Freakonomics Announces Hire of Gabriel Roth as Editorial Director
In 2021, the Freakonomics Radio Network set a listenership record with over 160 million downloads throughout its 4 podcasts: Freakonomics Radio, No Stupid Questions, People I (Mostly) Admire, and the brand-new Freakonomics M.D. Now the podcast network is broadening on their existing development with the employing of a brand-new editorial director, Gabriel Roth, alongwith specialist Jared Hohlt.
Before signingupwith the Freakonomics Radio Team, Roth worked at Slate for 7 years, where he supervise podcasts and assisted launch the groundbreaking series Slow Burn, along with lotsof other programs. Before coming to Slate, he was city editor at the San Francisco Bay Guardian and is the author of a unique, The Unknowns (Little, Brown, 2013).
Roth signsupwith the Freakonomics Radio management group of host and creator Stephen J. Dubner and longtime Executive Producer Alison Craiglow. “I’ve been a fan of the Freakonomics Radio group’s work for more than a years, and I’m delighted to get the opportunity to work on their great podcasts and aid grow the network,” he states.
His previous coworker Hohlt, Slate’s editor-in-chief for 3 years, has likewise started assisting Freakonomics Radio as a part-time expert. Roth will manage all existing reveals in the network, with a unique concentration on the flagship program, and Holht is focusing particularly on 2 brand-new podcasts, one in the early phases and the other in piloting mode, while assisting with the existing reveals as well.
Entering its twelfth year as one of the greatest podcasts on the world, Freakonomics Radio is now growing muchfaster than it ever has inthepast. In addition to the flagship program and podcast network both setting listenership records in 2021, the Freakonomics Radio personnel has tripled in size in the past 2 years alone.
The flagship program Freakonomics Radio will commemorate its 500th episode at the end of March and hasactually been signedupwith in the past coupleof years by the podcasts No Stupid Questions, a program checkingout the unusual and fantastic methods in which humanbeings act, with hosts Dubner and researchstudy psychologist Angela Duckworth; People I (Mostly) Admire, a program where Dubner’s Freakonomics co-author Stephen Levitt interview unconventional high achievers; and Freakonomics M.D., a program checkingout the crossway of economics and healthcare with Harvard doctor and financialexpert Dr. Bapu Jena. The group likewise has numerous brand-new reveals in advancement to launch on the Freakonomics Radio Network this spring.