Tell Me Something I Don't Know welcomed by WBEZ
Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 8:00 PM CDT
(7:00 PM Doors)
Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL
University of Chicago economist and Freakonomics co-author Steve Levitt
Author Scott Turow
Cook County commissioner Bridget Gainer
Fact-checking by WBEZ's Tricia Bobeda
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. He has always had a mission: to tell you the things you thought you knew but didn’t; and things you never thought you wanted to know, but do. Now, he has a new way of doing just that. TMSIDK is still journalism, still factual — but disguised in the most entertaining, unexpected, and occasionally ridiculous conversation you’re likely to hear.
Three celebrity panelists listen as contestants come on stage before a live audience and try to wow them with a fascinating fact, 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. The panel — an eclectic mix of comedians, brainiacs, and other high achievers — poke and prod the contestants, and ultimately choose a winner.