Features by Stephen Dubner
Posted In: turkey, Thanksgiving
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner discusses why the turkey industry is built around artificial insemination.
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner discusses some of the strange side effects that happen around elections.
Posted In: Education
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt discuss why teachers cheat and how we can deal with the problem.
Posted In: Crime
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: Transportation
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: Environment
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: Health
Freakonomics correspondent Stephen Dubner explains the unexpected consequences of predetermining your baby's genetics.
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.
Posted In: Food
Bad things happen in business. So how do firms bounce back and keep reputations intact?
Posted In: Sports
Society often considers quitting as failure, but Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner argues we should think more about the upsides to giving up.