Amanda Aronczyk

Reporter, WNYC Narrative Unit

Amanda Aronczyk is an award-winning reporter for WNYC's The Stakes and the WNYC newsroom. Her stories have appeared on NPR, Radiolab, the BBC, Marketplace, CBC, Reveal, On the Media and more. She also teaches audio journalism at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

Find her on Twitter @aronczyk.

Amanda Aronczyk appears in the following:

Planet Money looks into the recent financial troubles at First Republic Bank

Friday, April 14, 2023

The Planet Money team looks into the recent financial troubles at First Republic Bank and examines what has helped it stay afloat.


The team at Planet Money has the scoop on tacit collusion

Friday, February 17, 2023

When it comes to fancy ice cream brands, Häagen-Dazs and Ben & Jerry's, each stay in their lanes. Is it just coincidence that one keeps things smooth and simple while the other is full of chunks?


'CryptoQueen' Ruja Ignatova's international scheme landed her on FBI's Most Wanted

Friday, July 08, 2022

There is a new name on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list — Ruja Ignatova, known as the CryptoQueen. It's a story of international fraud at a scale rarely seen.


Russia's invasion of Ukraine prompts tech CEO to get her colleagues out of Russia

Friday, April 01, 2022

The CEO of a U.S. tech company, who partnered with a Russian firm and began hiring staff in Russia a decade ago, is scrambling to book flights in a bid to get her colleagues out of the country.


Planet Money Investigates The Base Rate Fallacy As It Pertains To The Pandemic

Friday, August 20, 2021

With the constant stream of data about COVID-19, it can be hard to make sense of all the numbers. We look at the base rate fallacy, and how some people are making this mistake when assessing risk.


Behind Those 'Extended Auto Warranties' Robocalls

Friday, April 16, 2021

Calls about "extended auto warranties" blow up our phones over and over. But where did these calls begin? And what are they actually offering?


How Printer Companies Are Locking People Into Loyalty

Friday, February 26, 2021

As printers get smarter and more advanced, companies have more tools and methods to lock you into buying expensive ink, including blocking affordable knockoff options. One consumer fights back.


A Look At The Fallout Of TikTok Ban In India

Friday, January 15, 2021

In India, TikTok was a phenomenon. Last June, the Indian government banned the app for geopolitical reasons. Six months later, it's not clear what the ban has accomplished.


The History Of Scabby The Rat

Friday, December 18, 2020

A longtime symbol of labor protests, Scabby the Rat, can be seen outside stories, factories or other places where unions don't like hiring practices. But these days, Scabby is in the courts, too.


Why Americans Have Been Deceived About Canada's Health Care System

Friday, November 06, 2020

For decades, the health insurance industry has been scaring Americans about Canada's health care system. We hear from a whistleblower about his role in the disinformation campaign.


The Shady World Of Call Center Work

Friday, October 09, 2020

NPR's Planet Money podcast explores how America's best-known companies figured out how to slash costs for call center work: by relying on a secretive industry and a potentially illegal business model.


Colleges Face Financial Crisis As They Struggle To Operate In A Pandemic

Friday, August 07, 2020

Many colleges are doing remote learning, and much of a college's budget depends on income from students being on campus. Colleges must change how they work, and some may even close.


Super Cool

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

WNYC Studios
Walter Murch (aka, the Godfather of The Godfather), joined by a team of scientists, leads us on what felt like the magical mystery tour of super cool science.


Is Laughter Just A Human Thing?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

WNYC Studios
Aristotle thought that laughter is what separates us from the beasts. Try to explain that to rats who laugh when tickled.


A New Solution For Snakebites

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Snakebites are common, but anti-venom can be hard to get. One doctor is trying a new solution, with help from a former rock star.


Denial at the Trump Hotel

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Climate change skeptics are finding it harder to deny the Earth is warming. So what's their plan now?

Are We Living the Unabomber's Nightmare?

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

"The Stakes" podcast three-part series, A History of Persuasion.


A History of Persuasion: Part 3

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Silicon Valley’s “millionaire maker” is a behavioral scientist who harnessed the power of persuasion in a booming tech industry. But it might not be too big to rein in.

A History of Persuasion: Part 2

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Ted Kaczynski had been a boy genius. James McConnell’s ideas about psychology sparked almost as much anxiety as Facebook does today. Here’s how their paths crossed.

The Stakes on Addictive Technology

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Amanda Aronczyk, a reporter for WNYC's  podcast The Stakes and the WNYC newsroom, discusses part of her series, "A History of Persuasion."