Freakonomics Radio

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Freakonomics Radio
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Running timeVariable
SyndicatesWNYC Studios (radio)[1]
Stitcher (podcast)
Hosted byStephen Dubner
Created byStephen Dubner and Stephen Levitt
Original releaseJune 1, 2009 (2009-06-01) – present
No. of series5 (as of September 2014)
No. of episodes402 (as of 20 January 2020)

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.[2] Created in September 2010,[3] it is a weekly podcast. From July 2018, production moved from WNYC to Stitcher Radio;[4] Alison Craiglow is the Executive Producer. The staff of Freakonomics Radio includes Greg Rippin and Harry Huggins.[5] Freakonomics is released at 11 p.m. on Wednesday each week. You can find the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and on their website.[6]

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 a 12-year-old who competed alongside former New York Governor Patterson.[7]

As of 2021, the radio hosts the following shows:

  • Freakonomics, with Stephen Dubner.
  • People I (Mostly) Admire, with Steven Levitt.
  • No Stupid Questions, with Stephen Dubner and Angela Duckworth.
  • Sudhir Breaks the Internet, with Sudhir Venkatesh.
  • Footy for Two, with Stephen Dubner and his son Solomon.
  • Question of the Day, with Stephen Dubner and James Altucher.

Tell Me Something I Don't Know is no longer active.


  1. ^ "Freakonomics Radio". WNYC Show Distribution. Retrieved 2019-04-04.
  2. ^ Kevin Smith (14 May 2012). "Top 10 Podcasts to Feed Your Brain and Ease Your Commute". Business Insider. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  3. ^ "New Freakonomics Radio Podcast". NPR. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Freakonomics RadioPodcast Moves To Stitcher". InsideRadio.
  5. ^ "The Team". Freakonomic Blog.
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  7. ^ "Freakonomics Radio Presents: 'Tell Me Something I Don't Know'". The Greene Space. October 6, 2014. Retrieved October 6, 2014.

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