They lost all credibility with me and I stopped listening when they did an episode about someone's unpublished paper (in my field) that they were treating as fact.Unacceptable, shoddy journalism that made me never trust them again.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!
I love listening to this podcast on my commute in the morning now that the news has become so depressing one requires a Zoloft to make it through any individual segment.
Decent, but a bit too drawn out. You could drop the extraneous music (non intro/outro) and guest's personal history.
From medicine to belts to quirks of society. Every week is thought provoking and informative. Don't miss out!
One of my favorite podcasts
Well produced and always interesting. I never miss an episode.
This is a great and wide ranging podcast full of humor and insight. I look forward to it every week. Thank you!
Always gives you something to think about in a way you didn't think about before. Makes you sound smart with your friends.
Some episodes are better than others, but overall a great show that makes you look at everyday topics in a different way.
Good podcast but why should I write a review when the most recent reviews shown are from 2010?
I love this podcast. The diverse and unexpected range of topics keep me coming back.
One of my favorite podcasts of all time for it's thought provoking ideas as well as unexpected statistics and ideas!
Freakonomics has changed my life. It has changed the way I think, the I act, it has had a huge effect on my life. Both the books and the podcast, from beginning to end, has completely changed how I see the world. I am so thankful for stumbling upon such talent at WNYC studios. I am so grateful for everyone who works behind the scenes to create this work of art. #pleasenevergoaway
Perhaps one of the best if not THE best podcast series.
I'm currently listening to the podcast about the benefits/downsides to the practice of tipping at restaurants.I always learn a lot from this program, and in addition to being educational and entertaining it is always thought provoking without being preachy. I recommend the Freakonomics podcast to people who are innately curious and those who likes to learn about the back story to life. So dear Freakonomians, please keep 'em coming and I'll keep listening and sharing with friends.
I love your podcast and have read all the Freakanomics books. I think the research and data presented on most every topic is great but what I find funny is sometimes the commentary or conclusions drawn are so contrary to the data. John Putman's study on diversity for instance shows it is not a strength at all, yet you end the podcast with the impression that it is a good thing. Where's the conservative perspective on this? Your guests are never people like Thomas Sowell or Dinesh D'Souza who have conservative opinions on culture and assimilation. On healthcare the system is failing miserably and you still insist on bringing in Ezekiel Emanuel time and again to tell us if we just obey better it will work. Why not ask a conservative authority on healthcare what a better solution could be? Again, I love your brand because it's the only one that persuasively argues for liberal points like abortion but it's far from balanced on most topics.
Great production quality and host, with impressive even acclaimed guests. However, it seems like they've run out of interesting content. Recent shows don't stack up to the earlier stuff.
This has been a great podcast for continued learning about issues and controversies that economic research and reasoning give us some interesting insights into.
I love this podcast, it makes me know so much more!
Very informative and educational, but always holds my attention. One of my favorite podcasts!
I learn so much every time I listen. Brilliant podcast on the economy.
Must hear stories!
I've always nursed a fascination for economics and how things "work". As a researcher, I find the topics very interesting and appreciate the methods of investigation. As a goof, I particularly enjoy the humor. And Dubner's voice isn't bad either. Overall - funny, understandable and useful. ðð¾
Love the thought provoking subjects. Not rigorous science, but great fodder for dinner party conversations.