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Kenny Malone

Correspondent, Planet Money

Kenny Malone is a correspondent for NPR's Planet Money podcast. Before that, he was a reporter for WNYC's Only Human podcast. Before that, he was a reporter for Miami's WLRN. And before that, he was a reporter for his friend T.C.'s homemade newspaper, Neighborhood News.

Kenny's stories have investigated everything from abuse in Florida's assisted living facilities to health hackers building their own pancreas to the origins of seemingly made-up holidays like National Raisin Day. Or National Golf Day. Or National Splurge Day.

His work has 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, PA, where the zipper was invented.

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Mode, not average, is a better way to find the typical American. Pal Szilagyi Palko / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption

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Episode 936: The Modal American

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Episode 932: Deep Learning With The Elephants

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A Look Back At 50 Years Of Comic-Con

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Cardboard boxes waiting for a buyer to recycle them in Nogales, Arizona. If they're not bought, the boxes will most likely head to a landfill. Sarah Gonzalez hide caption

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Episode 926: So, Should We Recycle?

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Kaitlyn McCollum at Columbia Central High School in Tennessee. Stacy Kranitz/NPR hide caption

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Episode 923: Good Teachers, Bad Deal

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Episode 919: Are Cities Overrated?

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The unemployment rate in the U.S. is the lowest it's been in 50 years. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Episode 917: Quit Threat!

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'Jeopardy!' Record Breaker James Holzhauer Challenged To Happy Birthday Uncle-Off

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Episode 912: How Uncle Jamie Broke Jeopardy

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Episode 911: You Asked The Listener Question Hotline

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Concerns Of Trump's Involvement Rise As Federal Reserve Board Candidates Announced

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