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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.

As a leading public media voice, Ryssdal has been a trusted broadcaster for two decades and has received the Alfred I.duPont-Columbia University Award, a Peabody Award and an Emmy. He is the host of our daily news business radio program Marketplace. Wood has spent two decades covering the tech industry on all platforms and is known as a pioneer in podcasting. She is an Ideas contributor at Wired and has been recognized for her dynamic reporting by the Webbys, the National Magazine Awards, and the Gracie Awards. Listen to them together on Make Me Smart With Kai & Molly wherever you get your podcasts.

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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.

As a leading public media voice, Ryssdal has been a trusted broadcaster for two decades and has received the Alfred I.duPont-Columbia University Award, a Peabody Award and an Emmy. He is the host of our daily news business radio program Marketplace. Wood has spent two decades covering the tech industry on all platforms and is known as a pioneer in podcasting. She is an Ideas contributor at Wired and has been recognized for her dynamic reporting by the Webbys, the National Magazine Awards, and the Gracie Awards. Listen to them together on Make Me Smart With Kai & Molly wherever you get your podcasts.

    The cost of racism is incalculable. Here’s a start.

    The cost of racism is incalculable. Here’s a start.

    Sixteen trillion dollars is a lot of money. It’s hard to even conceive of a number so big in real economic terms — it’s bigger than China’s GDP, for one thing. It’s also the economic cost of racism in this country in just the past 20 years. And it’s a conservative estimate. Today we’ll do the numbers with economist Dana Peterson, who did the numbers for Citi. Peterson helps us dig into that $16 trillion number, how the study came together, what surprised her about it and how her findings could play into the ongoing conversation around reparations.

    • 35 min
    Another COVID-19 vaccine looks promising, but who will take it?

    Another COVID-19 vaccine looks promising, but who will take it?

    AstraZeneca is the third pharmaceutical company in recent weeks to say it has a potentially viable coronavirus vaccine, and a cheaper one at that. With Marketplace’s Marielle Segarra, we’ll talk about how businesses can influence public health once we have a vaccine, and even dare to imagine a day when kids can permanently go back to school. Plus: The people President-elect Joe Biden has tapped to run the Treasury and State departments. Did you know Antony Blinken has a singing career?



    Here’s everything we talked about today (if these links don’t work on your device, check out the episode page on makemesmart.org):



    “3rd major COVID-19 vaccine shown to be effective and cheaper” from the Associated Press

    “Vaccination will be required to fly, says Qantas chief” from the BBC

    “Biden Picks Janet Yellen for Treasury Secretary” from The Wall Street Journal

    “The end is in sight’: Experts express optimism about COVID-19 pandemic coming to a close” from the Boston Globe

    “Key government agency acknowledges Biden’s win and begins formal transition” from CNN

    Antony Blinken’s Spotify page

    And this Janet Yellen meme

    • 11 min
    Please, please stay home this Thanksgiving

    Please, please stay home this Thanksgiving

    No matter who you are — even, say, a New York Times columnist — it’s so important that you stay safe at home this Thanksgiving, because your bubble is likely bigger than you think. Also, the hospitals are already straining ahead of a long winter. We’ll talk about it, plus our favorite Thanksgiving sides in another round of “Half-Full or Half-Empty.”



    Here’s a list of everything we talked about today:



    Some background info on Kimberly’s cocktail today

    “I Traced My Covid-19 Bubble and It’s Enormous” from The New York Times Opinion

    “One in Five U.S. Hospitals Face Staffing Crises Within a Week” from Bloomberg

    “Dolly Parton & Friends Set for Live Holiday Special With Pandora” from Billboard



    Thanks to everyone who joined us live on YouTube today! We’re off next Friday, and planning to be back in December. Subscribe so you don’t miss it!

    • 17 min
    This is American exceptionalism

    This is American exceptionalism

    It’s almost hack to say at this point, but it’s worth remembering: If what President Donald Trump and his campaign are doing right now — refusing to concede a called election, eroding trust in the democratic process, asking for ballots to be tossed — if all that was happening in another country, we’d be talking about it very differently. It’s worth unpacking why that is, which we’ll do today. But first: We’ll explain the feud between Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Fed Chair Jerome Powell and present yet more evidence that you should stay home for Thanksgiving. Seriously.

    Join us tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. Pacific time/6:30 p.m. Eastern for our live happy hour episode on YouTube! Subscribe so you don’t miss out.



    Here’s a list of everything we talked about today (if these links don’t work on your device, try our episode page at makemesmart.org):



    “The coronavirus risk for a big Thanksgiving dinner in your community” from The Washington Post

    “Don’t rely on a negative test result to see your family for Thanksgiving” from CNN

    “Treasury moves to end several crisis-era programs, drawing pushback from the Fed” from CNBC

    “Federal Reserve’s Emergency Loan Programs at Center of Political Fight” from The New York Times

    “Dog at Delaware SPCA for 866 days finds forever home” from Fox 29 Philadelphia

    This Twitter exchange between Chef José Andrés and Chris Krebs, the recently fired director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

    Kai’s interview with Andrés from 2018

    • 17 min
    We’re on a ‘Groundhog Day’ loop

    We’re on a ‘Groundhog Day’ loop

    The bills are piling up for the Trump campaign. Even though its legal challenges to the election don’t seem to be going anywhere, someone’s got to pay the lawyers. We discuss who is on the hook. Plus: We answer your questions about what a Biden administration may mean for businesses struggling during the pandemic, why the Fed’s Main Street Lending Program flopped, and Kai and Molly reminisce about the last time they were in the same place together, pre-COVID-19 (sigh).

    Here’s a list of everything we talked about today (if these links don’t work on your device, check out the episode page on makemesmart.org):

    “Who Is Paying for Trump’s Lawsuits and Recounts?” from Campaign Legal Center

    “Justice Dept. Intervenes to Help Trump in E. Jean Carroll Defamation Lawsuit” from The New York Times

    “Wisconsin recount would cost Trump campaign $7.9 million” from CNN

    “Dr. Céline Gounder, Adviser to Biden, on the Next Covid Attack Plan” from The New York Times

    “Fed Again Eases Terms for Main Street Lending Program” from The Wall Street Journal

    • 15 min
    The war on drugs lost this election. Now what?

    The war on drugs lost this election. Now what?

    One in three Americans now live in a state with legal recreational marijuana, and that wasn’t the only big drug story on Election Day. Oregon voted to decriminalize possession of hard drugs and legalized medical use of magic mushrooms. On today’s show, Beau Kilmer, director of Rand Corp.’s Drug Policy Research Center, will make us smart about the country’s growing patchwork of legalization and how it could reshape the drug economy.

    Here’s everything we talked about today (if these links don’t work, check out the episode page on makemesmart.org):

    “This Election, a Divided America Stands United on One Topic” from The New York Times

    “1 in 3 Americans now lives in a state where recreational marijuana is legal” from Politico

    “Zuckerberg, Dorsey Tout Progress in Combating Political Misinformation” from the Wall Street Journal

    This Twitter account that shows the top-ten best-performing Facebook posts of the day

    “No, This Election Did Not Go ‘Smoothly‘” from Slate

    • 34 min

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