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 Apple Podcasts chart.
Audience members are invited on stage to tell us something we don’t know. Stephen and his co-hosts grill them and by the end we’ve all gotten a bit smarter. Each episode has a new theme and a new group of presenters. 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.
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!
Tell Me Something I Don’t Know is produced in association with Stitcher.
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