Karen Duffin is a reporter and producer whose work has appeared on Radiolab, The Moth, On the Media, Reply All, UnFictional and others.
She taught radio at the Columbia School of Journalism, and was a two-time Porchlight SF storytelling champ, Moth mainstage storyteller and story coach, and editor at Cowbird and The Rumpus.
Karen Duffin appears in the following:
Friday, September 06, 2019
How much does where you live affect your shot at the American Dream? An overlooked government program from the nineties tried to answer that question. Recently, it has been getting new attention.
Thursday, August 08, 2019
A vigilante in a strip mall parking lot in Salt Lake City is causing problems that reveal the Wild West nature of parking lot rules. And how to exploit them for profit.
Wednesday, July 03, 2019
When Iraqi photojournalist Kamaran Najm was kidnapped by ISIS in 2014, his journalist friends and his conservative religious family had to work together to try to find him.
Friday, April 12, 2019
Bad policing can get expensive when it leads to lawsuits and settlements. For smaller cities, that can lead to serious pressure to change things from the people who help foot the bill: insurers.
Friday, March 22, 2019
There's an entire, powerful industry pushing behind the scenes for better police behavior--not with protests or picket signs, but spreadsheets and actuaries.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
A Norwegian plane that made an emergency landing in Iran is stranded, due to unintended effects of U.S. sanctions. The plane needs new engine parts, but importing them is prohibited by the sanctions.
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
On today's show, we follow a commercial flight that made an emergency landing in Iran last December. And we discover that landing in Iran would be easy. Getting out – much, much harder.
Friday, January 11, 2019
On today's show we answer questions about silver dollars, Venmo, and Brexit. Why? Because you asked!
Friday, January 04, 2019
Hackers are an expensive headache for companies. But there might be a simple economic fix.
Friday, December 28, 2018
We check in on some stories we did this year to find all kinds of updates.
Friday, December 07, 2018
Many websites make a business of posting mugshots, then charging those people to take them down, but it's hard to stop. The reasons have to do with how First Amendment freedoms are protected.
Friday, November 30, 2018
The Federal Reserve spends a lot of effort trying to target the level of inflation to about 2 percent. Why? Because tiny New Zealand did it first.
Friday, November 23, 2018
We go deep inside the market for mugshots. Is it extortion? Or is it a First Amendment right?
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Women pay more than men for many consumer products. Today on the show: Why some economists still think that's a good thing.
Friday, October 19, 2018
President Trump promised to slash regulations. How has he done?
Friday, September 28, 2018
We tell the story of a massive crackdown on asylum fraud, and the fallout.
Friday, September 07, 2018
What a hole-in-one gone awry says about the state of charity.
Friday, August 31, 2018
That time we accidentally created a cheese surplus so large it had to be stored in a ginormous cave.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Two economics reporters drive the length of an event known as The World's Longest Yard Sale — stretching from Alabama to Michigan — in search of economic wisdom. They discover a truth of behavioral economics and a couple French records, too.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Today on the show: Could New Jersey become the next Napa?