Freakonomics Radio Archive

...as unorthodox. He has just announced he’s stepping down, well before his term is over; we recorded this interview with him in 2015. 1/12/19 35:40 362 Why Is This Man...

How to Make Your Own Luck (Ep. 424)

...our daily decision-making. Because in life, there is never a limit. What’s to stop you from risking all your money, your reputation, your heart, even your life at any point...

How Rahm Emanuel Would Run the World (Ep. 415)

...about how history will view the Covid-19 crisis. LEVITT: Is this going to be seen as a blip? Is this going to be seen as fundamental? EMANUEL: No, no, no....

Introducing “No Stupid Questions” (Ep. 422)

...trying to answer them. We asked if you thought this would be a worthwhile spinoff, and your response was overwhelmingly positive. So, we took your advice. And we’ve launched this...

How to Fail Like a Pro (Ep. 370)

...is not the first time we’ve discussed failure on this program. Episode No. 169, from 2014, was called “Failure Is Your Friend.” Episode No. 42, back in 2011, was called...

Reasons to Be Cheerful (Ep. 417)

...blur treatment and is going to again display a warning saying this article is not matching your mood of the day. And again, you have this button and you can...

How to Make Meetings Less Terrible (Ep. 389 Rebroadcast)

...of goals. Make a decision. This is particularly important given something called Parkinson’s Law . And Parkinson’s Law is this idea that work expands to whatever time is allotted to...

What Does Covid-19 Mean for Cities (and Marriages)? (Ep. 410)

...includes Alison Craiglow, Greg Rippin, Harry Huggins, Zack Lapinski, and Corinne Wallace; our intern is Isabel O’Brien. We had help this week from James Foster. Our theme song is “Mr....