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The Uncertain Hour

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The Uncertain Hour dives in to one controversial topic each season to bust long-standing myths and find the origin stories of the world we live in. Because the things we fight the most about are the things we know the least about. Listen and subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

Customer Reviews

Exceptional storytelling and reporting

I can’t overstate how much I look forward to each episode. While everything Marketplace puts out is fantastic, this series is really something special. The first season taught me everything I didn’t know I didn’t know about welfare. Then there was the story of regulations in America and the secret history of the origins of the opioid epidemic. Now I’m fascinated to hear about the drug war in the U.S. from their perspective. Please give it a listen. You will learn much and be captivated.


In-depth, human, and some of the best reporting right now. More than worth the listen.

Great reporting, entertaining to listen to

Awesome reporting and such a great look at the drug war. They also tell it in such an entertaining way that makes listening so easy.