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545. Enough with the Slippery Slopes!
544. Ari Emanuel Is Never Indifferent
Make Me a Match (Ep. 209 Update)
543. How to Return Stolen Art
542. Is a Museum Just a Trophy Case?
541. The Case of the $4 Million Gold Coffin
540. Swearing Is More Important Than You Think
539. Why Does One Tiny State Set the Rules for Everyone?
538. A Radically Simple Way to Boost a Neighborhood
How to Hate Taxes a Little Bit Less (Ep. 400 Replay)
537. “Insurance Is Sexy.” Discuss.
Why Are There So Many Bad Bosses? (Ep. 495 Replay)
536. Is Your Plane Ticket Too Expensive — or Too Cheap?
535. Why Is Flying Safer Than Driving?
534. Air Travel Is a Miracle. Why Do We Hate It?
The Economics of Everyday Things: Used Hotel Soaps
533. Will the Democrats “Make America Great Again”?
The Economics of Everyday Things: “My Sharona”
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Cost overruns?! We spent $250B/yr on the military in the 1990s; we now spend nearly $800B/yr. So there's that. Make green infrastructure, not war.
Fascinating episode as ever. It made me think, which is always a good thing, Maybe col Bogdanos should take 5 minutes to do the same thing though. Whenever anybody talking about an obviously complex subject says it's simple my hackles rise. If defining something as stolen and returning it really is as simple as he suggests then any American with non native American heritage, such as the colonel, had better find somewhere else to live. So no, defining theft and ownership of ancient artifacts isn't simple and he does the subject matter a disservice by insisting it is.
as an iranian, i'd rather not receive them unless the regime changes! they are even selling and renting our historical monuments! 😢
John sounds and talks like the real-life embodiment of Tom Dubois from "Boondocks."
You'd think an episode specifically on swearing wouldn't bleep the words out...
I, as a full grown woman, appreciate when words are bleeped out. Curse words give me a strong negative feeling. They talk about a strong physiological response when people curse? I get it on the receiving end. I can do that ice water challenge just fine with my own inoffensive words. They are in order of strength: rats, stinking rats, stupid and, the strongest of all, big fat, stinking rats. Though, when I am in a bad mood, EVERYTHING is stupid. NOT people though, never people. Just objects and situations. I just describe them as "people who are making poor choices or frustrating choices." I have put up with people swearing around me, but if I can, and have, asked that they don't do it around me.
I've been listening to you for awhile now but this episode is a perfect example of platforming someone who works in service of the most destructive and exploitative aspects of capitalism. Not here for it.
btw I always take the soap I used with me. they last me years.
I thought this episode was a retold story of a hotel soap rebrand I read before. but this one is so much more, not only these soaps have their lives renewed , they also have a more meaningful life to save lives. I had a pretty stressful and depressing day, but listening to this story, with this guy's hopeful exciting voice, I feel uplifted and happy. thank you!
Pretty basic information that most of us know already
One aspect of this story that was missed is the attempts to unionize after the private equity takeover of hospitals. There is absolutely a reason the staff of hospitals taken over by private equity have attempted to regain some power by unionizing.Take a look at what has happened in the Pacific Northwest, specifically in Seattle and Portland. Hospitals have actually been ruined and even destroyed by private equity acquisition due to the poor treatment of staff by new management.
Dickens was correct in Great Expectations! https://krunkerio.io
This podcast is a thinly veiled boomer corporate apologist-fest. CaPiTaLiSM sOlVeS evERyThiNg!
Although "Flagpole Sitta" was Harvey Danger's only ORIGINAL hit, it's arguable that "Save it for Later" was an EXCELLENT cover that got nearly as much airplay in the late-1990s/early-2000s club and frat party scene. This brings up an interesting issue: can a well-done cover of a hit song ALSO be a hit? This is pretty arguable in the affirmative when you look at Marvin Gaye's and CCR's "Heard it Through the Grapevine." On the flip side of the proverbial cassette tape is this propensity to call EVERYTHING from "hit makers" like Taylor Swift and Beyoncé a "hit" "just because." Quality over quantity
The US already tried prohibiting alcohol and found it a counterproductive policy.
there is not a single industry that private equity firms are not determined to use to squeeze as many pennies out of the other 99% as possible.
sad to hear such audio pollution (adverts) at 10 decibels louder than podcast 😰 really annoying
👊🏽❤️👏🏽enjoyed it lot! she's so genuine and I loved it!