More Freakonomics Podcasts Coming Your Way

For a while now, we’ve been doing a regular Freakonomics Radio segment on the public-radio behemoth Marketplace. In the past, those segments didn’t make it to our podcast stream. But that’s no longer the case, as of today.

Our inaugural Freakonomics/Marketplace segment is about the historic decline and fall of crime, and features three Steves: me, Levitt, and Pinker, along with host Kai Ryssdal.)

If you subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or the RSS feed, you will now get a new Marketplace segment every other week in addition to our regular podcast. Since our regular podcast also comes out every other week, this means that Freakonomics Radio is now officially a weekly podcast. Like this:

Week 1: Freakonomics Radio podcast (usually about 20-25 minutes)
Week 2: Freakonomics Radio on Marketplace (about 5 minutes)
Week 3: Freakonomics Radio podcast
Week 4: Freakonomics Radio on Marketplace

Also, sometime in early 2012, we’ll be releasing our second set of five hour-long programs to public-radio stations across the country. If your local station doesn’t yet carry Freakonomics, I’d suggest you take advantage of the upcoming Halloween holiday and consider egging their studios.*

*Kidding!

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  1. Steve O says:

    Great news! Happy to see the quality Freakonomics program expanding and offering more content (especially at the low, low price of free). Thank you and keep up the good work.

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  2. Chess Piece Face says:

    > In the past, those segments didn’t make it to our podcast stream.
    Then how have they been showing up in my podcast player?

    I definitely recommend some QA for your RSS feed, both for the blog and the radio show. I frequently, but not consistently, have duplicates show up. “Oh good,” I think, “new Freakonomics Radio! But, wait, I’ve heard this one before.”

    You have an RSS feed from your blog, a feedburner feed of that blog, the RSS for freakonomicsradio.com and the iTunes feed, as far as I know. I have no idea what extra variables your sponsor, Stitcher, adds to the mix (though I do know they add no benefit over Google Listen except to fund the free-to-me podcast).

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  3. Adam J says:

    Fantastic!

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