14 episodes

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, 294 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
294 Ratings

294 Ratings

JoyceFam5 ,

Dutch Boy: Start Here!

Downloaded pod a bit ago and decided to start with the first episode. I knew a bit about the history of lead paint, but was surprised to learn new insights and perspective. Love the length of the pod. Easy listen.

Fikqal2 ,

Depth and coolness

I really appreciate the subjects and depth of coverage in this podcast. I learn something new every time. Thank you kai

Austin Lolo ,

We See into the Hearts of Everyday People

Doug brings his great love of people and his enthusiasm to these interviews. There are a diversity of guests; the common denominator is their passion in life and how they have discovered it and keep working on it. Doug goes below the surface and asks questions we can relate to in our own lives. The podcast really focuses on what is dear to Doug‘s heart and also to his guests.

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