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18 сентября, 03:00

Womb to Tomb: TMSIDK Episode 27

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Alexandra Petri (Washington Post columnist) is our special guest co-host, with AJ Jacobs (author of It's All Relative) as real-time fact-checker. TMSIDK covers everything from birth to earth, including pregnancy tests, parenting, monogamy, aging better, and, finally, embalming. The post Womb to Tomb: TMSIDK Episode 27 appeared first on Freakonomics.

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15 сентября, 01:00

“How Much Brain Damage Do I Have?”

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Season 7, Episode 2 This week on Freakonomics Radio: John Urschel was the only player in the N.F.L. also getting a math Ph.D. at M.I.T. But after a new study came out linking football to brain damage, he abruptly retired. Stephen J. Dubner brings you the inside story — and a look at how we make decisions […] The post “How Much Brain Damage Do I Have?” appeared first on Freakonomics.

14 сентября, 06:00

Why Don’t We All Speak the Same Language? (Earth 2.0 Series)

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There are 7,000 languages spoken on Earth. What are the costs — and benefits — of our modern-day Tower of Babel? The post Why Don’t We All Speak the Same Language? (Earth 2.0 Series) appeared first on Freakonomics.

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11 сентября, 03:00

Sneak Peek of TMSIDK Season 4

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Alex Guarnaschelli, Alexandra Petri, Hari Kondabolu, Mary Roach, and Jemele Hill are some of the brilliant co-hosts joining us during Season 4. Here's a sneak peek of what you'll learn in 10 new episodes beginning September 17th. The post Sneak Peek of TMSIDK Season 4 appeared first on Freakonomics.

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08 сентября, 01:00

These Shoes Are Killing Me!

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Season 7, Episode 1 This week on Freakonomics Radio: the human foot is an evolutionary masterpiece, far more functional than we give it credit for. So why do we encase it in “a coffin” (as one foot scholar calls it) that stymies so much of its ability — and may create more problems than it solves? […] The post These Shoes Are Killing Me! appeared first on Freakonomics.

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07 сентября, 06:00

“How Much Brain Damage Do I Have?”

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John Urschel was the only player in the N.F.L. simultaneously getting a math Ph.D. at M.I.T. But after a new study came out linking football to brain damage, he abruptly retired. Here’s the inside story — and a look at how we make decisions in the face of risk versus uncertainty. The post “How Much Brain Damage Do I Have?” appeared first on Freakonomics.

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01 сентября, 01:00

Do Boycotts Work? (Rebroadcast)

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Season 6, Episode 52 This week on Freakonomics Radio: the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the South African divestment campaign, Chick-fil-A! Almost anyone can launch a boycott, and the media loves to cover them. But do boycotts actually produce the change they’re fighting for? Also, we speak with the editors of an unusual book called The Encyclopedia of Ethical […] The post Do Boycotts Work? (Rebroadcast) appeared first on Freakonomics.

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31 августа, 06:00

Bad Medicine, Part 3: Death by Diagnosis (Rebroadcast)

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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? Our third and final episode in this series offers some encouraging answers. The post Bad Medicine, Part 3: Death by Diagnosis (Rebroadcast) appeared first on Freakonomics.

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25 августа, 01:00

How to Get More Grit in Your Life (Rebroadcast)

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Season 6, Episode 51 This week on Freakonomics Radio: the psychologist Angela Duckworth argues that a person’s level of success is directly related to their level of stick-to-itiveness. No big surprise there. But grit, she says, isn’t something you’re born with — it can be learned. Plus: Tim Ferriss, a man whose entire life and career constitute one […] The post How to Get More Grit in Your Life (Rebroadcast) appeared first on Freakonomics.

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24 августа, 06:00

Bad Medicine, Part 2: (Drug) Trials and Tribulations (Rebroadcast)

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How do so many ineffective and even dangerous drugs make it to market? One reason is that clinical trials are often run on “dream patients” who aren’t representative of a larger population. On the other hand, sometimes the only thing worse than being excluded from a drug trial is being included. The post Bad Medicine, Part 2: (Drug) Trials and Tribulations (Rebroadcast) appeared first on Freakonomics.

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18 августа, 18:02

How to Become Great at Just About Anything (Rebroadcast)

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Season 6, Episode 50 This week on Freakonomics Radio: what if the thing we call “talent” is grotesquely overrated? And what if deliberate practice is the secret to excellence? Those are the claims of the research psychologist Anders Ericsson, who has been studying the science of expertise for decades. For example, you may have heard […] The post How to Become Great at Just About Anything (Rebroadcast) appeared first on Freakonomics.

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17 августа, 06:00

Bad Medicine, Part 1: The Story of 98.6 (Rebroadcast)

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We tend to think of medicine as a science, but for most of human history it has been scientific-ish at best. In the first episode of a three-part series, we look at the grotesque mistakes produced by centuries of trial-and-error, and ask whether the new era of evidence-based medicine is the solution. The post Bad Medicine, Part 1: The Story of 98.6 (Rebroadcast) appeared first on Freakonomics.