A peek inside our reporter’s notebook: What we’ve learned in 2020, and where we’re headed, with T.K. Dutes

Season 4-ever – Episode 12 

This episode turns the tables: Host Dan Weissmann gets interviewed about what he’s learned this year, and what’s ahead for the show— with T.K. Dutes, an ace radio host and podcast-maker … who was a nurse in a previous life, so she knows a thing or two about the health-care system. (She chronicled her career transition in an episode of NPR’s Life Kit.)

And here we learn: During her nursing career, she was uninsured. She’s got some stories about life before-and-after health insurance.

T.K. also coins what could be a new tagline for this show: “Where there’s money, there’s going to be scams.”

Check out Open World, a terrific podcast T.K. published recently with fellow superstar Rose Eveleth. The first episode features a reading by and discussion with the writer N.K. Jemisin, who won a MacArthur “genius” award the day after the show came out. (Clearly, the MacArthur folks were listening.)

Here’s a transcript of this episode.

Photo of T.K. Dutes by Chris McDuffie. Photo of Dan by Keeley Parenteau.

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