People I (Mostly) Admire

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Stitcher & Freakonomics Radio presents

People I (Mostly) Admire

Steve Levitt, the iconoclastic University of Chicago economist and co-author of the Freakonomics book series, tracks down other high achievers and asks questions that only he would think to ask. Guests include all-time Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, WNBA champion Sue Bird, Operation Warp Speed chief Moncef Slaoui, and neuroscientist/actress Mayim Bialik. People I (Mostly) Admire is a production of the Freakonomics Radio Network. 

  • 45. Leidy Klotz on Why the Best Solutions Involve Less — Not More

    September 18, 2021

    45. Leidy Klotz on Why the Best Solutions Involve Less — Not More

  • 44. Edward Glaeser Explains Why Some Cities Thrive While Others Fade Away

    September 11, 2021

    44. Edward Glaeser Explains Why Some Cities Thrive While Others Fade Away

  • 43. Arne Duncan Says All Kids Deserve a Chance — and Criminals Deserve a Second One

    September 4, 2021

    43. Arne Duncan Says All Kids Deserve a Chance — and Criminals Deserve a Second One

  • 42. America’s Math Curriculum Doesn’t Add Up

    August 28, 2021

    42. America’s Math Curriculum Doesn’t Add Up

  • 41. Dr. Bapu Jena on Why Freakonomics Is the Best Medicine

    August 21, 2021

    41. Dr. Bapu Jena on Why Freakonomics Is the Best Medicine

  • 40. Harold Pollack on Why Managing Your Money Is as Easy as Taking Out the Garbage

    August 14, 2021

    40. Harold Pollack on Why Managing Your Money Is as Easy as Taking Out the Garbage

  • 39. Aicha Evans Wants You to Take Your Eyes Off the Road

    August 7, 2021

    39. Aicha Evans Wants You to Take Your Eyes Off the Road

  • 38. Sendhil Mullainathan Explains How to Generate an Idea a Minute (Part 2)

    July 31, 2021

    38. Sendhil Mullainathan Explains How to Generate an Idea a Minute (Part 2)

  • 37. Sendhil Mullainathan Thinks Messing Around Is the Best Use of Your Time

    July 24, 2021

    37. Sendhil Mullainathan Thinks Messing Around Is the Best Use of Your Time

  • 36. How Rahm Emanuel Would Run the World

    July 17, 2021

    36. How Rahm Emanuel Would Run the World

  • 35. David Epstein Knows Something About Almost Everything

    July 10, 2021

    35. David Epstein Knows Something About Almost Everything

  • 34. Maya Shankar Is Changing People’s Behavior — and Her Own

    July 3, 2021

    34. Maya Shankar Is Changing People’s Behavior — and Her Own

  • 33. Travis Tygart Is Coming for Cheaters — Just Ask Lance Armstrong

    June 26, 2021

    33. Travis Tygart Is Coming for Cheaters — Just Ask Lance Armstrong

  • 32. Angela Duckworth Explains How to Manage Your Goal Hierarchy

    June 19, 2021

    32. Angela Duckworth Explains How to Manage Your Goal Hierarchy

  • 31. Peter Leeson on Why Trial-by-Fire Wasn’t Barbaric and Why Pirates Were Democratic

    June 12, 2021

    31. Peter Leeson on Why Trial-by-Fire Wasn’t Barbaric and Why Pirates Were Democratic

  • 30. Dambisa Moyo Says Foreign Aid Can’t Solve Problems, but Maybe Corporations Can

    June 5, 2021

    30. Dambisa Moyo Says Foreign Aid Can’t Solve Problems, but Maybe Corporations Can

  • 29. Bruce Friedrich Thinks There’s a Better Way to Eat Meat

    May 29, 2021

    29. Bruce Friedrich Thinks There’s a Better Way to Eat Meat

  • 28. Professor Carl Hart Argues All Drugs Should Be Legal — Can He Convince Steve?

    May 22, 2021

    28. Professor Carl Hart Argues All Drugs Should Be Legal — Can He Convince Steve?

  • 27. Daniel Kahneman on Why Our Judgment is Flawed — and What to Do About It

    May 15, 2021

    27. Daniel Kahneman on Why Our Judgment is Flawed — and What to Do About It

  • 26. Memory Champion Nelson Dellis Helps Steve Train His Brain

    May 8, 2021

    26. Memory Champion Nelson Dellis Helps Steve Train His Brain