Why Everybody Who Doesn’t Hate Bitcoin Loves It (Ep. 160)

(Photo: Jason Benjamin) After being bombarded by email requests for months, Freakonomics Radio has finally caved and made an episode about Bitcoin. It’s called “Why Everybody Who Doesn’t Hate Bitcoin...

What Does the Mt. Gox Meltdown Mean for Bitcoin? Maybe Not Much

where Bitcoin is traded. They were at one the point the largest place Bitcoin was traded. Over the last 9-12 months, they have been displaced by a series of others...

What Do You Want to Know About Bitcoin? And Do You Really Care?

(Photo: Zach Copley) We get a lot of e-mails with requests/suggestions for podcast and writing topics. These days, the most popular request by far is for Bitcoin. I am still...

People Aren’t Dumb. The World Is Hard. (Ep. 340 Rebroadcast)

...we have done some things to make banks less fragile, especially big ones. But, there are things like Bitcoin around — DUBNER: Of which you’re not a fan, we should...

People Aren’t Dumb. The World Is Hard. (Ep. 340)

...But, there are things like Bitcoin around — DUBNER: Of which you’re not a fan, we should say. THALER: Of which I’m not a fan. DUBNER: You’re not not a...

Why Are We Still Using Cash? (Rebroadcast)

...cash than ever. Other countries, meanwhile, are ditching cash entirely. Plus: why thinking of Bitcoin as just a digital currency is like thinking about the Internet as just email. To...

Freakonomics Radio Archive

...successful in some places. But 1 billion humans still smoke — so what comes next? 4/3/14 33:37 160 Why Everybody Who Doesn’t Hate Bitcoin Loves It Thinking of Bitcoin as...

Why Are We Still Using Cash?

...cash than ever. Other countries, meanwhile, are ditching cash entirely. Plus: why thinking of Bitcoin as just a digital currency is like thinking about the Internet as just email. To...

Hoopers! Hoopers! Hoopers! (Ep. 287)

...$300 in Bitcoin… But again: not Steve Ballmer’s headache anymore. Nor does he have to answer anymore for why Microsoft missed the rise of the smartphone. Although if you ask...