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Mary Childs

Host/Reporter, Planet Money

Mary Childs is a co-host and correspondent for NPR's Planet Money podcast. Before joining the team in 2019, she was a senior reporter at Barron's magazine, where she covered the alternatives industry, the bond market and capitalism. Before that, she worked at the Financial Times and Bloomberg News. She's written about the pioneering of new asset classes like time, billionaire's proposals to solve inequality and diversity and discrimination in the finance industry. Before all that, she was also a Watson Fellow, spending a year traveling the world painting portraits. She graduated from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, with a degree in business journalism and an honors thesis comparing the use and significance of media sting operations in the U.S. and India.

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MICHAEL MILKEN IN LOS ANGELES (Photo by Ted Soqui/Sygma via Getty Images) Ted Soqui/Sygma via Getty Images hide caption

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Episode 974: Michael Milken

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A Look At The Newly Pardoned Michael Milken, A 'Junk Bond King' Turned Philanthropist

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Episode 957: You're Giving Your Boss A Loan

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Captain Edward Teach or Thatch, who died in 1718, was also known as the pirate Blackbeard, circa 1715. Original Publication: People Disc - HH0451 (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Episode 955: Pirate Videos

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Episode 944: We Should Have Mentioned That

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Sister Judy Byron, a Seattle-based nun, was determined to stem the tide of gun violence, so she turned to an unlikely place: the markets. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Finance Fridays With Mary, Volume 6: Nuns & Guns

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Finance Fridays With Mary, Volume 5: Why Fees Matter

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Ray Dalio, a billionaire investor, says wealth inequality is a national emergency. Web Summit via Getty Images hide caption

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Finance Fridays With Mary, Volume 4: The Worry of Wall Street

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Finance Friday With Mary, Volume 3: Snack-Sized Questions

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Bill Ackman, CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, made headlines by shorting multi-level marketing company Herbalife. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images hide caption

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Finance Fridays With Mary, Volume 2: Short Selling

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