The Uncertain Hour

“The Uncertain Hour,” Marketplace’s podcast documentary and multimedia series, is a timely, immersive look at the welfare system 20 years after reform. We follow the money and read the fine print to magnify how one of the most controversial federal programs works. Marketplace spent nearly a year tracking down the folks involved in the reform, and we pored over state spending to create a database where you can discover how your state spends welfare dollars.

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The Uncertain Hour is an immersive docu-pod that reveals the origin stories of our economy in unexpected and provocative ways. Host Krissy Clark dives deep into one topic each season, unpacking what we see as normal to show it didn't just happen. Brought to you by Marketplace's Wealth & Poverty Desk, the first season explores the uncertainties of welfare as we don't know it. Season one episodes are biweekly beginning April 28.

About this Podcast

The Uncertain Hour is an immersive docu-pod that reveals the origin stories of our economy in unexpected and provocative ways. Host Krissy Clark dives deep into one topic each season, unpacking what we see as normal to show it didn't just happen. Brought to you by Marketplace's Wealth & Poverty Desk, the first season explores the uncertainties of welfare as we don't know it. Season one episodes are biweekly beginning April 28.