In their books Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner use the tools of economics to explore real-world behavior. As boring as that may sound, what they really do is tell stories — about cheating schoolteachers, self-dealing real-estate agents, and crack-selling mama's boys. Those Freakonomics stories — and plenty of new ones — are now coming to the radio, with Dubner as host. Just like the books, Freakonomics Radio explores "the hidden side of everything." It will tell you things you always thought you knew but didn't, and things you never thought you wanted to know, but do.
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:00am
It’s a hard question to answer, but we do our best.
Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:00am
Educational messaging looks good on paper but kids don’t respond to it -- and adults aren’t much better.
Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:00am
It isn’t easy to separate the guilty from the innocent, but a clever bit of game theory can help.
Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:00am
Takeru Kobayashi revolutionized the sport of competitive eating. What can the rest of us learn from his breakthrough?
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:00am
Dubner and Levitt answer reader questions in this first installment of the “Think Like a Freak” Book Club.