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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, Harvard psychologist and linguist Steven Pinker, and top literary agent Suzanne Gluck. People I (Mostly) Admire is a production of the Freakonomics Radio Network.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 753 ratings
Great Podcast
Gives really good insights and interviews great people.
FiveisFun via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/10/21
Love this podcast!
I love this podcast more with every episode! It's always intelligent and thought-provoking, and I learn so much - my only complaint is that I find each interviewee so fascinating that I want to spend time researching them, reading their books, etc., but there is just not enough time in the day!Read full review »
Leslie Kupkowski via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/30/20
Fascinating episode on Vaccine
This year has seen the field of science excel. Hearing from one of the experts on this topic at such a moment in history was a treat.
Germanjames via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/30/20
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