Every episode has been incredible. Keep it up!
This podcast tries too hard. It tries especially to hard to be really funny. And it fails miserably.
I believe that you become the average of the people you surround yourself with, perhaps that's true of the podcasts you listen to as well- this would be one of mine!
Great show in a game show form. Keep up the good work Mr Dubner.
For the most part I was enjoying this podcast but after each episode I was left wondering about the accuracy of the so called unknown facts and the cedibility of the "fact-checker". The episode, Atheletes' Feats put me over the edge. As an avid pool player I cringed when your so-called fact checker attempted to check the facts of the name-change from billiards to pool. He did not check any facts except for providing examples of baseball gambling. The fact he was to check? Was pool called as such because of the gambling relationship when it was moved from baseball to clubs and halls. Every source I have read states it was associated with horse racing, not baseball! ... Then there is the ever-present sex-minded comedian that can't keep her mind on the topic but has to interject some unrelated vulgar comment to appear "funny".
This podcast started off great! Fun, interesting people presenting neat things. The panel of judges were generally very reputable people. The fact checker did his or her job. The latest episodes, however, have gotten very...messy. It reminds me of how the show Myth Busters rose and fell.
The question inside us all, the ultimate IDK, will eventually be answered by this show. How many episodes will it take? We'll see. In the meantime we're all along for the ride--and what a ride it is.
Great show. You'll learn something new each time!
Great podcast. Great guests.
This podcast is so amazing
I listen to many podcasts, and this is far by my favorite podcast! I look forward to every Sunday when a new episode is released.
Dubner has made a full show from something that was tried on Freakonomics Radio andâ¦ it works. Great podcast, informative and entertaining. I think that the show has improved since its start.
Learn something you never thought of in a game show setting, but not as dry as Jeopardy! Celebrity guest judges are fantastic!It plays in Peoria!- ChuckPeoria, IL
You learn stuff all sorts of fun stuff. It's a game show that is interesting.
Love the originality. Great tidbits of information. Great program for the commute.
Absolutely love it. Top notch.
I like the show but it could be better. Some of the contestants bring opinions or unprovable theories. I wish there was a requirement that the contestants bring facts because that is what makes the show enjoyable. The things that go in your mouth episode was particularly rife with these "alternative facts."
Love the content and witty banner. Somewhat hard to follow because there are so many different voices. Maybe fewer contestants and hosts.
Stephen Dubner = Great Podcast!
Why all the bathroom humor and sexual innuendo? It's not for me.
This podcast is a interesting me entertaining podcast.
I love learning random interesting facts from this fun podcast.
Educational and entertaining!
Often at the same time
Love this show. Worth a subscription. Please bring out more episodes soon!
Great idea for useless information. it is interesting and fascination. Can be fun to use at aprty or work
The content is good but the audio engineering is HORRIBLE. The volume fluctuates way too much.
Don't want to miss single one.
I am very sorry to leave such a poor review. I gave a two instead of a one only because it is the great Dubner who does the podcast. Perhaps my expectations and anticipation was too hign because Steven Dubner's Freakanomics is the best podcast ever. Malcolm Gladwell's might compete but not enough history and not consistent enough yet. If Tim Ferriss could edit his podcasts down to by 30-50% he might give some competition.Tell Me Something I Don't Know spends 15-20% of its time on chit chat and audience laughter. Much of the humor is funny only because it is in front of a live audience, or because it is has very low brow racy innuendoes that don't add much to the discussion. About 5-7 minutes of meaningful content is crammed into a 30 minute session.I am so sad that such a talented person has dedicated so much time and talent to this podcast. If he could have given his time to coming out with 6 or even three more Freakanomics episodes per year I would be thrilled.That TMSIDK bears the NY TImes brand says something about the judgement of news organizations that I don't care to go into, but at least one does not have to suffer through the usual advertisements on the podcastApparently many other people do enjoy this podcast, so perhaps it is a generational thing. I tried two of the most popular episodes and won't listen to any more- expect perhaps to fall asleep at night.
This is a really cool concept of a show! The host does a great job, and the panelists are great! I love the Wheel of Agony, that's fantastic! And I have so much fun trying to decide which fact I'd vote for! The only flaw is that the audience members need to be screened better. After just 6 episodes I'm already sick to death of hearing academics promoting their own research! But other than that bit of tedium, it's great!
More facts by the fact checker and less stand up. I'm referring to Negin's stint as fact checker in the Passion Play episode.
Take a listen- you won't regret it.
Good fun with info that may or may not be important to know. Very well done!
It's very good. Not as good as dubner's other podcast. But it is interesting and fun
You will always learn something & giggle as you do!
This is hilarious. I'm a pretty curious person and have a plethora of interests - TMSIDK satisfies those very cravings I have. Funny, thought provoking, and always quirky with cool takeaways! Definitely give it a listen.
Love this podcast and it's premise. Each episode brings with it new tidbits of knowledge and witty banter that keep listeners engaged right to the very end. Episodes fly so fast I find myself wishing more contestants were chosen for each round. Can't wait until they resume episode release!
This is a really fun and engaging place to learn interesting facts from some very smart people. 5/5 would recommend
Reminded me of the terribly unfunny wait wait don't tell me (or whatever close cousin of that show) on Saturday mornings on NPR
I was tricked into listening to TMSIDK. The first episode was billed as a Freakonomics 'Bonus Episode.' I'm so glad! Love this show. It's funny, entertaining, and full of useless factoids.
So, I guess reading the description of this podcast didn't do it justice. I waited a while to download an episode because I didn't really understand the concept. Recently, though, I wanted something new to listen to and I went for TMSIDK. I'm happy I did! It's sometimes poigniant, sometimes hilarious, sometimes heated, but always entertaining!
This is hands down my favorite podcast. It's a very creative concept and I love it. You learn so many interesting things and it's set up in a way that makes it really entertaining and fun to listen to. I am looking forward to the next season!
Why have someone pick a single topic for you and drone on about at their pace when you can read it so much faster and pick the topic. Slow paced and full of fake news.
Love listening with my younger siblings, always fun
It's great to listen to and you also learn a few things here and there.
I love Dubner and his work. But if you're going to have experts, don't include people like Dr Oz, who is despised by many in medicine for peddling "miracle" products he knows nothing about. He should lose his license. I am in medical school and have spoken with many doctors about him, since hospitalized patients watch him on TV.
Love this podcast! I listen to it on my long drives (I commute a lot) very informative and entertaining. Looking forward to next season.
Learn something new and pass the time on longer drives. Always interesting and entertaining.
Some of the "IDKs" are interesting. But they need to ditch the part at the end where they have the judges spin a wheel for a topic and then make stuff up. Not the least bit interesting or entertaining. I'm usually stop listening at that point. I will stick with it for a couple more episodes but I'm thinking an "unsubscribe" is in the future for this one.