Radio Archive by Contributor

Dave Kestenbaum

Dave is on the Planet Money team, and is such a skilled radio reporter that sometimes we have to pinch ourselves to remember that this is his second career. His first? Nuclear physicist. No kidding. PhD and everything.
  • Money for Nothing and Your Cows for Free.

    503: I Was Just Trying To Help 08.16.2013

    Planet Money reporters David Kestenbaum and Jacob Goldstein went to Kenya to see the work of a ...EconomicsPersonal Finance

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  • Wednesday, Tuscaloosa AL.

    434: This Week 05.06.2011

    This week Southerners were still digging out in the wake of last week's tornados. David ...Natural Disasters

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  • I Worked at the Kennedy Center and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt.

    431: See No Evil 04.01.2011

    In the 1970s, Dave Kestenbaum's cousin Dan Weiss got promoted from stocker to gift shop manager ...BusinessJobs/EmploymentPresidents

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  • Weekend At Bernanke's.

    423: The Invention of Money 01.07.2011

    Though the name of the Federal Reserve includes the word "federal," it's not actually part of ...EconomicsGovernment

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  • Fire Sale in Kansas City.

    418: Toxie 11.05.2010

    David and Chana buy a toxic asset, from a guy named Wit Solberg, who used to work on Wall Street ...BusinessEconomicsRetail/Commerce

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  • An Old Man Chooses Between Logic and Morals. Logic Wins.

    418: Toxie 11.05.2010

    David and Chana try to track down the actual homeowners in their toxic asset. The toxic asset is ...EconomicsHousing

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  • Flipper. Not the Dolphin.

    418: Toxie 11.05.2010

    David and Chana discover a dark criminal plot inside their toxic asset. They do this with the ...CrimeEconomics

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  • Villains And How To Sue Them.

    418: Toxie 11.05.2010

    David and Chana meet another toxic asset owner, like themselves. Only difference, David and ...Economics

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  • Toxie In a Coma. I Know. It's Serious.

    418: Toxie 11.05.2010

    David and Chana's toxic asset, which has acquired the nickname Toxie, gets sick. And the ...Economics

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  • Meriwether County.

    413: Georgia Rambler 07.30.2010

    David Kestenbaum finds that the most unforgettable person in this county is a dead guy. A guy ...AlcoholPoliticsPresidents

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  • Insurance? Ruh Roh!

    392: Someone Else's Money 10.16.2009

    Planet Money correspondent David Kestenbaum investigates the growing popularity of pet ...AnimalsBusinessHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Investigation Report #2.

    382: The Watchmen 06.05.2009

    Alex Blumberg and NPR correspondent (and "Planet Money" reporter) Dave Kestenbaum examine what ...BusinessEconomicsGovernment

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  • Prologue.

    374: Somewhere Out There 02.13.2009

    NPR reporter David Kestenbaum tells host Ira Glass about the time, when he was doing graduate ...RomanceScience

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  • Secret Trials And Secret Deportations.

    229: Secret Government 01.10.2003

    In the war on terror, the government is rounding up foreigners, checking their immigration ...9/11GovernmentImmigration

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  • Prologue.

    214: Family Physics 05.31.2002

    We hear two stories of everyday life which are more easily understood if one knows some of the ...Science

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