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Happy Everything, From Freakonomics

How can we at Freakonomics help you during the holidays? Here’s a few ideas: 1. We can provide inspiration for gifts for the “homo economicus” in your life. 2. When you’re making your year-end donations, we can help you consider the evidence for which programs work, and which don’t. 3. No matter how far away you roam, we can entertain and educate...

Fri Dec 23, 2022 06:28
Freakonomics Radio Network’s 2022 Staff Picks

To celebrate a wonderful year of production on all of the shows in our network, we asked our staff to choose their favorite episode of the year. Lyric Bowditch, Production Associate “Why Do Doctors Have to Play Defense?” from Freakonomics, M.D. After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, my feeds were flooded with content about it. This...

Fri Dec 16, 2022 17:00
An Exit Interview with N.I.H. Director Dr. Francis Collins (Freakonomics, M.D. Ep. 16)

The National Institutes of Health is the backbone of health research in the U.S., and Collins has been in charge for more than a decade. Now that he’s stepping down, he ponders the arc of his history-making career, from his leadership of the Human Genome Project to the fight against Covid-19 (not to mention the absolute happiest moment of his life)....

Fri Dec 17, 2021 06:03
“The Art Market Is in Massive Disruption.” (Ep. 486)

Is art really meant to be an “asset class”? Will the digital revolution finally democratize a market that just keeps getting more elitist? And what will happen to the last painting Alice Neel ever made? (Part 3 of “The Hidden Side of the Art Market.”) Listen and follow our podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts....

Thu Dec 16, 2021 06:06
How Can You Avoid Boredom? (NSQ Ep. 77)

Also: are we getting any better at assessing COVID risk? *      *      * Relevant Research & References Here’s where you can learn more about the people and ideas in this episode: SOURCES Erin Westgate, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Florida. Chris Hulleman, professor of education, psychology, and public...

Sun Dec 12, 2021 12:05
Jared Diamond on the Downfall of Civilizations — and His Optimism for Ours (People I (Mostly) Admire, Ep. 55)

He’s the award-winning author of hugely popular books like Guns, Germs, and Steel; Collapse; and Upheaval. But Jared actually started his varied career as an expert on gallbladders and birds. The physiologist turned geographer talks with Steve about his brushes with death, why the Norse Greenlanders wouldn’t eat fish, and why he has never been invited...

Sat Dec 11, 2021 06:09

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