This section of our site is called “Featured Podcast of the Week”.
With so many podcasts that are out there these days, I thought I’d make it easier for you to find great content by featuring an episode from many of the great podcasts out there.
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The podcast for today is: Freakanomics Radio
Here’s the Description of the “Freakanomics Radio” Podcast
Freakonomics Radio began in 2010. Among our most popular episodes to date: “Do More Expensive Wines Taste Better?,” “Is College Really Worth It?,” and “How Much Does the President of the U.S. Really Matter?” You can subscribe via iTunes (where Freakonomics Radio occasionally hits the No. 1 ranking) or read our podcast user’s guide for people who don’t use iTunes or an iPhone.
Here is their Description of This Episode
Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “Am I Boring You?”
Researchers are trying to figure out who gets bored — and why — and what it means for ourselves and the economy. But maybe there’s an upside to boredom?
Why you will want to listen to it:
Here’s why I think you’ll want to listen to this episode…
- When the word boredom” came into our vocabulary (it’s later than you think!)
- How it was connected to the rise of industrialization and leisure time
- What the two types of boredom are
- The economics of boredom
- You’ll hear from a women who wrote her PhD dissertation on “Boredom”
- Why boredom is important to learning
- Is there an UPSIDE of boredom?
- The extreme people will go to in order to not be bored
- And much, much more…