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:...

How Prevalent Is Insider Trading? And What's to Be Done About It? A Freakonomics Quorum

...the rise.” So it seemed a good time to put together a Freakonomics Quorum and ask a couple of straightforward questions: Just how prevalent is insider trading? And what, if...

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Money (But Were Afraid to Ask)

...the money to grow? A) More than $102. B) Exactly $102. C) Less than $102. D) I don’t know. (Photo: frankieleon / Flickr) Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “Everything...

The Fracking Boom, a Baby Boom, and the Retreat From Marriage

...In 1960, 5% of kids were born to unmarried mothers. Today: 40%. (Photo: Raissa Viza / Flickr) Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “The Fracking Boom, a Baby...

The Harvard President Will See You Now (Rebroadcast)

...One of Harvard University’s famous gates. (Photo: Theresa Power / Flickr) Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “The Harvard President Will See You Now (Rebroadcast).” (You can subscribe...

Freakonomics Goes to College, Part 2: Full Transcript

...I’m Jasmine, and I’m a freshman, and I’m at Harvard University. You guys are both Jasmine? Yeah! (laughs) FREAKONOMICS: Can I ask y’all some questions? This is for a show...

Paperback Freakonomics Released in U.S.; Here, for Free, Is the Only New Content

...The paperback edition of Freakonomics goes on sale today. As with the Revised and Expanded hardcover (which, we are told, will stay in print), it includes several of our...

Tell Me Something I Don’t Know 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 new episode you’re about to hear is called “Tell...

How to Be More Productive

...When we asked Freakonomics Radio listeners what they would most like to improve about themselves,  productivity was the runaway winner. Why is everyone so obsessed with getting more done...