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Freakonomics Radio

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Discover the hidden side of everything with Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books. 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. Dubner speaks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, intellectuals and entrepreneurs, and various other underachievers. Special features include series like “The Secret Life of a C.E.O.” as well as a live game show, “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know.” 

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K B

So...it showed improvement, but they just end on "who knows," when religion DID have a 9% improvement in their income? Uh huh. Something tells me they wouldn't be so careful about drawing conclusions if it were a tax or government welfare program. Is it really that hard to admit that religion helps people?

Dec 7th
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Barret Giehl

I haven't finished listening yet, but, the set up of the experiment seems to be assuming that the Values portion of the outreach can only be taught from a religious standpoint. I don't think values unique to religion. So, if it is determined that the best outcome is from the Full Program, we still don't know that Religion is the determining factor. Should have perhaps set up an additional group where Values were taught from a non religious standpoint.

Dec 7th
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John Jestin

did they look into Catholicism must donate to the pope and thus will have less money?

Dec 6th
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Ria Cayton

John Jestin the practice of tithing varies among protestant groups and with Catholic observance... but in short it's not unique to Catholics to share a part of their income with the church / parish they attend

Dec 8th
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David Savageau

John Jestin I'm Catholic. in 75 years I've never given Rome a dime.

Dec 7th
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walter tobin

all about working from home saving time energy and discomfort

Nov 23rd
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Lonnie Green

Tim Ferriss

Nov 7th
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Travis Barton

great episode, very enlightening! I only wish I knew of a podcast that covered Canadian issues and politics so well! if anyone knows of such a thing, please let me know!

Nov 2nd
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codenamefamousamos

Travis Barton canadaland

Nov 6th
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Amanda Smith

how dare you say famine isn't happening? what about Southern India? what about Sudan?

Oct 3rd
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AMIT UPPIN

Amanda Smith lol. I'm from the south. One of the most prosperous and beautiful parts of the country. Media conditioning is strong with this one.

Nov 17th
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Vasavadatta Yt

Amanda Smith hi, resident of southern India here. we don't have a famine!

Nov 14th
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Teresa Viers

how do I get this situation to stop,it sounds impossible. Is it? teresa

Sep 24th
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Das

awesome series

Sep 20th
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Doug Wallace

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Sep 20th
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Sayantan Choudhury

This is a superb series!

Sep 14th
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Mary Dickinson-Jensen

Will you be addressing the current Nike ad campaign? It would be interesting to see how academics and athletes react. Thanks!

Sep 14th
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Doan Demiran

I found the lack of challenging questions very concerning. Most of her arguments were flawed and went unchallenged.

Sep 12th
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Aaron Hartje

Another one/two: positive/negative reinforcement.

Sep 10th
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Aaron Hartje

I understand that rewiring of the brain is possible. But did she ever actually make an argument against what we think of as a brain's hard wiring?

Sep 10th
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T H

have episodes been taken down? I am only able to view 14 in total now...

Sep 10th
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Christopher Stewart

T H Seriously!

Sep 11th
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Akshay Jain

T H I think it's Freakonomics themselves cause I was able to find only these episodes in other podcast apps as well

Sep 11th
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Ben Blair

What? The socialist wants more government involvement? Real ground breaking work. The only thing I agree with this economist is we are in desperate need of patent reform.

Sep 8th
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Aaron Hartje

Russia IS richer ... but it's still a thug nation with a 1950s sensibility.

Sep 5th
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Chase Blakeley

I wish there was a more positive outlook on starting a restaurant, such as answering the question “does it ever get any easier?”

Sep 5th
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Kim Dixon

Chris dixon is married

Aug 29th
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