Freakonomics Radio Archive

...You Now and again, Freakonomics Radio puts hat in hand and asks listeners to donate to the public-radio station that produces the show. Why on earth should anyone pay good...

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

...— and our partners, let’s be clear — to deal with the education of a child. And so, the discussion should be fulsome. Think about it as a parent and...

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

...coming from where, Michael? AUSLIN: From sources— New Tang Dynasty. These are Taiwanese, Hong Kong, and opposition mainland news sources. And if you look at today, the report on Document...

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

...businesses; and billions more set aside for states and cities, the healthcare industry, and more. It called for the suspension of student-loan repayments and the relaxing of 401(k) restrictions. But...

What Will College Look Like in the Fall (and Beyond)? (Ep. 418)

...And those disparities are both economic, and those are also health disparities, which existed before, and Covid-19 exacerbates and bears down upon. And in terms of meeting the needs, the...

Reasons to Be Cheerful (Ep. 417)

...definitely agents, and companies, and whatever who realize this. And that, who— if they make money by having more eyeballs and more clicks and this and that. And they know...

The Side Effects of Social Distancing (Ep. 409)

...and the management of firms. Also: Toby MOSKOWITZ: I’m Toby Moskowitz, I’m a professor of finance and economics at Yale University. And I study financial markets and sports. And, finally:...

What Happens When Everyone Stays Home to Eat? (Ep. 412)

...care products and personal health products. So hand sanitizers and sanitize wipes and toilet paper and vitamins and stuff like that. And now, phase two: BAKER: So it’s response preparedness...

How to Make Meetings Less Terrible (Ep. 389 Rebroadcast)

...forth between these two households. And my mother’s household was Indian and British, Buddhist, atheist, agnostic, liberal, democratic, vegetarian household. And my dad and stepmother are white American, evangelical Christian,...

How Do You Reopen a Country? (Ep. 416)

...what this disease was. We just had very, very sick and dying people. And they had bizarre, complicating infections and cancers. And it was a nightmare. And all we could...