Freakonomics Radio Podcast

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    Freakonomics Radio - How to Be More Productive

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    Freakonomics - How to Be More Productive

    It's Self-Improvement Month at Freakonomics Radio. We begin with a topic that seems to be on

    everyone's mind: how to get more done in less time. First, however, a warning: there's a big

    difference between being busy and being productive.

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    Freakonomics Podcast - How to Become Great at Just About Anything

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    Freakonomics Radio - How to Become Great at Just About Anything (Rebroadcast)

    What if the thing we call talent is grotesquely overrated? And what if deliberate practice is the secret to excellence? Those are the claims of the research psychologist Anders Ericsson, who has been studying the science of expertise for decades. He tells us everything he's learned.

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    Freakonomics Radio - How to Make a Bad Decision

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    Freakonomics Radio - How to Make a Bad Decision

    Some of our most important decisions are shaped by something as random as the order in which we make them. The gambler's fallacy, as it's known, affects loan officers, federal judges -- and probably you too. How to avoid it? The first step is to admit just how fallible we all are.

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    Freakonomics Podcast - Why Are We Still Using Cash

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    freakonomics podcast - Why Are We Still Using Cash

    It facilitates crime, bribery, and tax evasion -- and yet some governments (including ours) are printing more cash than ever. Other countries, meanwhile, are ditching cash entirely. And if Star Trek is right, we won't have money of any sort in the 24th century.

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    Freakonomics Radio - Trust Me

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    Freakonomics Radio - Trust Me

    Societies where people trust one another are healthier and wealthier. In the U.S. (and the U.K. and elsewhere), social trust has been falling for decades -- in part because our populations are more diverse. What can we do to fix it?

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    Freakonomics Radio - The Economics of Sleep, Part 1

    46:41

    Could a lack of sleep help explain why some people get much sicker than others?

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    Freakonomics Podcast - The No-Tipping Point

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    Freakonomics Radio - The No-Tipping Point (Rebroadcast)

    The restaurant business model is warped: kitchen wages are too low to hire cooks, while diners are put in charge of paying the waitstaff. So what happens if you eliminate tipping, raise menu prices, and redistribute the wealth? New York restaurant maverick Danny Meyer is about to find out.

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    Freakonomics Podcast - Bad Medicine, Part 1: The Story of 98.6

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    Freakonomics Podcast - Bad Medicine, Part 1: The Story of 98.6

    We tend to think of medicine as a science, but for most of human history it has been scientific-ish at best. In the first episode of a three-part series, we look at the grotesque mistakes produced by centuries of trial-and-error, and ask whether the new era of evidence-based medicine is the solution.

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    Freakonomics Radio - Is the World Ready for a Guaranted Basic Income?

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    A lot of full-time jobs in the modern economy simply don't pay a living wage. And even those

    jobs may be obliterated by new technologies. What's to be done so that financially vulnerable

    people aren't just crushed? It may finally be time for an idea that economists have promoted

    for decades.

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    Freakonomics Radio - BONUS EPISODE: Introducing Stephen J. Dubners new podcast,Tell Me Something I

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    Freakonomics Radio - BONUS EPISODE: Introducing Stephen J. Dubner's new podcast,Tell Me Something I

    Tell Me Something I Don't Know is a live game show hosted by Stephen J. Dubner of Freakonomics Radio. He has always had a mission: to tell you the things you thought you knew but didn't, and things you never thought you wanted to know, but do. Now, with TMSIDK, he has a new way of doing just that. This new show is still journalism, still factual -- but disguised in the most entertaining, unexpected, and occasionally ridiculous conversation you're likely to hear. Audience contestants come on stage and try to wow a panel of experts with a fascinating fact, a historical wrinkle, a new line of research -- anything, really, as long as it's interesting, useful and true (or at least true-ish). The panel -- an ever-changing mix of comedians, brainiacs, and other high achievers -- poke and prod the contestants, and ultimately choose a winner. And there's a real-time, human fact-checker on hand to filter out the bull. This debut episode features Barnard College president Debora Spar, New York Public Library president Tony Marx, and comedian Andy Zaltzman; Jody Avirgan from FiveThirtyEight handles the fact-checking. You can subscribe now on iTunes. And don't worry, Freakonomics Radio isn't going anywhere -- this is just a special bonus episode of Dubner's new side gig.

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    Freakonomics Radio - Bad Medicine, Part 2: Trials and Tribulations

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    Freakonomics Radio - Bad Medicine, Part 2: (Drug) Trials and Tribulations

    How do so many ineffective and even dangerous drugs make it to market? One reason is that clinical trials are often run on dream patients who aren't representative of a larger population. On the other hand, sometimes the only thing worse than being excluded from a drug trial is being included.

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    Freakonomics Radio - Are Payday Loans Really as Evil as People Say?

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    Critics -- including President Obama -- say short-term, high-interest loans are predatory,

    trapping borrowers in a cycle of debt. But some economists see them as a useful financial

    instrument for people who need them. As the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau promotes new

    regulation, we ask: who's right?

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    Freakonomics Radio - How to Be More Productive

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    Freakonomics Radio - How to Be More Productive (Rebroadcast)

    In this busy time of year, we could all use some tips on how to get more done in less time. First, however, a warning: there's a big difference between being busy and being productive.

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    Freakonomics Radio - In Praise of Incrementalism

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    Freakonomics Radio - In Praise of Incrementalism

    What do Renaissance painting, civil-rights movements, and Olympic cycling have in common? In each case, huge breakthroughs came from taking tiny steps. In a world where everyone is looking for the next moonshot, we shouldn't ignore the power of incrementalism.

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    Freakonomics Radio - The Economics of Sleep, Part 2

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    People who sleep better earn more money. Now all we have to do is teach everyone to sleep

    better.

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    Freakonomics Radio - Bad Medicine, Part 3: Death by Diagnosis

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    Freakonomics Radio - Bad Medicine, Part 3: Death by Diagnosis

    By some estimates, medical error is the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. How can that be? And what's to be done? Our third and final episode in this series offers some encouraging answers.

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    Discovering Interesting Data with Freakonomics Co-Author Stephen Dubner #JOINData 2016

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    Hear Part 1 of Stephen Dubner's Keynote session at #JOINData 2016

    Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality. He is best-known as co-author of the books in the Freakonomics series, including Freakonomics, SuperFreakonomics, Think Like a Freak and When to Rob a Bank. They have sold more than 7 million copies in more than 40 countries. Dubner is also the host of the Freakonomics Radio podcast, which gets 5 million downloads a month.

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    H.I. #7: Sorry, Language Teachers

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    Subscribe to the Podcast:

    Levitation toy:

    Grey and Brady discuss Pi Day, death by airplane and should foreign languages be required in school.

    CGP Grey in Brady's house:

    Average Is Over:

    Reddit change my view:

    r/Freebooting:

    Anti-Pi Rant, 3/14/14:

    Professor Phil Moiarty talks about Tau on Numberphile:

    The Wire:

    How to make the US into two time zones:

    Pragmatic: Cause and Effect:

    Q&A with Grey video:

    Is Learning a Foreign Language Really Worth It?:

    Grey:

    Brady:

    Discussion:

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    Freakonomics Radio - Has the U.S. Presidency Become a Dictatorship

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    Freakonomics Radio - Has the U.S. Presidency Become a Dictatorship

    Sure, we all pay lip service to the Madisonian system of checks and balances. But as one legal scholar argues, presidents have been running roughshod over the system for decades. The result? An accumulation of power that's turned the presidency into a position the founders wouldn't have recognized.

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    Freakonomics Podcast: Marijuana or Alcohol

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    A video on the dangers of marijuana compared to alcohol by Arthur Lee and Jerry Jen

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    Freakonomics Podcast & Stone Skipping

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    In May, the Freakonomics podcast interviewed Tom Whipple about his book How to Win Games & Beat People. I had one chapter in this (very funny) book. [see my photos for the text]. During the broadcast I was fortunate enough to be mentioned :-) I'm posting the audio for the stone skip portion here -- the video is a montage to go along with Whipple's (enthusiastic!) discussion. [Gift to the World! lol] Coolest mention since I made the Harper's number-page.

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    My Favorite Podcast: Freakonomics Radio - Authentic Leader™ - 16111

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    Names

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    FOLLOW MICHAEL STEVENS ON TWITTER:
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    Kevin is VSAUCE2:

    music by:


    Top 1000 US first names over time INTERACTIVE:

    surname geographical distribution INTERACTIVE:

    Dolphins using names:

    Mental Floss VIDEO: things you didn't know had names:

    US ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child:




    Freakonomics How Much Does Your Name Matter?:

    Story of two children named Winner and Loser:

    auto-antonyms:

    Most common surnames:

    LONGEST NAME:

    Adolf Hitler Campbell:

    endonym vs. exonym:

    name laws:




    Dads_Secret tweet:

    Legally mononymous people:

    Name-letter Effect:

    Quirkology:

    Quirology on names:

    US State denonyms:

    New Zealand name laws:

    hierarchy of disagreement:

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    APL007: Eine Podcast-Empfehlung für Problemlöser – Freakonomics Radio

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    Podcast Abenteuer Problemlösen, Hier auf iTunes abonnieren: Weitere Infos:

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    Solving Problems with Data - Freakonomics Co-Author Stephen Dubner #JOINData 2016

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    Hear Part 3 of Stephen Dubner's Keynote session at #JOINData 2016

    Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality. He is best-known as co-author of the books in the Freakonomics series, including Freakonomics, SuperFreakonomics, Think Like a Freak and When to Rob a Bank. They have sold more than 7 million copies in more than 40 countries. Dubner is also the host of the Freakonomics Radio podcast, which gets 5 million downloads a month.

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    VLOG: Im a Freak

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    To become great at anything takes deliberate practice or perfect practice. Doing the same thing for 20 years is not a recipe for growth and improvement.

    Freakonomics Radio:

    Paulk Plans:

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    Geek-Sofa #5: Podcast-Special!

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    Männerrunde auf dem Sofa: Jürg, Reto und Peter sprechen über ihre liebsten Podcasts und werweissen, ob es wohl sinnvoll wäre, Spoiler in Podcasts mit Hilfe einer Ziege anzukündigen (Antwort: ja, sicher). Ausserdem erzählt Reto von seinem neusten Bastelprojekt, einem digitalen Bierbrauapparat.
    Inhaltsverzeichnis inkl. Liste der besprochenen Podcasts folgt!

    00:25 Begrüssung zum Stammtisch: Wir sprechen über Podcasts und Bier
    02:02 Antwort auf die Frage: Warum gibt es das Geek-Sofa (noch) nicht als Podcast?
    04:55 Beste Podcast-Apps: Antenna-Pod (Android), Pocket-Casts (Android), Beyond Pod (Android), Castro (iOS)
    06:12 Peter zu seinen Podcasts: Ether Review (Arthur Falls) und The Inquiry (BBC)
    10:30 Wie kann man im Audio-Podcast die Spoiler-Fahne akustisch umsetzen?
    11:45 Reto zu seinen Podcasts: SRF Sendungen und Pessimists Archive
    18:05 Wie kann man im Geek-Sofa Audio-Podcast die Spoiler-Fahne akustisch umsetzen?
    20:07 Jürg zu seinen Podcasts: Alles NPR, Planet Money, This American Live, Freekonomics
    23:03 Wie viel bleibt von einem Podcast im Gedächtnis?
    23:34 Meldung aus dem Publikum: No Such Thing as a Fish
    25:05 Wann hört Ihr Podcast?
    26:52 Jürg zu seinen Podcasts: Twenty Thousand Hertz, Reply All mokiert sich über PizzaGate
    32:55 Peter zu Planet Money: Bericht über die Geschichte des Fondues in der Schweiz
    34:01 Peter zu seinen Podcasts: The Axe Files
    35:15 Jürg zu seinen Podcasts: WTF Podcast, Off Camera
    36:51 Hört Ihr Euch Podcasts in erhöhter Geschwindigkeit an? Wie die Fernseh-Serien? Meldet Euch! Reaktionen.
    42:40 Peter zu seinen Podcasts: WDR 5 Dok 5 - Das Feature
    43:50 Reto zu seinen Podasts: WDR 1LIVE Reportage
    44:05 Jürg zu seinen Podcasts: Surprisingly Awesome
    45:00 Schlussrunde Podcasts: Peter fasst zusammen
    45:43 Was ist ein Podcast?
    46:36 Reto fasst zusammen
    47:30 Jürg fasst zusammen
    49:53 Retos Bierbrau-Automat

    Links auf unsere Lieblings-Podcasts:
    The Ether Review
    The Inquiry
    The Pessimists Archive
    Planet Money
    This American Live
    Freakonomics Radio
    No Such Thing as a Fish
    Twenty Thousand Hertz
    Reply All
    BuzzFeed's Internet Explorer:
    The Axe Files
    WTF Pod
    Fresh Air
    Off Camera with Sam Jones
    WDR 5 Dok 5 Das Feature
    WDR 1Live
    99% Invisible
    Song Exploder songexploder.net/
    Surprisingly Awesome

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    Learning by Disrupting with Data - Stephen Dubner, Co-Author Freakonomics #JOINData 2016

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    Hear Part 2 of Stephen Dubner's Keynote session at #JOINData 2016

    Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality. He is best-known as co-author of the books in the Freakonomics series, including Freakonomics, SuperFreakonomics, Think Like a Freak and When to Rob a Bank. They have sold more than 7 million copies in more than 40 countries. Dubner is also the host of the Freakonomics Radio podcast, which gets 5 million downloads a month.

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    The freakonomics of McDonalds vs. drugs | Steven Levitt

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    Freakonomics author Steven Levitt presents new data on the finances of drug dealing. Contrary to popular myth, he says, being a street-corner crack dealer isnt lucrative: It pays below minimum wage. And your boss can kill you.

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    Episode 15: ALAN WATTS, FREAKONOMICS, MAUM MEDITATION, AND JAZZ - TheEmptyBoat Daily Vlog

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    Veggie Acacado Crunch Sandwich, Mountain Dew, Alan Watts Lectures, Freakonomics Radio Podcast About Healthcare. Driving in the Lincoln Tunnel. New York City Jazz Gig: The Martin Reuter Band at Lime Leaf Thai Restaurant on 72nd Street. Blueberry Muffin, Pomegranate Juice Drink, and Banana for Breakfast.

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    12 Native English Podcasts for Learning English

    1:28

    See more:
    1) This American Life
    2) Global News
    3) Scientific American Podcast: 60-Second Science
    4) Freakonomics Radio
    5) Here’s the Thing
    6) NPR
    7) Stuff You Should Know
    8) The Nerdist
    9) Entrepreneur on Fire
    10) Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast
    11) Stuff You Missed in History Class
    12) Stuff to Blow Your Mind

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    Stephen Dubner - Eating Hot Dogs Like a Freak

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    Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality. He is best-known as co-author of the books in the Freakonomics series, including Freakonomics, SuperFreakonomics, Think Like a Freak and When to Rob a Bank. They have sold more than 7 million copies in more than 40 countries. Dubner is also the host of the Freakonomics Radio podcast, which gets 5 million downloads a month.

    Dubner maintains the popular Freakonomics blog, which has been called “the most readable economics blog in the universe.” He has appeared widely on television, including as a regular contributor to ABC News and as host of the Emmy-nominated NFL Network program, Football Freakonomics.

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    Joe Rogan Experience #801 - Gary Johnson

    2:33:09

    Gary Johnson is the Honorary Chairman of the Our America Initiative, two-term Governor of New Mexico, and 2016 Libertarian candidate for President.

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    Freakonomics Podcast

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    Things My Podcasts Tell Me

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    Illustrated quotes from the podcasts that accompany me
    on the bus.

    See more and follow the project at:

    Sources:






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    2-Year-Old Freakonomics Fan

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    Liam is two. He's also a big fan of the Freakonomics Radio podcast.

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    Bogosity Podcast for 29 September 2014

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    Co-Hosts: Dave Turcotte and Travis Retriever

    News of the Bogus:

    7:43 - Study of 100 Billion Animals Finds GMOs Safe
    Freakonomics » Outsiders by Design

    12:30 - Islamic State recruitment soaring in wake of U.S. bombing #SorrySyria
    War Is a Racket

    17:15 - Kerry: No End to the War Even if We Destroy ISIS #SorrySyria

    35:35 - FBI blasts Apple, Google for locking police out of phones

    42:09 - Biggest Bogon Emitter: Press and social media #BBGunControl

    52:38 - Idiot Extraordinaire: City of Peoria

    This Week's Quote: The only thing I can recommend at this stage is a sense of humor, an ability to see things in their ridiculous and absurd dimensions, to laugh at others and at ourselves, a sense of irony regarding everything that calls out for parody in this world. —Václav Havel

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    Top 5 Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

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    This is the first of my new form of video. Today's episode is all about my Top 5 podcasts that every entrepreneur and aspiring entrepreneur should be listening to.

    If you are a business owner, or have even the slightest interest in starting your own company, you need to be listening to these podcasts.

    I go into more detail during the video, but here they are, in no particular order

    The Tim Ferriss Show


    The James Altucher Show


    StartUp


    Freakonomics Radio


    Seth Godin's Startup School




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    Is the Gender Pay Gap Real?

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    In which John examines the complex and tangled question of the gender wage gap, and looks at some of the reasons why women who work full time are paid less than men who work full time.

    Sources:

    The pay gap increases as workers age, and there is a pay gap across all education and experience levels and in almost all professions. Also, the pay gap is larger for women of color, across all education and experience levels:

    The size of the gender pay gap depends on how you calculate it, but discrimination is a big factor in the pay gap: and

    The gender wage gap for MBA graduates increases over time:

    Women's pay goes down on average relative to men once there are kids in a family; men's pay goes up.

    A really interesting, nuanced interview with an economist who studies the gender pay gap:

    The wage gap won't close at this rate until 2056:

    An analysis of the role race plays in the gender wage gap:

    The gender wage gap is 10 cents in New Zealand, and 37 cents in South Korea:

    The exhaustive and at times exhausting wikipedia article about the gender wage gap:

    In the U.S. (and most countries), most unpaid work is done by women:

    There's a pay gap among librarians, and male librarians are disproportionately likely to become directors: and

    Great overall information (if a limited data set) from payscale:


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    Gender Bias in Hiring

    9:20

    Freakonomics Radio did a provocative podcast on this subject called, What Are Gender Barriers Made Of.

    I summarize a few of the points but go listen to it on your own.

    Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a career coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.

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    iPhone5 wifi slowness

    1:08

    iPhone5 wifi slowness


    Using Downcast podcast app to demonstrate iPhone5 wifi slowness problem. NOTICE I am connected to my wifi access point (Apple Airport Extreme).

    At 33 seconds, Downcast finds a new Freakonomics Radio podcast that it will download. The podcast is 39.9 MB's. Also notice at the top of the app, it shows 15 of 32 podcasts have been refreshed.

    POINT #1: Watch the Freakonomics Radio download speed, starting at 35 seconds:

    35 seconds = 45.2 KB's
    36 seconds = 83.4 KB's = difference of 38.2 KB's
    37 seconds = 148.5 KB's = difference of 65.1 KB's
    38 seconds = 186.7 KB's = difference of 38.2 KB's
    39 seconds = 237.6 KB's = difference of 50.9 KB's
    40 seconds = 272.9 KB's = difference of 35.3 KB's
    41 seconds = 318.2 KB's = difference of 45.3 KB's
    42 seconds = 353.5 KB's = difference of 35.3 KB's
    43 seconds = 391.7 KB's = difference of 38.2 KB's
    44 seconds = 429.9 KB's = difference of 38.2 KB's
    45 seconds = 459.6 KB's = difference of 29.7 KB's
    46 seconds = 502.0 KB's = difference of 42.4 KB's
    47 seconds = 544.4 KB's = difference of 42.4 KB's
    48 seconds = 579.8 KB's = difference of 35.4 KB's
    49 seconds = 613.7 KB's = difference of 33.9 KB's
    50 seconds = 694.3 KB's = difference of 80.6 KB's

    I then jump to the settings app, turn wifi off at 53 seconds, and jump back to the Downcast app which is still downloading the Freakonomics Radio podcast. Notice the upper left hand corner signifies that I am now on AT&T LTE with roughly half signal strength.

    57 seconds = 955.9 KB's = difference of 261.6 KB's
    58 seconds = 2 MB's = difference of 1092.1 KB's
    59 seconds = 3.1 MB's = difference of 1.1 MB's
    1:00 minute = 4.4 MB's = difference of 1.3 MB's
    1:01 minutes = 5.8 MB's = difference of 1.4 MB's
    1:02 minutes = 7.1 MB's = difference of 1.3 MB's
    1:03 minutes = 8.4 MB's = difference of 1.3 MB's
    1:04 minutes = 9.4 MB's = difference of 1 MB's
    1:05 minutes = 10.3 MB's = difference of 0.9 MB's
    1:06 minutes = 11.3 MB's = difference of 1 MB's
    1:07 minutes = 12.5 MB's = difference of 1.2 MB's

    CONCLUSION to point #1: When wifi was enabled AND in use Downcast was able to download at rates ranging from 29.7 KB's to 80.6 KB's. When LTE was enabled Downcast was able to download at rates ranging from 1.1 MB's to 1.4 MB's. A VERY OBVIOUS speed difference.

    Point #2: At 33 seconds it has refreshed (looked at to determine what needs to be downloaded) 15 of 32 podcasts. At 49 seconds it has increased to 16 of 32 podcasts.

    1 second = 4 of 32
    2 seconds = 5 of 32
    3 seconds = 5 of 32
    ...
    7 seconds = 7 of 32
    8 seconds = 10 of 32
    9 seconds = 10 of 32
    10 seconds = 10 of 32
    11 seconds = 10 of 32
    12 seconds = 10 of 32
    13 seconds = 10 of 32
    14 seconds = 10 of 32
    15 seconds = 10 of 32
    16 seconds = 10 of 32
    17 seconds = 10 of 32
    18 seconds = 10 of 32
    19 seconds = 10 of 32
    20 seconds = 10 of 32
    21 seconds = 10 of 32
    22 seconds = 10 of 32
    23 seconds = 11 of 32
    24 seconds = 12 of 32
    25 seconds = 13 of 32
    ...
    33 seconds = 15 of 32
    34 seconds = 16 of 32
    35 seconds = 16 of 32
    36 seconds = 16 of 32
    37 seconds = 16 of 32
    38 seconds = 16 of 32
    39 seconds = 16 of 32
    40 seconds = 16 of 32
    41 seconds = 16 of 32
    42 seconds = 16 of 32
    43 seconds = 16 of 32
    44 seconds = 16 of 32
    45 seconds = 16 of 32
    46 seconds = 16 of 32
    47 seconds = 16 of 32
    48 seconds = 16 of 32
    49 seconds = 16 of 32
    ...

    THEN WIFI IS TURNED OFF and LTE takes over. When I return to the Downcast app:

    56 seconds = 18 of 32 have been refreshed
    57 seconds = 22 of 32
    58 seconds = 22 of 32
    59 seconds = 22 of 32
    1:00 minute = 23 of 32
    1:01 minute = 23 of 32
    1:02 minute = 24 of 32
    1:03 minute = 26 of 32
    1:04 minute = 27 of 32
    1:05 minute = 28 of 32
    1:06 minute = 30 of 32
    1:07 minute = 31 of 32

    CONCLUSION to point #1: When wifi was enabled AND in use, in 49 seconds, Downcast was only able to refresh 12 podcasts. That is an average of 0.24 podcasts per second. When LTE was enabled Downcast was able to refresh 13 podcasts in 11 seconds, an average of 1.18 podcasts per second! A VERY OBVIOUS speed difference.

    My Cox cable modem internet connection is NOT the problem. Here are a few speed tests to prove that:





    Here are speed tests on AT&T LTE:





    My wifi AP (Apple Airport Extreme) is also NOT the problem, as I have many devices (including other Apple iOS devices, aka iPad2, iPad3, iPhone 4S, etc.) connected to it, and ONLY my iPhone 5's has speed problems.

    UPDATE 7/24/13: Apple called and is closing my trouble ticket, as they believe the iPhone 5 is working to within their specifications. Listen to the call yourself:

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    Freakonomics Radio - In Praise of Maintenance

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    Freakonomics Radio - In Praise of Maintenance

    Has our culture's obsession with innovation led us to neglect the fact that things also need to be taken care of?

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    I-75 Road rage

    2:37

    This occurred on I-75 south. Audio is a podcast by the Freakonomics radio channel.

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    CEM#04 Filhos: singular ou plural?

    23:14

    Quando se pensa em ter filhos, é sempre no plural? E quem opta por ter um só? Quais questionamentos vêm à tona?

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    Stephen Dubner & Steven Levitt discuss the merits of starting up a new podcast with Ira Glass, host of the very successful This American Life podcast. (24/02/2010)

    iTunes Description: Ira Glass gives us some radio advice, and helps preview our upcoming episode about the underbelly of fat -- a.k.a., Is It Time for a Cheeseburger Tax?

    Dubner and Levitt wrote the best-selling, non-fiction book Freakonomics and the follow-up Superfreakonomics. They composed this podcast with nytimes.com and you can subscribe to it on iTunes.

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    Has the U.S. Presidency Become a Dictatorship?

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    Sure, we all pay lip service to the Madisonian system of checks and balances. But as one legal scholar argues, presidents have been running roughshod over the system for decades. The result? An accumulation of power that’s turned the presidency into a position the Founders wouldn’t have recognized.

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    Freakonomics Radio - The White House Gets Into the Nudge Business

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    Freakonomics Radio - The White House Gets Into the Nudge Business

    A tiny behavioral-sciences startup is trying to improve the way federal agencies do their work. Considering the size (and habits) of most federal agencies, this isn't so simple. But after a series of early victories -- and a helpful executive order from President Obama -- they are well on their way.

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    WNYC Studios creates some of the most acclaimed and beloved audio series, including Radiolab, Freakonomics Radio, On the Media, Death, Sex & Money and Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin. Our programs include personal narratives, deep journalism, interviews that reveal, and smart entertainment as varied and intimate as the human voice itself.

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