Dear Stephen Dubner
Love the Freakonomics podcast, would like to suggest a future episode.
Sometimes musician friends say to me “I’m going to write some hits, just make some money” as if writing a hit is as simple as using a certain structure, (which it is…but isn’t), and if they wrote one then magically they would be rich.
They don’t seem to grasp the fact that soft porn marketing accompanies whatever is called a hit or so it seems to me. Therein lies an interesting Freakonomics episode.