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Running to Do Evil: Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “Running to Do Evil.” [MUSIC: Color Radio, “Towers” (from Architects)]   Stephen J. DUBNER: If you are a man, or a boy, and you have a brother, especially an older brother, then you know that the bond between brothers is unlike any other. Sometimes that bond is […] Read More »



Help Wanted. No Smokers Need Apply: Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “Help Wanted. No Smokers Need Apply.”  Kai RYSSDAL: Time now for a little Freakonomics Radio.  It’s that moment every couple of weeks we talk to Stephen Dubner, the co-author of the books and blog of the same name.  It is “the hidden side of everything.”  Dubner, long […] Read More »



The Tax Man Nudgeth: Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “The Tax Man Nudgeth.”   Sarah GARDNER: It’s Freakonomics time. Every couple weeks, we’re talking with Stephen Dubner, co-author of the books and blog about “the hidden side of everything.” Stephen, it’s good to talk to you.   Stephen J. DUBNER:  It’s great to talk to you, Sarah. […] Read More »



100 Ways to Fight Obesity: Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “100 Ways to Fight Obesity.” [MUSIC: Jonathan Clay; “Carousel” (from Everything She Wants)]   DUBNER: Steve Levitt is my Freakonomics friend and coauthor. He stands about 5-foot-11 and weighs 160 pounds. So he does not have a weight problem. But he has been thinking about our collective […] Read More »



Parking Is Hell: Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “Parking Is Hell.” [MUSIC: Artist Name; “Song Title” (from Album Title)] [MUSIC: The Diplomats of Solid Sound; “Don’t Touch My Popcorn” (from Let’s Cool One)] Donald SHOUP: I think, you know, 50 years from now, when people look back on New York, and of course other cities, that they’ll […] Read More »



When Is a Negative a Positive? Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “When Is a Negative a Positive?” Kai RYSSDAL: Time now for a little Freakonomics Radio, that moment every couple of weeks we talk to Stephen Dubner, the coauthor of the books and the blog, it is the…Here we go. Time now for a little Freakonomics Radio. It’s […] Read More »



How to Think About Guns: Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “How to Think About Guns.” [MUSIC: The Wintermarket; “Thank You There Will Be No Encore” (from The Ballad of Artie Fufkin)] Stephen J. DUBNER: Steve Levitt is my Freakonomics friend and co-author. He’s an economist, at the University of Chicago. One topic he’s studied for lot of years, from a […] Read More »



Would You Let a Coin Toss Decide Your Future? Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “Would You Let a Coin Toss Decide Your Future?” [MUSIC: Ed Hartman; “Happy Marimba”] Stephen J. DUBNER: If you ask Daniel Herrington to introduce himself, tell you what he does, this is what he says: Daniel HERRINGTON: Uh, Hi, this is Daniel Herrington, and I work for […] Read More »