To help meet ongoing audience needs for in-depth yet accessible economics coverage, Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the book Freakonomics, is partnering with American Public Media and with public radio station WNYC on Freakonomics Radio: a podcast, a biweekly segment on Marketplace, a website - FreakonomicsRadio.com - and a series of hour-long radio specials.
American Public Media is pleased to be distributing the next installment of five, hour-long radio specials in July, 2013. This site will include more details on those specials as they become available.
The Freakonomics Approach
In their books Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner use the tools of economics to explore real-world behavior. As boring as that may sound, what they really do is tell stories — about cheating schoolteachers, self-dealing real-estate agents, and crack-selling mama's boys. Those Freakonomics stories — and plenty of new ones — are now coming to the radio, with Dubner as host. Just like the books, Freakonomics Radio explores “the hidden side of everything.” It will tell you things you always thought you knew but didn't, and things you never thought you wanted to know, but do.
Stephen J. Dubner
The radio specials will be one-hour in length. (See Clock for further details.)
number of programs/frequency
Here, There, Everywhere
Freakonomics Radio includes bi-weekly podcasts and a biweekly segment on Marketplace, APM's weekday business program. Get all the audio content at Freakonomicsradio.com, on iTunes, and by embedding the Freakonomics Radio widget on your website or blog. Grab the widget now.
Bi-weekly podcast: Available on iTunes and Freakonomicsradio.com
Program feed schedule
- 1: Women Are Not Men
Available July 1, 2013 in ContentDepot
- 2: How Much Does Your Name Matter?
Available July 2, 2013 in ContentDepot
- 3: Spite Happens
Available July 3, 2013 in ContentDepot
- 4: The Cobra Effect
Available July 4, 2013 in ContentDepot
- 5: Should Tipping Be Banned?
Available July 5, 2013 in ContentDepot
promo feed schedule
:30 General Promos will be available June 24, 2013 in ContentDepot. :30 episode-specific promos (one for each hour-long program) will be available July 1, 2013 in Content Depot.
:15 and :30 general promos available on ContentDepot.
Available to all American Public Media affiliate stations. Stations must carry all five episodes of each series. Each episode must be carried in its entirety and broadcast by December 31, 2013. Excerpting is permitted for promotional purposes only or by special request. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this series. See terms and conditions described in the American Public Media Service Agreement. Prior to carrying these programs, stations must confirm carriage with American Public Media.