These Shoes Are Killing Me!

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Season 7, Episode 1

This week on Freakonomics Radio: the human foot is an evolutionary masterpiece, far more functional than we give it credit for. So why do we encase it in “a coffin” (as one foot scholar calls it) that stymies so much of its ability — and may create more problems than it solves?

Plus: the economics of the undead.

To find out more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: “These Shoes Are Killing Me!” and “What Can Vampires Teach Us About Economics?

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