Features by Stephen Dubner
Posted In: innovation, gender gap, patents, Science, engineering
Freakonomics' Stephen Dubner on one scientifically-proven way that helps women embrace risk.
Posted In: president
Believe it or not, there's nearly no relationship between the U.S. president and the economy, no matter who it is.
Posted In: employees, office behavior, morale
Freakonomics Radio takes a look at alternative indicators of office morale, and the unintended consequences when companies try to keep employees happy.
Posted In: smoking, cigarettes, weight
The decline in smoking among Americans may have contributed to rising obesity levels -- could the recession also be affecting people’s waistlines?
Posted In: American Football, football, Super Bowl
That old adage about defense winning the game? Not true.
Posted In: 2012 election, campaign spending, fundraising, politics
Conventional wisdom says the candidate who raises the most money is likely to get the most votes. But is that really true?
Posted In: drunk walking, drinking
We all know that drunk driving kills. But research shows, so does walking drunk.
Posted In: Food, World War II, Prohibition
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: Charity, philanthropy
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner discusses strategies to get people to give.
Posted In: turkey, Thanksgiving
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner discusses why the turkey industry is built around artificial insemination.