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 "ñ" that showed up in Jim Larrañaga'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:
Friday, January 11, 2019
On today's show we answer questions about silver dollars, Venmo, and Brexit. Why? Because you asked!
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
People are the engine that fuels an economy. But what happens when you start running out of people?
Friday, December 28, 2018
We check in on some stories we did this year to find all kinds of updates.
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?
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Synthetic drugs like "Spice" and "K2" have helped jumpstart a revolution in the drug trade.
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?
Friday, November 02, 2018
Seattle's radical solution to big money in politics: Flood elections with even more money.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Two reporters walk into a haunted house, in this special Halloween episode.
Friday, September 21, 2018
We propose small fixes for baseball, weddings, salary negotiations and buying your morning coffee. Warning: They may be too rational.
Friday, September 07, 2018
What a hole-in-one gone awry says about the state of charity.
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.
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
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.
Friday, August 10, 2018
You have a lot of questions... about tariffs, unemployment rates, and RV dealerships, to name a few. We have answers.
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Is there a secretive postal organization fixing international shipping rates, and giving American businesses a bad deal?
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.
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?
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.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Fake product reviews are wrecking the internet. But help is on the way: From a bodybuilding fake review hunter.
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.