The New York Times presents
Tell Me Something I Don't Know
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Join host Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics Radio and co-author of the Freakonomics book series, along with a panel of celebrities and experts, for a live event and podcast that's equal parts game show, talk show and brain tease. Think of the most crackling, unforgettable, inimitable dinner-party conversation you can imagine.

Audience contestants will present mind-blowing facts - an unheralded technological breakthrough, a new line of important research, a cultural quirk, a historical wrinkle, or perhaps just a great, unasked question. Dubner and the panel will then pepper contestants with questions, engage in witty banter, draw on their own expertise, and help make us all a little bit smarter.

These are the panelists:

Sept. 20th:
Simon Winchester, author
Danah Boyd, head researcher at Microsoft
Chris Gethard, comedian


Sept. 22nd:
Austan Goolsbee, economist; presidential advisor
Angela Duckworth, author of Grit, MacArthur fellow
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Sept. 26th:
Zeke Emanuel, bioethicist
Sam Kass, former White House chef and nutrition policy advisor
Gretchen Rubin, author


Sept. 27th:
Hannibal Buress, comedian
Annie Duke, poker champion
James Martin, Jesuit priest and author


Sept. 28th:
John McWhoter, linguist and essayist
Dr. Mehmet Oz, cardiologist
Frank Delaney, author


Sept. 29th:
Debora Spar, president of Barnard College
Anthony Marx, president of the New York Public library
Andy Zaltzman, comedian