Journalism wrapped in a game-show package.
Tell Me Something I Don’t Know is a new live event and podcast from host Stephen J. Dubner, author of the Freakonomics books and creator of Freakonomics Radio. It debuted in November and immediately went to the top of the iTunes chart.
Audience contestants are invited on stage to tell us something we don’t know. Three celebrity panelists — a mix of leaders in science, politics, sports, and comedy — grill the contestants and by the end we’ve all gotten a bit smarter. Each episode has a new topic, new panelists, and new contestants. There’s also a real-time human fact-checker to filter out the bull. Think of the most crackling dinner-party conversation you’ve ever heard.
Buy tickets to our upcoming tapings:
New York City — January 25-28 at Symphony Space
Washington, D.C. — March 6, 7 at Sixth & I, produced in association with WAMU
Boston — March 14-16 at The Wilbur Theater, produced in association with WBUR
We are looking for smart people to get up on stage and present a fascinating fact. It might be an unheralded technological breakthrough; a new line of important research; a cultural quirk; a historical wrinkle; or perhaps just a great, unasked question. All we ask is that it’s interesting (at least to you), worth knowing (at least a little bit), and — well, true (there is always a fact-checker on hand). Also: there will be prizes!
Listen and subscribe here.