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Alex Goldmark

Alex Goldmark is the senior producer of Note to Self, a storytelling show about how technology is changing society. Subscribe here to get Note to Self shows delivered right to your devicesFollow him on Twitter @alexgoldmark.

He covers how technology is changing the way we live and work without getting all obsessed by the gadgets and gizmos. Previously his reporting focused on sustainable transportation from bike lane planning to high-speed rail. He is an occasional contributor on business and social impact stories for Marketplace and NPR News programs as well as magazines like GOOD and Fast Company. He is a visiting assistant professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Follow him on Twitter @alexgoldmark.

Alex Goldmark appears in the following:

What Happened When Planet Money Bought 100 Barrels Of Crude Oil

Monday, September 19, 2016

It's pretty easy to buy a tank of gasoline. It's not so easy to buy a tanker of crude oil. Here's what happened when a team of radio reporters tried it.

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Update: Eye In the Sky

Monday, September 12, 2016

Ross McNutt has a superpower — he can zoom in on everyday life, then rewind and fast-forward to solve crimes in a shutter-flash. But should he?
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Nigeria, You Win! Your Development Plan May Be The 'Best In History'

Friday, May 20, 2016

The idea of just giving away nearly $60 million to tiny businesses seemed crazy. Did it work?

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Money Transfer Companies Fight Back Against IRS Scammers

Friday, May 20, 2016

There's a phone scam going around where an intimidating caller pretends to be from the IRS, demanding money immediately. There is also an anti-scam going on. At check cashing outlets, employees are dealing with terrified victims demanding to send money to fake IRS agents. Intervening requires awareness, compassion, and a script, just like the scammers use.

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National Contest Spurs Economic Growth In Nigeria

Friday, May 13, 2016

It's especially hard for developing countries to create jobs and foster small businesses to promote growth. But Nigeria took a risk on a massive national contest to find thousands of people with ideas for businesses and did something radical. It gave away millions of dollars to thousands of people who asked for it — and it worked. It is a rare success story for bold economic development programs.

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So You've Got A New Chip Credit Card, But Why Won't Stores Accept It?

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Our credit cards have chips on them. Stores are supposed to be accepting them, but the Planet Money team explores why many aren't.

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Listen to Your Voicemail

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Love it or hate it, there's at least one important thing only voicemail can do.

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So Your Facebook Friend Said Something Racist. Again.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The time is ripe for our step-by-step guide on handling offensive posts on your social media feeds. This works for the Thanksgiving table, too.

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Back to School Guide: How to Think About Kids and Tech

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

A round-up of all the big questions we should be asking as the kids head back to school.

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What Is Our Attention Actually Worth?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tech entrepreneur Tristan Harris imagines technology without constant notifications - and a funding system that incentivizes techies to build it.

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What Do Txts Do To Actual Writing?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

"Book of Numbers" author Joshua Cohen answers our listener's question about serious writing in a world of texts, Twitter, and fleeting attention. 

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Would You Go?

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

We check back in with two pioneers in space travel: businesswoman Anousheh Ansari, returned space tourist, and longtime space-enthusiast Lina Borozdina.

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I'm Introverted. How Do I Find Quiet Space in the Digital Age?

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Author and introvert advocate extraordinaire Susan Cain answers a listener's question about finding quiet places in a buzzing world.

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What Divorce by Algorithm Means for Marriage

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Why one online divorce start-up might spell change for family law writ large. In other words: Silicon Valley thinks Gwyneth Paltrow might be onto something.

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When Your Conspiracy Theory Is True

Friday, June 19, 2015

The government actually WAS sending beams through the walls of Daniel Rigmaiden's apartment, and his attempt to figure out how changed how we understand surveillance.

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Eye in the Sky

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Ross McNutt has a superpower — he can zoom in on everyday life, then rewind and fast-forward to solve crimes in a shutter-flash. But should he?
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There's Just Something About Paper

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Reading on screens is changing your brain and making it harder to finish a thick book. Here's what to do about it. 

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Judging Your Originality in a Cut and Paste World

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

For the record, this is the only site on the internet that says “They were friends forever and lived happily ever after.”

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What the Internet Thinks it Knows About Your Favorite Public Radio Hosts

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

We used Crystal Knows, a data-scraping app, to get a read on six public radio hosts and reporters' innermost souls. Here's what they thought about it.
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This Is How Much the Internet Knows About You

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

We used online data to see into some public radio personalities' souls, and asked them whether our findings were true. Meet a new "communications advice" app called Crystal Knows.

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