Freakonomics Radio

Sun 12-1pm

Each week, Freakonomics Radio tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) — from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything.

Podcasts

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:00pm
    In the U.S. alone, we hold 55 million meetings a day. Most of them are woefully unproductive, and tyrannize our offices. The revolution begins now — with better agendas, smaller invite lists, and an embrace of healthy conflict.
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2020 8:00pm
    The accidental futurist Kevin Kelly on why enthusiasm beats intelligence, how to really listen, and why the solution to bad technology is more technology.
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2020 8:00pm
    Three university presidents try to answer our listeners’ questions. The result? Not much pomp and a whole lot of circumstance.
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2020 8:00pm
    Humans have a built-in “negativity bias,” which means we give bad news much more power than good. Would the Covid-19 crisis be an opportune time to reverse this tendency?
  • Wednesday, April 29, 2020 8:00pm
    We speak with a governor, a former C.D.C. director, a pandemic forecaster, a hard-charging pharmacist, and a pair of economists — who say it’s all about the incentives. (Pandemillions, anyone?)