I Did Not Get To “Come On Down!”

A few weeks ago I attended an event at WNYC (New York City’s NPR station) sponsored by the Freakonomics organization.  It was a game show of sorts called Tell Me Something I Don’t Know, and having applied, I was excited to have been chosen as a contestant.

As the day of the event drew closer, they revealed more information about how things would work, and it was at this point that I learned it was going to be more of a “Price Is Right” format. By this I mean that they vetted several contestants, but only a few would be chosen to come on stage. […]