The Vanishing Mr. Feynman

Freakonomics Radio | 15 February 2024 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Part 3 of a three-part series on the life and work of Richard Feynman. Uses interviews with family, friends and physicists, along with recordings of Feynman in his own words, to describe the curious, brilliant, and vanishing Mr Feynman.

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The Brilliant Mr. Feynman

Freakonomics Radio | 8 February 2024 | 0h 52m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Part 2 of a three-part series on the life and work of Richard Feynman. Uses interviews with family, friends and physicists, along with recordings of Feynman in his own words, to describe the curious, brilliant, and vanishing Mr Feynman.

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The Curious Mr. Feynman

Freakonomics Radio | 1 February 2024 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Part 1 of a three-part series on the life and work of Richard Feynman. Uses interviews with family, friends and physicists, along with recordings of Feynman in his own words, to describe the curious, brilliant, and vanishing Mr Feynman.

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“A Low Moment in Higher Education”

Freakonomics Radio | 25 January 2024 | 0h 47m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Michael Roth about his LA Times opinion piece College presidents are supposed to be moral leaders, not evasive bureaucrats. Discusses the role of university president, morality, antisemitism, free speech, and more.

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Is Migration a Basic Human Right?

Freakonomics Radio | Day Month 2024 | 0h ??m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Freakonomics examination of the argument for open borders, finding it both compelling and deeply problematic.

See also other immigration posts.

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Why Are People So Mad at Michael Lewis?

Freakonomics Radio | 14 December 2023 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Michael Lewis about his book Going Infinite: The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon. Discusses Sam Bankman-Fried and the downfall of FTX, why the critics that say he was too easy on S.B.F. are wrong, and what it’s like to watch your book get turned into a courtroom drama.

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When Did Marriage Become a Luxury Good?

Freakonomics Radio | 21 September 2023 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Melissa Kearney about her book The Two-Parent Privilege: How Americans Stopped Getting Married and Started Falling Behind. Describes the problem of changing marriage patterns and the benefits of growing up in a two-parent household – and argues that it’s time for liberals to face these facts.

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Why Is the U.S. So Good at Killing Pedestrians?

Freakonomics Radio | 6 july 2023 | 0h 44m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interviews experts to distil the factors behind the increasing rate of killing pedestrians per mile driven in the United States and why the US is so much worse than many other high-income countries.

New Zealand also has a rising road toll, with increasing pedestrian and cycling fatalities, and an increasing penchant for SUVs and automatic transmissions.

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