Freakonomics Radio

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Freakonomics Radio
30:35 8/19/2015

Past Episodes

For years, Gary Cohn thought he'd be the next C.E.O. of Goldman Sachs. Instead, he became the "adult in the room" in a chaotic administration. Cohn talks about the fights he won, the fights he lost, and the fights he was no longer willing to have. Also: why he and Trump are still on speaking terms even after he reportedly called the president "a professional liar."
00:48:23 3/13/2019
The road to success is paved with failure, so you might as well learn to do it right. (Ep. 5 of the "How to Be Creative" series.)
00:40:39 3/6/2019
Whether you're building a business or a cathedral, execution is everything. We ask artists, scientists, and inventors how they turned ideas into reality. And we find out why it's so hard for a group to get things done ? and what you can do about it. (Ep. 4 of the "How to Be Creative" series.)
00:54:53 2/27/2019
Whether you're mapping the universe, hosting a late-night talk show, or running a meeting, there are a lot of ways to up your idea game. Plus: the truth about brainstorming. (Ep. 3 of the "How to Be Creative" series.)
01:01:34 2/20/2019
Global demand for beef, chicken, and pork continues to rise. So do concerns about environmental and other costs. Will reconciling these two forces be possible ? or, even better, Impossible??
00:51:47 2/13/2019
In 2005, Raghuram Rajan said the financial system was at risk "of a catastrophic meltdown." After stints at the I.M.F. and India's central bank, he sees another potential crisis ? and he offers a solution. Is it stronger governments? Freer markets? Rajan's answer: neither.
00:49:08 2/6/2019
Stephen Dubner's conversation with the former N.F.L. player, union official, and all-around sports thinker, recorded for our "Hidden Side of Sports" series.
01:29:52 2/1/2019
If you think talent and hard work give top athletes all the leverage to succeed, think again. As employees in the Sports-Industrial Complex, they've got a tight earnings window, a high injury rate, little choice in where they work ? and a very early forced retirement. (Ep. 6 of "The Hidden Side of Sports" series.)
01:00:07 1/30/2019
A conversation with the Shark Tank star, entrepreneur, and Dallas Mavericks owner recorded for the Freakonomics Radio series "The Hidden Side of Sports."
00:42:04 1/25/2019
For most of us, the athletes are what make sports interesting. But if you own the team or run the league, your players are essentially very expensive migrant workers who eat into your profits. We talk to N.F.L., N.B.A., and U.F.C. executives about labor costs, viewership numbers, legalized gambling, and the rise of e-sports. (Ep. 5 of "The Hidden Side of Sports" series.)
00:52:50 1/23/2019

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