Writer and critic Rachel Connolly discusses the best-of lists we consume to make sense of our lives and how we use them to gain a false sense of control over a world with limitless choice.Read more
Other countries are begging for immigrants. Why aren’t we?
Wall Street Journal reporter Tom Fairless discusses the ways South Korea, Australia, Japan and other countries are embracing immigration as a boon to their populations and work forces, and why the U.S. hasn’t followed suit.Read more
When unloading a house, it’s seller beware
ProPublica reporter Anjeanette Damon discusses their long look into how HomeVestors of America acquires homes, and the way the business model is set up to reward franchisees.Read more
If you can’t tell if a purse is a knockoff, does it matter?
Amy X. Wang of The New York Times Magazine talks about the market for imitation purses, shoes and other hot items – and about how it’s increasingly tough to tell the difference between the fakes and the genuine article.Read more
Racial justice starts in your community
Princeton African American Studies professor Ruha Benjamin talks about emerging racial justice programs and policies making a difference and the inspiration we can take from that work to do better in our own lives.Read more
What happens if we don’t raise the debt ceiling
Cornell law professor Robert Hockett joins us to discuss the repercussions of a debt default and the political and legal maneuvers available to avoid it.Read more
What’s up with inflation? Check tire prices
Michael Grabell joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the rise in tire prices and how tires offer a window into stubborn inflation and supply-chain issues that continue to hamper the global economy.Read more
Gun sellers peddle more than just weapons
Jennifer Carlson joins Krys Boyd to discuss her in-depth interviews with gun sellers to better understand how they market a certain brand of American individualism.Read more
The backstory of Clarence and Ginni Thomas
Filmmaker Michael Kirk discusses the backstory of the justice and his wife, how they are reshaping U.S. politics and law, and his connection to billionaire Harlan Crow.Read more
The myth of American self-reliance
Alissa Quart, executive director of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, discusses why we’ve put so much effort into the ethos of DIY independence, and the need for a larger social safety net to address poverty.Read more
Why do you care so much about your job?
Derek Thompson from The Atlantic talks about how everything from mass automation to a global pandemic has many of us rethinking how we spend those 40+ hours a week.Read more
Why rich investors are suddenly buying trailer parks
Filmmaker Sara Terry joins us to talk about how the land mobile homes sit on is being bought out from under the residents, who are being priced out of their homes.Read more