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.
I really love this show. Each week, I feel just a bit smarter after listening to them.
Long time listener and reader of books. Great podcast to listen and re-listen. Thanks for the great learning here guys!
Ever wonder if a name effects a person's destiny? Or why sometimes a bounty doesn't get rid of a problem? We are all riddled with cognitive biases and fuzzy human logic. Dubner and Levitt don't have all the answers and don't claim to, but they do their best to untangle some human misconceptions or superstitions when it comes to human behavior and economics. If you want to find a well reasoned argument from a point of view you haven't considered before, this may be the podcast for you.
It brings an economics style of thinking into daily life, and I find that fantastic.
Love the content
If you care about an unbiased look at the different ways the economy is shaped and transformed; this podcast is for you!
4 years ago I started listening to Freakonomics. I was studying engineering. It opened my eyes into the capability of public data, behavioral economics and the hidden side of well known problems. I love the storytelling and "economist swagger" Dubner brings to each episode. It's simply awesome!
Listening to this podcast each day has made my commute so much more pleasant and enjoyable. I find myself bringing up the interesting topics multiple times a day to family, friends, and colleagues. After "discovering" this podcast about a year ago, I have gone back and listened to the entire archived episodes and definitely recommend it.
I truly enjoy this podcast, listening is a must.
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Amazing show! Gives new insights into the world each episode.
The topics are all over the map. The show just wanders now. The original theme is long gone. Recently they had a whole episode that was nothing but a promotional piece for a comedian/public personality - Trevor Noah. They claimed that somehow his views are unique and that justifies it. But they aren't. And it was just yet another totally random promotion piece. This podcast was once interesting and original. There's now about a million podcasts that thematically try to do what this one did. Hidden brain. Invisibilia. Those are just two examples. Though those are also poor for other reasons, at least they aren't just random topics or promotions for some person's career. It's just too boring and scattered to be enjoyable anymore. I think it's run its course. Of course it will never end. Nothing is allowed to end these days. Which is sad. It was pretty groundbreaking once and retains no hint of what it was.
My husband and I have been road tripping for the past 2 months and always enjoy listening to Ted Radio Hour. Keeps us very entertained and gives us new topics to discuss on the open road. This podcast and Planet Money are just about my only gateway to this hidden, often confusing world. Thanks for making it more accessible to the lay-person like me.
Who knew economics was so interesting? It shares a lot with Social Science
Read all the books, always refer to freakonomics whenever I can. Always look forward to my commute on Thursday because of this podcast
On the same path as their books the guys at Freakonomics apply data to decisions people make on a daily basis. I cannot count how many times I hear something on this podcast and it comes up in conversation later. I just try to not be that guy, when I toss it on there.
I always learn something new from this show! Now I want to read the book...
This is one of my âtop 10 list" podcasts. I enjoy listening to and learning about the hidden side of the varied subjects.
Love this podcast. Love the host. Funny and intelligent.