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...

Tell Me Something I Don’t Know Full Transcript

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

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

...David NUTT: Alcohol, I’m not so sure about alcohol. I wonder if alcohol was discovered today, I think people would be very concerned about the toxicity. And I suspect alcohol...

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...

How Safe Is Your Job? Full Transcript

...lately: as technology continues to get better, especially robotic technology, what kind of jobs will be left for the rest of us? David AUTOR: My name is David Autor. DUBNER:...

You Eat What You Are, Pt. 2: Full Transcript

...some kind of a natural disaster: David CLEVELAND : In 2005 there was a mudslide at La Conchita, which is a community in the southeastern part of Santa Barbara County,...

The Science of Genius: A Q&A With Author David Shenk

...Photo: Heidi Schumann David Shenk Practice makes genius? That’s the idea behind the research of people like Anders Ericsson. It’s also at the center of a new book, The...

A Prediction Market Trading Pit for the Digital Age: A Guest Post From David Pennock

...Photo: iStockphoto Collection David Pennock is one of the smartest guys I know.  As a scientist at Yahoo! Research, he’s on the bleeding edge of computer scientists working at...

Brian Jacob Takes Home the David Kershaw Prize

...Congratulations to my co-author and former student Brian Jacob, who just won the David Kershaw Prize for being the most distinguished researcher under the age of 40 in the...

FREAK-Quently Asked Questions: David Levin

...David Levin, (Photo by Jim Lo Scazlo for USN & WR) Here’s the first installment of a new feature we’re trying out. It’s a simple idea: we wrote up...