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Freakonomics, M.D.

Freakonomics Radio + Stitcher
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Each week, physician and economist 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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4.7 out of 5 stars from 889 ratings
  • cute

    2 months ago
  • The best of the Freakonomics series!!

    A friend told me about the show. I love it! All the topics are just so different, the people Bapu brings on are great, and the length of the show is just right.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 months ago
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    2 months ago
  • Redefining Healthcare

    As a pharmacist and late blooming economics nerd, this is the perfect podcast. The current state of our healthcare system is unsustainable and we need some revolutionary ideas to make needed changes. Keep up the great work!

    Apple Podcasts
    United States3 months ago
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    3 months ago

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