The Dangers of Safety (Ep. 1 Rebroadcast)

This week's Freakonomics Radio episode is a rebroadcast of the very first episode we ever put out: "The Dangers of Safety." (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or elsewhere, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above. You can also read the transcript, which includes credits for the music you’ll hear in the episode.) It's about how some of the safety measures we embrace -- like modern football helmets -- may unwittingly make us more reckless.