Freakonomics Radio Archive

...news much more power than good. Would the Covid-19 crisis be an opportune time to reverse this tendency? 8/18/21 54:14 472 This Is Your Brain on Pollution Air pollution is...

Extra: Ray Dalio Full Interview (Ep. 330)

...of a C.E.O.” Stephen DUBNER: Hey, this is Stephen Dubner. Is that Ray? Ray DALIO: Hey Stephen. Yeah, this is Ray Dalio. DUBNER: So nice to talk to you, and...

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 Can We Break Our Addiction to Contempt? (Ep. 478)

...demand comes from. In other words, how can this lovely theory of yours actually work? BROOKS: Your vice, the opposite of your virtue, is your contempt divided by your love....

How to Be Better at Death (Ep. 450)

...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. Because...

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...