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“People I (Mostly) Admire” is celebrating 100 episodes looking back at 100 people that been guests on the show. The Freakonomics Radio Network podcast will feature interviews with 100 high achievers across a spectrum of disciplines: thinkers, researchers, government leaders, authors, and celebrities.
The podcast celebrates 100 Episodes by Freakonomics co-author Steven Levitt, with a retrospective episode with guests Levitt views as different. “The perfect guest for me is someone who’s not only wildly intelligent, but also a little bit off the rails. Someone who thinks differently and who doesn’t care at all how the world perceives him or her.”
The episode looks back at the highs and the lows of the first 100 episodes, highlighting memorable moments with everyone from Nobel laureates to professional poker players. “I know from experience that I often think differently about questions than other people,” adds Levitt. “The fact that I don’t know much about the areas of expertise of my guests serves as a smokescreen to ask questions that are a little edgy or even outright blasphemous.”