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?
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 new episodes are boring. Furthermore, they waste an absurd amount of time in every episode on previewing what's coming up in the episode, during which they give away too much information.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.
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!
Team -Iâm an avid fan of Freakonomics. Like many of your listeners (Iâm sure), I believe Iâve listened to every episode to date. Ominously, this is the first time Iâve been moved to review.The recent episodes are painfully banal. I just tapped out of the Restaurant episode with 13ish minutes left after listening to the challenges of cooking pretzels and the âinnovationâ of not having the cooks top sausages. Iâm still trying to figure out the point and/or the through-line of the Lance Armstrong episode.I guess a common lesson of these two episodes is that conversations with âpop-culturally interestingâ figures does not by definition yield interesting podcasts.This review is likely disproportionately harsh, but I implore you to please rediscover your groove! Thanks,Thomas
I loved their books, and I love the podcast! The topics are widely varied, and I appreciate the multiple angles from which the hosts analyze each topic in great detail.
They do a great job of diversifying topics and guests to make an interesting and insightful show.
No delete button on iTunes to delete a review so have to put something here
In their most at recent cast, they present geo-engineering as a more wizard way of combatting climate change than pursuing renewable energy on a global scale. Really? I donât think you get more wizard than harnessing the endless energy of the sun. The Koch machine is such a joke.
A couple of years ago, I found this podcast entertaining. Upon further scrutiny, I have found it instead to be shallow; the hosts definitely shape any data or anecdotal evidence to suit their entertainment designs. I began listening less and less as I finally realized it was worse than small biases, it's actual misinformation. I find it to be harmful. Unsubscribed.
This makes my commute much enjoyable! Thanks!
Iâm in love with Dubnerâs voice! His inflections and word choices keep everything so intriguing that I find myself listening all the way to the end! Thanks for a great podcast and a great voice Steve! :)
Lost all respect!
So much fun information all in one place. Prefer the ones that stick fairly closely to economics and statistics, but there are some gems in the less mathematically bounded ones too.
I used to listen to this podcast on a regular basis and usually made it to the end of the show. But then they had a softball interview with one of the Koch brothers where they totally just sucked up to the baron. That was enough to lose me. These guys are sell outs. They were probably hoping to get some grant money.
One of the best podcast ever a staple
Thanks for this great podcast
I like your podcast. It is always interesting and we love to listen as a family!
From the original book through the latest podcast, the series turns âthe dismal scienceâ into useful, interesting and enjoyable information. Love their common sense approach, and debunking of many of the prevailing assumptions regarding why societies act and react the way they do.
we lov what u do Steve. Thank you. however i always listen to u on Tune.FM. Please keep the TuneFM stream going. It works across all my devices and its a blessing. Hope u can continue. If you are ever in Plano, Texas - Holler. Will make sure u have a great time.
This episode was the most enjoyable episode to listen too because, of the drama involved into it.Overall this podcast is in my top five. Great job Stephen!
Dubner is a great interviewer with thoughtful questions. I appreciate hearing all sides of each topic.
I wish I had started listening sooner, the range of subjects seems unlimited and I look forward to every episode. Highly recommend it!
Steven Dubner is a proâs pro. Heâs fair to all his guests and brings a wide variety of perspectives and synthesizes them very well.
I usually really enjoy the Freakenomics podcasts but was pretty disheartened when listening to the puff piece on Lance Armstrong. He wasnât just a cheater he aggressively bullied, harassed, and discredited good people. Iâd much rather hear an interview with Greg LeMondâa legit cycling hero and champion (and someone who Lance tried to discredit).
Fascinating and presented in a digestible way for a layman. Love it!