Kenny Malone

Kenny Malone is a reporter for Only Human. He joins WNYC from WLRN-Miami Herald News where he dug into everything from abuse at Florida's assisted living facilities to express lane fatalities to a mysterious "├▒" that showed up in Jim Larra├▒aga's name when he became head basketball coach at the University of Miami. Malone's stories have won the National Edward R. Murrow Award for Use of Sound, the National Headliner Award, the Scripps Howard Award and the Bronze Third Coast Festival Award. He studied mathematics at Xavier University in Cincinnati and proudly hails from Meadville, Penn., where the zipper was invented.

Kenny Malone appears in the following:

Episode 887: You Asked For It, Yet Again

Friday, January 11, 2019

On today's show we answer questions about silver dollars, Venmo, and Brexit. Why? Because you asked!

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Episode 885: Do It For Your Country

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

People are the engine that fuels an economy. But what happens when you start running out of people?

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Episode 884: The Rest Of The Story, Winter 2018

Friday, December 28, 2018

We check in on some stories we did this year to find all kinds of updates.

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Seattle's Voucher Test Tried To Flood Local Politics With Small Money

Friday, December 21, 2018

Seattle tried an experiment to increase citizen participation in elections by mailing out thousands of vouchers good for donating to local campaigns. How did the Democracy Vouchers work out?

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Episode 882: Synthetic Reefer Madness

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Synthetic drugs like "Spice" and "K2" have helped jumpstart a revolution in the drug trade.

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Episode 877: The Laws Of The Office

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Parkinson's Law says work expands to fill the time allotted. Goodhart's Law says you get what you measure. Has anyone ever tested these laws of the modern workplace?

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Episode 873: The Seattle Experiment

Friday, November 02, 2018

Seattle's radical solution to big money in politics: Flood elections with even more money.

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Episode 872: The Halloween Tapes

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Two reporters walk into a haunted house, in this special Halloween episode.

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Episode 865: Tweak This

Friday, September 21, 2018

We propose small fixes for baseball, weddings, salary negotiations and buying your morning coffee. Warning: They may be too rational.

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Episode 836: The 13th Hole

Friday, September 07, 2018

What a hole-in-one gone awry says about the state of charity.

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Government Cheese: Well-Intentioned Program Goes Off The Rails

Friday, September 07, 2018

With talk of new agricultural subsidies, our Planet Money podcast team looks back at the tale of government cheese for lessons on the unintended consequences of government subsidies.

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Episode 862: Big Government Cheese

Friday, August 31, 2018

That time we accidentally created a cheese surplus so large it had to be stored in a ginormous cave.

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Unraveling The Mystery Behind International Shipping Rates

Thursday, August 23, 2018

A New Jersey business owner stumbles onto a real-life international conspiracy: He discovers that a powerful group of people get together and set international shipping rates.

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Episode 859: You Asked For Even More

Friday, August 10, 2018

You have a lot of questions... about tariffs, unemployment rates, and RV dealerships, to name a few. We have answers.

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Episode 857: The Postal Illuminati

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Is there a secretive postal organization fixing international shipping rates, and giving American businesses a bad deal?

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What You Need To Know About The Democratic Socialists Of America

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The group has watched its membership grow more than sevenfold in three years, and New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has pushed the group even further into the limelight.

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Episode 854: The New Socialists

Friday, July 20, 2018

Socialism was political poison in the U.S. for decades. Now it's gaining ground. Who are these new socialists? And what do they want?

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Episode 427: LeBron James Is Still Underpaid

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

LeBron James is getting hosed. The NBA team owners, the players, the fans and even LeBron James himself want to keep it that way.

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Episode 850: The Fake Review Hunter

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Fake product reviews are wrecking the internet. But help is on the way: From a bodybuilding fake review hunter.

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Episode 847: Inventing Accidents

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The medical world has been trying to cure color blindness for centuries. Then a glass scientist figured it out. By accident.

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