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Freakonomics, M.D.

Freakonomics Radio + Stitcher
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Each week, physician, economist, and author of "Random Acts of Medicine" Dr. Bapu Jena will dig into a fascinating study at the intersection of economics and healthcare. He takes on questions like: Why do kids with summer birthdays get the flu more often? Can surviving a hurricane help you live longer? What do heart surgery and grocery-store pricing have in common?


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4.6 out of 5 stars from 1.3k ratings
  • This should have been titled causes of divorce. It really wasn't just about kids.

    Podcast Addict
    4 months ago
  • Titles are pseudo click bait

    The content is great. As soon as they start the podcast the titles change lol more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States6 months ago
  • Not really helpful, just presents ‘what ifs’

    Nice to discuss topics but not helpful regarding what to do, how to decipher the data. More chatty than beneficial. Dig deeper, explain clearer, offer solid direction where ethical.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States7 months ago
  • Lacking in Critical Thinking

    If this review stays up and isn’t cut short, it will be a miracle. How can the information here be trusted when the good doctor buys into the CDC/FDA/WHO/Fauci/Gates narrative of the Covid mRNA "vaccines"? He has ignored the early & ONGOING warnings of globally esteemed experts and the recent underreported disclosures of just how dangerous mRNA vaccines are with a benefit to risk ratio that should have kept it from ever being unleashed on the global population. On other topics presenting dat... more

    Apple Podcasts
    They're killing us
    United States8 months ago
  • Enjoyable and informative, but…

    A research study/paper is often referenced as a basis/core of the conversation (i.e. , #75 What Is Sugar Really Doing to You?) but they don’t provide a direct link or even a citation. more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States8 months ago

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