Thank you to everyone who donated during Pledge-O-Rama 2018 - we knocked our goal out of the park once again!

Listen Live

On-air now: Tell The Band To Go Home 2:00pm–4:00pm

Up next: Can We Hang? 4:00pm–5:00pm

Program Directory


Freakonomics Radio ferrets out connections between seemingly unrelated things. The program explores the riddles of everyday life and the weird wrinkles of human nature—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports—using the tools of economics to explore real-world behavior.

Past Broadcasts

Date Links
December 12, 2018 – America’s Hidden Duopoly
December 5, 2018 – How to Optimize Your Apology
November 28, 2018 – Can This Man Stop a Trade War?
November 21, 2018 – Why We Choke Under Pressure (and How Not To)
November 14, 2018 – How To Build A Smart City
November 7, 2018 – Here’s Why You’re Not an Elite Athlete
October 31, 2018 – How to Stop Being a Loser
October 24, 2018 – How Sports Became Us
October 10, 2018 – An Astronaut, a Catalan, and Two Linguists Walk Into a Bar…
October 3, 2018 – People Aren’t Dumb. The World Is Hard.
Load more ›