Podcasts Similar to Freakonomics Radio

Freakonomics Radio

If you love Freakonomics Radio by Stephen Dubner & WNYC Studios, you should definitely also check out these podcasts below:

Invisibilia

Invisibilia

By: NPR

Rating:

4.5 (3287 ratings)

Invisibilia (Latin for invisible things) is about the invisible forces that control human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions. Co-hosted by Hanna Rosin, Alix Spiegel, and Lulu Miller, Invisibilia interweaves narrative storytelling with scientific research that will ultimately make you see your own life differently.

Hidden Brain

Hidden Brain

By: NPR

Rating:

4.5 (2024 ratings)

The Hidden Brain helps curious people understand the world – and themselves. Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain's host Shankar Vedantam reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the triggers that direct the course of our relationships.

Every Little Thing

Every Little Thing

By: Gimlet Media

Rating:

5.0 (518 ratings)

A show about the small stuff. From Gimlet Media, hosted by Flora Lichtman.

Planet Money

Planet Money

By: NPR

Rating:

4.5 (4412 ratings)

The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. That's what we're going for at Planet Money. People seem to like it.

Where Should We Begin? With Esther Perel

Where Should We Begin? With Esther Perel

By: Audible

Rating:

4.5 (1065 ratings)

Step into iconic relationship therapist Esther Perel’s office and listen as 10 anonymous couples in search of insight bare the raw, intimate, and profound details of their story. From infidelity, to sexlessness, to loss, it’s a space for people to be heard and understood. It’s also a place for us to listen and feel empowered in our own relationships. So…where should we begin? New episode every Friday, starting Oct. 20th. Season 2 drops on Audible Oct. 24th.

EconTalk

EconTalk

By: EconTalk: Russ Roberts, Library of Economics and Liberty

Rating:

4.5 (1481 ratings)

EconTalk is an award-winning weekly talk show about economics in daily life. Featured guests include renowned economics professors, Nobel Prize winners, and exciting speakers on all kinds of topical matters related to economic thought. Topics include health care, business cycles, economic growth, free trade, education, finance, politics, sports, book reviews, parenting, and the curiosities of everyday decision-making. Russ Roberts, of the Library of Economics and Liberty (econlib.org) and the Hoover Institution, draws you in with lively guests and creative repartee. Look for related readings and the complete archive of previous shows at EconTalk.org, where you can also comment on the podcasts and ask questions.

Surprisingly Awesome

Surprisingly Awesome

By: Gimlet Media

Rating:

4.0 (1032 ratings)

Taking on subjects that appear boring and explaining why they’re actually awesome.

HBR IdeaCast

HBR IdeaCast

By: Harvard Business Review

Rating:

4.5 (307 ratings)

A weekly podcast featuring the leading thinkers in business and management from Harvard Business Review.

Tell Me Something I Don't Know

Tell Me Something I Don't Know

By: Steve J. Dubner and Stitcher

Rating:

4.5 (609 ratings)

Journalism wrapped in a game-show package. Host Stephen J. Dubner (of “Freakonomics Radio”) and three celebrity panelists invite contestants on stage to tell us something we don’t know. The panelists — a mix of leaders in science, politics, sports, and comedy — grill the contestants and by the end we’ve all gotten a bit smarter. Each episode has a new topic, new panelists, and new contestants. There’s also a real-time human fact-checker to filter out the bull. Think of the most crackling dinner-party conversation you’ve ever heard. Produced in association with Stitcher.

Pod Save America

Pod Save America

By: Crooked Media

Rating:

5.0 (15716 ratings)

Four former aides to President Obama — Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor — are joined by journalists, politicians, comedians, and activists for a freewheeling conversation about politics, the press and the challenges posed by the Trump presidency.