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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. 
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 1,123 ratings
Always something to learn and experience with people and questions you don’t encounter at other places and you did not know you’d find fascinating. Easy and fun to listen to. I wouldn’t miss an episode!
i_miranda via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 05/15/21
Very good but
Great guests but I would like to hear more from them - Steve you talk too much about yourself
Olga______ via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/02/21
Phenomenal
Like most people, I know Steve L as the co author of Freakonomics who led me into taking a very different view of the world and got me into a lot of trouble for questioning the received wisdom of my family and friends. I picked up this podcast thinking "yawn, sure, I'll support the...Read full review »
Vkllxyz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/28/21
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