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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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4.7 stars from 1,782 ratings
Science ignoramus
Regarding the episode on Why Bother Searching for Aliens, it’s fine if the host is scientifically ignorant, but he was glaringly so. Additionally, he makes assumptions that imply a lack of value to scientific exploration. Finally, I found it quite presumptive to say that a majority of his...Read full review »
cissp-taker-2020 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/30/22
An excellent podcast, always very interesting.
dldnh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/26/22
PIMA mostly admired
During the pandemic lockdowns, everyone found their own ways to adjust and cope with the strange reality surrounding us. We were like people within earthbound spaceships. Podcasts like this have helped to connect to some of the great minds all around the world. Despite his modesty about it,...Read full review »
Positone via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/26/22
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