100 shows,
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.

2.5: The limits of moral capitalism
2/2/2017, 7:26:55 PM
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3: Lord of the attention merchants
2/7/2017, 7:27:17 PM
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4: It's the economy, Cupid
2/14/2017, 5:57:36 PM
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5: Reputation in the age of the protest economy
2/21/2017, 5:43:38 PM
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6: Reddit CEO Steve Huffman is not horsing around
2/28/2017, 8:35:26 PM
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6.5: Complexification
3/1/2017, 6:47:35 PM
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8: The singer and the supercomputer
3/13/2017, 5:11:48 PM
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9: Everything or nothing is a crisis
3/21/2017, 5:26:08 PM
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10: Avocado toast is really a story about NAFTA
3/28/2017, 5:15:03 PM
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11: Why do our taxes have to be so complicated?
4/4/2017, 10:08:01 PM
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12: This is your brain on Trump
4/11/2017, 6:47:42 PM
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13: 'Nobody's got to use the internet'
4/18/2017, 6:31:12 PM
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14: Beware of the nurtured narrative
4/25/2017, 6:16:08 PM
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17: Filter Failure
5/16/2017, 6:57:06 PM
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18: A source familiar with the matter
5/23/2017, 7:42:35 PM
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18.5: We're not here
5/30/2017, 1:52:37 PM
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19: Delete your account?
6/6/2017, 5:59:06 PM
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20: The Enforcer
6/13/2017, 6:58:02 PM
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21: Tax cuts and partisan brain candy
6/20/2017, 7:19:47 PM
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22: Weird is the new normal
6/27/2017, 1:38:08 PM
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23: The Righteous Mind
7/11/2017, 6:10:00 PM
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24: Always tie your shoes
7/18/2017, 3:20:16 PM
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25: The police can just take your stuff
7/25/2017, 6:09:51 PM
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26: Too much is never enough
8/1/2017, 7:55:47 PM
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27: Where are all the bitcoins?
8/8/2017, 1:52:27 PM
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27.5: Where's my podcast?
8/15/2017, 1:44:02 PM
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28: CEOs quit the CEO in Chief
8/16/2017, 5:13:34 PM
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29: Too many two-Molly interviews
8/22/2017, 6:14:19 PM
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30: The price of too much pavement
8/29/2017, 6:44:31 PM
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31: What's a CEO's statement worth to this White House?
9/5/2017, 9:58:00 PM
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32: April Reign, #OscarsSoWhite and the art of influence
9/12/2017, 9:26:21 PM
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33: Equifax and the future of your data
9/19/2017, 9:40:47 PM
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34: Explainathon!
9/26/2017, 7:39:51 PM
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34.5: No new show today
10/3/2017, 7:11:52 PM
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37.5: Hold on for one more day...
10/24/2017, 6:18:43 PM
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38: Confronting Capitalism
10/25/2017, 10:19:30 AM
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39: Distressed human assets
10/31/2017, 10:02:17 PM
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40: Explainathon 2! The search for more answers
11/7/2017, 3:01:51 PM
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41: Do you hear the people sing?
11/14/2017, 5:32:19 PM
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42: Breaking bread without conflict
11/21/2017, 5:42:01 PM
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43: Andy Weir loves to geek out about space economics
11/28/2017, 6:53:42 PM
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44: Where are all the "lost Einsteins?"
12/5/2017, 10:24:00 PM
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47: Make Me Smart predictions
12/26/2017, 5:31:00 PM
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48: Explainathon the third
1/2/2018, 8:53:45 PM
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50: The internet of thoughts
1/23/2018, 9:29:06 PM
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52: Rahm Remixed
2/20/2018, 9:54:33 PM
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We're back! New episodes start next week
3/6/2018, 8:35:14 PM
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53: The hidden workplaces all around us
3/13/2018, 6:28:18 PM
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54: Protecting speech, protecting students
3/20/2018, 9:20:11 PM
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55: The surveillance economy
3/27/2018, 9:22:35 PM
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56: "The best cure for hatred and ignorance"
4/3/2018, 2:05:21 PM
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57: Can big data really bring the world closer together?
4/10/2018, 8:10:03 PM
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58: So ... you wanna talk about Facebook?
4/12/2018, 7:02:44 PM
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59: Adam ruins our show
4/17/2018, 9:37:17 PM
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61: Is capitalism obsolete?
5/1/2018, 8:09:59 PM
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62: We could never get free
5/8/2018, 6:05:40 PM
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63: Take your data and go home
5/15/2018, 10:19:13 PM
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64: The case of the Butter Bot
5/22/2018, 8:01:56 PM
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65: It's a GDPaRty!
5/24/2018, 10:51:29 PM
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66: "Roseanne" and ethics in business
5/29/2018, 7:30:35 PM
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67: Blockchain all the things. Or don't.
6/5/2018, 7:42:12 PM
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69: Why does "zero tolerance" look like this?
6/19/2018, 11:27:08 PM
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70: Can VR make us more empathetic?
6/26/2018, 9:19:25 PM
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71: Your front row seat to the trade war
7/3/2018, 7:50:11 PM
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72: Are we an eponymous lifestyle brand yet?
7/10/2018, 9:42:10 PM
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73: Bitcoin IRL
7/17/2018, 10:33:44 PM
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74: What do we do about Elon Musk?
7/24/2018, 8:29:24 PM
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75: A little Wisconsin root in a big trade war
7/31/2018, 6:35:57 PM
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78: Keepin' it Civil with blockchain
8/20/2018, 10:11:48 PM
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79: The Amazon Effect
8/28/2018, 9:06:05 PM
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82: This is your brain on VR
9/18/2018, 7:01:15 PM
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83: The Sanctuary of Smart
9/25/2018, 9:26:00 PM
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84: Potcast
10/2/2018, 11:22:11 PM
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85: Expl4inathon
10/9/2018, 5:28:49 PM
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86: What it's like to live in 2043
10/16/2018, 9:16:02 PM
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87: Why is the price of college such a mystery?
10/23/2018, 2:31:08 PM
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88: Should you trust polling?
10/30/2018, 9:57:37 PM
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89: You voting in 2016 vs. you voting in 2018
11/6/2018, 7:27:54 PM
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90: Are we in a new gilded age?
11/13/2018, 11:07:49 PM
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91: How do you get out of your echo chamber?
11/20/2018, 8:21:50 PM
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