You Say Repugnant, I Say … Let's Do It!: Full Transcript

...young woman selling her kidney to raise cash? Well, that’s just repugnant. Why? Well, yeah, there are differences. Harvesting an egg is much easier than harvesting a kidney, and we...

You Say Repugnant, I Say … Let’s Do It!

...Photo: Magnus D Podcast Freakonomics Radio You Say Repugnant, I Say … Let’s Do It!: What happens when the most disturbing ideas are also the best? Download/Subscribe at...

The Year in Repugnant Ideas

...Jones) We here at Freakonomics Radio are connoisseurs of the repugnant idea. When the timid turn away in disgust, we inch closer. Why? Because hidden in the muck of repugnant...

Bring Us Your Repugnant Ideas

...We just did a Marketplace radio piece on “The Year in Repugnant Ideas,” and tomorrow we’ll release a podcast on a similar theme. We plan to revisit this theme...

Can We Add Carmen and Gang Signs to the "Formerly Repugnant" List?

...in an opera in the 1870’s was apparently considered repugnant. Today, of course, Carmen is one of the most popular operas in the world. This got me thinking about the...

The Future of Repugnance

...of us will do to work more efficiently — like taking performance enhancing drugs — will go from being repugnant today to ordinary in the future. Other things we do...

With Geoengineering Outlawed, Will Only Outlaws Have Geoengineering?

...project’s p.r. man. “So while environmentalists may find the very notion of geoengineering repugnant, the fact is that geoengineering is already with us, and will likely be put to use...

Beer for Babies and the Tapeworm Diet

...rounds before. Still, it might be worth a look — especially when you think about how the line between repugnant and not repugnant can shift over time, sometimes faster and...

Question of the Day: Are We Overlooking a Meat Source?

...From the inbox: Gentlemen: I am a big fan — one who especially appreciates your willingness to (perhaps enjoyment in?) exploring solutions that many would consider repugnant.  In that...

Are You Ready for a Glorious Sunset? Full Transcript

...words that’s a good hint that the idea we’re about to discuss is so repugnant that your firm is smart enough to not want to be anywhere near it. Well,...