Search the Site

Search Results for: ep 408

Episode 408

Does Anyone Really Know What Socialism Is? (Replay)

Trump says it would destroy us. Biden needs the voters who support it (especially the Bernie voters). The majority of millennials would like it to replace capitalism. But what is…

Episode 408

Does Anyone Really Know What Socialism Is?

Trump says it would destroy us. Sanders says it will save us. The majority of millennials would like it to replace capitalism. But what is “it”? We bring in the…

Episode 13

How Can You Stop Comparing Yourself With Other People?

Also: how can we stop confusing correlation with causation?

Episode 447

How Much Do We Really Care About Children?

They can’t vote or hire lobbyists. The policies we create to help them aren’t always so helpful. Consider the car seat: parents hate it, the safety data are unconvincing, and…

Episode 43

What Do We Really Learn From Failure?

Also: What is teasing supposed to accomplish?

Episode 365

Not Just Another Labor Force

…a tight earnings window, a high injury rate, little choice in where they work — and a very early forced retirement. (Ep. 6 of “The Hidden Side of Sports” series.)…

Wildfires, Cops, and Keggers (Ep. 47)

…San Francisco, and a smattering of municipal and state positions across the country. In many of these races, incumbents are fighting to keep their seats. In our latest Freakonomics Radio…



Unnatural Turkeys (Ep. 49)

[omny:https://traffic.omny.fm/d/clips/aaea4e69-af51-495e-afc9-a9760146922b/14a43378-edb2-49be-8511-ab0d000a7030/b9b380d4-dcb1-4d37-b3d3-ab0d001c5e24/audio.mp3] Photo: Martin Pettitt In our latest Freakonomics Radio on Marketplace podcast, we’re talking turkey, literally. (Download/subscribe at iTunes, get the RSS feed, listen via the media player above, or…



Why Family and Business Don’t Mix (Ep. 130): A New Marketplace Podcast

[omny:https://traffic.omny.fm/d/clips/aaea4e69-af51-495e-afc9-a9760146922b/14a43378-edb2-49be-8511-ab0d000a7030/e00d399b-cbd4-45f8-aeab-ab0d0019cf4d/audio.mp3] (Photo: Isabell Schulz) Our latest Freakonomics Radio podcast on Marketplace podcast is called “Why Family and Business Don’t Mix.” (You can download/subscribe at iTunes, get the RSS feed, listen…



Playing the Nerd Card (Ep. 77)

…myopia exploded, even among premier athletes? We talk to Susan Vitale, a research epidemiologist with the NIH’s National Eye Institute, who worked on a large study on myopia in the…



Help Wanted. No Smokers Need Apply (Ep. 123)

…start before they’re adults and that it’s incredibly hard to quit once you’ve started.” Emanuel also appeared in an earlier Freakonomics Radio podcast, “Is the Obesity Epidemic for Real?” In…




Sure, I Remember That (Ep. 113)

[omny:https://traffic.omny.fm/d/clips/aaea4e69-af51-495e-afc9-a9760146922b/14a43378-edb2-49be-8511-ab0d000a7030/3321f252-bc4f-4fc8-8b7e-ab0d001a60e9/audio.mp3] Do you remember this skeet-shooting outing with Stephen Dubner, Kai Ryssdal, Barack Obama, and John Boehner? Our latest Freakonomics Radio on Marketplace podcast is called “Sure, I Remember That.”…



The Downside of More Miles Per Gallon (Ep. 115)

[omny:https://traffic.omny.fm/d/clips/aaea4e69-af51-495e-afc9-a9760146922b/14a43378-edb2-49be-8511-ab0d000a7030/a2aa80c9-b5c1-443d-a32a-ab0d001a5646/audio.mp3] (Photo: Joel) Our latest Freakonomics Radio on Marketplace podcast is called “The Downside of More Miles Per Gallon.” (You can download/subscribe at iTunes, get the RSS feed, listen via…



What Makes a Donor Donate? (Ep. 51)

[omny:https://traffic.omny.fm/d/clips/aaea4e69-af51-495e-afc9-a9760146922b/14a43378-edb2-49be-8511-ab0d000a7030/33b86a34-957a-4047-8c78-ab0d001c4cc2/audio.mp3] (Hemera) In our latest Freakonomics Radio on Marketplace podcast, we look at the economics of charity — specifically, what works (and what doesn’t) when trying to incentivize people to…



How Much Does a Good Boss Really Matter? (Ep. 107)

[omny:https://traffic.omny.fm/d/clips/aaea4e69-af51-495e-afc9-a9760146922b/14a43378-edb2-49be-8511-ab0d000a7030/4dfda635-0118-4ff8-bf67-ab0d001a9282/audio.mp3] (Photo: Ben Dalton, Creative Commons ) Our latest Freakonomics Radio on Marketplace podcast is called “How Much Does a Good Boss Really Matter?” (You can download/subscribe at iTunes, get…



How to Live Longer (Ep. 109)

[omny:https://traffic.omny.fm/d/clips/aaea4e69-af51-495e-afc9-a9760146922b/14a43378-edb2-49be-8511-ab0d000a7030/a4709bd0-2130-4205-8eaa-ab0d001a83c1/audio.mp3] (Photo: Ethan Prater) Our latest Freakonomics Radio on Marketplace podcast is called “How to Live Longer.” (You can download/subscribe at iTunes, get the RSS feed, listen via the media…



Does This Recession Make Me Look Fat? (Ep. 61)

[omny:https://traffic.omny.fm/d/clips/aaea4e69-af51-495e-afc9-a9760146922b/14a43378-edb2-49be-8511-ab0d000a7030/1e7bf4da-4a5e-48bf-9b95-ab0d001c099a/audio.mp3] (Photo: Ingo Bernhardt) We seem to be in the midst of a national obsession with obesity. Our latest Freakonomics Radio on Marketplace podcast is about some of the surprising…



Have a Very Homo Economicus Christmas (Ep. 105)

[omny:https://traffic.omny.fm/d/clips/aaea4e69-af51-495e-afc9-a9760146922b/14a43378-edb2-49be-8511-ab0d000a7030/17ef3558-3a0e-4f60-bda1-ab0d001a9fcf/audio.mp3] (Photo: ahenobarbus) Our latest Freakonomics Radio on Marketplace podcast is called “Have a Very Homo Economicus Christmas.” (You can download/subscribe at iTunes, get the RSS feed, listen via the…



How to Maximize Your Halloween Candy Haul (Ep. 99)

…the economists. In this episode, you’ll hear from John List, the University of Chicago economist who has been featured here many times (and in SuperFreakonomics), often for his excellent research…



When Is a Negative a Positive? (Ep. 117)

…negative feedback,’ ‘Maybe I can just say positive things!’ ‘If I just keep saying positive things, then somehow this person will work to their fullest potential and everything will turn…



Episode 27

How Should You Ask for Forgiveness?

Also: Why is behavior change so darn hard?…


The Dilbert Index? (Ep. 63)

…a step back and ask the basic questions like: How much does company morale matter to a company’s bottom line? What’s the best way to measure morale? And, in the…



The Tax Man Nudgeth (Ep. 121)

…bit. In this episode, former White House economist Austan Goolsbee tells us why the government doesn’t try too hard to collect tax on all the cash that sloshes around the…



Lying to Ourselves (Ep. 97)

…the transcript here.) The episode was inspired by a recent poll I saw on Yahoo! Finance: Does anyone believe for a minute that this many people would actually leave the…



There’s Cake in the Breakroom! (Ep. 89)

[omny:https://traffic.omny.fm/d/clips/aaea4e69-af51-495e-afc9-a9760146922b/14a43378-edb2-49be-8511-ab0d000a7030/bdda1fbd-4dbb-455d-9288-ab0d001b2d2a/audio.mp3] If you work in an office, do you ever find yourself thinking that you could get more work done at home? That’s the question we address in our latest…



The Season of Death (Ep. 87)

…Julie Gilchrist, a medical epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which catalogs drowning deaths and the many other ways in which Americans die; Mike Baron of the…



How Money Is March Madness? (Ep. 119)

[omny:https://traffic.omny.fm/d/clips/aaea4e69-af51-495e-afc9-a9760146922b/14a43378-edb2-49be-8511-ab0d000a7030/a0932c5a-97f7-49d8-86ee-ab0d001a3b34/audio.mp3] Photo Credit: Our latest Freakonomics Radio on Marketplace podcast is called “How Money Is March Madness?” (You can download/subscribe at iTunes, get the RSS feed, listen via the media…



What's Wrong With Cash for Grades? (Ep. 83)

[omny:https://traffic.omny.fm/d/clips/aaea4e69-af51-495e-afc9-a9760146922b/14a43378-edb2-49be-8511-ab0d000a7030/b3caf04c-5a6a-424e-b78d-ab0d001b5c43/audio.mp3] (Photo: vxla) Our latest Freakonomics Radio on Marketplace podcast is called “What’s Wrong With Cash for Grades?” (You can download/subscribe at iTunes, get the RSS feed, listen via the…