15 FREAKONOMICS RADIO
WHAT IS IT? If you’ve read any of the Freakonomics books, you’ll know what to expect from this podcast. It’s a sideways look at our established facts, with reference to economic theories. However, sometimes the data teases out unexpected results.
WHY SHOULD I LISTEN?
If you enjoy having your natural expectations challenged with data as well as anecdotes, this is the podcast for you. Special mention goes to The Church of Scionology episode (note: not scientology!), which examines whether businesses really do better when they pass ownership to the children of the founder. Our ultimate pick, though? The Suicide Paradox, which digs into the numbers involved in people taking their own life.
HOW LONG AND HOW OFTEN?
Usually 45 minutes to an hour, and you can expect a new episode every week.