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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.
Great pod! Recommending to all I know who enjoy podcasts
My favorite podcast. My gateway podcast. Great content. Entertaining. Informative. Interesting. A continual lesson in the joyful pursuit of knowledge and development of curiosity. Finds a difficult balance between easy listening and in depth.
... that tells you most of what you need to know. All the 1-star ratings are offended because the host had a guest that the listener has a personal problem with, or perhaps the research presented doesn't line up perfectly with the listener's philosophical stance on their pet cause. It's a sad life to only listen to things you agree with. This podcast makes me reexamine my opinions and I thank them for that. Top notch editing, sound design, and interview technique.
I love this podcast. Smart, entertaining, relevant and educational in a fun way.
Great content if you want to learn more about things you don't have the time to study yourself.
Lots of interesting guests and ideas. Sometimes it can be a little superficial, but that's mostly because they don't have the time to drill deeply into the issues. But as an interesting something to think about every week, it's pretty great.
Thanks for expanding my worldview and helping me see the human side of many tough economic issues.
Love the human application of economic princples and discussion. Thanks for making me wiser and more informed in such an enjoyable way.
Decent, but a bit too drawn out. And the background music is very distracting.
The podcast is pretty good too.
They lost all credibility with me and I stopped listening when they did an episode about someone's unpublished paper (in my field) that they were treating as fact.Unacceptable, shoddy journalism that made me never trust them again. I'll listen to Planet Money instead, thanks.
Really great Podcast to pass time while commuting.
This has gotten bad since he released his other podcast. Also, what's this liberal bent he's been on. Get your act together or I'm out.
Last podcast was completely unrelated to Freakanomics. I will be unsubscribing.
Interesting topics, well researched and presented. Love it!
I have been listening to this for years and it has always been great! It has become less economics based over the years. But Dubner's perspective on things is very insightful and interesting.
One of my favorite podcast. Definitely helps me bring a smarter prospective to conversations with friends.
Were Kahneman & Tversky influenced by books The Structure of Magic I & II
I love this podcast and that's a rational decision!
I've recommended this podcast to dozens of my friends. I've been a listener for 2 years now and never miss an episode. Even my 8yo son likes it. Entertaining and insightful. Always based on data.
Look forward to this podcast each week. It is so well done. They can make any topic super interesting and will make you want to learn more about it.
If you enjoyed the books, you will enjoy the podcast.
I was super excited the day I finished reading the books, and found out that their was a podcast too. I mind was left wanting more thought provoking topics and ideas. I highly recommend this podcast to everyone, even if you have not read the books. It's a must have podcast!
Great stuff - easy to understand and listen to... Perfect for my commute and can be resumed without having to be all confused and start from the beginning. Well told stories and analysis.
The gold standard for weekly podcasts.
I love this podcast because it is very informative and easy to listen to. I love the facts. They are always interesting.
I've been listening for some time because I'm a curious person. I enjoy the questions and the approach tackled in this program. I highly recommend it.
The thinkers podcast! For those who like to know more of the story, listen to this podcast.
I love it when people can tell a story from a different point of view.
Economics can be such a dry, boring, and convoluted topic. I was a little hesitant to download freakonomics but after listening to a few episodes this has become one of my all time favorite podcast. It's interesting, informative, easy to follow, and quite honestly humanizes economics. It's not just about the numbers or hard data, it really is about the stories behind those numbers. I sometimes listen to an episode and it would be so good and revealing that I would think about that episode or topic for a whole week. Great podcast to learn something new and interesting and even talk about it with friends at a dinner party. Highly recommend!