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David Kestenbaum

David 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.

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Prologue

Host Ira Glass gives an update on his health status after going into quarantine last week, and David Kestenbaum interviews a 71 year old trying to avoid the virus.

Act Two: Sorry/Not Sorry

David Kestenbaum finds out about a speech that, in another world, President Clinton gave on August 17, 1998.

Prologue

Producer David Kestenbaum explains how teachers at his sons’ preschool installed a “tattle phone” where kids could register their complaints about each other. David rigged it up to record those complaints and document the unfairnesses of preschool.

Act Two: Unbelieving

Cody's parents try to get him to unlearn some of what AJ taught him—and it's difficult.

Act One: Fraud Complex


We’ve all heard reports that voter fraud isn’t real. But how do we know that’s true? David Kestenbaum went on a quest to find out if someone had actually put in the work—and run the numbers—to know for certain.

Act One: The Oldest Trick in the Book

Magicians say it can take years to create and polish a new magic trick. Teller (of Penn and Teller) shows host Ira Glass how he invented one of his most beautiful and puzzling routines.

Act Two: The Lady Vanishes

Producer David Kestenbaum became obsessed with one trick he loved as a kid—when David Copperfield made the statue of liberty disappear.