Freakonomics Radio

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Freakonomics Radio
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Running time Variable
Host(s) Steven Dubner
Creator(s) Steven Dubner and Stephen Levitt
Air dates since June 1, 2009 (2009-06-01)
No. of series 5 (as of September 2014)
No. of episodes 115 (as of 7 September 2014)

Freakonomics Radio is an American public radio program which discusses socioeconomic issues for a general audience. The show is a spin-off of the 2005 book Freakonomics. Journalist Stephen Dubner hosts the show, with economist Steven Levitt as a regular guest. The show is also distributed as a podcast, and is among the most popular on iTunes.[1] Created in September 2010,[2] it is a weekly podcast. Twice a year, a series of one-hour Freakonomics Radio specials air on public-radio stations around the country.[3]

Produced in partnership with WNYC, Arwa Gunja is the Executive Producer. The staff of Freakonomics Radio includes Greg Rosalsky, Jay Cowit, Merritt Jacob, Christopher Werth, Kasia Mychajlowycz, Alison Hockenberry, and Caroline English.[4] Freakonomics is released at 11pm on Wednesday each week.

A gameshow episode "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" was broadcast on October 6, 2014. The show was hosted at The Greene Space in New York City. In the show, selected audience members presented their ideas to host Stephen Dubner and a panel of three celebrity judges. The winner of the episode was 12-year-old who competed alongside former New York Governor Patterson.[5]


  1. ^ Kevin Smith (14 May 2012). "Top 10 Podcasts To Feed Your Brain And Ease Your Commute". Business Insider. Retrieved 26 Jun 2016. 
  2. ^ "New Freakonomics Radio Podcast". NPR. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "About Freakonomics Radio". Freakonomics Blog. 
  4. ^ "Our 100th Episode! A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast". Freakonomic Blog. 
  5. ^ "FREAKONOMICS RADIO PRESENTS: 'TELL ME SOMETHING I DON'T KNOW'". The Greene Space. The Greene Space. October 6, 2014. Retrieved October 6, 2014. 

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