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The hidden side of keeping employee morale high

Feb 22, 2012
Freakonomics Radio takes a look at alternative indicators of office morale, and the unintended consequences when companies try to keep employees happy.
Posted In: employees, office behavior, morale

The unintended consequences of the recession

Feb 8, 2012
The decline in smoking among Americans may have contributed to rising obesity levels -- could the recession also be affecting people’s waistlines?
Posted In: smoking, cigarettes, weight

Tackling old football myths

Jan 25, 2012
That old adage about defense winning the game? Not true.
Posted In: American Football, football, Super Bowl

Does money buy elections?

Jan 11, 2012
Conventional wisdom says the candidate who raises the most money is likely to get the most votes. But is that really true?
Posted In: 2012 election, campaign spending, fundraising, politics

Friends don't let friends walk drunk

Dec 27, 2011
We all know that drunk driving kills. But research shows, so does walking drunk.
Posted In: drunk walking, drinking

How political history influences what's on your plate

Dec 13, 2011
What do Prohibition, World War II and immigration policy have to do with your food? Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner discusses reasons why American food is what it is today.
Posted In: Food, World War II, Prohibition

When it comes to charitable giving, what works?

Nov 29, 2011
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner discusses strategies to get people to give.
Posted In: Charity, philanthropy

Your Thanksgiving turkey is probably a product of artificial insemination

Nov 16, 2011
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner discusses why the turkey industry is built around artificial insemination.
Posted In: turkey, Thanksgiving

The unintended consequences of elections

Nov 1, 2011
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner discusses some of the strange side effects that happen around elections.

Freakonomics: Tackling the problem of cheating teachers

Oct 18, 2011
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt discuss why teachers cheat and how we can deal with the problem.
Posted In: Education

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About this collection

"Freakonomics" and "SuperFreakonomics," by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, are groundbreaking books that explore "the hidden side of everything." Now there's Freakonomics Radio, a project that includes a weekly podcast, regular segments on Marketplace, and one-hour specials to be broadcast on public-radio stations across the country. Prepare to be enlightened, engaged, perhaps enraged, and definitely surprised.