Amanda Aronczyk Amanda Aronczyk 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.
Amanda Aroncyzk, photographed for NPR, 2 August 2022, in New York, NY. Photo by Mamadi Doumbouya for NPR.
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Amanda Aronczyk

Co-Host and Reporter, Planet Money

Amanda Aronczyk (she/her) 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 October 2019.

Before that, she was a reporter at WNYC, New York Public Radio, where she contributed stories to Radiolab, On the Media, United States of Anxiety, The Brian Lehrer Show and more. Aronczyk covered science and health, and she fondly remembers collecting saliva from voters to measure stress, corresponding with the Unabomber and using nose swabs to solve a classic office mystery: who came to work sick? She was also the lead reporter on the award-winning 10-story companion series to PBS' "The Emperor of All Maladies," presented by NPR and WNYC.

Aronczyk also teaches audio journalism at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

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What Subway's foot-long cookie says about inflation

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Thursday

How a personal injury lawyer found himself taking on the realty industry

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Dynamic pricing is coming to grocery stores

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Thursday

Dynamic pricing could be coming to a supermarket near you

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Wednesday

The Norwegian supermarket chain REMA 1000 uses dynamic pricing for all the items in its stores, including Kvikk Lunsj chocolate bars and Solo soda. Jessica Robinson/NPR hide caption

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Is dynamic pricing coming to a supermarket near you?

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Friday

Groundhog Day 2024: Trademark, bankruptcy, and the dollar that failed

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Econ Battle Zone: Disinflation Confrontation

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What to know about Argentina's deregulation protests

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Wednesday

Dollarizing Argentina

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Friday

Weed can't be shipped across state lines. A lawsuit in Oregon hopes to change that

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Wednesday

Matt Ochoa is the owner of Jefferson Packing House, a cannabis business in Oregon. Amanda Aronczyk/NPR hide caption

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How one Oregon entrepreneur is trying to sell marijuana out of state, legally

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Friday

The UAW's decade-long fight to form a union at VW's Chattanooga plant

Union membership in the U.S. has been declining for decades. But, in 2022, support for unions among Americans was the highest it's been in decades. This dissonance is due, in part, to the difficulties of one important phase in the life cycle of a union: setting up a union in the first place. One place where that has been particularly clear is at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The UAW's decade-long fight to form a union at VW's Chattanooga plant

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Thursday

In Argentina, everyone is living through record inflation and political upheaval

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Ramón Méndez Galain was Uruguay's National Director of Energy from 2008 to 2015. His plan for the energy sector led to 98% of Uruguay's grid being powered by green energy. And a good deal of that comes from wind energy — from turbines like those behind him. Amanda Aronczyk/NPR hide caption

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How did Uruguay cut carbon emissions? The answer is blowing in the wind

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Dancers Saya Date and Shashank Duggal (center couple) perform in the improvised "Tango de Pista" category at the annual Mundial de Tango competition in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lucas Babic/NPR hide caption

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A black market, a currency crisis, and a tango competition in Argentina

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Wednesday

Richard Lonsinger at his home in Lawrence, Kansas, holding a photo of himself as a child shortly after he was adopted. Sam Yellowhorse Kesler/NPR hide caption

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How one H-1B visa recipient navigated layoffs in big tech

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When big tech laid off an H-1B worker, a countdown began to find a new job

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r/boxes, r/Reddit, r/AIregs

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When big tech laid off these H-1B workers, a countdown began

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