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...

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...

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...

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...

A Freakonomics Quorum: How to Save the African Rhino?

...smart people we know or tracked down, who might have particular insights to this particular problem. As such, we bring you the inaugural Freakonomics quorum, composed of the following group:...

The Debate over Teacher Merit Pay: A Freakonomics Quorum

...right conclusion to draw? For answers to these and related questions, we decided to convene a Freakonomics Quorum. We reached out to a handful of education researchers and experts, and...

Why Has There Been So Much Hacking Lately? Or Is It Just Reported More? A Freakonomics Quorum

...But is there really more hacking than usual of late, or are we just more observant? To answer this question, we put together a Freakonomics Quorum of cyber-security and I.T....

How Much Does Campaign Spending Influence the Election? A Freakonomics Quorum

...out further. We’ve convened a Freakonomics Quorum on the topic, soliciting replies from a few folks with expertise in the realm. Thanks to all of them for participating.   Douglas...

Circling the Drain: Can the Euro Be Saved, Or Is It Doomed? A Freakonomics Quorum

...however. And so we’ve decided it’s high time for a Freakonomics quorum on the future of the euro. We asked a bunch of very smart economists the following questions: In...

Freakonomics Goes to College, Part 2: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

...Our latest Freakonomics Radio podcast is called “Freakonomics Goes to College, Part 2.” Part 1 explored the value of a college degree and the market for fake diplomas. This episode...