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.
||CleanWhat happened to Keith?||In our second episode, we explore the neighborhoods hit hard by crack — and the war on crack.||3/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGeorge H.W. Bush and his baggie of crack||In the first episode of our new season, we'll look at how he got it.||3/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Uncertain Hour Season 3: Inside America’s Drug War||New episodes start March 21.||3/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"A mosquito in a nudist colony"||Who writes federal regulations, who unwrites them and who gets written off?||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLaw and Odor: a crime story about orchids, pig smell, refineries and you||How many crimes did you commit today?||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWho's regulating whom?||This week, we're zooming out to trace the unexpected ways regulators and corporations are intertwined.||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYour regulations questions, answered||There are plenty more stories to come, but today we're hitting pause.||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe sentence that helped set off the opioid crisis||It's a highly misleading claim. It came with every bottle of Oxycontin for years. The FDA signed off on it, but it’s not clear who wrote it.||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Peanut Butter Verdict||One of the most surreal, misunderstood and yet pivotal battle over regulations ends here.||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Peanut Butter Wars||They were long. They were difficult. They were... pretty much how regulations always get made.||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Peanut Butter Grandma goes to Washington||In the 1950s, some food companies were ripping off customers and using additives that haven't been tested for safety. A Virginia housewife went to the FDA to expose the truth.||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Uncertain Hour dives into red tape||A preview of our new season, about regulations in America.||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Album, “Work Makes the Difference”||One county welfare office made a whole album of motivational work songs. Listen to the whole thing.||8/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe road not taken||20 years ago, welfare reformers chose to emphasize work over education||7/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean“Pregnant? We can help.”||In some states, crisis pregnancy centers get federal welfare dollars.||6/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEverything but the kitchen sink||How does your state spend federal welfare dollars? It's probably not how you think||6/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's love (styles) got to do with it?||This is your state on welfare.||5/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhite gloves, aluminum cans and plasma||Meet the mothers who've relied on welfare through the decades.||5/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Magic Bureaucrat||Twenty years ago, welfare changed dramatically. Meet the man behind it.||4/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing 'The Uncertain Hour'||A preview of the newest podcast from Marketplace's Wealth and Poverty team.||3/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
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.
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