The Economics of Everyday Things

By Freakonomics Network & Zachary Crockett

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Episodes: 51


 Sep 6, 2023

RL Hall
 Jul 17, 2023
Great podcast, very informative.

Interesting economics-related stories
 Mar 5, 2023
Found it from the Freakonomics podcast and enjoyed the episodes they included in that podcast stream: one about the money writers and artists make from old songs (e.g., My Sharona) and about a guy who made a business from recycling old leftover hotel soaps

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Who decides which snacks are in your office’s vending machine? How much is a suburban elm tree worth, and to whom? How did Girl Scout Cookies become a billion-dollar business? In bite-sized episodes, journalist Zachary Crockett looks at quotidian things and finds amazing stories. Join the Freakonomics Radio Plus membership program for weekly member-only episodes of Freakonomics Radio. You’ll also get every show in our network without ads. To sign up, visit our show page on Apple Podcasts or go to freakonomics.com/plus.

Episode Date
45. Storage Units
Apr 22, 2024
44. Movie Sound Effects
Apr 15, 2024
43. Top-Level Domains
Apr 08, 2024
42. Cemeteries
Apr 01, 2024
41. Pet Movers
Mar 25, 2024
40. Prosthetic Limbs
Mar 18, 2024
39. Houseplants
Mar 11, 2024
Bowling Alleys (Replay)
Mar 04, 2024
38. Junk Mail
Feb 26, 2024
37. Personal Injury Lawyers
Feb 19, 2024
36. ATMs
Feb 12, 2024
35. Dental Insurance
Feb 05, 2024
34. Store-Brand Products
Jan 29, 2024
33. Sex Scenes
Jan 22, 2024
32. Used Golf Balls
Jan 15, 2024
31. Superhot Chili Peppers
Jan 08, 2024
30. Card Counting
Jan 01, 2024
10. Michelin Stars (Replay)
Dec 25, 2023
29. Greeting Cards
Dec 18, 2023
28. Horseshoe Crab Blood
Dec 11, 2023
27. Romance Novels
Dec 04, 2023
3. My Sharona (Replay)
Nov 27, 2023
26. Graffiti
Nov 20, 2023
25. Private Jets
Nov 13, 2023
24. Pistachios
Nov 06, 2023
23. Cadavers - Part 2
Oct 30, 2023
22. Cadavers - Part 1
Oct 23, 2023
21. Car Washes
Oct 16, 2023
20. Tattoo Parlors
Oct 09, 2023
19. Pizza Boxes
Oct 02, 2023
4. Used Hotel Soaps (Replay)
Sep 25, 2023
18. Mobile Home Parks
Sep 18, 2023
17. Truffles
Sep 11, 2023
16. Prop Money
Sep 04, 2023
15. Home Staging
Aug 28, 2023
Girl Scout Cookies (Ep. 2 Replay)
Aug 21, 2023
14. “Happy Birthday to You”
Aug 14, 2023
13. Carnival Games
Aug 07, 2023
12. Women’s Sports Bars
Jul 31, 2023
11. Cashmere
Jul 24, 2023
10. Michelin Stars
Jul 17, 2023
9. Bowling Alleys
Jul 10, 2023
8. Delaware License Plates
Jul 03, 2023
7. Animal Urine
Jun 26, 2023
6. T. rex Skeletons
Jun 19, 2023
5. Sports Mascots
Jun 12, 2023
4. Used Hotel Soaps
Feb 13, 2023
3. My Sharona
Feb 06, 2023
2. Girl Scout Cookies
Jan 30, 2023
1. Gas Stations
Jan 23, 2023
Coming Soon: The Economics of Everyday Things
Jan 19, 2023