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Lyric Bowditch

Lyric is a production associate for the Freakonomics Radio Network. She was born in Baltimore, grew up in Cairo, and then moved to the Big Apple to attend Barnard College, where she studied comparative literature and computer science. She is passionate about loud music, long-form journalism, and late-night snacks. At any given time, there’s a good chance she’s harvesting greens from her garden, binging a new podcast series, sweating on strangers in a mosh pit — or telling a story with way more context than necessary.

Jacob Clemente

Jacob is the researcher for the Freakonomics Radio Network. He is a native New Yorker … if you count Albany as New York. He attended Yale University, where he double-majored in history and economics. After graduating, he spent a year researching Russian history in Moscow and eating more borscht than is humanly possible. You can find him in local bookstores, pretending to read, or talking way too much about Russia.

Alison Craiglow

Alison is the executive producer of the Freakonomics Radio Network. She is an Emmy- and Peabody Award–winning journalist who has worked in TV, film, print, radio, and podcasts. 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.

Mary Diduch

Mary is a producer at Freakonomics Radio and Freakonomics, M.D. After graduating from Rutgers University, she cut her teeth as a local journalist at The Bergen Record. She took a detour through the world of academia, earning a Masters in government from the London School of Economics, but returned to media as a real estate reporter. A Jersey girl born and raised, she enjoys running and spending as much time as possible at the shore.

Rebecca Lee Douglas

Rebecca is the senior producer of No Stupid Questions. She studied English literature at Barnard College and Oxford University, always with an underlying passion for social science. Rebecca has a master’s degree from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, and before joining the Freakonomics team, she worked as a journalist and multimedia producer on stories about science, mental health, and technology. She enjoys hiking, horror films, and stand-up comedy.

Ryan Kelley

Ryan is an associate producer for Freakonomics Radio. He first joined the team as an intern in 2019 — after giving Dubner his “honest and hilarious” tour of Williams College, where he studied political economy. Following a brief stint building financial models and Powerpoint slides, Ryan has returned to the objectively cooler world of podcast production. He likes to plan overly ambitious backpacking trips and too often ends the day with a big bowl of ice cream.

Jasmin Klinger

Jasmin is an audio engineer for the Freakonomics Radio Network. Jasmin grew up outside Haifa, Israel. After attending Berklee College of Music she graduated from the Sonic Arts Center program at CUNY. Before joining the Freakonomics Radio team she worked as audio editor and composer for film and TV. When not playing her guitars you can find her trying to bake the perfect sourdough bread loaf.

Zack Lapinski

After narrowly avoiding a career in finance, Zack joined Freakonomics Radio where he is now a senior 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.

Morgan Levey

Morgan is the senior producer of People I (Mostly) Admire, and she occasionally produces a Freakonomics Radio episode. She’s happy at the intersection of things, which is how she went from creating digital content for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, to receiving a master’s degree in environmental journalism, to producing an economics podcast. It’s also how she balances working for a New York company, producing a Chicago host, and living in Montana. For stories, she’s wandered around an artist’s junkyard studio, interviewed firefighters at the edge of a wildfire, and chased tornadoes in NOAA’s hurricane-hunter aircraft.

Eleanor Osborne

Eleanor, aka Nellie, is a senior audio engineer for the Freakonomics Radio Network. Nellie is a Bostonian who studied Italian language and literature at UConn before doing a stint in Lisbon, Portugal. Prior to joining the Freakonomics Radio team full-time, she was nominated for an Emmy for mixing Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. She enjoys corgis, pretending she speaks lots of languages, and playing the saxophone.

Greg Rippin

Greg is the technical director of the Freakonomics Radio Network. 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 home brewer, and a student of all things beer, beer history, and beer culture.

Emma Tyrrell

Emma is a production associate for the Freakonomics Radio Network. She is both a Bostonian and a Californian, as well as a graduate of The George Washington University. When she’s not planning her next hiking trip, you can find her dodging pigeons while running in Central Park.


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