Big Returns from Thinking Small

...wouldn’t be able to have the social impact that I wanted. SERVICE: It blended them together in a relatively unique way. And strangely enough, David Halpern taught social psych on...

100 Ways to Fight Obesity: Full Transcript

...of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity at the Centers for Disease Control. Now I’m an active citizen.   David LAIBSON: I’m David Laibson from Harvard. I’m a behavioral economist. My...

A Look Back at the Subprime Mess (or: Itzhak Ben-David Is a Prophet)

...Back in June, 2007, we wrote a column about the research of Itzhak Ben-David, a Ph.D. candidate in finance at the University of Chicago (who has since accepted an...

Book Review: Malcolm Gladwell's David and Goliath

...Malcolm Gladwell’s latest — David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants – came out this week.   Like every other book by Gladwell, it is already...

Trust Me

...during this election? Sorry, my mistake. I guess I was thinking of Australia? David HALPERN: Australia is the one which looks like it’s bucking the trend and moving towards higher...

Tell Me Something I Don’t Know Rebroadcast Full Transcript

...David Paterson.  Judges, welcome. Here are a few things that we know so far about you. Malcolm Gladwell, we know that you are a staff writer for The New Yorker....

Tell Me Something I Don’t Know Full Transcript

...are some judges. So let’s bring them out. Please join me in welcoming Malcolm Gladwell, Ana Gasteyer, and David Paterson. [APPLAUSE] DUBNER: Judges, welcome. Here are a few things that...

What’s More Dangerous: Marijuana or Alcohol? Full Transcript

...no cultural or legal baggage, with no preconceptions – how would we weigh the relative benefits and, especially, the costs of marijuana versus alcohol? David NUTT: Alcohol, I’m not so...

What Do King Solomon and David Lee Roth Have in Common? A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

...  This week’s episode is called “What Do King Solomon and David Lee Roth Have in Common?” (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes, get the RSS feed, or listen via...

Why Is the Live-Event Ticket Market So Screwed Up?

...the screwy ticket market could fill an entire episode of Freakonomics Radio. And today it will. We’ll hear from the ticket sellers: David MARCUS:We are the recipient of the fans’...