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If you missed Levitt and Dubner on their U.K. SuperFreakonomics tour, a podcast of their lecture at the London School of Economics is now online. So are their interviews with Reuters TV, Channel 4, and Telegraph TV, as is the BBC’s piece on how SuperFreakonomics fits into the David Cameron book club. Some U.S. tour appearances are available online as well, from the Commonwealth Club, the Motley Fool, and the Philadelphia Free Library.
SuperFreakonomics remains at or near the top of best-seller lists at the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Boston Globe. (Meanwhile, Freakonomics recently hit No. 1 on the New York Times list, the first time it has ever snagged the top spot.)
Reviews of SuperFreakonomics keep rolling in. The most favorable are from the Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World Report, the Sunday Times (U.K.) and the Irish Examiner. If you’re looking for a reason to not like the book, you might want to check out The New Yorker or the Guardian.
Finally, grab your apple-oranges and turn on the radio: it’s Freak Week on WNYC’s The Takeaway, where Dubner has been appearing every morning this week. His first three segments, on health care, global warming, and altruism, are archived online.