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Pick of the Week: Ten Ideas to Make Politics Less Rotten (Ep. 255)

From the archive — We Americans may love our democracy -- at least in theory -- but at the moment our feelings toward...

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Has Lance Armstrong Finally Come Clean?

He was once the most lionized athlete on the planet, with seven straight Tour de France wins and a victory over...

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Pick of the Week: Why Is the Live-Event Ticket Market So Screwed Up? (Ep. 311)

From the archive — The public has almost no chance to buy good tickets to the best events. Ticket brokers, meanwhile,...

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Pick of the Week: Fear Thy Nature (Ep. 92)

From the archive — What "Sleep No More" and the Stanford Prison Experiment tell us about who we really are.

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Pick of the Week: Not Your Grandmother’s I.M.F. (Ep. 312)

From the archive — The International Monetary Fund has long been the "lender of last resort" for economies in crisis....

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Pick of the Week: Hacking the World Bank (Ep. 197)

From the archive — Jim Yong Kim has an unorthodox background for a World Bank president — and his reign thus far is...

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Why We Choke Under Pressure (and How Not To)

It happens to just about everyone, whether you’re going for Olympic gold or giving a wedding toast. We hear from...

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People Aren’t Dumb. The World Is Hard.

You wouldn’t think you could win a Nobel Prize for showing that humans tend to make irrational decisions. But that’s...

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Pick of the Week: The Longest Long Shot (Ep. 249)

From the archive — When the uncelebrated Leicester City Football Club won the English Premier League, it wasn't just...

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Pick of the Week: How to Become Great at Just About Anything (Ep. 244)

From the archive — What if the thing we call "talent" is grotesquely overrated? And what if deliberate practice is...

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The Future of Freakonomics Radio

After 8 years and more than 300 episodes, it was time to either 1) quit, or 2) make the show bigger and better. We...

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Pick of the Week: A Better Way to Eat (Ep. 173)

From the archive — Takeru Kobayashi revolutionized the sport of competitive eating. What can the rest of us learn...

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Pick of the Week: "How Much Brain Damage Do I Have?" (Ep. 299)

From the archive — John Urschel was the only player in the N.F.L. simultaneously getting a math Ph.D. at M.I.T. But...

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Where to Find Every Episode of Freakonomics Radio

You can find all 300+ episodes of Freakonomics Radio — going all the way back to 2010 — on the Stitcher app...

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In Praise of Incrementalism (Rebroadcast)

What do Renaissance painting, civil-rights movements, and Olympic cycling have in common? In each case, huge...

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In Praise of Incrementalism (Rebroadcast)

What do Renaissance painting, civil-rights movements, and Olympic cycling have in common? In each case, huge...

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Pick of the Week: How Much Does the President of the U.S. Really Matter? (Ep. 11)

From the archive — The U.S. president is often called the "leader of free world." But if you ask an economist or a...

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Pick of the Week: Has the U.S. Presidency Become a Dictatorship? (Ep. 260)

From the archive — Sure, we all pay lip service to the Madisonian system of checks and balances. But as one legal...

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In Praise of Maintenance (Rebroadcast)

Has our culture's obsession with innovation led us to neglect the fact that things also need to be taken care of?

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In Praise of Maintenance (Rebroadcast)

Has our culture's obsession with innovation led us to neglect the fact that things also need to be taken care of?

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