About Freakonomics Radio


In their books Freakonomics, SuperFreakonomics, and Think Like a Freak, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner use the tools of economics to explore real-world behavior. They tell stories about cheating schoolteachers, self-dealing real-estate agents, and crack-selling mama’s boys. Freakonomics Radio keeps the stories rolling. It is a weekly podcast hosted by Dubner, with Levitt as a regular guest; it is co-produced by WNYC. Freakonomics Radio has become one of the most popular podcasts in the world, with more than 5 million downloads a month. All audio content is available at Freakonomics.com/radio and on iTunes. A complete archive of the podcast is available here.



Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and TV personality. He is the co-author, with Steven D. Levitt, of Freakonomics (2005), SuperFreakonomics (2009), and Think Like a Freak (2014) which have sold more than 7 million copies in 40 languages. Freakonomics has been translated into a high-profile documentary film (Freakonomics: The Movie); the Freakonomics blog has been called “the most readable economics blog in the universe.” Dubner’s other books include Turbulent Souls (Choosing My Religion), Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper, and the children’s book The Boy With Two Belly Buttons. He has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, Time, and many others, and his journalism has anthologized in The Best American Sports Writing, The Best American Crime Writing, and elsewhere. He has appeared widely on TV, most often on ABC and PBS, but also on the reality show Beauty and the Geek and on the NFL Network, where his series Football Freakonomics was nominated for an Emmy.


Media inquiries for Freakonomics Radio should be directed to radio (at) freakonomics.com.  Here’s information about Stephen Dubner’s lectures; you can find more contact information for Dubner and Levitt here.

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Freakonomics Radio is produced by WNYC and Dubner Productions.