Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly
About This Show
Because none of us is as smart as all of us. Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly is a podcast about the economy, technology and culture. Hosts Kai Ryssdal and Molly Wood will use their expertise to connect the dots on the topics they know best, and get help from listeners and experts about the ones they want to know better. The conversation begins January 2017.
Most Recent Episode
24: Always tie your shoes
4 days ago
The Columbia River Bar is one of the most dangerous places in the world for ships of all sizes. That's where the Columbia River Bar Pilots come in. These specially trained experts pilot cargo and passenger ships of all sizes across the bar into the river that separates Oregon from Washington. Captain Deborah Dempsey was the first woman to become a pilot with the organization and she tells us why tying your shoes can keep you from falling "in the drink"— and what happened the one time she didn't. If you want to learn more about some of the nautical terms Dempsey uses during her talk with us, check out our listen-along glossary.And don't forget to send us your suggestions for the next Make Me Smart book club!