ITS SO AMAZING IT ACTUALLY MAKES ME THINK ABOUT LIFE
Love the NEW episodes and Love the podcast overall!!! Lately these LAZY REPLAYS are getting arduous!! TOO MANY!!! I look forward to episodes only to find itâs a REPLAY!!!!
Great show. Soothing voice and interesting and relevant information, but PLEASE PRONOUNCE YOUR Ls IN THE WORD ALMOND (Trader Joes episode).
Since going to Stitcher, they have been pushing old episodes into my feed to bump their position in the iTunes Charts. I donât like this. Also, the Trader Joeâs episode is terrible. Total fluff piece that doesnât even begin to address the problems with their business model.
A very underrated podcast in my opinion. Its fun and educational always exploring a wide range of topics. Everyone should give it a chance
I used to regularly listen to this podcast and learn something new. They used to present things in a different light and remain neutral. However, since they sold their souls to Goldman Sachs and corporate cronyism, it has transformed into a mouthpiece for corporate greed and corruption. Very sad.
I enjoy the show, but found that a lot of the shows seem to be left leaning. As a conservative, I enjoyed hearing the left leaning arguments. After reading through the reviews I was surprised to see how many far left people gave the show a bad review for relying too much on main stream economics. I guess they didnât listen to the episode on the why the government is and should be more entrepreneurial aka socialist. Despite all this, I still get a lot of value out of the show.
Trader Joeâs episode was so so good
I used to enjoy listening to this podcast, but there has been a steady decline in the quality of this podcast during the last two years and now most of the recent episodes have been boring.More importantly, whenever this host interviews someone that's famous, he never asks any tough questions and he lets the other person fully control the narrative. It's almost as if he's trying to become buddies with the famous people he interviews.
There is quite a breadth of topics but I do wish there was a tad more focus on economics. You can still cast a wide net and keep focus. My only major complaint is repeating episodes.
Had a lot of fun with this one until a curious episode was loaded into the feed. Then a few weeks later a curious commercial sponsor was mentioned during a different episode. I could not remove this from my subscription list fast enough. No integrity. Sad!
It used to be the best podcast to listen to. It was my favorite. Well made, interesting, non pretentious.Now itâs inconsistent. Sometimes boring. Planet money is much better in 2018z
I like it, it's gotten worse over time unfortunately. The topics have gotten less interesting to me. I skip any interview shows, as Dubner is not an excellent interviewer. I liked when they had Levitt on more often. Steven, stop calling soccer "Footie", you're not British, even if you'd like to be.
Enjoyed the interview w/ Ford CEO - it convinced me to sell ALL my Ford stock. Hackett will be gone when they hit $8. They simply need to focus on designing great looking vehicles that run well. Not too complicated.
Highly recommend. It makes you think about things you never knew you should think about.
Long time listener. Your duopoly episode was the best in about three years. It was nice to hear you get back to reporting from both sides. Your inability to remove your own personal political views and to take shots at the opposing side had me at the brink of âunsubscribeâ. I donât expect anyone to look at things the way I do, but there are positive facts that support both sides. This should not be ignored. The worst thing is that you have injected your political agenda and then asked for money to support you. No way. Get back to the data.
Wide variety of topics covered. Many times I have used information from episodes to start a conversation around the dinner table.
I have been listening for years and it's still one of my all time favorite podcast. I always learn something and am entertained while doing so!
I love this podcast, but Iâm wondering who is lobbying all the podcasts I frequent to talk about ranked choice voting...ð¤
One of the best
Donât join the chorus blaming schools for yet another something. Many who do well and lead our society come from those same schools. To say schools fail students is such a dramatic, inaccurate generalization. Not all schools are poor institutions. Which schools fail? Why? Which schools do well? Why? No article, slanted statistic, podcast, or survey ever, ever talks at length about parenting and home life. Those who talk negatively about schools use schools as a scapegoat because there is no specific legislation regarding parenting. Naysayers want schools to work miracles but boldly disregard the root of a child. Iâm for all involved taking their share of responsibility, schools, parents, students, communities, educational policy, etc. Many people have been inspired, learned critical thinking methods, began creative thinking practices and become life long learners because of school.
Really love this podcast, learn something new everytime. Thank you.
Love this podcast!! I love that they are unbiased and never fail to present insightful, enlightened, well-supported, and well-researched topics with accounts from real experts in the field.
I love this podcast but Iâve was disappointed that the creativity show this week focused on genius examples who were almost all white males. Looking forward to the creativity series but hope they are more inclusive of other types of creatives.
Great amazing interesting
I loved reading both Freakanomics books and have really enjoyed listening to the podcast. The topics and guests are interesting and the way Dubner weaves in stories is excellent.
Human behavior is always fascinating to dive more deeply into. I do wish theyâd expand their panel of experts beyond academics however. Would be nice to hear professionals from other fields putting this to use in unique âeverydayâ ways.
So your listening to a "very" entertaining podcast and about halfway through the podcast you realize you are learning valuable life lessons. Out of all my podcast subscriptions this is the one I give my undivided attention to. I trust the reports / stories are factual and well balanced.
I started listening to podcasts about a year ago and unfortunately never stumbled onto Freakanomics until the beginning of this summer. Ever since then, I have been listening to every episode produced and going back and listening to old podcasts. I highly recommend listening to this podcast. You will not regret it!!
Iâve loved the podcast for years until now, please ease up on the sports or just make a spin-off show for it, itâs overtaking every other theme on the show.
As a long time listener, I very disappointed with the direction of this show over the last few months. I am also not looking forward to episode after episode of sports, especially when the entire episode is a boring interview.
Love the topics. Love the presentation. Love the guest experts. Really well done.
Great story on 49rs. But to go all in on Garappolo only to lose him for the season. I feel the pain as he was my fantasy QB back up.
What are you doing Dubner??? We are already bombarded with loads of crappy news and talk shows! Why must you too devolve to the lowest common denominator?
They changed into some SJW podcast. instead of providing their real unique blend of economics and sociology on why our society can both be functioning and in need of improvement we get this new garbage covering athletes and their left wing ideology now. In case you didnât notice Dubner I can get that on any podcast. Thanks for selling out.
This show lost me when I saw a two part episode on how the Koch brothers arenât so bad paired with new ads for Koch Industries. No credibility from that point forward.
Always intriguing, this is the most in-depth look at subjects I love.
My favourite podcast by a wide margin, one that broadens your mind and makes you see the world differently. Essential listening for any educated person, especially those curious about human behaviour and decision-making.
Iâm sure Iâm not the only one whoâs used this title! ð¤ But, itâs true. Dubner provides listeners with a variety of interesting topics and digs deep. Often the contents of the episodes are unexpected. Thatâs one of my favorite things about being a âfreakâ LOL
One of the most enjoyable and informative podcasts out there. It is very educational about topis in microeconomics as well as finance, politics and more.
Been listening since the beginning and won't stop. Mostly Dubner now. If you like the books I think you will like this show as much or more.
Love the show but now on the mobile app I can only see 14 episodes?? Itâs like all of them have been deleted!? I want to send one of the older episodes to a friend.
I consider this to be one of the flagships of all podcasts.
Dubner rocks. Funny, kind and smarter than anyone in the room...any and every room.
This podcast is the best lol
I found this podcast after reading "When to Rob a Bank" a collection of their blog posts. I greatly appreciate the wide ranging topics and the eye for incentives and pressures in things beyond supply and demand of widget a.
I am a huge fan of this podcast. I am have gotten a lot out of my time listening. I am looking forward to more episodes.
I absolutely love Freakonomics. I love it so much that it inspired me to pursue a masters degree and now begin behavioral research as I build my credentials for PhD program applications. Thank you Stephen Dubner for creating a show that constantly teaches and challenges me. My thirst for knowledge continues to grow because of you!
I started listening about 2 months ago and really enjoyed it, so much so that I decided to start from episode 1. A few days ago all the earlier podcasts disappeared from both my âavailable episodesâ and âpreviously playedâ lists. Iâd love to have those back!
I have been listening to Freakonomics for years and they just keep informing, educating, and surprising me with the material. If asked what podcasts I recommend, this one is always at the top of the list!