Features by Stephen Dubner

When it comes to charitable giving, what works?

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

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

The unintended consequences of elections

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

Freakonomics: Tackling the problem of cheating teachers

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

Freakonomics: Why crime continues to fall during a bad economy

Conventional wisdom says a bad economy leads to increased crime. But Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt tell us why that's not true.
Posted In: Crime

Freakonomics: Where have all the hitchhikers gone?

Besides the fear of an axe murderer, there are valid reasons why hitchhiking has died off. Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner discusses those reasons and tells us why you should care.
Posted In: Transportation

Freakonomics: Preventing a hurricane

We know what causes hurricanes and how to deal with their symptoms, but not actually how to prevent the storms from happening in the first place. An invention firm may have come up with a 'hurricane vaccine.'
Posted In: Environment

Freakonomics: Fetal genetic testing raises big questions

Freakonomics correspondent Stephen Dubner explains the unexpected consequences of predetermining your baby's genetics.
Posted In: Health

Freakonomics: Why are we so bad at predicting the future?

People make a lot of money making predictions, so why are they so rarely right? Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner talks about accountability in fortune telling.

Freakonomics: How does a company bounce back after controversy?

Bad things happen in business. So how do firms bounce back and keep reputations intact?
Posted In: Food


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