Freakonomics

Freakonomics

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Pick of the Week: Does Religion Make You Happy? (Ep. 176)

From the archive — It’s a hard question to answer, but we do our best.

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Why You Shouldn’t Open a Restaurant (Ep. 347)

Kenji Lopez-Alt became a rock star of the food world by bringing science into the kitchen in a way that everyday...

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Pick of the Week: How Can This Possibly Be True? (Ep. 236)

From the archive — A famous economics essay features a pencil (yes, a pencil) arguing that “not a single person on...

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Pick of the Week: How to Save $1 Billion Without Even Trying (Ep. 178)

From the archive — Doctors, chefs, and other experts are much more likely than the rest of us to buy store-brand...

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Two (Totally Opposite) Ways to Save the Planet (Ep. 346)

The environmentalists say we’re doomed if we don’t drastically reduce consumption. The technologists say that human...

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Pick of the Week: The Demonization of Gluten (Ep. 304)

From the archive — Celiac disease is thought to affect roughly one percent of the population. The good news: it can...

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Pick of the Week: The Cheeseburger Diet (Ep. 230)

From the archive — One woman's quest to find the best burger in town can teach all of us to eat smarter.

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How to Be Happy (Ep. 345)

The U.N.’s World Happiness Report — created to curtail our unhealthy obsession with G.D.P. — is dominated every year...

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Pick of the Week: Are We in a Mattress-Store Bubble? (Ep. 251)

From the archive — You've seen them — everywhere! — and often clustered together, as if central planners across...

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Pick of the Week: Time to Take Back the Toilet (Ep. 190)

From the archive — Public bathrooms are noisy, poorly designed, and often nonexistent. What to do?

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Who Decides How Much a Life Is Worth?

After every mass shooting or terrorist attack, victims and survivors receive a huge outpouring of support — including...

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Pick of the Week: It’s Your Problem Now (Ep. 318)

From the archive — No, it's not your fault the economy crashed. Or that consumer preferences changed. Or that new...

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Pick of the Week: What Does a C.E.O. Actually Do? (Ep. 314)

From the archive — They're paid a fortune — but for what, exactly? What makes a good C.E.O. — and how can you even...

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Pick of the Week: Trevor Noah Has a Lot to Say (Ep. 272)

From the archive — The Daily Show host grew up as a poor, mixed-race South African kid going to three churches every...

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Pick of the Week: Failure Is Your Friend (Ep. 169)

From the archive — In which we argue that failure should not only be tolerated but celebrated.

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A Conversation With PepsiCo C.E.O. Indra Nooyi (Ep. 316 Update)

One of the world’s biggest and best-known companies just announced that its C.E.O. would be stepping down in the...

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An Astronaut, a Catalan, and Two Linguists Walk Into a Bar…

In this live episode of “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know,” we learn why New York has skinny skyscrapers, how to...

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Pick of the Week: That’s a Great Question!

From the archive — Verbal tic or strategic rejoinder? Whatever the case: it’s rare to come across an interview these...

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Pick of the Week: What Do Medieval Nuns and Bo Jackson Have in Common?

From the archive — A look at whether spite pays — and if it even exists.

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Pick of the Week: Ten Signs You Might Be a Libertarian (Ep. 259)

From the archive — Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party's presidential candidate, likes to say that most...

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