About Freakonomics Radio


In their books Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics, 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. WNYC is now bringing those Freakonomics stories — and plenty of new ones — to the radio, with Dubner as host. Just like the books, Freakonomics Radio explores “the hidden side of everything.” It tells you things you always thought you knew but didn’t, and things you never thought you wanted to know, but do.

Here, There, Everywhere

A new podcast is released every week. Twice a year, a series of one-hour Freakonomics Radio specials air on public-radio stations around the country. All audio content is available at Freakonomics.com/radio and on iTunes. A complete archive of the podcast is available here.

Get It Now: Freakonomics Radio Widget

You can get all the Freakonomics Radio you want by embedding our widget on your website or blog. It features an audio player that delivers straight to your website the latest episode. It also provides links to the Freakonomics audio archive and special Web content.  Grab it now.




Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and TV personality. He is the co-author, with Steven D. Levitt, of Freakonomics (2005) and SuperFreakonomics (2009), which have sold more than 5 million copies in 35 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. Alas, he played neither beauty nor geek.




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.

Underwriting/Ad sales

For information on how your business can become an underwriter of Freakonomics Radio, contact Sarah Van Mosel.

Freakonomics Radio is produced by WNYC and distributed by American Public Media.