Season 9, Episode 5

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As president of the largest of the Fed’s 12 branches, Mary Daly relies on economic data — and on the stories of people she interviews for her podcast — to help set policy. (Photo: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)

Mary Daly rose from high-school dropout to president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. She thinks the central bank needs an upgrade too. It starts with recognizing that the economy is made up of actual humans.

To find out more, check out the podcast from which this hour was drawn: “Fed Up.”