Radio Archive by Contributor

Adam Davidson

In the early years of our show, Adam was on the program quite a bit, thanks to an unusually large pool of funny, radio-friendly stories from his own life. Later, he and Alex Blumberg formed our Planet Money team.
  • Act Two.

    500: 500! 07.12.2013

    Several producers talked about the first stories they ever heard on the show, before they worked ...MilestonesRadio

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  • Job Fairies.

    435: How To Create a Job 05.13.2011

    For a look at the nuts and bolts of government job creation, This American Life Senior Producer ...EconomicsGovernmentJobs/Employment

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  • Be Cool, Stay in School.

    435: How To Create a Job 05.13.2011

    Unemployment is 9 percent, but it's worst among high school dropouts and people with only a ...EducationJobs/Employment

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  • Wall Street: Money Never Weeps.

    415: Crybabies 09.24.2010

    Ira with Planet Money economics correspondent Adam Davidson on why—even after everything ...EconomicsJobs/EmploymentPresidents

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  • 10,000 Brainiacs.

    408: Island Time 05.21.2010

    Adam Davidson and Chana Joffe-Walt from Planet Money follow one Haitian farmer, with the modest ...Labor

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  • He Shapes Ship Shapes By The Sea Shore.

    399: Contents Unknown 01.22.2010

    Fred van Doorninck and George Bass were unlikely candidates for pioneering underwater Byzantine ...BoatsHistory

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  • Funny You Don't Look Two-ish.

    397: 2010 01.01.2010

    Adam Davidson and Alex Blumberg from our Planet Money team report on economic forecasts for 2010 ...BusinessEconomics

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  • Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana?

    395: Middle of the Night 11.27.2009

    Adam Davidson and Chana Joffe-Walt from Planet Money head to the Hunts Point Market in the ...Jobs/EmploymentRetail/Commerce

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  • Let's Take Your Medical History.

    392: Someone Else's Money 10.16.2009

    Alex Blumberg and Adam Davidson recount how four accidental steps led to enacting the very ...Health Care/MedicineJobs/Employment

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  • Prologue.

    390: Return To The Giant Pool of Money 09.25.2009

    Host Ira Glass talks with NPR correspondent Adam Davidson about a black tie event he attended in ...BusinessEconomics

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  • Spring 2008.

    390: Return To The Giant Pool of Money 09.25.2009

    We replay sections from the original "Giant Pool of Money," in which This American Life producer ...EconomicsHousingJobs/Employment

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  • Fall 2009.

    390: Return To The Giant Pool of Money 09.25.2009

    We catch back up with the people we met in 2008, to see how they've fared over the last 18 ...BusinessEconomicsHousing

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  • Don’t Stop ‘til You Get Enough.

    384: Fall Guy 06.26.2009

    Planet Money's Alex Blumberg and Adam Davidson talk to Ira about the lawsuit phase of the ...BusinessEconomicsLegal System

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  • Hey Mister Dj.

    376: Wrong Side of History 03.13.2009

    For NPR's Adam Davidson, dropping out of college is the worst thing any young person can do in ...EconomicsEducationJobs/Employment

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  • The Collapse Of The Us Banking System Explained In Just 39 Minutes.

    375: Bad Bank 02.27.2009

    Alex Blumberg and Adam Davidson tackle a very tough subject: Trying to explain exactly what a ...Economics

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  • Act Four Fifteen Trillion Dollar Dismal Science Experiment.

    373: The New Boss 01.30.2009

    Our crack economics duo, Producer Alex Blumberg and NPR International Economics Correspondent ...EconomicsGovernmentHistory

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  • The Not-for-profit Motive.

    366: A Better Mousetrap 2008 10.10.2008

    To deal with the financial crisis, our own government has also had to reinvent itself, with ...EconomicsGovernment

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  • The Day The Market Died.

    365: Another Frightening Show About the Economy 10.03.2008

    Alex Blumberg and Adam Davidson recount the 36-hour period, two weeks ago, when the credit ...BusinessEconomics

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  • What's Next?

    365: Another Frightening Show About the Economy 10.03.2008

    Ira and Adam answer the question: Was the $700 billion bailout bill signed into law today a ...

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  • Act One.

    355: The Giant Pool of Money 05.09.2008

    This American Life producer Alex Blumberg teams up with NPR's Adam Davidson for the entire hour ...BusinessEconomicsGovernment

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  • Act Two.

    355: The Giant Pool of Money 05.09.2008

    Alex and Adam's story continues. (23 minutes)BusinessEconomicsGovernment

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  • Airel Sharon, Shimon Peres, David Ben Gurion, And Me!

    351: Return to Childhood 2008 03.07.2008

    Host Ira Glass talks with contributor Adam Davidson about how Adam's teenage diaries are filled ...FunnyGovernmentTeenagers

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  • Mr. Adam's Neighborhood.

    324: My Brilliant Plan 01.26.2007

    Radio reporter Adam Davidson went to Iraq to report on the war. He decided that rather than ...HousingIraqJournalism

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  • You Talkin' To Me?

    240: I'm In Charge Now 06.20.2003

    Adam Davidson reports from Baghdad on the charismatic, ambitious young Americans who want to ...GovernmentIraq

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  • When Firas Comes Marching Home Again.

    227: Why We Fight 12.20.2002

    For an Iraqi perspective on the war, we hear from Iraqis who've just crossed over the border ...Iraq

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  • Suckers In The Promised Land.

    222: Suckers 09.27.2002

    There's a whole nation where the idea of suckerdom permeates almost every aspect of culture and ...Race

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  • Here And There In The Land Of Israel.

    217: Give It to Them 08.02.2002

    Ira Glass travels through Israel with Adam Davidson, who speaks Hebrew and has countless Israeli ...Politics

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  • Airel Sharon, Shimon Peres, David Ben Gurion, And Me!

    190: Living the Dream 08.03.2001

    Host Ira Glass talks with contributor Adam Davidson about how Adam's teenage diaries are filled ...ChildhoodFunnyTeenagers

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  • Ariel Sharon, Shimon Peres, David Ben-Gurion, and Me.

    182: Cringe 04.13.2001

    Adam Davidson reads from his high school diaries.Jobs/EmploymentJournalismTelevision

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  • Nepotism: A Beginner's Guide.

    171: Election 11.03.2000

    Reporter Adam Davidson is related to George W. Bush. You might be too. By some freak of ...FamilyHistoryPolitics

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  • How To Avoid The Difficulty Of Living With Someone.

    123: High Cost of Living 02.26.1999

    When adults talk babytalk to each other, it is precisely to avoid having real conversations and ...Romance

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  • Note Five. How The Israeli Army Is Just Like Summer Camp.

    109: Notes on Camp 08.28.1998

    NPR's Adam Davidson tells a true story from his own childhood. He was sent to a camp run by the ...ChildhoodMilitary

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  • How To Increase Your Value As A Person.

    94: How To 02.27.1998

    In which we tackle the biggest possible how-to we could think of: how to make your life worth ...BusinessHealth Care/MedicineJobs/Employment

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  • When Days Are Numbered.

    88: Numbers 01.02.1998

    Jerry Davidson has been keeping a list of everything he's done since 1955 when he was ten years ...FamilyHistory

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