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It’s a big, expensive, global mystery. Why do women still make less money—a lot less—than men? In the US, the average woman makes 80 cents to every dollar a man makes. The Pay Check is an in-depth investigation into what that 20 percent difference looks like. In this miniseries we show you how the gender pay gap plays out in real life. We hear from Lilly Ledbetter, Mo’Nique, and a lot of other women who weren’t happy to be paid less. We find out what happens when a whole country tries to tackle the pay gap. And we see how some women are taking things into their own hands.

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    • 4.3, 536 Ratings

It’s a big, expensive, global mystery. Why do women still make less money—a lot less—than men? In the US, the average woman makes 80 cents to every dollar a man makes. The Pay Check is an in-depth investigation into what that 20 percent difference looks like. In this miniseries we show you how the gender pay gap plays out in real life. We hear from Lilly Ledbetter, Mo’Nique, and a lot of other women who weren’t happy to be paid less. We find out what happens when a whole country tries to tackle the pay gap. And we see how some women are taking things into their own hands.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
536 Ratings

536 Ratings

Sparklephobia ,

60 hours does not equal one work week...

I found the pay check interesting- but I worry it is preaching to the choir. In the most recent episode, the executive talks about how doing hair and makeup 15 minutes a day equals 60 hours of additional labor a year and she called that one full work week. This is clearly an insight issuing from the mind of a salariat. A work week for the rest of us is 40 hours and if I could work an additional 20 hours, my overtime would give me a 75% raise. However, my employer would never allow this. Not that her thinking is totally flawed, just found it out of touch especially because the only women it takes 15 minutes a day to get ready are the most confident about their “woke up like this” selves will be accepted in the workplace. If your hair is past about 2C or 3A chances are you need to spend even more time to fit into a standard corporate job. Just another thought about how the pay gap is even wider in so many detailed ways for women of color. 😡 Excellent podcast.

Meanmaggie1984 ,

Content is great, ad volume is excessive

Ugh, whoever put this podcast together did not think about the audience and their wants. The ads are not only irrelevant, they are jarring and way louder than the content. So annoying, detracts from an otherwise smart and interesting podcast.

Hbomb08 ,

Sorry not sorry

there is no pay gap that is a myth with means this is is incorrect sorry not sorry

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