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Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly
Each weekday, Marketplace’s Kai Ryssdal and Molly Wood make today make sense. Along with our supersmart listeners, we break down happenings in tech, the economy and culture. Every Tuesday we bring on a guest to dive deeper into one important topic. Because none of us is as smart as all of us.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 4,755 ratings
Learn something every episode
I dont always agree with them but I always get something out of the shows. Love the casual banter and unfiltered commentary!
maggiem79 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/13/21
Too biased for me
I used to really enjoy listening to NPR and my local public station, but since the Obama/Trump era these stations and host have become way too biased and liberal for me. I somewhat enjoy listening to Marketplace to hear a diverse view of the economy, and I really wanted to like this podcast,...Read full review »
Jeremy704 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/12/21
It’s banana pants how amazing this show is! There is a reason the people who listen to this show can seem a bit cultish about our love for it (and Kai and Molly, and Kimberly). The people behind the scenes on this show are also truly top notch.
podcastfam via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/09/21
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