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, December 5, 2013 9:00am
More than 1 million people die worldwide each year from traffic accidents. But there's never been a safer time to drive.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 9:00am
It's time to do away with feel-good stories, gut hunches, and magical thinking.
Thursday, November 21, 2013 9:00am
Spontaneous order is everywhere if you know where to look for it.
Thursday, November 14, 2013 9:00am
The online universe doesn't have nearly as many rules, or rulemakers, as the real world. Discuss.
Thursday, November 7, 2013 9:00am
College tends to make people happier, healthier, and wealthier. But how?