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:

How a personal injury lawyer found himself taking on the realty industry

Thursday, April 11, 2024

A lawsuit could change how realtors are paid, potentially lowering costs for buyers and sellers. Here's how a personal injury lawyer unexpectedly took on the U.S.'s biggest professional organization.


Dynamic pricing is coming to grocery stores

Sunday, March 17, 2024

When we think dynamic pricing, we usually think of airlines, Uber or Amazon quickly changing their prices. But now, dynamic pricing is coming to a supermarket near you.


What to know about Argentina's deregulation protests

Friday, December 22, 2023

Argentina's new president was inaugurated less than two weeks ago. And in that time he has made a stunning number of changes to the country's economic landscape.



Friday, December 22, 2023

Love 'em or hate 'em, you rely on numbers every day. We ask how they confuse us, connect us, and even reveal secrets about us.
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Weed can't be shipped across state lines. A lawsuit in Oregon hopes to change that

Friday, December 01, 2023

Many states where marijuana has been legalized are now facing a marijuana glut — something that could be solved by shipping weed across state lines. But interstate trade of marijuana is still banned.


In Argentina, everyone is living through record inflation and political upheaval

Thursday, October 12, 2023

A political outsider won an important presidential primary in Argentina, campaigning on the promise to replace the country's currency with the dollar — making an already volatile economy even worse.


The Birth of Climate Denial

Monday, September 18, 2023

When the movement that doubts the reality of climate change began — and how scientific consensus has been perpetually undermined.

Driverless Dilemma

Friday, September 15, 2023

Most of us would sacrifice one life to save five, but what if that one had to die by your hand?
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How one H-1B visa recipient navigated layoffs in big tech

Thursday, June 22, 2023

When Nilanjan was laid off from his job in tech, his H-1B visa meant he had to find new work in 60 days, or risk having to leave the United States.


When big tech laid off an H-1B worker, a countdown began to find a new job

Thursday, June 22, 2023

When an H-1B visa worker was laid off from her tech job, a 60-day countdown began to either find work or leave the U.S.


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.