Freakonomics Radio

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Discover the hidden side of everything with Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books. Each week, Freakonomics Radio tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) — fro...Show More

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43:18 | Jun 22nd, 2017

Charles Koch, the mega-billionaire CEO of Koch Industries and half of the infamous political machine, sees himself as a classical liberal. So why do most Democrats hate him so much? In a rare series o...Show More
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michaeld recommended:

Good interview, explains what the Koch bros. are really trying to do

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42:27 | Feb 6th, 2018

The gig economy offers the ultimate flexibility to set your own hours. That's why economists thought it would help eliminate the gender pay gap. A new study, using data from over a million Uber driver...Show More
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mm recommended:

Fascinating episode. Great walkthrough. It's interesting when asked about how to solve pay gap, the interviewees stuck to what they know - E...Show More

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47:20 | Aug 31st, 2017

By some estimates, medical error is the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. How can that be? And what's to be done? Our third and final episode in this series offers some encouraging answers.

59:03 | Dec 19th, 2019

A year ago, nobody was taking Andrew Yang very seriously. Now he is America’s favorite entrepre-nerd, with a candidacy that keeps gaining momentum. This episode includes our Jan. 2019 conversation wit...Show More
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YES to having a psychologist in the White House! I really respect how open Yang has been about de-stigmatizing the importance of mental heal...Show More

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49:08 | Feb 7th, 2019

In 2005, Raghuram Rajan said the financial system was at risk “of a catastrophic meltdown.” After stints at the I.M.F. and India’s central bank, he sees another potential crisis — and he offers a solu...Show More
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mochromatic recommended:

It was interesting to hear Rajan's take on why there is an increase in social unrest and extremist thinking.

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