Stephen J. Dubner

Host, Freakonomics Radio

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We explore the power of poop. Also, we've all heard our share of poignant and loving eulogies. But what if the deceased was (gulp) a real jerk?

Legacy of a Jerk

We explore the power of poop. Also, we've all heard our share of poignant and loving eulogies. But what if the deceased was (gulp) a real jerk?

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We explore the value of a college degree and the market for fake diplomas. Plus a look at tuition costs and how the college experience makes people so much better off.

Freakonomics Goes to College

We explore the value of a college degree and the market for fake diplomas. Plus a look at tuition costs and how the college experience makes people so much better off.

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Stephen Dubner explores sending chicken “paws” to China and Hong Kong other examples of weird recycling. Plus, the strange moments when knowledge is not power.

The Truth Is Out There... Isn't It?

Stephen Dubner explores sending chicken “paws” to China and Hong Kong other examples of weird recycling. Plus, the strange moments when knowledge is not power.

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