Learn to 'Think Like a Freak' with Stephen Dubner

Monday, May 12, 2014

A drawing of Freakonomics hosts Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner.

We live in the information age, the decade of "big data." With every fact available at the push of a button, it can be hard to whittle down to what’s really important, and to make rational decisions based on the facts that truly matter.

In his new book, "Think Like a Freak," Stephen Dubner, host of the Freakonomics podcast on WNYC, breaks down the decision-making process. With his longtime co-author, economist Steven Levitt, Dubner explains why it’s often important to admit defeat, and why "I don't know" is key to rational decision-making.

Guests:

Stephen J. Dubner

Produced by:

Jillian Weinberger

Editors:

T.J. Raphael

Comments [2]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

I wonder how many promoters sat there eating brown M&M's out of the bowl and thinking about how they don't really taste any different than the red or green ones and by so doing what they were asked to do by David Roth, saved their jobs.

May. 12 2014 05:39 PM
Robert Thomas from Santa Clara

Why are Levitt and Dubner here portrayed by Terrance and Phillip?

May. 12 2014 04:05 PM

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