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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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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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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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41:42 | Sep 19th, 2019

In the U.S. alone, we hold 55 million meetings a day. Most of them are woefully unproductive, and tyrannize our offices. The revolution begins now — with better agendas, smaller invite lists, and an e...Show More
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Ok, I started listening to this because the title makes it sounds like one of those useful practical episodes one should listen to plus econ...Show More

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