Love the content and witty banner. Somewhat hard to follow because there are so many different voices. Maybe fewer contestants and hosts.
The contestants and the contestants are great, but the panelists are rarely funny and spend more time making bad jokes than talking to the contestant. I really would like if they got rid of the comedians and only had experts. The comedians are guilty the most of what I noted above.
Stephen Dubner = Great Podcast!
Educational and entertaining!
I love learning random interesting facts from this fun podcast.
This podcast is a interesting me entertaining podcast.
Why all the bathroom humor and sexual innuendo? It's not for me.
Love this show. Worth a subscription. Please bring out more episodes soon!
Often at the same time
The content is good but the audio engineering is HORRIBLE. The volume fluctuates way too much.
Great idea for useless information. it is interesting and fascination. Can be fun to use at aprty or work
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!
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.
Don't want to miss single one.
Take a listen- you won't regret it.
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.
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 a really fun and engaging place to learn interesting facts from some very smart people. 5/5 would recommend
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 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.
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.
Reminded me of the terribly unfunny wait wait don't tell me (or whatever close cousin of that show) on Saturday mornings on NPR
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!
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!
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
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.
It's great to listen to and you also learn a few things here and there.
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.
Learn something new and pass the time on longer drives. Always interesting and entertaining.
Love this podcast! I listen to it on my long drives (I commute a lot) very informative and entertaining. Looking forward to next season.
I have been trying to develop a taste for this show, but have decided that it's just another platform for left-wing, self-satisfied celebrities. I just listened to my final episode, "Things that Go in Your Mouth," and the so-called judges include one of the proud authors of Obamacare and a former White House chef who ran Michelle Obama's elitist and tyrannical health care initiative. The "fact checker" is a guy deeply involved with the podcast "More Perfect" which examines interesting legal issues and then slants everything to the left. In this episode, President-Elect Trump was called a "nut" and George Bush was ridiculed for the time he became ill at a Japanese state dinner. If the show were really interesting, I might tolerate the left-wing bias, which is typical of so many podcasts, but it's just not that good. Buh-BYE!
Always enjoy this podcast and its personalities.
Stephen Dubner is awesome! Cool idea for a show. Contestants bring entertaining and informative stories. Love the humour. Such a fun podcast.
The editing is quick, the jokes intelligently funny, and the contestants have truly interesting information. Well done Mr. Dubner, well done.
Great for holiday party conversation topics!
Sponsored by Goldman Sachs. Mediocre. The judges think they're hilarious when they just sound like pompous pricks.
Found this looking for something light and "edutaining", got just what I wanted! Great idea and execution, sad the season is over.
Fun, informative and very well produced. Great podcast!
One hour long podcast, 15 minutes of actual content. Too much filler and repetition. Generally has interesting ideas though.
Such a great podcast - I look forward to it every week.
I love this podcast; taking in random, and at times useless, information is incredible. However, I find it beyond annoying that the host uses "IDK." Please just say "i don't know!!" Society is dumb enough, stop speaking in text lingo.
Truly a joy to listen to!
Absolutely love it.
Loving this podcast by S. Dubner. The music is hokey, but once I get through that part, I'm set for about an hour! Keep up the great work as only you can!!!
Learn something you never thought of in a game show setting, but not as dry as Jeopardy!It plays in Peoria!- ChuckPeoria, IL