Alison Craiglow is executive producer of Freakonomics Radio and chief-of-staff of Dubner Productions. She is an Emmy- and Peabody-Award winning journalist who has worked in T.V., film, print, radio, podcasts, and on the web. She is also a proud mother of five children — which is not all that different from producing: scrambling to deal with late-breaking news, meeting impossible deadlines, managing stubborn personalities, and best of all, getting a front row seat to great stories.
Greg Rippin is the technical director of Freakonomics Radio. Greg grew up outside Pittsburgh, PA, and Greensboro, NC. He studied Classical Piano at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and earned a Master’s Degree in Music Technology from New York University. When not busy making the world’s audio safe for consumption, Greg is an avid homebrewer, and a student of all things beer, beer history, and beer culture.
Harry Huggins is the managing producer of Freakonomics Radio. He first joined our team as an intern while finishing grad school at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, then became an associate producer at Dubner Productions, working mainly on Tell Me Something I Don’t Know. He studied communication and economics at Fordham University (Lincoln Center), where he had an L.T.R. with the student newspaper. He’s been an ice cream scooper, a barista, a Jesuit Volunteer, a Chicagoan, a Manhattanite, a Detroiter, and a Brooklynite, and he’ll always be a lover of beer, travel, and television.
After narrowly avoiding a career in finance, Zack Lapinski joined Freakonomics Radio where he is an associate producer. His economics degree from New York University has been put to surprisingly good use. He can be found on Manhattan’s Lower East Side where he has a decidedly uneconomical number of books.
Corinne Wallace is the administrative assistant for Freakonomics Radio. She grew up in Metro Detroit and studied at Duke University, where she took time from musical theater and marching band practice to major in Mandarin Chinese and history. After graduation, she deferred adulthood by spending a year traveling and teaching English at the University of Macau as a Princeton in Asia fellow. She loves movies, books, music, and giving her friends curated recommendations of all three based on the weather.
Matt Hickey joined Freakonomics Radio as an associate producer after having undertaken graduate studies in economics “for fun” some years ago. In between, he worked in programming at the Sydney Opera House and, most recently, as an editor at Harper’s Magazine. When not at his desk, Matt is likely to be found in the kitchen or at a record store.
Daphne Chen is an associate producer for Freakonomics Radio. She grew up in the suburbs of Ohio and studied economics at the University of Chicago, where she learned how to most efficiently avoid fun. She worked in education research for a few years before an existential crisis brought her to the Columbia Journalism School. In her spare time, she likes to browse menus of restaurants she has no plans to visit.
Ben Shaiman is the intern for Freakonomics Radio. Ben is a New York native and a graduate of Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, where he studied history and economics. In his spare time you can find him baking, practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and being disappointed that he has already heard this week’s episode of Freakonomics Radio.