People I (Mostly) Admire

Nov 14 2020 36 mins 5.9k

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.

4.8 • 5 Ratings

jtex Nov 14 2020
Original, insightful, entertaining, useful. You will love it if you like Freakonomics and similar podcasts.

econr6 Sep 22 2020
Once you start listening, you can't stop

MaxW Oct 31 2020
I was hesitant with the concept of this podcast. But really great discussion between host and subject. They go more in-depth than you'd think and into topics a journalist doesn't venture.

zaphod Oct 03 2020
It's good. And for my taste, it's all too harmonic. Too much mutual respect and shared worldviews are not a recipe for a surprising experience.

Yosef Aug 23 2020
Great interview show with Steve Levitt the economist. Heard about it from Freakonomics. Basically, it's a smart person talking to other smart people about interesting stuff.