The word of the day is "uncertainty"
Mar 7, 2019

The word of the day is "uncertainty"

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Between the trade war, Brexit, North Korea, oil and more, the word “uncertainty” has appeared a lot in recent news. Today we talk about what it means and when to be concerned. Plus, what to make of Facebook's "pivot to privacy." 

Segments From this episode

What would a "privacy-focused" Facebook look like?

Mar 7, 2019
CEO Mark Zuckerberg has laid out a new vision for the company.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
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How specialist agencies help Chinese mothers give birth in the U.S.

Mar 7, 2019
Expectant parents pay them tens of thousands of dollars to arrange every aspect of their trip.
The 2013 movie "Finding Mr Right" is a romantic comedy focused on Wen Jiajia, an unmarried pregnant woman from Beijing who flees to Seattle to give birth. It raised awareness of the trend of Chinese women having American babies.
Courtesy of Mtime

Extraordinary uncertainty? Or run-of-the-mill uncertainty?

Mar 7, 2019
Uncertainty. It’s a word you hear a lot these days. Brexit, trade policy, relations with North Korea — all up in the air and all casting a cloud over the global economy. But is this moment of uncertainty any different than times past? Click the audio player above to hear the full story. Stories You Might […]
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump during their historic summit at the Capella hotel on Sentosa Island on June 12 in Singapore.
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For LGBTQ people, personal finance can be extra stressful

Mar 7, 2019
The Nancy podcast from WNYC examines why.
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Making a video game about your life

Mar 7, 2019
Catt Small's newest game puts the player in very familiar shoes — her own.
For Catt Small, creator of the game "Sweetheart," game development is about "trying to understand ways to communicate what it means to be a person to other people." 
Courtesy of Catt Small

Music from the episode

Canyons - Live Corey Voss, Krissy Nordhoff
They Reminisce Over You Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth
Feel Good (feat. Khruangbin) - Edit Maribou State, Khruangbin
Nothin' N.O.R.E.
Mad Ne-Yo

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer