How to Be More Productive (Rebroadcast)

...episode noted within the transcript. *      *      * [MUSIC: Beckah Shae, “Smile” (from Let it Snow )] Hello, Freakonomics Radio listeners. The holidays are a lot of fun, of course,...

How to Become Great at Just About Anything (Rebroadcast)

...Sure, practice makes perfect — but how you practice matters even more than how much. (Photo: Harry Engels/Getty Images) Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “How to Become...

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...(but his mother loved the Times Magazine, so he gave in). The article came out, and led to an unexpected partnership. Levitt and Dubner wrote Freakonomics , a book about...

Time to Take Back the Toilet Full Transcript

...This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “Time to Take Back the Toilet.” [MUSIC: Johnny Sangster , “Fastbook”] Hey podcast listeners, before today’s show begins, I want...

There’s No Such Thing as a Free Appetizer: Full Transcript

...This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “ There’s No Such Thing as a Free Appetizer.“ [MUSIC: The Civil Tones, “City Stoopin’” (from City Stoopin’ )]  ...

Freakonomics Quorum: Why, During a Bad Economy, Does Crime Continue to Fall?

...the issue, it seemed like a good time to convene a Freakonomics Quorum. We put out the following question to a group of experts including some of the very academics...

Why Don’t We All Speak the Same Language? (Earth 2.0 Series)

...Linguists predict that some 3,000 languages spoken will go extinct within the next century. (Photo: Paul Stevenson/Flickr) Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “Why Don’t We All Speak...

Is Income Inequality Inevitable? (Earth 2.0 Series)

...(Photo: David Blackwell / flickr) Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “Is Income Inequality Inevitable? (Earth 2.0 Series)”. (You can subscribe to the podcast at Apple Podcasts or...

Am I Boring You? A New Freakonomics Radio Episode

...(photo: Jesús León) Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “Am I Boring You?” (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or elsewhere, get the RSS feed, or listen via...

Does Freakonomics Suck?

...[for a Freakonomics status report, click here] Our publisher has been busily promoting and selling Freakonomics, which of course is its job, and which we, not surprisingly, applaud. When...