Tell Me Something I Don't Know
By Stephen J. Dubner and The New York Times
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Join host Stephen J. Dubner of “Freakonomics Radio” and three celebrity panelists as they invite contestants on stage to tell us something we don’t know. It could be a fascinating fact, a historical wrinkle, a new line of research — anything, really, long as it’s interesting, useful and true (or at least true-ish). There’s a real-time human fact-checker on hand to filter out the bull. The panel — an eclectic mix of comedians, brainiacs, and other high achievers — will poke and prod the contestants and ultimately choose a winner. Like the “Freakonomics” podcast and books, “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know” is still journalism, still factual — but disguised in the most entertaining, unexpected and occasionally ridiculous conversation you’re likely to hear. Produced in partnership with The New York Times.
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||CleanPassion Plays||Austan Goolsbee, Angela Duckworth and Keisha Zollar are panelists. The U. of Chicago economist, "Grit" author, and comedian dig deep into things we're passionate about — good and bad — from sports to sounds to experimenting on students. Fact-checker: Negin Farsad, host of the podcast “Fake the Nation.”||12/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
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||CleanThings That Go In Your Mouth||Zeke Emanuel, Sam Kass and Gretchen Rubin are panelists. The bioethicist, former White House chef and “The Happiness Project” author ponder fascinating facts on our theme, “Things That Go In Your Mouth,” from the cheapest meal ever served in the White House to a surprisingly versatile musical instrument. Fact-checking by WNYC Studios producer Sean Rameswaram.||11/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIt's Alive||Chris Gethard, Simon Winchester and danah boyd are panelists. The comedian, "Professor and the Madman" author, and social-media scholar hear tales from the natural world — about marine animals that will either live forever or kill you (or both), as well as the wonders of poop soup. Tales from the natural world, including marine animals that will either live forever or kill you (or both), as well as the wonders of poop soup. Fact-checking by FiveThirtyEight’s Jody Avirgan.||11/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStrange Danger||Debora Spar, Anthony Marx and Andy Zaltzman are panelists. The Barnard College president, New York Public Library president, and host of The Bugle podcast confront lots of things you didn't know are dangerous — including Election Day, a lack of sleep and truck drivers. Fact checking by FiveThirtyEight’s Jody Avirgan.||11/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know”||Stephen J. Dubner of “Freakonomics Radio” has always had a mission: to tell you the things you thought you knew but didn’t; and things you never thought you wanted to know, but do. Now he has a new way of doing just that: “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know,” a live game show that’s a whole new form of factual journalism. The first episode drops on Monday, Nov. 7, so subscribe now! To be a contestant or buy tickets to our tapings in New York City, visit www.tmsidk.com.||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Best podcast ever!
So much fun, no other podcast is equal parts entertaining and informative! Can't wait for more! I want to join the party!
I am a huge fan of freakonomics and love the panel format that so many shows are starting to take hold of. I can't wait to see what TMSIDK has to offer!
This is great; who doesn't love a good random fact or two? Enjoyed Freakonomics a ton, so happy to see that they're branching out. Looking forward to see the producers take this.