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WBEZ’s Podcast Passport Presents: Freakonomics Radio Live!

Thursday, September 26 @ 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Harris Theater at Millennium Park 205 E. Randolph Drive 60601 Chicago , IL


You know them from their bestselling books, popular podcast and radio show. Now see Freakonomics Radio Live! On September 26, WBEZ’s Podcast Passport series presents a live taping of Freakonomics Radio Live!

At this event Freakonomics Radio host Stephen J. Dubner and co-host Steven D. Levitt will be joined by special guests for a deep dive in the intriguing world of international security and intelligence, with guests from the data-driven Chicago Project of Security and Threats, including its founder, UChicago political scientist Robert Pape.

Come out and enjoy a night of fun learning with Freakonomics Radio as Stephen and the crew tell you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) about security and intelligence. 

The $100 ticket includes a Meet and Greet with Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt after the performance.



Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and TV and radio personality. He is co-author of the “Freakonomics” book series, which have sold millions of copies in 40 languages, and host of Freakonomics Radio, which gets 15 million global monthly downloads and is heard by millions more on NPR and other radio outlets. Dubner’s journalism has also been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Time, and has been anthologized in The Best American Sports Writing, The Best American Crime Writing, and elsewhere. His other books include Turbulent Souls (Choosing My Religion), Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper, and the children’s book The Boy With Two Belly Buttons. He has taught English at Columbia University (while receiving an M.F.A. there), played in a rock band (which started at Appalachian State University, where he was an undergrad, and was later signed to Arista Records), and, as a writer, was first published at the age of 11, in Highlights for Children.


Steven D. Levitt is the William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, where he directs the Becker Center on Chicago Price Theory. He is the 2003 John Bates Clark Medal winner, an award that recognizes the most outstanding economist in America under the age of 40. In 2006, he was named one of Time magazine’s 100 People Who Shape Our World. Levitt received his B.A. from Harvard University in 1989, his Ph.D. from M.I.T. in 1994, and has taught at Chicago since 1997. In addition to his academic and Freakonomics pursuits, he is a founding partner of TGG Group consulting firm.

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