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Season 3 ⤵
Episode 8: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Starts With the Truth
Claire Suddath
My family owned slaves. I wanted to know more about that. 
Episode 7: How to Repay a Community For Discrimination, Lessons from the U.K.
Olivia Konotey-Ahulu
Episode 7 of The Pay Check podcast looks at why Britain’s Windrush Compensation Scheme became a cautionary tale
Episode 6: Who Gets How Much
Susan Berfield
A small city agreed almost unanimously that reparations were called for. Then the arguments began in earnest.
Episode 5: The Complicated Relationship Between Black Wealth and Education
Kelsey Butler
Episode 5 of The Pay Check takes a hard look at affirmative action and its promises and failures. 
Episode 4: Four Numbers That Explain Racial Disparities in Homeownership
Brentin Mock
Episode 4 of The Pay Check Podcast takes on the persistent inequality in one of the main sources of intergenerational wealth: homeownership.
Episode 3: How Black Farmers Fought the Wealth Gap
Elizabeth Rembert and Shelly Banjo
Black farmers received $20.8 million from Trump's Covid relief packages. Now, the American Rescue Plan dedicates $5 billion to farmers of color. The inequity is part of a long legacy of discrimination.
Episode 2: Four Numbers That Show the Cost of Slavery on Black Wealth Today
Catarina Saraiva
Episode 2 of The Pay Check podcast does the math on moments in U.S. history that led to the racial wealth gap. 
Episode 1: My Family’s Long-Gone Texas Land Shows How Black Wealth Is Won and Lost
Jacqueline Simmons
When I searched my ancestral history, I found clues to a legacy of land redistribution.
Coming Soon: The Pay Check Season 3
Rebecca Greenfield
An in depth look at the racial wealth gap in the U.S. 
Season 2 ⤵
Episode 6: When the U.S. Government Paid For Childcare
Francesca Levy
In the last episode of The Pay Check, we explore the lasting legacy of a radical World War II-era experiment.
Episode 5: Reversing the One-Child Policy Isn’t As Easy As Just Ending It
Jillian Goodman
More than 30 years of restricting births have left China with a demographic crisis.
Episode 4: Dads Should Take Paternity Leave. Here’s Why
Jillian Goodman
Until men are as involved in childcare as women, moms will continue to take a pay hit.
Episode 3: Elizabeth Warren’s Childcare Policy Could Spark $700 Billion of Growth
Janet Paskin
Episode three of The Pay Check examines how the cost of childcare holds back women’s earning power. Is there a better way? 
Episode 2: Was Your Boss Weird About Your Pregnancy? You’re Not the Only One
Claire Suddath
On this week’s episode of The Pay Check, a look at pregnancy discrimination and why companies struggle to treat expectant moms fairly
Episode 1: Having Kids Is Terrible for Women’s Earning Power
Janet Paskin
Bloomberg’s The Pay Check returns for an in-depth look at how motherhood explains so much of the $28 trillion global gender-pay gap
Season 1 ⤵
Episode 1: A Big, Expensive, Global Mystery
Jordyn Holman
In the first episode of The Pay Check, we go deep on pay discrimination. Host Rebecca Greenfield tells us about an equal pay fight in her own family. We take you inside a gender discrimination case that’s been unfolding at Goldman Sachs for over a decade. And we look at how companies magically make their pay gaps disappear—without actually paying women more
Episode 2: The Surprising Origins of the Gender Pay Gap
Rebecca Greenfield and Claire Suddath
Rebecca Greenfield talks to Claire Suddath about how a century of rules and laws saying what women can and can’t do have made it easy for companies to pay women less. Then Claire talks with Lilly Ledbetter, whose fight for gender equality at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. seemed like an open and shut case—until a loophole in the law denied her justice.
Episode 3: Why Some People Don’t Believe in the Pay Gap
Francesca Levy, Rebecca Greenfield, Jordyn Holman and Max Abelson
Skeptics say the gender pay gap is explained by choices women make about family and career. Rebecca Greenfield unpacks those arguments with the help of professors from Harvard and Georgetown. Then, Jordyn Holman goes inside a contract negotiation between Netflix and the comedian and actress Mo’Nique that went south.
Episode 4: Can Companies Be Shamed Into Closing the Pay Gap?
Rebecca Greenfield, Suzi Ring and Claire Suddath
The U.K.’s big, nationwide experiment for pay equality just started. It’s already creating a big mess.
Episode 5: The Company Where Everybody Knows What You Make
Rebecca Greenfield
After years of pay secrecy, Fog Creek has revealed the salaries of all its employees.
Episode 6: These Women Want to Solve the Pay Gap. Are They Discriminating?
Rebecca Greenfield and Jordyn Holman
Ladies Get Paid just wanted to help women get more money. Then it got sued.
Bonus Episode: ‘Have You Ever Been Sexually Harassed?’
Rebecca Greenfield
Sallie Krawcheck, a pioneer for women in finance, talks with up-and-comer Bianca Caban about the uncomfortable reality of being a woman in a male-dominated industry
Bonus Episode: 'Why Aren't There More Women in Poker?'
Rebecca Greenfield
First we head to the competitive world of poker, where stakes are high and representation of women is low. Then we talk to journalists Manoush Zomorodi and Rose Eveleth talk about sexism in media and the difficulties of finding a mentor.

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