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How to Be a Modern Democrat — and Win

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 23:00:34 +0000

Season 7, Episode 25 This week on Freakonomics Radio: Gina Raimondo, the governor of tiny Rhode Island, has taken on unions, boosted big business, and made friends with Republicans. She is also one of just 15 Democratic governors in the country. Would there be more of them if there were more like her? To find […]

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Letting Go

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 04:00:24 +0000

​If you’re a C.E.O., there are a lot of ways to leave your job, from abrupt firing to carefully planned succession (which may still go spectacularly wrong). In this final episode of our “Secret Life of a C.E.O.” series, we hear those stories and many more. Also: what happens when you no longer have a corner office to go to — and how will you spend all that money?

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Not Your Grandmother’s I.M.F.

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:00:04 +0000

Season 7, Episode 24 This week on Freakonomics Radio: The International Monetary Fund has long been the “lender of last resort” for economies in crisis. Christine Lagarde, who runs the institution, would like to prevent those crises from ever happening. She tells us her plans. To find out more, check out the podcasts from which […]

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After the Glass Ceiling, a Glass Cliff

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 04:00:30 +0000

Only 5 percent of Fortune 500 companies are run by women. Why? Research shows that female executives are more likely to be put in charge of firms that are already in crisis. Are they being set up to fail? (Part 5 of a special series, “The Secret Life of C.E.O.’s.”)

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What Can Uber Teach Us About the Gender Pay Gap?

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 23:00:32 +0000

Season 7, Episode 23 This week on Freakonomics Radio: The gig economy offers the ultimate flexibility to set your own hours. That’s why economists thought it would help eliminate the gender pay gap. A new study, using data from over a million Uber drivers, finds the story isn’t so simple. To find out more, check out […]

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It’s Your Problem Now

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 04:00:35 +0000

No, it’s not your fault the economy crashed. Or that consumer preferences changed. Or that new technologies have blown apart your business model. But if you’re the C.E.O., it is your problem. So what are you going to do about it? First-hand stories of disaster (and triumph) from Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Ballmer, Satya Nadella, Jack Welch, Ellen Pao, Richard Branson, and more. (Part 4 of a special series, “The Secret Life of C.E.O.’s.”)

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What Can Uber Teach Us About the Gender Pay Gap?

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:59:15 +0000

The gig economy offers the ultimate flexibility to set your own hours. That’s why economists thought it would help eliminate the gender pay gap. A new study, using data from over a million Uber drivers, finds the story isn’t so simple.

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An Egghead’s Guide to the Superbowl (Rebroadcast)

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 04:00:15 +0000

We assembled a panel of smart dudes — a two-time Super Bowl champ; a couple of N.F.L. linemen, including one who’s getting a math Ph.D at M.I.T., and our resident economist — to tell you what to watch for, whether you’re a football fanatic or a total newbie.

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An Egghead’s Guide to the Superbowl (Rebroadcast)

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 23:00:54 +0000

Season 7, Episode 22 This week on Freakonomics Radio: Stephen J. Dubner celebrates the Super Bowl, America’s favorite secular holiday. We assembled a panel of smart dudes — a two-time Super Bowl champ; a couple of N.F.L. linemen, including one who’s now getting a math Ph.D. at M.I.T.; and our resident economist — to tell you […]

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“I Wasn’t Stupid Enough to Say This Could Be Done Overnight”

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 04:00:00 +0000

Indra Nooyi became C.E.O. of PepsiCo just in time for a global financial meltdown. She also had a portfolio full of junk food just as the world decided that junk food is borderline toxic. Here’s the story of how she overhauled that portfolio, stared down activist investors, and learned to “leave the crown in the garage.” (Part 3 of a special series, “The Secret Life of C.E.O.’s.”)

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