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Freakonomics co-author Stephen J. Dubner uncovers the hidden side of everything. Why is it safer to fly in an airplane than drive a car? How do we decide whom to marry? Why is the media so full of bad news? Also: things you never knew you wanted to know about wolves, bananas, pollution, search engines, and the quirks of human behavior. Join the Freakonomics Radio Plus membership program for weekly member-only episodes of Freakonomics Radio. You’ll also get every show in our network without ads. To sign up, visit our show page on Apple Podcasts or go to

Radio: WNYC 93.9

Categories: Society & Culture

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In policing, as in most vocations, the best employees are often promoted into leadership without much training. One economist thinks he can address this problem — and, with it, America’s gun violence.

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  • 1461 - 567. Do the Police Have a Management Problem? 
    Thu, 7 Dec 2023
  • 1460 - 513. Should Public Transit Be Free? (Update) 
    Thu, 30 Nov 2023
  • 1459 - 566. Why Is It So Hard (and Expensive) to Build Anything in America? 
    Thu, 23 Nov 2023
  • 1458 - Extra: Jason Kelce Hates to Lose 
    Sun, 19 Nov 2023
  • 1457 - 565. Are Private Equity Firms Plundering the U.S. Economy? 
    Thu, 16 Nov 2023
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