In their books Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner use the tools of economics to explore real-world behavior. As boring as that may sound, what they really do is tell stories — about cheating schoolteachers, self-dealing real-estate agents, and crack-selling mama's boys. Those Freakonomics stories — and plenty of new ones — are now coming to the radio, with Dubner as host. Just like the books, Freakonomics Radio explores "the hidden side of everything." It will tell you things you always thought you knew but didn't, and things you never thought you wanted to know, but do.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 4:00pm
Yet another reason to blame your parents for pretty much everything.
Monday, June 3, 2013 9:00am
It's awkward, random, confusing -- and probably discriminatory too.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 4:00pm
A glimpse into our driverless future.
Thursday, May 23, 2013 9:00am
Dubner and Levitt talk about circadian rhythms, gay marriage, autism, and whether "pay what you want" is everything it's cracked up to be.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 5:00pm
If any other product failed 94 percent of the time, you'd probably stop using it. So why do we put up with burglar alarms?