Everybody Gossips (and That’s a Good Thing) (Rebroadcast)

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Season 8, Episode 16

This week on Freakonomics Radio: Stephen J. Dubner talks about what gossip is and isn’t; about the characteristics of the people who produce and consume gossip; and about the functions of gossip, good and bad.

Plus: what do our online searches say about our true selves? In the real world, everybody lies.

To find out more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: “How Big Is My Penis (And Other Things We Ask Google)” and “Everybody Gossips (And That’s a Good Thing).”

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