Episode 15 Wannabes

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden joins TMSIDK in Washington, D.C. to judge the "Wannabes." (Photo: Anthony Washington)

TMSIDK travels to Washington, D.C. — the city that wants to be a state — to learn about wannabes, from international spies to new human organs. Our panelists are:

Tim Harford, “Undercover Economist” and host of the BBC podcast More or Less, who once matched wits with [a] James Bond.

Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress, who can’t wink but can dream of a career on the baseball diamond.

Rahmein Mostafavi, one of D.C.’s top comics, who achieved one of his “wannabe” dreams …and lived to regret it.

Our real-time fact-checker is Femi Oke, international journalist, who struggles to get Americans to understand her.

  • Mark Calder

    7 square miles of skin? Nope, gotta fact check your fact checker. If you’ve think about a vivisected corpse you get an intuitive big ol’ pile of NOPE. First two web hits, 20 square feet, (and 18 and 22). Cannot fine anything that relates 7 miles to the skin.