Karen Duffin Karen Duffin is a co-host and reporter for Planet Money.
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Karen Duffin

Karen Duffin

Host and Reporter, Planet Money

Karen Duffin is a co-host and reporter for Planet Money, NPR's award-winning podcast that finds creative, entertaining ways to make sense of the big, complicated forces that move our economy. She joined the team in March 2018.

Before that, she was a producer at This American Life. She also worked for several years as an independent producer, reporting stories for shows like Radiolab, More Perfect, Reply All, The Moth, Pop-Up Magazine, On the Media, and others. Karen has also been a Moth story coach and mainstage storyteller, and has taught radio at the Columbia, NYU, and CUNY Graduate Schools of Journalism.

Her stories blend in-depth reporting with narrative storytelling about everything from the death penalty to the world's largest treehouse, America's first major interrogation program, the Patriot Act, and San Francisco's "Spider-Man" burglar.

Before becoming a journalist, Karen spent several years as a speechwriter, working in more than 20 countries.

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Episode 911: You Asked The Listener Question Hotline

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How The Insurance Industry Helps Police Departments Tackle Bad Behavior

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Why A Stranded Norwegian Plane Is A Consequence Of U.S. Sanctions On Iran

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The Business Of Posting Mugshots Online And Charging People To Take Them Down

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