Mary Childs Mary Childs is a co-host and correspondent for NPR's Planet Money podcast.
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Mary Childs

Host/Reporter, Planet Money

Mary Childs (she/her) 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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The Murderer, The Boy King, And The Invention Of Modern Finance

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Behavioral Economists On Why Some People Resist Wearing Masks

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Reggie Nicholson was sentenced to life in prison plus 1,650 years for a non-violent crime, when his daughter Alexis was 8 years old. He was told he'd never even have the chance to get out. But this year, after 17 years behind bars, he got the chance. Courtesy of Alexis Nicholson hide caption

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Getting Out Of Prison Sooner

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Darrell Cannon was tortured into confessing to a crime he didn't commit and was sentenced to life in prison. He was exonerated in 2004 and released from prison in 2007. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Reparations For Police Brutality

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Black Economist's Research Finds A Blindspot On A Theory Of Innovation

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In the lab with George Washington Carver, a prominent soil scientist and inventor of the early 20th Century Bettmann/Bettmann Archive hide caption

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Patent Racism

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The Restaurant From The Future

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Negative Oil

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When Rent Doesn't Get Paid, Someone Pays A Price

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What If No One Pays Rent?

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You Asked About The Virus Economy

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Coronavirus, Oil, and Kansas

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Why Raw Milk Is More Dangerous And Costs More Than Pasteurized Milk

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