Tell Me Something I Don’t Know is a live game show and podcast hosted by Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books and host of Freakonomics Radio. It has the same kind of factual, inquisitive journalism that has been a hallmark of Dubner’s work, but it’s disguised in the most entertaining, unexpected, and occasionally ridiculous conversation you’re likely to hear.
Contestants come on stage before a live audience and try to wow Stephen with a fascinating fact — their IDK — a historical wrinkle, a new line of research — anything, really, as long as it’s interesting, useful and true (or at least true-ish). There’s a real-time human fact-checker on hand to filter out the bull.
October 5/6:30 — Alex Wagner, CBS News correspondent and contributing editor at The Atlantic
October 5/9:30 — Sas Goldberg, actress and producer
October 6/6:30 — Gail Simmons, Top Chef judge and director of special projects at Food & Wine
October 6/9:30 — Angela Duckworth, Penn psychologist and author of Grit
October 7/6:30 & 9:30— John McWhorter, Columbia linguist and author
Lineup Subject to Change
If you’d like to be a contestant, apply here.