Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

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Hosted by Kai Ryssdal and Molly Wood, Make Me Smart With Kai & Molly is now a daily news podcast that breaks down the impact of COVID-19 on the economy and the most complex topics of the week. Together, we make sense of today. Because none of us is as smart as all of us.

  1. 1.
    The economy gained 266K jobs — but they didn’t go to women
    26:27
  2. 2.
    The chip shortage could mess up your summer vacation
    18:35
  3. 3.
    What’s the difference between misinformation and plain ol’ lies?
    16:59
  4. 4.
    There’s more to the baby bust than COVID-19
    27:22
  5. 5.
    Is meat over?
    17:19
  6. 6.
    You can’t stop being you at work
    26:07
  7. 7.
    Feeling hollowed out? Us too.
    18:06
  8. 8.
    Do we really need a Real ID?
    15:04
  1. 9.
    The pandemic all but killed privacy. It’s not too late to bring it back.
    35:36
  2. 10.
    Should we ban cryptocurrencies?
    17:34
  3. 11.
    Everyone calm down about the capital gains tax
    26:06
  4. 12.
    Climate change won’t just trash the Earth — it’ll hurt the economy, too
    17:47
  5. 13.
    How to turn real coins (sort of) into bitcoins
    14:00
  6. 14.
    We are finally talking about reparations
    43:20
  7. 15.
    Guaranteed basic income is taking hold
    17:40
  8. 16.
    The Biden administration’s first big faux pas
    24:57
  9. 17.
    The system is broken
    23:01
  10. 18.
    How do we know Coinbase is safe?
    18:20
  11. 19.
    Bitcoin is getting real. What now?
    34:43
  12. 20.
    What to watch for in tomorrow’s inflation numbers
    16:10
  13. 21.
    The weirdest trade secrets
    24:38
  14. 22.
    The cost of hygiene theater
    20:13
  15. 23.
    With so many working from home, why not turn empty offices into homes?
    20:52
  16. 24.
    What’s driving the humanitarian crisis at the border
    40:08
  17. 25.
    Let’s talk about the big Amazon labor story. No, the other one.
    18:13
  18. 26.
    MLB vs. Georgia Republicans
    25:35
  19. 27.
    Georgia Republicans vs. Delta
    17:25
  20. 28.
    What you should know about “family offices”
    19:29
  21. 29.
    40 years later, is this the end of Reaganomics?
    33:40
  22. 30.
    What if the pandemic had ended in June?
    14:43
  23. 31.
    Are you ready to go back to the office?
    26:56
  24. 32.
    Boats are taking the long way around the Suez Canal
    15:26
  25. 33.
    NFTs are “monetized FOMO”
    15:49
  26. 34.
    What’s the tax gap, and how do we close it?
    28:42
  27. 35.
    Vaccine supply and demand are about to flip
    16:30
  28. 36.
    What this country thinks of women
    25:55
  29. 37.
    It’s been a long year. You deserve a nap.
    14:40
  30. 38.
    Where does the money for stimulus checks come from?
    19:34
  31. 39.
    The changing face of America’s unions
    34:49
  32. 40.
    3 feet? 6 feet? Why are COVID rules still changing?
    15:54
  33. 41.
    Joe Biden, Ronald Reagan and the “Great Society”
    23:56
  34. 42.
    Facebook is cigarettes
    17:51
  35. 43.
    How worried should you be about the Microsoft email hack?
    14:35
  36. 44.
    Is this finally the moment Americans get universal child care?
    38:03
  37. 45.
    Why aren’t more women in charge at the Pentagon?
    14:51
  38. 46.
    Do we dare buy MLB tickets?
    21:45
  39. 47.
    Don’t overthink it: Get the COVID-19 vaccine
    18:16
  40. 48.
    Paramount+ launches tomorrow. How many streaming services is too many?
    15:20
  41. 49.
    People, at scale
    25:32
  42. 50.
    How much do we really “need” sports?
    16:41

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