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  1. Why Do People Keep Having Children? (Ep. 186)

    What are the factors that make a given person more or less likely to have children? How important are income, education, and optimism about the future? Is it true that “development is the best contraceptive,” as demographers like to say? And is the global population really going to double by the next century? (Probably not — in fact, one U.N. estimate finds that the population in 2100 could be lower than today.)

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  2. How to Optimize Your Apology (Ep. 353)

    You said, “I’m sorry,” but somehow you haven’t been forgiven. Why? Because you’re doing it wrong! A report from the front lines of apology science.

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  3. Why We Choke Under Pressure (and How Not To) (Ep. 341)

    It happens to just about everyone, whether you’re going for Olympic gold or giving a wedding toast. We hear from psychologists, economists, and the golfer who some say committed the greatest choke of all time.

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  4. An Astronaut, a Catalan, and Two Linguists Walk Into a Bar… (Ep. 343)

    In this live episode of “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know,” we learn why New York has skinny skyscrapers, how to weaponize water, and what astronauts talk about in space. Joining Stephen J. Dubner as co-host is the linguist John McWhorter; Bari Weiss (The New York Times) is the real-time fact-checker.

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  5. The Stupidest Thing You Can Do With Your Money (Ep. 297 Rebroadcast)

    t’s hard enough to save for a house, tuition, or retirement. So why are we willing to pay big fees for subpar investment returns? Enter the low-cost index fund. The revolution will not be monetized.

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  6. Are We Running Out of Ideas? (Rebroadcast)

    Economists have a hard time explaining why productivity growth has been shrinking. This week on Freakonomics Radio, Stephen J. Dubner examines one theory: that true innovation has gotten much harder – and much more expensive. So what should we do next?

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  7. Why Is My Life So Hard? (Ep. 280 Rebroadcast)

    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?

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  8. Pick of the Week: “How Much Brain Damage Do I Have?” (Ep. 299)

    From the archive — 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.

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  9. Pick of the Week: Is America Ready for a “No-Lose Lottery”? (Ep. 309)

    From the archive — Most people don’t enjoy the simple, boring act of putting money in a savings account. But we do love to play the lottery. So what if you combine the two, creating a new kind of savings account with a lottery payout?

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  10. Trust Me (Ep. 266 Rebroadcast) - Freakonomics Freakonomics

    Societies where people trust one another are healthier and wealthier. In the U.S. (and the U.K. and elsewhere), social trust has been falling for decades — in part because our populations are more diverse. What can we do to fix it?

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