How Did “Freakonomics” Get Its Name? … and Other FREAK-quently Asked Questions

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Levitt and Dubner answer your questions about driving, sneezing, and ladies’ nights. Plus a remembrance of Levitt’s sister Linda.


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Thomas from UK


I just wanted to say thank you for this episode (I recently came across you guys and >you rock!<).
It was very eye opening what you said about the loss of someone. We lost our daughter with 6 months after a long fight since her birth... thanks again.

Keep up the good work!


Jan. 14 2013 03:52 PM
Skip T. from Ohio

Is there somewhere I can get a list of the bumper music used during this podcast? I'd like to know who performs the music about 15 minutes into the podcast.


Jan. 03 2013 12:56 AM

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About Freakonomics Radio

In their books Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomicsSteven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner use the tools of economics to explore real-world behavior. As boring as that may sound, what they really do is tell stories — about cheating schoolteachers, self-dealing real-estate agents, and crack-selling mama’s boys. American Public Media’s Marketplace and WNYC are now bringing those Freakonomics stories — and plenty of new ones — to the radio, with Dubner as host. Just like the books, Freakonomics Radio will explore “the hidden side of everything.” It will tell you things you always thought you knew but didn’t, and things you never thought you wanted to know, but do.

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