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.
It’s time to face the music, with facts on bridges, healers, lumberjacks and, of course, women. Our panelists are:
Our real-time fact-checker is Dan Zanes, accompanied by his live band.
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:
Our real-time fact-checker is Femi Oke, international journalist, who struggles to get Americans to understand her.
We look into unholy fruit, religion in banking and the politics of reincarnation. Our panelists are:
TMSIDK is going on a spending spree, from the Brooklyn Bridge to Ethiopia, meeting up with fundraisers, ancient traders and some money that should probably be laundered. Our panelists are:
This episode of Tell Me Something I Don’t Know is all about “Stupid Stuff” — things that seem stupid but aren’t and things that don’t but are. Our panelists are:
This week, we go “Under the Hood,” unearthing the secrets behind concealed ovulation, kosher food, cheesy dreams, pneumatic felines and negotiating. Our panelists are:
Nicholas Negroponte, co-founder of the MIT Media Lab, who would make a great spy… and maybe already has.
We’ve gathered amazing and surprising facts from the world of Collections. We’re not talking baseball cards and Beanie Babies—we’ve got: glucose, gamma rays, brainwaves, fake art and some very blue Russian. Our panelists:
This episode is all about the written — or spoken, or programmed, or texted — word. Let’s start with the letter “A”: absenteeism, abbreviations, AI, advertisements and …a rising tide. Our panelists:
For our sports-themed episode, we left out all the tired cliches and instead jammed it full of odd trophies, hidden advantages, surprising innovations and… Trouble with a capital T.