Failure Is Your Friend
Season 5, Episode 17
On this week’s episode of Freakonomics Radio: there’s a huge stigma attached to failure. But should there be? Perhaps we’re not thinking clearly about failure. Maybe failure can be your friend.
Also on this week’s episode: in most countries, houses get more valuable over time. But in Japan, a new buyer often bulldozes the home. Why?
And you’ll hear an installment of our FREAK-quently Asked Questions, in which Dubner and Levitt answer questions from readers and listeners.
To learn more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: “Failure Is Your Friend,” “Why Are Japanese Homes Disposable?” and “How to Think About Money, Choose Your Hometown, and Buy an Electric Toothbrush.”