Why Is the Live-Event Ticket Market So Screwed Up?

The public has almost no chance to buy good tickets to the best events. Ticket brokers, meanwhile, make huge profits on the secondary markets. Here’s the story of how this market got so dysfunctional, how it can be fixed – and why it probably won’t be.

BONUS EPISODE: Being Malcolm Gladwell

“Books are a pain in the ass,” says Gladwell, who has written some of the most popular, influential, and beloved non-fiction books in recent history. In this wide-ranging and candid conversation, he describes other pains in the ass — as well as his passions, his limits, and why he’ll never take up golf.

Should Everyone Be in a Rock Band? A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “Should Everyone Be in a Rock Band?” (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or elsewhere, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above.)

Lessons from Tom Petty's rise and another rocker's fall: A conversation with Warren Zanes, former member of the Del Fuegos and the author of Petty: The Biography.