Two (Totally Opposite) Ways to Save the Planet

Freakonomics Radio | 22 August 2018 | 0h 51m | Listen Later  | iTunes
While environmentalists say we’re doomed if we don’t drastically reduce consumption, technologists say that human ingenuity can solve just about any problem. Discusses the ideas in Charles C. Mann’s “The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow’s World”. Nicely frames why each side can’t get the other.

What Can Uber Teach Us About the Gender Pay Gap?

Freakonomics Radio | 6 February 2018 | 0h 42m | Listen Later 
A new perspective on the gender pay gap, using data from over a million Uber drivers. Offers three behavioural differences as explanations for the gender pay gap, notwithstanding Uber’s gender agnostic algorithms.

How to Catch World Cup Fever

Freakonomics Radio | 14 June 2018 | 0h 56m | Listen Later 
An intriguing backgrounder on the Football World Cup in Russia. “This could be a World Cup of great cacophony. A plague of far-right Nazi-infused UFC-trained Russian fans; English fans for which they’ve built Soviet-style enormous drunk tanks; platoons of horseback-mounted Cossacks with whips; and heroin and cocaine legalised around the stadia. What could possibly go wrong?”