Freakonomics Radio - Most Recent
May 3, 2011
Family-firm succession is alive and well. But is it good for profits? Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner takes a look at why it happens -- and why it doesn't happen so much in the U.S.
Apr 19, 2011
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner talks about the idea of "conspicuous conservation," where people indulge in certain earth-saving acts as a way to show off that they care about the environment, and in turn, benefit socially.
Apr 5, 2011
How researchers raised test scores in rural China with the help of new specs for every kid in need.
Mar 22, 2011
A new kind of cigarette could help drop the rate of deaths-by-fire to zero.
Mar 8, 2011
To follow or not to follow? It may not be such a simple choice on the social media site.
Feb 22, 2011
A potential lockout is on the horizon as the current collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and the players' union soon expires. Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner talks with Kai Ryssdal about how profitable the NFL is and the problem some owners have with the league's business model.
Feb 8, 2011
Life can hurt. Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner talks to Kai Ryssdal about how people sell the notion of pain.
Jan 25, 2011
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner talks to Kai Ryssdal about why he believes the future of food lies with those who are trying to bring the scientific method into the kitchen.
Jan 11, 2011
In the latest edition of Freakonomics Radio, Stephen Dubner talks to Kai Ryssdal about what it might take to get people to throw away less trash.
Dec 28, 2010
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner talks about why economists don't shy away from repugnant, even if the idea comes with the catchphrase "crap to crop."