Even if you don't agree with all the conclusions, the Freakonomics guys buck conventional wisdom. It makes me think a better world might be more than a dream.
For economic insights on everyday issues, there's really no better podcast. I love that it's really well researched and has great commentary.
To offhandedly dismiss the impact of slavery in the assessment of the United States' wealth and rise to power is at best a gross oversight. You attributed this wealth inequality to the inclusion of all people in the English system compared to the Spanish system, which according to your research was based on exploiting the wealthy. Both systems were built on exploitation. The U.S. just had a lot more slaves.
This has great information and thought experiments for those who want to be informed citizens of the world.
I loved the books and I love the podcast. It makes me look at how the world works differently.
My favorite podcast to engage my brain!
...interviewer. Show is almost always of interest.
I love this podcast. One of my must-listen favorites. Excellent production. Keep up the good work.
I just wanted to thank you guys for the free entertainment! I look forward to this show every week!
Always excited when this podcast shows up in my queue.
Great way to learn about economics
I appreciate the good ones. They can be so good, I'd listen to it on repeat. The meh ones are kinda annoying, but worth listening to to get to the good ones.
Stephen Dubner asks great questions! ;)The approach to the different subjects is engaging and unexpected. The reason I didn't give it 5 stars is the comments about medical subjects that shows me that Stephen and Steven know nothing about medicine and have only listened to biased opinions. There is a lack of depth in looking at different sides of the issues. Which makes me question all the other statements about issues that I know nothing about.
I love this podcast! Listen to it to learn something new about the world.
I have been fascinated with Freakonomics since the very first book. Haven't missed an episode. Everyone needs to think like this.
This podcast explores different aspects of economy and lays it out in front of the audience, who don't need to know a lot about economics and trade in general
...ok, if I didn't subscribe to your new podcast the three other times you put it on your feed, making me listen to it again is going to frustrate me.
Used to be good. Now it stinks.
This pod cast should be required listening for all people! Thank you for researching the topics that most others just speculate on. I appreciate your care for facts.
Freakonomics was my favorite for years. But the topics are not as interesting and captivating as in the past. I love Dubner; but this podcast works best with both Dubner and Levitt to deliver and share on topics.
Stephen Dubner carries on the breadth, wit and educational value of his wonderful book. Thanks for the weekly entertainment!
A light version of economics in a short period of time. Sometimes I would like them to get more in depth. The time for each podcast falls just short of my one way commute. It gives me time to chew on it.
Interesting and relevant topics. Awesome moderating by Dubner to dig in to the issues.
This podcast has really dropped in quality of topics and presentation. So much so I am unsubscribing.
I love this show. They are so fresh, so on-point. Their perspectives are ones I always love to hear.
My favorite podcast! I listen every week
Love listening to this podcast! It's interesting, intelligent, relevant to daily life, and always leaves me feeling smarter at the end. The host asks thoughtful questions- of the material, the people he interviews, and of the topic's place in society. Have been going back to listen to all of the episodes I missed before I was podcasting!
I can't pick my favorite episode, I enjoy them all
Changed my way of thinking about the world. The long form interview episodes confuse me because I'm not always sure how they connect to the Freakonomics mindset.
Iâve been a listener since episode one. Always entertaining, surprising, and most importantly data driven! The world seem to need reminding that there is such as thing as objective fact, let freakonomics be that reminder!
Always entertaining and thought provoking, on topics I would never have thought to explore but that are nonetheless interesting.
Always learn something new. A pure joy to listen to during my daily commute.
I've been listening to this podcast for over two years, the least I could do is provide a good review! Thanks for all the hard work and fascinating conversations guys.
I like it.
Always fresh and new. Keeps the brain alive!
I look forward to listening every week.
Every episode is educational an interesting. In my top 5 for sure.
I started listening to this after reading all the Freakonomics books. I love the content they put out on this podcast! They present topics in a different light than what I'm used to and they really make me think and look at the world in a different way. Wonderfully produced and highly entertaining while still being informative! Great work.
Still one of my favorite podcasts.
So well done. If you want an interesting angle on many different subjects, this is the Podcast for you!
Love this one. Such interesting information and people. A must-listen!
If you like having your brain tickled with scientific truths, search no further. Steven Dubner is a fearless investigator and will explore the hidden side of everything with you in his weekly podcast. I love listening to this show! It makes my commute very enjoyable.
Economists are not typically known for their enthusiasm, humor, and conversational tone, but Stephen J. Dubner is not your average economist.He's an outside the box thinker, with a tendency to ask questions where others will make assumptions.I particularly enjoyed his analysis of the Gender Pay Gap and his analysis of the Coal Industry. In both cases he puts data first and immediately trailblazes a new path through the wilderness of humility and reason.Some lessons I've learned:1.) Never make predictions2.) All sides see things in their own interests so try to see things from their perspective3.) Data is king
I just listened to the Miki Agrawal piece and am a little appalled at how disrespectful Stephen Dubner was during most of the interview. The interviewee and the subject of the podcast was really interesting, but it was distracting how Stephen Dubner kept cutting her off and how condescending he was to her. Not a fan of Stephen at all.
I look forward to new episodes because they dive into topics that I'm keen on and also cover angles I hadn't thought of previously. I miss the days when both hosts were on the podcast.
Love this show. It's the best!
I was really excited to listen to the episode about medical experiments.. however I couldn't get past two minutes because of the doctor giving input. He was SO FREAKING BORING sounding. He could tell you you just won the lottery and you wouldn't get excited.
Fascinating. Learn a lot.
I enjoy how subjects are viewed from different perspectives. It sometimes makes you think about things from a different POV than your own. Closed-minded people beware.