Freakonomics Radio Archive

...take to really fall in love? 6/12/14 37:14 169 Failure Is Your Friend In which we argue that failure should not only be tolerated but celebrated. 6/5/14 32:19 42 The...

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 to Manage Your Goal Hierarchy (Ep. 458)

...Angela Duckworth wasn’t allowed to be a psychologist. The question is, in this hypothetical world where you can’t do this thing that you’ve been doing for really your whole professional...

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

...my attention. REITTER: And your job is to host your friend, the Cookie Monster. And you’ve got a jar of cookies sitting in your living room and Cookie Monster. Now...

How to Be Better at Death (Ep. 450)

...helpful to have someone on your side who knows these things that is not the wife or is not the child and isn’t in the deepest grief in the moment....

How Goes the Behavior-Change Revolution? (Ep. 382)

...an abysmal failure? MILKMAN: I’m going failure rather than abysmal failure. We learned a lot. The good news is 52 out of the 53 things that we tested we thought...

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

...floor is yours. Ben ORLIN: Yeah, that’s right. My question for you is: who’s likeliest to buy lottery tickets? DUBNER: Is this another finch-pigeon — we’re supposed to say, “Low-income...

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

...forming a good relationship with your dog. Teaching your dog “sit” is not about your dog sitting. That’s not a trick that you should pull out and feel satisfaction for....