth listening to. You have a real talent for making different subjects easy to understand without any dumbing down whatsoever. Keep up the good work, and thank you.
Update - So happy to have Steve Levitt back. More please! Of the two of you together.

Streetee ,

Levitt is Back!

I haven’t listened to Freakonomics in more than a year. Upon finishing all my other weekly podcasts, I thought I’d give it one more shot. Hearing Steven Levitt’s voice again brought tears to my eyes. Every once in a while, I still play one of his few videos on the internet before bed. His soft and steady voice is truly a thing of beauty. Many of my best ideas have come after dreams inspired by his one of a kind worldview. Thank you Dubner for bringing the dynamic duo back! Writing my first review is the best thing I can do until I can figure out how to repay you in full. Until then, I’m guaranteed some good nights of sleep!

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