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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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All over the world, interest rates are very, very low. In some places, they're negative: you lend out money, and get less back. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
#658: Strike One

#658: Strike One

2019-09-1800:17:4615

Strikes these days are pretty boring. But they weren't always like this. In the past, strikers risked their lives. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Hear what ordinary people told Studs Terkel about their jobs in the 70s — and what they have to say now. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
The hidden economy of producers buying and selling sonic snippets, texting each other beats, and angling for royalties. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
#938: The Marshall Plan

#938: The Marshall Plan

2019-09-0700:21:2821

Sometimes the way to help yourself is to help your enemy. After WWII, the U.S. launched what might be the most successful intervention in history, rebuilding Germany and also the rest of Western Europe. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Every dollar bill in the world comes from the same paper mill in Massachusetts. Today on the show, we get a front-row seat to the dollar-making process. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
#937: Moving To Opportunity?

#937: Moving To Opportunity?

2019-08-3000:20:4240

In the 90s, the government ran an experiment: What happens if we move people out of high-poverty neighborhoods and into low-poverty ones? Housing policy as hope? The results surprised them. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
#936: The Modal American

#936: The Modal American

2019-08-2900:28:2144

Kenny takes Jacob on a nerdy quest to find the "typical American." Naturally, it ends up harder⁠—and nerdier⁠—than we planned, and the answer is more subtle than we expected. | Subscribe to our newsletter here.
935: You Asked For A Food Show

935: You Asked For A Food Show

2019-08-2300:25:4721

The top producer of Top Chef helps us spice up this food edition of listener questions. How do you master the salad bar? Why do Americans refrigerate eggs? The story of Choco Pies and more. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
An inverted yield curve has predicted recessions for the past six decades. The curve is inverted right now. What does that tell us? | Subscribe to our newsletter here.
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Comments (284)

Abhinav kr

really interesting topic and a gold of knowledge.

Sep 23rd
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Lou Wiggins

Stumbled upon success. Love it. Pursue your passion and everything else will follow.

Sep 22nd
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#Royalebleu

Lou Wiggins great advice

Sep 22nd
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Patrecia Sapulette

any take on what's the closing song is?

Sep 19th
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Bomi Kim

Great episode!

Sep 17th
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Johnny Daboss

A hobby that become a money machine reality. dream big young people and work hard.

Sep 12th
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ezzie83

great episode!! little modal made me laugh x

Sep 11th
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Joshua de Boer

Canada has polymer bills, surely comparing production costs to paper bills is unfair?

Sep 8th
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Cody Cook

it sounds like they're saying "Vulvo" rocket

Sep 3rd
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A B

Love it! 📊📊

Aug 30th
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Janet Lafler

I just want you to know that everybody waiting for the bus with me wants to know why I'm saying "Measures of central tendency! Goddamit they're called measures of central tendency!"

Aug 30th
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vive summer

我和小哥提出一样的疑问 哈哈哈哈哈哈

Aug 28th
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Jacob

vive summer 啥疑问嘞?

Aug 28th
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Jesse Gahlla

relax, hosts.

Aug 27th
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Jacob

Jesse Gahlla relax,take it easy

Aug 28th
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Paul Rhine

I enjoyed this episode.

Aug 27th
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보스턴피플

Paul Rhine me too

Aug 27th
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tom osran

..?..

Aug 26th
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보스턴피플

tom osran so what?

Aug 27th
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Jeremy Foster

Cool

Aug 23rd
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Archie Smith

Jeremy Foster Great

Aug 23rd
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Cody Cook

sounds like a like a self absorbed cult leader rather than an "enlightened-helper"

Aug 19th
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Felix Bart

Cody Cook yes, I agree!

Aug 20th
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Vanessa Organo

Such an amazing story, thank you!!

Aug 19th
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Jocc

wow lol

Aug 19th
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Deven Johannessen

Jocc lol

Aug 19th
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Badriku Eugene

Who knew an inert gas would be this interesting! The irony...

Aug 18th
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Stefan Larsson

interesting!

Aug 18th
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