Stephen J. Dubner
Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and TV and radio personality. In addition to "Freakonomics," "SuperFreakonomics," and "Think Like a Freak," his books include "Turbulent Souls" (also published as "Choosing My Religion"), "Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper," and "The Boy With Two Belly Buttons," a children's book. He is the host of "Freakonomics Radio," an award-winning podcast and public-radio show; he also hosted the NFL Network show "Football Freakonomics," which was nominated for an Emmy. Dubner's journalism has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Time, and elsewhere, and has been anthologized in "The Best American Sports Writing," "The Best American Crime Writing," and elsewhere. He 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. He lives in New York City with his wife, the documentary photographer Ellen Binder, and their two delicious children.