In their books Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner use the tools of economics to explore real-world behavior. As boring as that may sound, what they really do is tell stories — about cheating schoolteachers, self-dealing real-estate agents, and crack-selling mama's boys. Those Freakonomics stories — and plenty of new ones — are now coming to the radio, with Dubner as host. Just like the books, Freakonomics Radio explores "the hidden side of everything." It will tell you things you always thought you knew but didn't, and things you never thought you wanted to know, but do.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:00am
Yes, it expands the mind but we usually don't retain much -- and then there's the opportunity cost.
Thursday, February 27, 2014 12:00am
In most countries, houses get more valuable over time. In Japan, a new buyer will often bulldoze the home. We'll tell you why.
Thursday, February 20, 2014 12:00am
The consequences of our low marriage rate -- and if the old model is less attractive, how about a new one?
Thursday, February 13, 2014 12:00am
The myths of modern marriage.
Thursday, February 6, 2014 12:00am
Thick markets, thin markets, and the triumph of attributes over compatibility.