Stephen Dubner Explains the “Secret Sauce” Behind Freakonomics

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June 6 2014 5:34 PM

Freakonomics Is Basically a Peanut Butter Cup

The Gist gets author and podcaster Stephen Dubner to reveal the “secret sauce” behind the Freakonomics empire.

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Stephen Dubner.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo courtesy Stephen Dubner.

Listen to Episode 24 of Slate’s the Gist:

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Today on the Gist, Politico magazine editor Susan Glasser talks with Mike about “politicization,” and why politicians, of all people, like to demonize it. Mike also asks Stephen Dubner about the secret sauce that helped the Freakonomics empire take hold in book and podcast form. For the Spiel, let’s partake of national doughnut day.

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