Alison 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.
Mark McClusky is Editorial Director of the Freakonomics Radio Network. Before joining the team, he was the Digital Editor of the Sports Illustrated Group, and the editor of Wired.com. He’s also the author of the New York Times Bestseller Faster, Higher, Stronger, about the role of science and technology in elite athletic performance. You can often find him thinking about golf, cooking up a storm, or trying to write a good song.
Joel 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 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 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.
Jasmin 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.
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.
Mary Diduch is an associate 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.
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.
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.
Lyric Bowditch is the intern 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 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.