Freakonomics Radio Archive

...they sacrificed to get there. And if you can identify the sport most likely to get a kid into a top college — well then, touché! (Ep. 3 of “The...

Will Covid-19 Spark a Cold War (or Worse) With China? (Ep. 414)

...key marker. They did not inform the W.H.O. as they were legally bound to do under the international health regulations which they signed. They did not tell their own people....

The Economics of Sports Gambling (Ep. 388 Rebroadcast)

...going to get there, they’re going to get there,” and then we just couldn’t get there. One problem was that Robins and the other two guys still had their day...

Why Can’t Schools Get What the N.F.L. Has? (Ep. 431)

...stranger to politics and lobbying to get the things that they want, to get the money that they want, the opportunities that they want. So, I think they should adopt...

Is $2 Trillion the Right Medicine for a Sick Economy? (Ep. 411)

...good to know there are so many people out there using their intellect and moxie to try to help out. I’d also like to thank and commend the rest of...

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

...need staying where they are — the campus structure they have, the university they have. And they took it here to Chicago. Now, there are other things you got to...

Should America (and FIFA) Pay Reparations? (Ep. 426)

...the women started playing more and more games. They did this to raise money for the troops at the front. And they continued this throughout the war. When the war...

Will a Covid-19 Vaccine Change the Future of Medical Research? (Ep. 430)

...It’s having all of the tools that you need to package it into the glass vials with the rubber stoppers, having the needles and the alcohol swabs to administer it,...

When Your Safety Becomes My Danger (Ep. 432)

...in Afghanistan by the Taliban. They argue that Western contractors, by paying off the Taliban to protect their own employees, provided the funding and the motivation for the Taliban to...

America’s Hidden Duopoly (Ep. 356 Rebroadcast)

...do to thrive, to win the next election, is to convince the public that they are just this much less hated than the one other choice that the voter has...