Put down the brownie batter and relax with a TMSIDK episode filled with facts on quiet rooms, pillows, comfort food, and …Spam?
Angela Duckworth (psychologist and author of Grit) is our special guest co-host, with Mike Maughan (head of global insights at Qualtrics) as real-time fact-checker. TMSIDK is in Philadelphia with a cornucopia of the world’s most renowned behavior change experts presenting original research.
We’re in Minneapolis with a show on the environment, morning drinking, skyways, hidden figures and more. Our special guest co-host is John Moe, host of the podcast The Hilarious World of Depression, who knows how to get around a lack of talent, and our real-time fact-checker is Maggie Ryan Sandford, a self-proclaimed dolphin expert.
Join us in Boston for a show on Medicine. Side effects include extra kidneys, Lyme disease, hairlessness, cardiac arrest and magical mucus. Our panelists are:
Bapu Jena, Harvard economist, physician and professor, who knows something about Viagra and STDs.
Christine Hurley, Boston comedian, who lost about 30 pounds for each of her kids.
Evan Allen, head athletic trainer for the New England Revolution, who has a very brief history in soccer.
Join us in the City of Big Shoulders for a show on transitions — from here to there, from low to high and from fish to humans. Our panelists are:
Ginger Evans, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation, who is partially to blame for the TSA.
Mary Catherine Curran, Chicago-based comedian, who knows how to deal with problems in transit.
Join our dysfunctional family for this show on parenting, cousins, genealogy and medical divorce. Our panelists are:
Liza Donnelly, New Yorker cartoonist, whose ancestor coined the phrase, “Trenton makes, the world takes.”
Gary Gulman, comedian, who never had a home-game Thanksgiving growing up.
Join us in one of America’s oldest urban centers for a show about cities, including ruins, sewage and ghost towns. Our panelists are:
This week, we head down to D.C. to drain the swamp for some light-hearted politics: from foreign cars to the last state in the union. Our panelists are:
Alexandra Petri, Washington Post humor columnist, who ran for office on a Hapsburg prince-based platform.
Robby Mook, former Hillary Clinton campaign manager, who got his start as a garbage dump politician.
Femi Oke is fact-checker.
We kick-off the third season of Tell Me Something I Don’t Know with a show on competition of all kinds: athletic, sexual, geopolitical, and the little-known battle between butter and margarine that landed in the Supreme Court. Our panelists are:
Steve Levitt, my Freakonomics friend and co-author, who didn’t quite fit-in with sports teams.
Bridget Gainer, Cook County commissioner, who took a sibling rivalry well into college.
Season 3 of Tell Me Something I Don’t Know is coming to your ears! Prepare yourself for 10 shiny new episodes — full of fresh knowledge — starting June 4. We promise to keep you entertained with fascinating facts and brilliant panelists, and we’ll even play with the show’s format! But, for now, here’s 3+ minutes to whet your appetite.
Some of this season’s panelists: CBS Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett, On Being host Krista Tippett, rapper Che “Rhymefest” Smith, writer and podcaster James Altucher, “gritty” psychologist Angela Duckworth, comedian Eugene Mirman …and my Freakonomics friend and co-author Steven D. Levitt.
Host Stephen J. Dubner (of Freakonomics Radio) is at his best, and accompanied each night by a real-time fact-checker to sort out the baloney and pepper the night with more fun facts.
So subscribe today, or you might miss something that will change your world. Again, our first full episode of Season 3 will be out on June 4, with a new episode each week for 10 weeks. And we’re already taping Season 4 in June and October in New York City, so come be a contestant or get tickets to see the show. Also, follow TMSIDK on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.