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The Fascinatingly Mundane Secrets of the World’s Most Exclusive Nightclub

The Berlin dance mecca Berghain is known for its eight-hour line and inscrutable door policy. PJ Vogt, host of the podcast Search Engine, joins us to crack the code. It has to do with Cold War rivalries, German tax law, and one very talented bouncer. The post The Fascinatingly Mundane Secrets of the World’s Most Exclusive Nightclub appeared first...

Mon Jun 17, 2024 13:24
Walking Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Stephen Dubner talks with the transportation scholar Kelcie Ralph about why so many pedestrians are killed on America’s roads. The post Walking Can Be Hazardous to Your Health appeared first on Freakonomics.

Sat Jun 15, 2024 03:26
How to Make the Coolest Show on Broadway

Hit by Covid, runaway costs, and a zillion streams of competition, serious theater is in serious trouble. A new hit play called Stereophonic — the most Tony-nominated play in history — has something to say about that. We speak with the people who make it happen every night. (Part one of a two-part series.) The post How to Make the Coolest Show on...

Thu Jun 13, 2024 06:31
Kevin Kelly Has Some Advice for You

Revisiting an episode about parenting, travel, luck, and why we should all spend more time on YouTube. The post Kevin Kelly Has Some Advice for You appeared first on Freakonomics.

Sat Jun 8, 2024 03:25
Signs of Progress, One Year at a Time

Every December, a British man named Tom Whitwell publishes a list of 52 things he’s learned that year. These fascinating facts reveal the spectrum of human behavior, from fraud and hypocrisy to Whitwell’s steadfast belief in progress. Should we also believe? The post Signs of Progress, One Year at a Time appeared first on Freakonomics.

Thu Jun 6, 2024 03:23
The Opioid Tragedy — How We Got Here

An update of our 2020 series, in which we spoke with physicians, researchers, and addicts about the root causes of the crisis — and the tension between abstinence and harm reduction. The post The Opioid Tragedy — How We Got Here appeared first on Freakonomics.

Mon Jun 3, 2024 03:25

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