Alexandra Petri (Washington Post columnist) is our special guest co-host, with AJ Jacobs (author of It’s All Relative) as real-time fact-checker. TMSIDK covers everything from birth to earth, including pregnancy tests, parenting, monogamy, aging better, and, finally, embalming.
Season 4 of Tell Me Something I Don’t Know is almost here! Get ready for 10 brand new episodes starting September 17. We’ve packed every episode with things you probably didn’t know, and we’ve got some great co-hosts, including — but not limited to — Alex Guarnaschelli, Alex Wagner, John McWhorter, Angela Duckworth, Hari Kondabolu, Jemele Hill, and Alexandra Petri.
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Basketball fans know how boring a game’s ending can be — intentional fouls can stretch 90 seconds into 10 minutes. What if we could fix it by blowing up the last 4 minutes?
Stephen Dubner and A.J. Jacobs are joined by Nick Elam.
Off-Broadway actress, producer, and Guinness Record-holder Catherine Russell has played the same off-Broadway role for three decades. What’s more impressive than the play itself? She’s never called in sick.
Stephen Dubner and A.J. Jacobs are joined by Russell.
Some of our most important inventions safely remove human waste. But what if we could use that waste to generate electricity?
Stephen Dubner and A.J. Jacobs are joined by Jonathan Winfield.
From medieval times through the French Revolution, rosé ruled the wine world — and now it’s staging a comeback.
Stephen Dubner and A.J. Jacobs are joined by actress (and rosé fan) Miriam Shor and wine writer Katherine Cole.
Senator Todd Young of Indiana wants to make government-funded social programs more effective with Social Impact Partnerships, which pair private funding with proven projects.
Stephen Dubner and A.J. Jacobs are joined by Senator Young.
In 1803, Sicily and Malta won contracts to provide lemon juice to the entire British Royal Navy. Half a century later, the mafia was born.
Stephen Dubner and A.J. Jacobs are joined by Helena Attlee.
We are on the weird side of the tracks in Philadelphia with everything you’ve ever wanted to know about graffiti, cockroaches, tattoos, pee, and more. James Altucher (host of The James Altucher Show) is our special guest co-host, with Mike Maughan (head of global insights at Qualtrics) as real-time fact-checker.
Put down the brownie batter and relax with a TMSIDK episode filled with facts on quiet rooms, pillows, comfort food, and …Spam?
Krista Tippett (host of On Being) is our special guest co-host, with Maggie Ryan Sandford (science writer, researcher and producer) as real-time fact-checker.