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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...

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...

How to Save $1 Billion Without Even Trying: A Freakonomics Radio Rebroadcast

...(photo: bark) Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is a rebroadcast called “How to Save $1 Billion Without Even Trying.” (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes   or elsewhere,...

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...

Tell Me Something I Don’t Know Rebroadcast Full Transcript

...This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “ Tell Me Something I Don’t Know.” Stephen J. Dubner: Hey, podcast listeners. The episode you’re about to hear is...

When Willpower Isn’t Enough Full Transcript

...This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “When Willpower Isn’t Enough”. [MUSIC: Seks Bomba, “It Takes Two to Tango” (from Somewhere In This Town )] Stephen J....

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...

Our 100th Episode! Full Transcript

...This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “ Our 100th Episode! ” Stephen J. DUBNER : Oh, hang on. Why don’t you say, why don’t you pretend...

How to Think Like a Freak — and Other FREAK-quently Asked Questions: Full Transcript

...This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast  “How to Think Like a Freak — and Other FREAK-quently Asked Questions.” [MUSIC: Phil Symonds, “Gipsy Jacks”] Stephen J. DUBNER:...