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24 марта, 00:41

The Men Who Started A Thinking Revolution

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Season 6, Episode 29 On this week’s episode of Freakonomics Radio: Stephen J. Dubner interviews Michael Lewis about the two men who created behavioral economics, redefining how humans think and changing our world. Among the discoveries discussed on this episode, this one comes from psychology: human behavior is influenced, not only by our inner bearings, but by our […] The post The Men Who Started A Thinking Revolution appeared first on Freakonomics.

23 марта, 06:00

How Safe is Your Job? (Rebroadcast)

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Economists preach the gospel of “creative destruction,” whereby new industries -- and jobs -- replace the old ones. But has creative destruction become too destructive? The post How Safe is Your Job? (Rebroadcast) appeared first on Freakonomics.

20 марта, 03:00

Under the Hood: TMSIDK Episode 11

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This week, we go "Under the Hood," unearthing the secrets behind concealed ovulation, kosher food, cheesy dreams, pneumatic felines and negotiating. The post Under the Hood: TMSIDK Episode 11 appeared first on Freakonomics.

16 марта, 22:32

Why Are We Still Using Cash?

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Season 6, Episode 28 This week on Freakonomics Radio: cash facilitates crime, bribery and tax evasion – and yet some governments (including ours) are printing more cash than ever. Other countries, meanwhile, are ditching cash entirely. Plus: why thinking of Bitcoin as just a digital currency is like thinking about the Internet as just email. To find […] The post Why Are We Still Using Cash? appeared first on Freakonomics.

16 марта, 06:00

Why Is My Life So Hard?

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Most of us feel we face more headwinds and obstacles than everyone else — which breeds resentment. We also undervalue the tailwinds that help us — which leaves us ungrateful and unhappy. How can we avoid this trap? The post Why Is My Life So Hard? appeared first on Freakonomics.

13 марта, 06:00

Collections: TMSIDK Episode 10

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We've gathered amazing and surprising facts from the world of Collections. We're not talking baseball cards and Beanie Babies—we've got: glucose, gamma rays, brainwaves, fake art and some very blue Russian. The post Collections: TMSIDK Episode 10 appeared first on Freakonomics.

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09 марта, 22:23

Bad Medicine, Part 2: Death By Diagnosis

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Season 6, Episode 27 This week on Freakonomics Radio: by some estimates, medical error is the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. How can that be? And what’s to be done? Plus: Stephen J. Dubner investigates how so many ineffective and even dangerous drugs make it to the market. To find out more, check out […] The post Bad Medicine, Part 2: Death By Diagnosis appeared first on Freakonomics.

09 марта, 07:00

Chuck E. Cheese’s: Where a Kid Can Learn Price Theory

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The pizza-and-gaming emporium prides itself on affordability, which means its arcade games are really cheap to play. Does that lead to kids hogging the best games — and parents starting those infamous YouTube brawls? The post Chuck E. Cheese’s: Where a Kid Can Learn Price Theory appeared first on Freakonomics.

06 марта, 07:00

Athletes’ Feats: TMSIDK Episode 9

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This episode of Tell Me Something I Don't Know is all about the written — or spoken, or programmed, or texted — word. Let's start with the letter "A": abbreviations, absenteeism, AI, advertisements and ...a rising tide. The post Athletes’ Feats: TMSIDK Episode 9 appeared first on Freakonomics.

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03 марта, 01:43

Bad Medicine, Part 1: (Drug) Trials and Tribulations

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Season 6, Episode 26 This week on Freakonomics Radio: We tend to think of medicine as a science, but for most of human history it has been scientific-ish at best. Stephen J. Dubner looks at the grotesque mistakes produced by centuries of trial-and-error, and asks whether the new era of evidence-based medicine is the solution. Plus: sometimes […] The post Bad Medicine, Part 1: (Drug) Trials and Tribulations appeared first on Freakonomics.

02 марта, 07:00

The Taboo Trifecta

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Serial entrepreneur Miki Agrawal loves to talk about the bodily functions that make most people flinch. That’s why she’s building a business around the three P’s: periods, pee, and poop. The post The Taboo Trifecta appeared first on Freakonomics.

27 февраля, 04:00

Athletes’ Feats: TMSIDK Episode 8

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For our sports-themed episode, we left out all the tired cliches and instead jammed it full of odd trophies, hidden advantages, surprising innovations and... Trouble with a capital T. The post Athletes’ Feats: TMSIDK Episode 8 appeared first on Freakonomics.