11 September, 2018Print
'Freakonomics Radio Live' Announces Four NYC TapingsSpecial guests at each show. Tickets on sale now at Joe's Pub.
On October 19 and 20 at Joe's Pub in New York City, Freakonomics Radio will tape four live episodes of the journalism game show Tell Me Something I Don't Know. Hosted by Stephen J. Dubner, the live shows mark the first Freakonomics Radio live tapings in over a year. Presented as a smart and witty game show, these live shows have the same kind of factual, inquisitive journalism that has been a hallmark of every Freakonomics Radio episode, but disguised in the most entertaining, unexpected, and occasionally ridiculous conversation you're likely to hear.
At each of the four shows over two nights, Dubner will be joined by a different guest co-host and fact-checker. The full lineup will be announced soon, but includes Washington Post columnist Alexandra Petri, best-selling author A.J. Jacobs, MacArthur genius and author of Grit Angela Duckworth, and celebrity chef Alex Guarnaschelli.
Guests from the audience will come on stage and try to wow Dubner and his co-host with a fascinating fact, historical wrinkle, new line of research -- anything, really, as long as it's interesting, useful, and true (or at least true-ish, as determined by the evening's fact-checker). At the end of the evening, the live audience will vote to determine the winning guest.
New York Magazine last fall wrote that the audience members "leave with answers to questions you didn't even know you had," and The Guardian has said these live shows "make your conversation smarter -- and bring the laughs."
Play all past episodes here (or on any of the usual podcast providers):
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About Tell Me Something I Don't Know:
Tell Me Something I Don't Know is live journalism wrapped in a game-show package and hosted by Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books and host of Freakonomics Radio. Dubner has always had a mission: to tell you things you thought you knew but didn't; and things you never thought you wanted to know, but do. Now, he has a new way of doing just that. TMSIDK is still journalism, still factual -- but disguised in the most intelligent, entertaining, unexpected, and occasionally ridiculous conversation you're likely to hear.
Guest presenters come on stage before a live audience and try to wow Dubner and his co-host(s) with a fascinating fact, historical wrinkle, new line of research -- anything, really, as long as it's interesting, useful, and true (or at least true-ish). 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.
About Stephen J. Dubner:
Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and TV and radio personality. In addition to the FreakonomicsTurbulent Souls (Choosing My Religion), Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper, and the children's book The Boy With Two Belly Buttons. His journalism has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Time, and has been anthologized in The Best American Sports Writing, The Best American Crime Writing, and elsewhere. He has taught English at Columbia University (while receiving an M.F.A. there), played in a rock band (which started at Appalachian State University, where he was an undergrad, and was later signed to Arista Records), and, as a writer, was first published at the age of 11, in Highlights for Children. Dubner is also the host of the Freakonomics Radio podcast, which gets 8 million downloads a month. He lives in New York with his wife, the documentary photographer Ellen Binder, and their children.
For more information about 'Freakonomics Radio', contact Ray Padgett at Shore Fire Media.