Alison CraiglowAlison Craiglow is executive producer of the Freakonomics Radio Network and chief-of-staff of Renbud Radio. 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.
Joel MeyerJoel Meyer is the chief content officer for Freakonomics Radio Network. He previously produced talk shows and podcasts for WNYC Studios, WBEZ Chicago, Slate, and KUER (NPR Utah). He’s very proud of the fact that he has executive-produced stories about mind-blowing success (Making Oprah, Making Obama) and mind-blowing failure (American Fiasco). Joel first entered the Freakonomics Radio orbit with the pilot of Tell Me Something I Don’t Know in 2014 and could not believe how much fun he had. Born in the backseat of an Oldsmobile on Interstate 35W in Minneapolis, Joel believes more parents should consider childbirth on the side of the road. (Because the story will kill at parties.)
Tricia BobedaTricia Bobeda is a senior producer for the Freakonomics Radio Network. Before joining the team, she worked as director of audience development at KUER (NPR Utah) and senior editor of multiplatform news for WBEZ in Chicago. She’s the co-founder (and co-host emeritus) of Nerdette Podcast, where she talked to as many astronauts as possible and argued with Peter Sagal a lot about TV and movies. She makes a mean guacamole.
Greg RippinGreg 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.
Eleanor OsborneEleanor Osborne, aka Nellie, is a senior audio engineer for Freakonomics Radio. 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.
Jasmin KlingerJasmin Klinger is an audio engineer for Freakonomics Radio. Jasmin grew up outside the city of 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 LapinskiAfter narrowly avoiding a career in finance, Zack Lapinski joined Freakonomics Radio where he is 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.
Mary DiduchMary Diduch is a producer at Freakonomics Radio. 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.
Ryan KelleyRyan Kelley 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 cool-er 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.
Rebecca Lee Douglas
Rebecca Lee Douglas 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 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.
Morgan Levey is the senior producer of People I (Mostly) Admire with Steve Levitt, 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.
Brent produces the Freakonomics Radio Book Club. He has an MA from Columbia Journalism School, worked as an audiobook director at Penguin Random House, and has bylines in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Believer and elsewhere. He co-wrote a World War II Christmas musical with Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit, and at one point was the editor of the NY Daily News’s “Voice of the People” section. You can find him fidgeting, drumming on tables, and generally pacing around.
Emma Tyrrell is the production associate for Freakonomics Radio. 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.