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The Uncertain Hour
In “The Uncertain Hour” podcast, host Krissy Clark dives into one controversial topic each season to bust longstanding myths about our economy and shed light on opaque realities of the world we live in. Given that nothing is more uncertain than our present economic outlook due to COVID-19, the team is launching a new series of pop-up episodes to help listeners understand this moment. “A History of Now” explores the key economic themes that are impacting our lives in new ways due to COVID-19. From the history of quarantine to how we handle unemployment and the holes in our social safety net,...
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4.7 stars from 1,838 ratings
Excellent reporting!
Thank you for diving deep into subjects that are under-addressed, under-appreciated and misunderstood. Each season is excellent!
Mombok1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/29/20
This podcast is amazing! You can listen to it when you’re bored or when you want to find a new podcast. Definitely on of my favorites!!!!!
cheeesebacon! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/26/20
Great Pop Up Season
Thank you very much for the pop up season The History of Now. This is an excellent follow on to Marketplace’s Econ Extra Credit as it delves deeper into our country’s (USA) economic inequality. Thoughtfully produced and relevant in today’s socioeconomic environment. A job well done.
Marvin072560 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/18/20
Recent Episodes
We’ve spent the past five weeks trying to make sense of this moment, where the inequalities of our society have been suddenly set in high relief. In that time, you all have written in with a bunch of questions big and small. Today, we’re going to cap off this pop-up season by answering a few of...
Published 06/17/20
On any given night last year, half a million people in the United States were experiencing homelessness, and more than 60% of them were staying in emergency shelters or transitional housing programs. Now, those same facilities are hot spots for COVID-19. It’s hard to social distance when you’re...
Published 06/11/20
The COVID-19 pandemic arrived at a moment when the gap between rich and poor in this country had hit a record high. One place that inequality is most visible is in the neighborhoods where we live. Generations of discriminatory housing policy, and lending practices that favored white borrowers,...
Published 06/03/20
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