The authors of Freakonomics have a new podcast that explores the management consulting industry.  If you’ve ever wondered why clients hire consultants, why consultants hire completely inexperienced MBAs, or what some high profile experts about the industry thing, this is a great place to start.  It’s also a great introduction for people who aren’t management consultants, which means you can send it to your parents to explain what you do.

Of course, Freakonomist Steve Levitt is now also a consultant himself.