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On the first full episode of Make Me Smart, we explored how to tell the difference between party-line political changes and "non-standard" changes in the new Trump administration. We also answered your questions about whether government statistics are accurate, and heard from Autodesk CEO Carl Bass.

Our first listener question this week came from Bob Price, who wanted to know whether it was possible for insiders to make a profit shorting stocks of the publicly traded companies the president mentions on Twitter. Nick Colley asked: "Numbers get thrown around a lot — how do we as citizens question the legitimacy of those numbers?"

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"Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly" is produced by Jennie Josephson, Bridget Bodnar and Nancy Farghalli. The podcast was engineered by Daniel Ramirez. The theme music was composed by Ben Tolliday and Daniel Ramirez.

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