Guest Host: Terence Smith

The best-selling authors of “Freakonomics” return to challenge assumptions about how we make decisions, whether incentives work, and what’s really good for the world.

The authors stayed after the show to answer some of your questions that we couldn’t get to on the air.


  • Dr. Peter Frumhoff a global change ecologist and the Director of Science and Policy at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), and Chief Scientist of the UCS Climate Campaign. He was a lead author for the Nobel-Prize winning United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
  • Stephen Dubner former writer and editor at "The New York Times Magazine"; author of "Turbulent Souls," "Confessions of a Hero Worshiper," "The Boy with Two Belly Buttons"; and co-author of "Freakonomics."
  • Steven Levitt professor of economics at the University of Chicago, recipient of John Bates Clark Medal and co-author of "Freakonomics."

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