Steven Levitt, Stephen Dubner and documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock teamed up to make 'Freakonomics: The Movie,' along with five other directors, to make the film version of the book as true to the original spirit of the project as possible.
What would happen if the helmets meant to protect football players' heads were removed from the game? SuperFreakonomics' co-author Stephen Dubner reports on the surprising outcomes, with safeguards and incentives included, of course.
People (and economists) have long thought that humans have a basic inclination toward altruism. Stephen Dubner tells the story of how this was called into question and how studies complicate the picture of what motivates human beings.
Stephen Dubner joins us to explain and defend the Freakonomics approach to global warming: reject the idea that reducing carbon emissions should be the sole focus for addressing global warming, and dive into an array of bold ideas for 'geoengineering.'
Our contributor Beth Kobliner brings in a new 6-year survey out today which says people are behaving more ethically at work while the economy is slow. Stephen Dubner is skeptical, however, that people reliably self-report their own ethics practices.
Stephen Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books joins us all this week. We'll ask him what motivates the questions he asks in his new book. Today's topic is health care costs and the impact of 'all-you-can-eat' insurance plans.
Stephen Dubner, co-author of the "Freakonomics" book and blog talks about the use of data and his new book, "SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance."
Takeaway Contributor Stephen Dubner, who co-authors the Freakonomics book and blog, asked his readers to come up with a six-word motto for the United States. Our listeners joined in the fun and now Stephen is here to announce the winner of our poll.
On Sunday, the powerhouse Pittsburgh Steelers face off against the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl 43. We talk to Stephen Dubner, author of Freakonomics and unabashed Steelers fan, who has a list of reasons to root for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Tragedies like Hurricane Katrina, the Asian tsunami and the Sept. 11 attacks prompted billions of dollars in donations. But following an earthquake in Pakistan that killed 80,000... not so much. How much do Americans give to charitable causes? And why? Stephen Dubner, author of "Freakonomics," has numbers and answers.
Is the United States a nation with a fundamental misunderstanding of debt, financing and budgeting? 'Freakonomics' author Stephen Dubner and a number of economics say it is. Dubner looks at how an absence of financial education hurts us during times of economic instability.
Stephen Dubner grapples with the balancing act of being a responsible parent and telling his children some cold, hard truths. Dubner wonders when is the right age ? and what might be the wrong moment ? for a dose of adult-strength reality. Guest: Stephen Dubner, Takeaway contributor and author of the 'Freakonomics' book and blog
Iran is the only country in the world not suffering from an organ shortage. It's also the only country that legally permits kidney vending. Takeaway expert and 'Freakonomics' co-author Stephen Dubner tells us about us Iran's free market for organs. Guest: 'Freakonomics' co-author Stephen Dubner.
When Barack Obama picked Delaware Senator Joe Biden as his running mate, there was a group of online gamers that already knew. They weren't political insiders, yet they predicted Joe Biden would get the nod even as the media and blogs were touting other contenders. So who were they? The players of our own Veepstakes Game on Facebook.
Upon his return home from the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, 'Freakonomics' author Stephen Dubner came to a conclusion: John McCain hates economists. Dunber talks to John and Adaora about what the McCain camp has against number crunchers.