People I (Mostly) Admire

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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.

  • 52. Max Tegmark on Why Superhuman Artificial Intelligence Won’t be Our Slave (Part 2)

    November 20, 2021

    52. Max Tegmark on Why Superhuman Artificial Intelligence Won’t be Our Slave (Part 2)

  • 51. Max Tegmark on Why Treating Humanity Like a Child Will Save Us All

    November 13, 2021

    51. Max Tegmark on Why Treating Humanity Like a Child Will Save Us All

  • 50. Edward Miguel on Collecting Economic Data by Canoe and Correlating Conflict with Rainfall

    November 6, 2021

    50. Edward Miguel on Collecting Economic Data by Canoe and Correlating Conflict with Rainfall

  • 49. Mathematician Sarah Hart on Why Numbers are Music to Our Ears

    October 30, 2021

    49. Mathematician Sarah Hart on Why Numbers are Music to Our Ears

  • 48. Marc Davis Can’t Stop Watching Basketball — But He Doesn’t Care Who Wins

    October 23, 2021

    48. Marc Davis Can’t Stop Watching Basketball — But He Doesn’t Care Who Wins

  • Ken Jennings on How a Midlife Crisis Led Him to Jeopardy! (People I (Mostly) Admire, Ep. 4 Replay)

    October 16, 2021

    Ken Jennings on How a Midlife Crisis Led Him to Jeopardy! (People I (Mostly) Admire, Ep. 4 Replay)

  • Mayim Bialik on the Surprising Risks of Academia and Stability of Show Biz (People I (Mostly) Admire, Ep. 2 Replay)

    October 9, 2021

    Mayim Bialik on the Surprising Risks of Academia and Stability of Show Biz (People I (Mostly) Admire, Ep. 2 Replay)

  • 47. Robert Axelrod on Why Being Nice, Forgiving, and Provokable are the Best Strategies for Life

    October 2, 2021

    47. Robert Axelrod on Why Being Nice, Forgiving, and Provokable are the Best Strategies for Life

  • 46. Amanda & Lily Levitt Share What It’s Like to be Steve’s Daughters

    September 25, 2021

    46. Amanda & Lily Levitt Share What It’s Like to be Steve’s Daughters

  • 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

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