Freakonomics Radio Archive

Discover the hidden side of everything with Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books. Each week, Freakonomics Radio tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t)...

Extra: Ray Dalio Full Interview (Ep. 330)

Ray Dalio, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Bridgewater Associates (Photo: Michael Wuertenberg/World Economic Forum) Stephen Dubner’s conversation with the founder and longtime C.E.O. of Bridgewater Associates, recorded for the...

Freakonomics Radio Live: “Jesus Could Have Been a Pigeon.”

Angela Duckworth and Stephen Dubner test a memory athlete’s skills. (Photo: Lucy Sutton) Our co-host is Grit author Angela Duckworth, and we learn fascinating, Freakonomical facts from a parade...

Forget Everything You Know About Your Dog (Ep. 436)

As beloved and familiar as they are, we rarely stop to consider life from the dog’s point of view. That stops now. In this latest installment of the Freakonomics Radio...

Freakonomics Radio Live: “The World’s a Mess. But Oysters, They Hold it Down.”

Alex Guarnaschelli and Stephen Dubner play Tell Me Something I Don’t Know. (Photo: Lucy Sutton) Celebrity chef Alex Guarnaschelli joins us to co-host an evening of delicious fact-finding: where...

How to Make Your Own Luck (Ep. 424)

Before she decided to become a poker pro, Maria Konnikova didn’t know how many cards are in a deck. But she did have a Ph.D. in psychology, a brilliant coach,...

Freakonomics Radio Live: “We Thought of a Way to Manipulate Your Perception of Time.”

A.J. Jacobs, Manoush Zomorodi, and Stephen Dubner play Tell Me Something I Don’t Know. (Photo: Lucy Sutton) We learn how to be less impatient, how to tell fake news...

A Rescue Plan for Black America (Ep. 453)

New York Times columnist Charles Blow argues that white supremacy in America will never fully recede, and that it’s time for Black people to do something radical about it. In...

How Are Psychedelics and Other Party Drugs Changing Psychiatry? (Ep. 433)

Three leading researchers from the Mount Sinai Health System discuss how ketamine, cannabis, and ecstasy are being used (or studied) to treat everything from severe depression to addiction to PTSD....

Will a Covid-19 Vaccine Change the Future of Medical Research? (Ep. 430)

We explore the science, scalability, and (of course) economics surrounding the global vaccine race. Guests include the chief medical officer of the first U.S. firm to go to Phase 3...