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From the co-author of the best-selling Freakonomics titles, comes Freakonomics Radio, a fascinating and often surprising look at the hidden side of, well...everything. Each week Stephen J. Dubner explores the riddles of everyday life—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports—and reaches conclusions that turn conventional wisdom on its head. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, On the Media and many more. Find these and more great shows at wnyc.org © WNYC and Dubner Productions

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