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The Mom Who Stole the Blueprints for the Atomic Bomb (The Freakonomics Radio Book Club Ep. 11)

about 18 hours ago

To her neighbors in the English countryside, the woman known as Mrs...

Check the Data: It’s a Man’s World (The Freakonomics Radio Book Club Ep. 10)

about 18 hours ago

Do you think public bathrooms are too small, smartphones are too big...

Amanda & Lily Levitt Share What It’s Like to be Steve’s Daughters (People I (Mostly) Admire Ep. 46)

about 24 hours ago

Steve shows a different side of himself in very personal interviews with...

A Playbook for Beating the Next Pandemic (Freakonomics, M.D. Ep. 8)

2 days ago

We dig into why Covid-19 caught us so unprepared and how we...

What Are the Police for, Anyway? (Ep. 476)

3 days ago

The U.S. is an outlier when it comes to policing, as evidenced...

How Can You Escape Binary Thinking? (NSQ Ep. 67)

7 days ago

Also: why is it so satisfying to find a bargain *      *...

Leidy Klotz on Why the Best Solutions Involve Less — Not More (People I (Mostly) Admire Ep. 45)

8 days ago

When we try to improve things, our first thought is often: What...

What Happens to Patients When Thousands of Cardiologists Leave Town? (Freakonomics, M.D. Ep. 7)

9 days ago

This week, Bapu Jena presents some hot-off-the-presses research exploring the relationship between...

Why Does the Richest Country in the World Have So Many Poor Kids? (Ep. 475)

10 days ago

Among O.E.C.D. nations, the U.S. has one of the highest rates of...

When Is It OK to Tell a Lie? (NSQ Ep. 66)

14 days ago

Also: is obsessing over your mental health bad for your mental health...

Edward Glaeser Explains Why Some Cities Thrive While Others Fade Away (People I (Mostly) Admire Ep. 44)

15 days ago

An expert on urban economics and co-author of the new book Survival...

Are Barbershops the Cutting Edge of Healthcare Delivery? (Freakonomics, M.D. Ep. 6)

16 days ago

Bapu Jena talks with a barber and a pharmacist whose study brought...