I am a big fan of the Freakonomics books and podcast. If you are someone who believes in questioning assumptions and using data to inform (not dictate or drive) your decisions and you haven't read the books or listened to the podcast, you are in for a treat.
Recently, Stephen Dubner, one of the authors of the books and the creator of the podcast, started a spin-off podcast called "Tell Me Something I Don't Know". It's a kind of inside out game show where instead of the contestants answering questions, they ask questions. The first "episode" of the show was actually on the Freakonomics podcast, and you can listen to it here. It's a lot of fun.
As a regular listener to Freakonomics, I was excited to hear the new Tell Me Something I Don't Know idea was going legit, and Dubner made an announcement asking Freakonomics listeners to apply to be contestants on the show. Here is what I entered into the applicant form:
And I am happy to report, I was selected to participate as a contestant. I got a phone call from Emma at Freakonomics first, and she asked me a bunch of questions about my submission (my "I don't know" or "IDK" in Tell Me Something I Don't Know parlance.) She then asked if I would be able to travel to New York City if I was chosen and I said yes. A couple weeks later I received an email telling me I would be a contestant.
You can learn more about the show and listen to episodes at the TMSIDK website. I was on the second episode recorded for season two, but it does not appear they are releasing the episodes in the same order they were recorded.
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