Episode 0 A Sneak Peek of Your Next Favorite Podcast

(Photo: Lucy Sutton)

Tell Me Something I Don’t Know is like the best dinner party you can imagine — except without the food. But it’s got all the sparkling conversation you can handle. In each episode, audience contestants get on stage and tell us something fascinating (or earth-shaking, or just plain weird) while a panel of three experts tries to sort out what’s worth knowing and what’s not.


(Photo: Lucy Sutton)

The panelists are drawn from an eclectic group of wise people — like Barnard College president Debora Spar; New York Public Library president Tony Marx; former White House economist Austan Goolsbee; the Jesuit writer and thinker James Martin; bioethicist Zeke Emanuel; former White House chef Sam Kass;  Microsoft researcher danah boyd; the heart surgeon and TV doctor Dr. Oz; poker champ Annie Duke; the linguist John McWhorter; the Grit author Angela Duckworth; and the happiness guru Gretchen Rubin.


(Photo: Lucy Sutton)

We also have plenty of comedians and humorists, including Keisha Zollar, Chris Gethard, Frank Delaney, Andy Zaltzman, and Hannibal Buress. And occasionally a globetrotting adventurer like author Simon Winchester.

It’s all hosted by Stephen J. Dubner, host of Freakonomics Radio, who is accompanied each night by a real-time human fact-checker to keep everyone (mostly) honest.

So please enjoy this amuse-bouche. And subscribe today so you don’t miss a single course. Our first full episode will be out on November 7th. Season 1 will run six episodes — and we’re already taping Season 2 in New York City (in December and January), so come be a contestant or get tickets to see the show. Also, follow TMSIDK on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

  • Quinn Wildman

    Searching for tell me something I don’t know with my Podcast player finds this: https://www.podcat.com/podcasts/jottf0-tell-me-something-i-don-t-know/. 🙂 Might you find a way to differentiate?

    What is the URL for the RSS feed? With that I can add it manually it. FWIW, my podcast player is Beyond Pod.

    • Emma Morgenstern

      Hi Quinn. The RSS feed URL is: rss.art19.com/tell-me-something-i-don-t-know

      You can also find it if you click “Subscribe” at the top of this page, and there should be an option there that says “RSS Feed.”


      • Quinn Wildman

        Thanks. All set up now. The day after I posted this is I was able to search for it. I’m hoping transcripts will be available in RSS feed like for Freakonomics. Admittedly, I don’t read the transcripts often. But occasionally I find them quite useful.