Author Stephen Dubner joins Adam to talk about his new book ‘When To Rob A Bank’ and his wildly popular series of Freakonomics books. Adam and Stephen delve into some of the topics touched upon in the book, including prostitution and political compensation, and examine the ins and outs of how the human elements at play can have significant impact. As the show wraps up Adam inquires as to weather Stephen has trouble going about his day as an extremely pragmatic guy who can so clearly see the flaws in the world that others may miss.
Dollar Shave Club co-founder Michael Dubin joins Adam for this episode of Take A Knee. Michael starts the show off explaining how Dollar Shave Club came to be out of pure frustration. Then, Michael and Adam discuss the importance of experiencing things, even things you dread, simply for the sake of experience. This leads into a conversation on the value of unpaid internships. Adam asks Michael about his previous work history as a production assistant for MSNBC. Then the guys talk about effectiveness of motivating people through success vs failure. Michael shares a story about getting kicked out of Keith Olbermann's office for pitching too many ideas. Before they wrap, Adam and Michael talk about planning your life vs trusting your instincts.