Where to Find the Music in Freakonomics Radio Podcasts?

A few times a week, we get an e-mail like this one, from Oliver Breidenbach:

Hi guys,

I love the music you choose for the background of the podcast. Can you post a playlist on your site or let me know where I can find the music? I think many fans will enjoy that.

One reason we get this question so often is that the music in our podcasts is so good. So is, IMHO, the entire audio soundscape. All of that is primarily the doing of one man, David Herman, who is Freakonomics Radio’s sound engineer/technical director/trivia repository — and more.

As for where to learn about the music: we recently started listing the music credits in each show’s transcript, which accompanies the blog post published with each episode. Our podcast archive page is here. Enjoy!

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  1. Mr.X says:

    wonderful tonight

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  2. Ana Matt says:

    No music listed on the transcript for The Cobra Effect!

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  3. Dave says:

    This still doesn’t make it very easy to find the songs. Why not make a playlist on Spotify for each episode?

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  4. Tony Wilcox says:

    Great taste in music David Herman

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  5. Michelle says:

    Hi guys, wonderful show and awesome music.. still can’t find the music information though in the transcripts. Would be great if the music list could be found easier than this?

    Pretty please!!


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  6. Mark says:

    Hi David:

    Looking for the name of the music being played on the outtro to this episode: http://www.freakonomics.com/2013/06/12/why-family-and-business-don%E2%80%99t-mix-a-new-marketplace-podcast/

    Please and thanks.

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  7. jayreilly says:

    yes, still cant find the music, shame, its soo good and I want it all.

    please share!

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  8. André says:

    Crawled the site for [MUSIC: …] and found 136 songs. Ivy was able to recognize 60 of them on Spotify. Here is a link to the playlist: http://open.spotify.com/user/andynor/playlist/6BvaERimeLjzciEshOxsNX

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