Freakonomics Radio

Nov 26 2020 46 mins 48.8k

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

4.6 • 29 Ratings

d.renee.johnson Nov 25 2020
Educational and entertaining!

sunnysurya Oct 31 2020
Required listening

rawatts Oct 06 2020
Really interesting. Great podcast

ehsfb2001 Oct 02 2020
Great podcast a little left of center. One side point about the hallucinogenics. My wife had ketamine during childbirth 35 years ago and felt like the baby was born without a head and her Head was floating away from her body and it was a nightmare.

igg Aug 22 2020
Nice bunch of economics anecdotes

1q3er5 Aug 06 2020
good interesting podcast

Nissim Cohen Jul 30 2020
Great presentation

Martlark Jul 30 2020
Always stimulating and often conundrum knitting. Listen if you want your brain to get a work out

lwood the great Jul 06 2020
Always great.. top notch production. Just a great podcast.

Bryan.Culver Jun 28 2020
I love the job Steven Levitt does with his interviews. I can't wait to hear more of what he has in store. His alternative perspective is refreshing and not abrasive.

ruthie Jun 27 2020
Love this podcast. Informative and entertaining, usually brings to mind issues I've never thought of before and I love to listen and learn

Octoscoop Jun 25 2020
The best podcast in the history of the Universe, bar none!

IanTulip Jun 20 2020
Interesting conversation.

Maidanchik Jun 18 2020

Miggold May 31 2020
Excellent podcast

wzr6np May 30 2020
Interesting perspective

Philwas May 23 2020
A big fan. It inspires the best chats with my brother.

bj14klein May 21 2020
Very useful information and perspectives.

Cameron May 19 2020
The Ajit Pai episode is so uncritical of Ajit's anecdotal reasoning that it casts doubt in the integrity of the podcast.

curt922 May 14 2020
Very informative and interesting. This podcast explores thought-provoking topics. Can get a little pushy with the liberal politics from time-to-time but not overly partisan.

apolitakis May 10 2020
Very good and a novel persoective

Damian Mar 29 2020
Excellent, informative and well recorded! Definitely in my top 5 of podcasts.

Tomer S. Mar 30 2020
Very informative. Gives a very deep and interesting point of view on economy and other stuff. High quality production.

Edward Simpson May 08 2020
Episode "416. How Do You Reopen a Country?" has the best explanation I've heard so far of what it will take to ease back into business, i.e., getting people back to work in a responsible fashion. There will be reservoirs of SARS-CoV-2 for years to come, maybe decades, and we will need robust testing and tracking. The last part of the episode gives an economist's explanation of how to make testing work.

Netanel May 05 2020
Very good. A tad too involved with one side of the behavioural economics and nudges argument

kpod May 03 2020
Huge fan of the series but the clipping on guest's mic made this episode very hard to enjoy. Honest two stars.

dgoodman1985 Apr 16 2020
I've been a reader of this series for over a decade and think the podcast is informative and interesting. Big caveat is the host bends over backwards to not give obvious answers when they exist. Falls back on the two handed economist fallacy, but regardless well produced and interesting.

Reviewer 23 Apr 13 2020
Excellent podcast, easily a top 3 for me and highly recommended to everyone. Informative, entertaining and down to earth. Thanks Freakonomics for the incredible work you do, truly positive contributions to humanity and thank you for informing humanity in so many formats, in particular, this podcast.

SteveC Mar 29 2020
Every bit as good as the books. High production standards and fun analysis you feel you can trust.