Best Podcasts to Listen to: Freakonomics, M.D.

In the past, I have recommended many podcasts from the Freaknonomics network such as Freakonomics, People I Mostly Admire, and No Stupid Questions. The newest podcast to be released under their network is called Freakonomics, M.D.

Freakonomics, M.D. is hosted by Bapu Jena, who has one of the more interesting (and impressive backgrounds) you will ever encounter. He is both an economist and a doctor (he graduated from University of Chicago and is currently a professor at Harvard Medical School).

In Freakonomics, M.D., Jena discusses topics that are at the intersection of economics and the health industry. Since the podcast is new, there aren’t too many episodes that have been released so far; however, topics include “Why do kids with summer birthdays get the flu more often” and “What do heart surgery and grocery store pricing have in common”? While the topics may seem a bit weird, Jena provides a really interesting perspective that can help you to learn how to think differently.

Each episode of Freakonomics, M.D. is only 20 minutes or so, so it is shorter than typical podcast episodes. Even though they are short though, they are all packed with information and insightful analysis!

Freakonomics, M.D. Recommendation Rating: 4

This post has now been updated to reflect a new ratings system that I have implemented, which is scored as follows:

1: Something worth checking out if you have time

2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone

3: Something worth prioritizing if interested

4: Something worth making time to check out

5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for


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