May 17, 2014 - Madison, WI - Monona Terrace

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A live show from the Monona Terrace in Madison, WI featuring Stephen J. Dubner, of Freakonomics fame! He'll chat about the new book, Think Like a Freak. Then Pulitzer winning journalist from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Mark Johnson. Plus, your weekly fix of All the News That Isn'tThanks For the Memos and two hilarious rounds of the Whad'Ya Know? Quiz!

All the News That Isn't - May 17, 2014

Sara sings us in!

Michael's reimagined headlines of hilarity - This week news and newsmakers skewered are: Tara the Hero Cat, Red Lobster, Google's right to forget, Peter Coons, Lady Gaga, Karl Rove and Hilary, health effects of wine, JD Power, and more!

Stephen J. Dubner

Freakonomics author, Stephen J. Dubner calls up Michael to chat about being a freak, the new book Think Like a Freak, world problem solving and more!

Quiz A - May 17, 2014

In the audience Michael finds that the waterparks in the Dells are still frozen, Marcia is surrounded Michaels, and hunting morel and ramps in Brookfield.

Rowan from Milwaukee does psychiatric advocay and Danielle from Lake Mills are looking to graduate in life with a degree in Whad'Ya Know? general knowledge!

Thanks for the Memos and All the News That Is! - May 17, 2014

Memos and news stories, that are you so ridiculous that one couldn't even begin to make them up!

This week's noted notables are:
Town of Waukesha youth baseball diamonds now sell alcohol, in Madison mand robs gas station after being rejected Swisher Sweets, man claimed referee punched him in Milwaukee, and animal parts on the highway, Dad gets a restraining order against kindergardener, SWAT team trainings, and event planners comment on Milwaukee, and runaway horse and buggy.


In memos a fitness club recognizes a new month of awareness and celebration.

Cat Video Commentary

CEO of International House of Radio, Arnold Michaels, comments on the viral video 'Tara the hero cat' and how this ups the ante for internet cat videos.

Mark Johnson

Pulitzer Prize winning Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Reporter Mark Johnson, gives Michael the scoop on news, winning the Pulitzer and more! 

Quiz B - May 17, 2014

Before the quiz Michael gets a bit of John's story about what happened at the Sheraton,  and then Jacob wants to stay 12, tells Michael all about his favorite video game.

Bethany, a super-senior at the UW, got into economics because of Freakonomics and Dale from Uniontown, OH, knuckle down and take their chances with the quiz!