Freakonomics Radio

How to Think Like a Freak -- and Other FREAK-quently Asked Questions

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Stephen Dubner and Steve Levitt talk about their new book and field questions about prestige, university life, and (yum yum) bacon.

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The Takeaway

How to Survive the Lime, Bacon & Avocado Shortage

Thursday, April 10, 2014

It's a dark day for foodies in America. Shortages of limes and pork have sent prices sky high. And now a potential shortage of avocados has people worried. How will we make guacamole? Eat BLTs? Enjoy a cold, tasty margarita?

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Taking Blame, Anonymous Caller Says Bacon Incident Wasn’t a Hate Crime

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A newspaper received an anonymous call from a man who claims the bacon found scattered in a Staten Island park where Muslims gathered for Ramadan prayers was not a hate crime. 



Eggs Are the New Bacon, and Other Trends

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Looking for the next food trend? Audrey Dettmar, baker at Annex in Fort Greene, gave me these suggestions.


Studio 360

Playing With Our Food

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

We got nearly 200 great entries to our redesign Valentine challenge. And on last week's show, Elizabeth Gilbert picked the winning entry: a bouquet of rolled bacon strips that look like roses (only yummier!) by Sarah Tisdale. As Gilbert said so aptly, 'Nothing can compete ...

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