Freakonomics Radio Archive

...and provocateurs, intellectuals and entrepreneurs, and various other underachievers. EPISODE DATE LENGTH 461 How to Stop Worrying and Love the Robot Apocalypse It’s true that robots (and other smart technologies)...

How to Be Better at Death (Ep. 450)

...she looked like an older woman who was dead. But she looked perfect. She looked wonderful. And now, she looked like she had been worked on in a lot of...

PLAYBACK (2015): Could the Next Brooklyn Be … Las Vegas?! (Ep. 205)

...in with the city and you don’t really know where one begins and the other ends. DUBNER: Why did you care about that? I mean, aesthetically I understand, and I...

How Does New York City Keep Reinventing Itself? (Bonus)

...ever hit a place. Similar schools, similar tastes, similar everything. And the kinds of tastes and desires that flow through that become generalized for the country, and the big one...

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

...yourself and to learn how to look through that microscope and understand your relationship to the world and everybody else, and your relationship to your own autobiography, is that something...

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

...throw themselves into various projects like metal detecting and then like stamp collecting, and then vending machines, and weight lifting, and like one thing after the other. And when you...

How to Make Your Own Luck (Ep. 424)

...just kept betting and betting. And finally, I folded. And he placed his cards face-up and said, “See, I had you beat. I had the best hand.And that was...

Why the Left Had to Steal the Right’s Dark-Money Playbook (Bonus Episode)

...and Breitbart and thousands of online sites and publishers. And Democrats were relying predominantly on paid advertising, and that felt so short-sighted to me. And I really felt a huge...

How to Manage Your Goal Hierarchy (Ep. 458)

...like why people eat cheese. And then, I’m going to come up with another theory for why people eat chocolate.” And there is no grand unifying framework. So, I see...

Can Britain Get Its “Great” Back? (Ep. 393)

...our highest diversity. And that’s really interesting and as scientists we’re really still trying to understand the reasons why. DUBNER: Are you discovering new species hand over fist, or what?...