The Stephen Dubner speeches look into expanding consumer insight into economics through unconventional and often unusual perspectives. Dubner uses his experience as a journalist to debunk cultural stigmas an foster an environment where using bizarre and outlandish methods to solve problems and overcoming issues is commended.
Dubner often encourages the questioning of conventional methods and practices when encountering problems. Rather than turn to traditional ways of overcoming obstacles, Dubner advocates that people try experimenting with new ideas and collecting data through trial and error to unlock potentially groundbreaking solutions.
Many of the Stephen Dubner speeches expand on the journalist's work with co-author Steven Levitt in such novels Freakonomics, Superfreakonomics and Think Like a Freak.