Why Is Pig Milk the One Milk We Don’t Drink? (NSQ Ep. 71)

Also: what’s a food you love that seems disgusting to everyone else?

How Much Do Your Friends Affect Your Future? (NSQ Ep. 31 Replay)

Also: which professions have the happiest people?

In a Job Interview, How Much Does Timing Matter? (NSQ Ep. 70)

Also: why is it smart to ignore what your podcast hosts look like?

How Can You Convince Someone They’re Wrong? (NSQ Ep. 69)

Also: what’s the best way to handle rejection?

“This Didn’t End the Way It’s Supposed to End.” (Bonus)

The N.B.A. superstar Chris Bosh was still competing at the highest level when a blood clot abruptly ended his career. In his new book, Letters to a Young Athlete, Bosh covers the highlights and the struggles. In this installment of the Freakonomics Radio Book Club, he talks with guest host Angela Duckworth.

Why Do We Want What We Can’t Have? (NSQ Ep. 68)

Also: why are humans still so tribal?

How Can You Escape Binary Thinking? (NSQ Ep. 67)

Also: why is it so satisfying to find a bargain?

Season 11, Episode 2

Behavioral scientists have been exploring if — and when — a psychological reset can lead to lasting change. We survey evidence from the London Underground, Major League Baseball, and New Year’s resolutions; we look at accidental fresh starts, forced fresh starts, and fresh starts that backfire. And we wonder: will the pandemic’s end provide the biggest […]

Why Do We Forget So Much of What We’ve Read? (NSQ Ep. 24 Rebroadcast)

Also: do we overestimate or underestimate our significance in other people’s lives?

What’s the Best Advice You’ve Ever Received? (NSQ Ep. 65)

Also: why don’t you need a license to become a parent?