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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, 148 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
148 Ratings

148 Ratings

Ruby CR ,

Excellent!

So happy to hear Kai Wright hosting his own show. I could have listened to another hour of To Be Young, Conscious & Rap. Keep it coming!

etalerman ,

Culturally informative

This dive into the issues that shape our culture and lives is told through first hand narratives and compelling human stories. Each episode provides historical context and lays how we got to where we are today. I devour each episode and make each part of our (graduate) classroom discussion.

BulletBob777 ,

Amazing what you don’t know

The show on a woke pregnancy was a real eye opener. Excellent interviews excellent guests a very well done show.

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