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Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

By Marketplace

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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.

Customer Reviews

Please tighten this up!

First let me say that I am a longtime fan of both Kai and Molly -- love them both. I could listen to Kai read the Manhattan phone book, his voice is that good. But I miss being able to go to the website and click on "Marketplace" and hear a well-prepared, informative, full show. This new gig had WAY too much hemming and hawing, and I am certain I am not the only fan of Marketplace who is too busy to wade through "rapport-building" patter to get to some actual useful facts. Maybe this is just a cold engine first starting up -- I hope so. Marketplace, the actual program, is tight as a drum. Please tighten this up, or the busiest among us will drift away from you! Warm regards from the Blue Ridge Mountains


They're only teasing us so far, and already this show is a delight. Subscribe to hear the witty, pointed perspective of Molly Wood paired with Kai Ryssdal's bright insights. In agreement or on opposite sides of the issue, these two have fantastic conversation chemistry, and Molly brings out the lighter side of Kai that we occasionally catch when he's at the news desk. I hope we get a Molly rant every now and again. If you don't know what I'm talking about, just wait—it is so worth the wait.

Thoughtful and measured

Very excited to hear two of my favorite media correspondents in a longer form that gives them the freedom to explore topics at length. I really enjoy the mini episodes so far.