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The Stakes is a show about social change, hosted by Kai Wright. We live in extreme times—a climate on the verge of crisis, an economy built on inequality and a political system that feels like it’s falling apart. So, how’d we get to this point? And what happens next? From democracy to healthcare, from pop culture to the environment, our reporters are working to understand why we live the way we do—and why it matters. Because if we can better understand the society we‘ve got, maybe we can figure out how to create one that works for more people. The Stakes is produced by WNYC Studios, home of other great podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, On the Media, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 238 Ratings

The Stakes is a show about social change, hosted by Kai Wright. We live in extreme times—a climate on the verge of crisis, an economy built on inequality and a political system that feels like it’s falling apart. So, how’d we get to this point? And what happens next? From democracy to healthcare, from pop culture to the environment, our reporters are working to understand why we live the way we do—and why it matters. Because if we can better understand the society we‘ve got, maybe we can figure out how to create one that works for more people. The Stakes is produced by WNYC Studios, home of other great podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, On the Media, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
238 Ratings

238 Ratings

Jbaxteracme ,

Well-researched. And edited.

“Persuasion” was teased on my favorite Podcast, “On The Media.” Yes, they’re both WNYC, and yes, they were helping one of theirs. But the first two parts, so far, of this three-part series are well-worth the recommendation. I subscribed to this podcast. You should, too.

merk68 ,

Behavior modification

Great game intro on Behavior modification... I have been working in this felid for about 30 years... I forget its not common knowledge

SheBearMoon ,

Personal taste

This podcast is really hit or miss for me. Sometimes it really resonates and other times I fast forward because the episode just annoys me.

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