“The Indicator from Planet Cash,” NPR’s podcast that decodes our ever-changing economic system with a day-to-day dose of nerdery, banter and storytelling, has named 3 co-hosts — Wailin Wong, Darian Woods, and Adrian Ma.
“Financial tales are lurking in all places we glance—on the gasoline pump, in Fb mother teams, and the myriad techniques individuals are rethinking their relationships with paintings and intake,” mentioned Wong. “I’m venerated to be a part of a crew that’s all the time discovering new techniques to demystify the interior workings of the economic system. We be told along our listeners with each episode and it’s a pleasure to paintings at the reveal.”
“It’s an actual privilege to be within the front-row to this whiplash economic system,” mentioned Woods. “Inflation has hit 40-year highs. The conflict in Ukraine is in part an financial conflict. Everybody’s speaking a couple of imaginable world recession. Those are complicated occasions, and I’m glad to be a part of a world-class crew of monetary storytellers explaining what the heck is happening.”
“Lengthy ahead of I joined ‘The Indicator,’ I used to be a fan,” mentioned Ma. “I’ve all the time beloved how ‘The Indicator,’ and its sister-show ‘Planet Cash,’ organize to discover and demystify the economic system in some way this is concurrently geeky and available, good and pleasant. That I am getting to do this type of paintings at NPR is a privilege and a literal dream come true. The previous 12 months running with this crew has been a pleasure and I’m stoked for what’s subsequent.”
Wong is a long-time industry and economics journalist who’s reported from a Chilean mountaintop, an embalming fluid manufacturing unit, and a lot of puts in between. In the past, she introduced and co-hosted two branded podcasts for a device corporate, and lined tech and startups for the Chicago Tribune. Wong began her occupation as a correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires in Buenos Aires. In her spare time, she performs violin in one of the vital oldest neighborhood orchestras within the U.S.
Woods combines storytelling and economics to provide an explanation for the arena round us. He’s reported on how inexperienced regulations can forestall inexperienced initiatives, what financial sanctions imply for Russia, and the entrepreneurial abilities received from dealing medicine. With inflation prime these days, he’s even shone the highlight on how financial coverage, simply in all probability, is usually a little a laugh. Ahead of NPR, Woods labored as an adviser to the secretary to the New Zealand Treasury. He has an honors level in economics from the College of Canterbury and a Grasp of public coverage from Cal-Berkeley.
Ma has ridden together with supply gig staff, analyzed racial disparities in lending, and defined how inflation works the use of a time-traveling demon. Ahead of NPR, he was once a industry reporter at WBUR in Boston and WCPN in Cleveland. His reporting has been identified with a couple of nationwide awards together with two PJMA Awards, a Gracie, and two Nationwide Edward R. Murrow Awards.