News & Politics
Introducing “This Is Uncomfortable”
03:48 | Jun 15th
We’re hard at work on the next season of “The Uncertain Hour,” but in the meantime, we’re excited to share a new podcast from Marketplace: “This Is Uncomfortable.” It’s a storytelling podcast, all about life and how money messes with it. Every Thursd...Show More
George H.W. Bush and his baggie of crack
45:37 | Mar 21st
It was the perfect political prop: drugs seized by government agents right across the street from the White House, just in time for a big presidential address. The reality was more complicated.
Reprise: The sentence that helped set off the opioid crisis
1:05:19 | Feb 2nd
In light of news about Purdue Pharma, we're sharing our episode about how opioids are regulated.
Reprise: “Pregnant? We can help.”
26:30 | Jun 27th, 2018
In light of the recent Supreme Court ruling on crisis pregnancy centers, we wanted to re-share this episode. Federal TANF dollars (also known as federal welfare dollars) goes to funding some crisis pregnancy centers, thanks to the way the 1996 Welfa...Show More
Why aren't falconers allowed in the movies anymore?
0:00 | Mar 1st, 2018
Falconry sits at a unique place in the United States regulatory structure, and you never know where it’s going to show up. Like in the movies. 16 U.S.C. §707 & 50 C.F.R. §21.29(f)(9)(i) make it a federal crime to use a falconer's falcon to make a mov...Show More
S02-4: The sentence that helped set off the opioid crisis
1:05:19 | Dec 13th, 2017
When OxyContin went to market in 1996, sales reps from Purdue Pharma hit one point particularly hard: Compared to other prescription opioids, this new painkiller was believed to be less likely to be addictive or abused.But recently unsealed documents...Show More
The Peanut Butter Grandma goes to Washington
33:26 | Oct 26th, 2017
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.