Caitlin Esch is the senior producer of Marketplace’s podcast "The Uncertain Hour" — a show about obscure policies, forgotten histories and why America's like this.
Past seasons have explored welfare, the red tape of federal regulations and drug policy in America. In the most recent season, "This Thing We Used to Call Employment," the team investigates how policy and explicit corporate strategy over the past 50 years have led to a steady shift away from traditional jobs with benefits, replacing them with outsourced, subcontracted and freelance “gig” jobs.
Caitlin joined Marketplace as a producer for the Wealth and Poverty desk in 2014. She works on a team that has won several accolades, including a Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing award, a Webby Award, and was a Loeb Award finalist twice. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in journalism from University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Los Angeles.