Freakonomics Radio Live: “Would You Eat a Piece…

Angela Duckworth and Stephen Dubner listen to Rossini’s “L’Italiana in Algeri,” an opera that may owe its remarkable creativity to Napoleon’s invasion of Italy. (Photo: Lucy Sutton) What your disgust level says about your politics,…

Why Rent Control Doesn’t Work (Ep. 373)

In the U.S., median rent has doubled since the 1990’s, outpacing inflation. Politicians and the public think rent control is the solution. Spoiler alert: it’s not. (Photo: Caelie Frampton) As cities become ever-more expensive, politicians…

The Invisible Paw (Ep. 329 Rebroadcast)

What if we’re not the only economic animals? (Photo: Pxhere) Humans, it has long been thought, are the only animal to engage in economic activity. But what if we’ve had it exactly backward? Listen and…