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Mass Transit Hysteria: Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “Mass Transit Hysteria.” Kai RYSSDAL: Time now for a little Freakonomics Radio — it’s that moment every couple of weeks we talk to Stephen Dubner.  He is the co-author of the books and blog of the same name.  “The hidden side of everything” is what it’s all […] Read More »



Our 100th Episode! Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “Our 100th Episode!” Stephen J. DUBNER: Oh, hang on. Why don’t you say, why don’t you pretend that you’re introducing the episode of the one-hundredth anniversary. So be, like, over the top radio guy. I’m Steve Levitt from Freakonomics and I want to welcome you to […] Read More »



How to Maximize Your Halloween Candy Haul: Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “How to Maximize Your Halloween Candy Haul.” Kai RYSSDAL: Time now for a little Freakonomics Radio.  It’s that moment every couple of weeks we talk to Stephen Dubner, co-author of the books and blog of the same name – it is “the hidden side of everything.”  Dubner, […] Read More »



We the Sheeple: Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “We the Sheeple.” [AUDIO OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND GOVERNOR MITT ROMNEY]   [MUSIC: Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopators - Witching Hour Blues]   Stephen DUBNER: Bryan, do you vote in presidential elections?   Bryan CAPLAN: I confess that I do not.   DUBNER: Why not?   […] Read More »



Lying to Ourselves: Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “Lying to Ourselves.” Kai RYSSDAL: Time now for a little Freakonomics Radio.  It’s that moment every couple of weeks where 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, it’s good […] Read More »



The Cobra Effect: Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “The Cobra Effect.” Vikas MEHROTRA: So I’m Vikas Mehrotra. I teach finance at the University of Alberta in Canada.   Stephen J. DUBNER: So where are you, where am I speaking to you?   MEHROTRA: I’m in Bogota, Colombia.   DUBNER: You’re in Bogota, what are you […] Read More »



The Tale of the $15 Tomato: Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “The Tale of the $15 Tomato.”                    DUBNER: Check check check check check…you want to tell people just where we are right now?   LEVITT: We’re outside the Wingstop chicken wings store, where they have told us we […] Read More »



Why Online Poker Should Be Legal: Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “Why Online Poker Should Be Legal.” Kai RYSSDAL: Time now for a little Freakonomics Radio.  It’s that moment every couple of weeks where we talk to – this time – Steven Levitt.  He is the co-author (the other co-author) of the books and the blog of […] Read More »