Season 9, Episode 17

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Research shows that having a distinctively black name doesn’t affect your economic future. But what is the day-to-day reality of living with such a name? Marijuana Pepsi Vandyck, a newly-minted Ph.D., is well-qualified to answer this question. Her verdict: the data don’t tell the whole story.

To find out more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: “Hello, My Name Is Marijuana Pepsi!” and “Why Is ‘I Don’t Know’ So Hard to Say?