The Uncertain Hour

In “The Uncertain Hour” podcast, host Krissy Clark dives into one controversial topic each season to bust longstanding myths about our economy and shed light on opaque realities of the world we live in. Given that nothing is more uncertain than our present economic outlook due to COVID-19, the team is launching a new series of pop-up episodes to help listeners understand this moment. “A History of Now” explores the key economic themes that are impacting our lives in new ways due to COVID-19. From the history of quarantine to how we handle unemployment and the holes in our social safety net, the team unpacks complex topics to explain what’s happening in this economy and how income and class will likely determine your fate. Clark and producer Caitlin Esch of the Marketplace Wealth & Poverty Desk make a dynamic, experienced reporting team. Clark is an award-winning senior correspondent who brings curiosity, playfulness and empathy to the task of making sense of fundamental shifts in the U.S. economy, including the widening gap between rich and poor, and what this means for economic mobility and the American dream...

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The Uncertain Hour dives into red tape


A preview of our new season, about regulations in America.


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 2017-10-03  4m
 
 

A new piece of the opioid crisis origin story, revealed


We just found the answer to a really big question that’s been bugging us for years, about why the opioid crisis has hit some places so hard while other places have been relatively protected. The answer comes in the form of new academic research, that builds upon our reporting. Specifically, a secret internal marketing document from Purdue Pharma that senior producer Caitlin Esch discovered in the bowels of a county court house. She’s on this bonus episode to talk about it.


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 2019-12-19  15m
 
 

episode 1: The 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.


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 2017-10-26  33m
 
 

episode 2: The Peanut Butter Wars


They were long. They were difficult. They were... pretty much how regulations always get made.


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 2017-11-10  37m
 
 

episode 3: The peanut butter verdict


One of the most surreal, misunderstood and yet pivotal battle over regulations ends here.


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 2017-11-22  38m
 
 

episode 5: Your regulations questions, answered


First we’re going to answer some of your questions about the stories we’ve brought you so far in this season. Then, because regulations have been in the news so much, we’re also wanted to give you some helpful context for what you’ve been hearing.


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 2017-12-21  27m
 
 

episode 6: Who’s regulating whom?


This week, we're zooming out to trace the unexpected ways regulators and corporations are intertwined.


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 2018-01-05  45m
 
 

episode 7: Law and Odor: a crime story about orchids, pig smell, refineries and you


There are people who argue there are just too many federal regulations with criminal consequences, that with thousands of potential criminal acts on the books, how can you know if you’re doing something wrong? And that argument has some very powerful forces behind it. In this episode, we look at the issue that’s come to be known as “overcriminalization,” and the debate about what’s a crime worth enforcing and what’s bureaucratic overreach.


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 2018-01-26  1h8m
 
 

episode 8: “A mosquito in a nudist colony”


This story is also the last episode of our second season, all about who writes federal regulations, who unwrites them and who gets written off?


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 2018-03-08  1h19m
 
 
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