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The economy explained. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening.
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Who owns your genes, anyway? For a while, Big Biotech patented 20% of the human genome. Then a lawyer took them to the Supreme Court. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Trade Show (UPDATE)

Trade Show (UPDATE)

2020-11-1822:085

It's been a rough four years for free trade. Today on the show, we present 244 years of trade in 22 minutes. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Biden Time

Biden Time

2020-11-1319:434

Four things Joe Biden can do as president — even if the Democrats don't control Congress. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
One of the few things a new president has a lot of control over is tariff policies. But it wasn't always that way. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
A Nobel-Prize winner spent years designing an auction to sell off the airwaves, which are owned by the public. But Wall Street found a tiny flaw. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
A research group at Harvard came up with a faster way to check the economy's pulse. It may change how we fight recessions. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Two candidates. Two very different ways of thinking about the economy. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Angel Sanchez was 17 and in prison when he learned felons couldn't vote in Florida. When he got out, he tried to change that. It was working – until money got involved.| Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Frame Canada

Frame Canada

2020-10-2326:0911

For years, Wendell Potter ran a campaign to terrify Americans... about health care in Canada. Now he explains how he did it, and why. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
The government just filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google. In this episode, we talk about why, and why it matters. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Emily Oster wanted to understand the risks of opening schools. So she started a massive data collection campaign. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
For some Indian employees of big U.S. tech companies, caste discrimination is real. To combat it, first people have to talk about it. That's hard. | Today's episode is from our friends at Rough Translation.
Political Ad Nauseam

Political Ad Nauseam

2020-10-0923:0513

It's presidential election season, and that means it's political ad season. But who do ads target, anyway? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Rethinking Black Wealth

Rethinking Black Wealth

2020-10-0721:4613

Homes in Black neighborhoods are valued lower than homes in white neighborhoods. Why? This episode, Dr. Andre Perry flips the narrative of the racial wealth gap. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Call Center Call Out

Call Center Call Out

2020-10-0229:4911

We visit life on the other side of your customer service call and get a glimpse into the troubling future of work in America. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Trump's Tiny Taxes

Trump's Tiny Taxes

2020-10-0121:4213

A totally refreshing 20 minutes or so of infotainment related to Trump, taxes and toy wooden arrows. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
There are tanks all over the U.S. that are like little climate change time bombs, ticking away. Today on the show, getting to them before they go off. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
REDMAP (Update)

REDMAP (Update)

2020-09-2326:267

The result of national elections is shaped in a big and underappreciated way by very local elections. This is the story of the man who shaped many, many local elections to tip the national scales. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Apple v Everybody

Apple v Everybody

2020-09-1821:5719

When Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney sued Apple over its App Store, it started a war about antitrust and the internet.
After The Plague

After The Plague

2020-09-1623:0215

The Black Death was one of the worst catastrophes to ever hit humanity. But it also helped upend feudal hierarchies, redistribute wealth, and make daily life better for a lot of medieval Europeans.
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Comments (484)

Chanaka Hettige

Smoot–Hawley-Trump 😂😂😂

Nov 17th
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Chanaka Hettige

If there's any dumb 'Mericas whos educated enough to comprehend information but still believe in this US medical lies, hope you listen to this!

Nov 6th
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Christopher Hernandez

¿Could you publish the names of those who vow for the "new recycling plan"? The people that are both lying to themselves and to thos around them. Exposing not just the action but the person is useful in this case that promote the use and production of plastics.

Nov 5th
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Nelsonomics Runs

Joe Biden is going to be centrally planning everything, from Covid to energy, something that has been an unmitigated unquestionable disaster everywhere it's ever been tried

Oct 31st
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Patrecia Sapulette

nice comparison! but the woman gives softball to Joe 😂😂😂, not surprise! An observer here 😉

Oct 31st
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BC

who puts a third grader in handcuffs?

Oct 29th
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Christopher Hernandez

It's not even funny nor useful to state she lied. Having these kind of statements only disencourages the hearing of her whole statement. Even lost the interest of listening further anything in the whole podcast.

Oct 28th
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Igor Pamplona

the guy got good knows how much money to kill people

Oct 26th
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Hardi Chandra

love the episode

Oct 26th
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evildonut

Why was he able to justify this for so many years though? how many other people died and will die because of this insurance-driven system? #FrameCanada #Healthcare

Oct 24th
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Meg Duncan

Thanks for this! Nice to hear the real truth from an American show.

Oct 23rd
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Sean Everett

too bad diversity of thought isn't on NPR's priority list. diversity everywhere except in its actual content.

Oct 23rd
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Sean Hall

This was a very interesting episode, but I wish he could have been more specific on how black women and black people can be invested in, and perhaps some examples from cities. Any ideas from podcast listeners?

Oct 19th
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Matt Lennon

The arrow tax that is discussed in this pod cast episode has a little more background then was represented here. It is concerning the Pittman Robertson Act of 1937. A wild life conservation and preservation fund. Hunting equipment like arrows have a seperate tax on them during manufacturing. To fund the conservation and preservation of our national wildlife and it's habitat. The toy companies asked for grace concerning this tax because their product had nothing to do with hunting. Yes a few companies do not have to pay the tax. I believe for good reason, they were being taxes in a market they did not cater to.

Oct 11th
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M.

Seriously is it really okay to calling white people "vanilla wafers"? Do better.

Oct 7th
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Elias Questenhberg

Oh, cool. A traitor to Democracy.

Oct 1st
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Xavier Thompson

I'd love to know how the average Joe could get in on this. what the ins and outs are for collecting and ensuring the materials actual destruction.

Sep 30th
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Nate Flippin

Pretty funny having cap and trade when the fires have emitted more carbon than all the cars combined in California for the year.

Sep 27th
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Chanaka Hettige

I know it's from December. But to say JC Penny is BBB credit which put it in high quality junk bond cracked me up. The high quality junk bond company which bankrupted few months ago 🤣

Sep 24th
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Philip Squires

wow, an episode about a Nazi manipulating ignorant Americans to undermine democracy, good for him.

Sep 24th
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