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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 freakonomics.com/plus.

1474 - Extra: Mr. Feynman Takes a Trip — But Doesn’t Fall
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  • 1474 - Extra: Mr. Feynman Takes a Trip — But Doesn’t Fall

    A wide-open conversation with three women who guided Richard Feynman through some big adventures at the Esalen Institute. (Part of our Feynman series.)

    Mon, 19 Feb 2024 - 47min
  • 1473 - The Vanishing Mr. Feynman

    In his final years, Richard Feynman's curiosity took him to some surprising places. We hear from his companions on the trips he took — and one he wasn’t able to. (Part three of a three-part series.)

    Thu, 15 Feb 2024 - 1h 01min
  • 1472 - The Brilliant Mr. Feynman

    What happens when an existentially depressed and recently widowed young physicist from Queens gets a fresh start in California? We follow Richard Feynman out west, to explore his long and extremely fruitful second act. (Part two of a three-part series.)

    Thu, 8 Feb 2024 - 52min
  • 1471 - How the San Francisco 49ers Stopped Being Losers (Update)

    They’re heading to the Super Bowl for the second time in five years. But back in 2018, they were coming off a long losing streak — and that’s the year we sat down with 49ers players, coaches, and executives to hear their turnaround plans. It’s probably time to consider the turnaround a success.

    Mon, 5 Feb 2024 - 1h 03min
  • 1470 - The Curious Mr. Feynman

    From the Manhattan Project to the Challenger investigation, the physicist Richard Feynman loved to shoot down what he called “lousy ideas.” Today, the world is awash in lousy ideas — so maybe it’s time to get some more Feynman in our lives? (Part one of a three-part series.)

    Thu, 1 Feb 2024 - 1h 02min
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