Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly
About This Show
Make Me Smart is a weekly conversation about the themes of today, centered around the economy, technology and culture. Hosts Kai Ryssdal and Molly Wood use their expertise to connect the dots on topics they know best, and hear from other experts – CEOs, celebrities, authors, professors and listeners – about the ones they want to know better. As the world moves faster than ever, this podcast is where we unpack complex topics, together. Because none of us is as smart as all of us.
Most Recent Episode
60: "The great lie at the heart of the criminal justice system"
2 days ago
When Robin Steinberg and David Feige were public defenders in New York, they saw thousands of clients — often poor people of color — stuck in jail because they couldn't make bail for minor offenses. They started the Bronx Freedom Fund to pay that bail and help people stay in their jobs and with their families while awaiting their day in court. Now they're going national with The Bail Project. We talked with the husband-and-wife team about the economics of criminal justice reform. First though, this week's news fixations: the bond market and (yes, more!) privacy on Facebook.
Rated 2 out of
Variable, have stopped listening
I like the idea, but Molly's rabid Apple fanboi-ism - "friends of mine call Android phones spyware" - and assertions that Apple is privacy-based because of ethics rather than failing to get into the ad market make me wonder what other things she's utterly wrong about, either willfully or just out of ignorance. It's not interesting enough to support that sort of foolishness.
Date published: 2018-03-28
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