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
51: Remember when a Columbia River boat pilot made us smart about shoes?
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. Capt. 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 at MakeMeSmart.org.Keep sending us your suggestions for the upcoming season of Make Me Smart!
Episodes of This Show
Dec 28, 2017
Rated 5 out of
Wonderful Mix of Topics - a Show to Share
Many engaging and interesting topics, but the interactions between Molly and Kai are entertaining on their own. I find myself sharing stories from this show frequently. They do a live streaming weekly editorial meeting on FB as well.
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 5 out of
Interesting topics and converstations
Intro sounds like Led Zepplin's Moby Dick (which got stuck in my head). I have enjoyed the first 3 episodes. Like the title says interesting topics and thoughtful conversations.
Date published: 2017-03-08