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The Uncertain Hour

By Marketplace

In “The Uncertain Hour” podcast, host Krissy Clark dives into one controversial topic each season to bust longstanding myths about our economy and shed light on opaque realities of the world we live in. Given that nothing is more uncertain than our present economic outlook due to COVID-19, the team is launching a new series of pop-up episodes to help listeners understand this moment. “A History of Now” explores the key economic themes that are impacting our lives in new ways due to COVID-19. From the history of quarantine to how we handle unemployment and the holes in our social safety net, the team unpacks complex topics to explain what’s happening in this economy and how income and class will likely determine your fate. Clark and producer Caitlin Esch of the Marketplace Wealth & Poverty Desk make a dynamic, experienced reporting team. Clark is an award-winning senior correspondent who brings curiosity, playfulness and empathy to the task of making sense of fundamental shifts in the U.S. economy, including the widening gap between rich and poor, and what this means for economic mobility and the American dream. Esch has deep roots in public media; her stories have aired on NPR news, NPR’s “Weekend All Things Considered,” KQED, KCRW and KPCC. She has a master’s degree in journalism from University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor’s in English literature from George Washington University. Find “The Uncertain Hour” wherever you get your podcasts.

  1. 1.
    Answering your “History of Now” questions06/17/2020
    29:06
  2. 2.
    Without a home in a pandemic06/11/2020
    43:01
  3. 3.
    There are cracks in the foundation of our housing system06/03/2020
    33:20
  4. 4.
    Unemployment benefits are hard to get. That’s on purpose.05/27/2020
    36:18
  5. 5.
    An unequal history of quarantines05/20/2020
    27:02
  6. 6.
    You’re an essential worker. Do you get essential protections?05/13/2020
    30:12
  7. 7.
    A History of Now: The Trailer05/06/2020
    3:36
  8. 8.
    A new piece of the opioid crisis origin story, revealed12/19/2019
    15:42

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