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We're usually split up when we tape "Make Me Smart." Most of the team is with Kai at Marketplace headquarters in LA, while Molly tapes all the way up in the Bay Area. But back in December we met up in San Francisco's Mission District with a photographer to shoot our cover art and make a video explaining what the show is all about.

We rolled up to The Cavalier bright and early and started ordering coffee. 

Lots of coffee.

Ahead of our launch next week, we're excited to share this (perhaps over-caffeinated) preview with you.

Monday, January 23rd, we'll be going live on Facebook at 10:30 a.m. Pacific to talk about the show. We'll be asking you what YOU want to hear on the show, because after all, none of us is as smart as all of us. Our first episode launches Tuesday! 

So make sure to subscribe on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts.

If you're already subscribed, help us out by rating and reviewing the show. It really helps other people find us!

For ALL things Make Me Smart be sure to check out our website. That's where you'll find full episodes, blog posts, videos, and a bunch of other smart stuff.

Video credits:

Photography: Christopher Michel

Video production: Ben Hethcoat

Music: "The Informant" composed by Ben Tolliday and Daniel Ramirez

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