Freakonomics Radio Archive

...Why You Should Bribe Your Kids Educational messaging looks good on paper but kids don’t respond to it — and adults aren’t much better. 7/17/14 28:02 174 What Do King...

How to Make Your Own Luck (Ep. 424)

...to the end because you can control how you present yourself. You can control whether or not you play. You can control how you play. But ultimately, you can’t control...

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

...your employer just shut down, and all of a sudden, you’ve got no income coming in. And you’ve got a couple of kids to pay for as well. And you...

How Many Prince Charleses Can There Be in One Room? (Ep. 401)

.... It’s got a hyphen in it. Non hyphen I.Q. DUBNER: It should. Because it’s a compound adjective. You should hyphenate your compound adjectives. DUCKWORTH: Yes. DUBNER: So, if you...

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

...get to work, where you raise your kids, etc., the amenities of your neighborhood and community — schools, transportation, libraries, parks — all of those are services your local government...

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....

Introducing “No Stupid Questions” (Ep. 422)

...account for the downward slope in happiness until you reach your late 40s — you are striving, you are trying to attain goals maybe that you’re not reaching. And if...

How Are Psychedelics and Other Party Drugs Changing Psychiatry? (Ep. 433)

...yourself and to learn how to look through that microscope and understand your relationship to the world and everybody else, and your relationship to your own autobiography, is that something...

What if Your Company Had No Rules? (Bonus Episode)

...able to accomplish that yourself? You allude to some rocky starts where you had issues in your marriage that you had to kind of work through and that there did...

Reasons to Be Cheerful (Ep. 417)

...a good thing to keep in mind in evaluating the impact of your actions, in evaluating how you’re doing in your life. You know that if you’re late for one...