Fabulous Fact Checking

I started listening to Stephen Dubner’s spinoff from his super-popular Freakonomics podcast. It’s called No Stupid Questions, cohosted by Angela Duckworth. It includes something I have never seen before (heard before?!) in a podcast. At the end of each episode, the producer Rebecca Lee Douglas comes on and does a fact checking session based on […]

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Valuing the Unseen

Last year, Freakonomics Radio had an episode about the impact of important medical technologies. At one point, they’re discussing two discoveries that revolutionized medicine. The first was anesthesia. The second was sterilizing equipment to stop the spread of germs. One was adopted immediately — it spread like wildfire through the medical community. The other took […]

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