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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

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September 7, 2023 – Can A.I. Take a Joke?
August 30, 2023 – The Suddenly Diplomatic Rahm Emanuel
August 23, 2023 – Should Traffic Lights Be Abolished?
August 16, 2023 – The Economics of Everyday Things
August 14, 2023 – What Can Whales Teach Us About Clean Energy, Workplace Harmony, and Living the Good Life?
August 2, 2023 – Why Do People Still Hunt Whales?
July 26, 2023 – The First Great American Industry
July 19, 2023 – Why Is the U.S. So Good at Killing Pedestrians?
July 12, 2023 – Why Did You Marry That Person?
July 5, 2023 – Are E.S.G. Investors Actually Helping the Environment?
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