Stacey Vanek Smith

Stacey Vanek Smith appears in the following:

Episode 672: Bagging the Birkin

Friday, November 10, 2017

Once you've got a Birkin bag, you've made it. But to get one, you need more than just money. Birkins always seem to be mysteriously out of stock. This is no accident.

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The Price Of Plots: A Look At The Cemetery Real Estate Business

Friday, October 27, 2017

Burial space is an investment. As graveyard space becomes scarce and more valuable, entrepreneurs are flipping grave plots.

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North Korea's Cut From Small Businesses Goes To Its Nuclear Program

Thursday, October 19, 2017

North Korea is known as one of the most closed down socialist economies in the world. But even still, there is a small class of budding entrepreneurs. We learn how that works.

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As Book Sales Drop, Guinness World Records Ltd. Adapts Its Services

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Guinness World Records is one of the best selling books in history. But book sales have been dropping. About 10 years ago, Guinness realized it needed a new way to make money.

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Rough Translation: Why Many Muslims In India Feel Yoga Has Been Weaponized

Monday, September 18, 2017

In India, yoga has been causing some controversy after it became associated with militant Hindu nationalism. NPR's international podcast follows a yoga-loving Indian Muslim caught in the middle.

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'Words You'll Hear': Trump Administration To Talk NAFTA Renegotiation

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Later this week, White House officials begin the process of renegotiating changes and updates to NAFTA, which President Donald Trump has called "the worst deal ever made."

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Charlottesville: Reflecting On And Dissecting What Happened

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Charlottesville, Va., continues to recover after white supremacists rallied and three people died. NPR has the latest on investigations into the motorist who rammed his car into counter protesters.

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A Reformed White Nationalist Speaks Out On Charlottesville

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Former white nationalist Christian Picciolini says he was "lost" and "lonely" when he was recruited into a white supremacist group as a teenager but he now runs a nonprofit that advocates for peace.

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Alabama Voters Go To Polls To Fill Seat Left Vacant By Jeff Sessions

Sunday, August 13, 2017

In Alabama, voters head to the polls Tuesday in a primary for U.S. Senate. The race is to fill a seat long occupied by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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Rural Trump Supporters Back His Comments On Charlottesville

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The White House tweaked its reaction to the events in Charlottesville, Va. President Trump was criticized for suggesting the bigotry had come from "many sides." Supporters blame the left for violence.

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White Supremacist Rally In Virginia Turns Violent

Saturday, August 12, 2017

A white supremacist rally in Charlottesville turned violent Saturday, with a vehicle plowing into the crowd. Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy reacts to the incident.

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Reactions Out Of China And Guam Over Exchanges Between U.S. And North Korea

Saturday, August 12, 2017

President Trump spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron amid mounting tensions with North Korea. Trump is not backing down from his rhetoric on North Korea.

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Trump Speaks Out Against Violence In Charlottesville

Saturday, August 12, 2017

President Donald Trump spoke out against the violence that erupted earlier today at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

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A Deadly Aftermath Of Kenya's Election

Saturday, August 12, 2017

In Kenya, police fired tear gas and bullets on demonstrators in slums around Nairobi. Kenya's commission on human rights says at least 24 people have been killed since Tuesday's presidential vote.

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Episode 629: Buy Low, Sell Prime

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Sam Cohen buys stuff at big retail stores, then turns around and sells it on Amazon for a quick profit. It defies economic logic. But somehow, there's a whole multimillion-dollar industry doing this.

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Despite The Drama, Much Of The Federal Budget Remains Stable Each Year

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Every year we hear lots of drama and political fighting over the federal budget. In spite of this, most of the budget stays remarkably stable from year to year. We explain why.

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Episode 782: Budget Time

Friday, July 07, 2017

We run through the entire federal budget — in 10 minutes. More than $6 billion per second. Go.

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Planet Money: On Why India Made Most Of Its Money Worthless

Monday, May 22, 2017

India's prime minister recently decided to make almost all of the cash in his country worthless. He said it was meant to stop corruption. It turns out, that idea came from a very surprising source.

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Amid Panic Over Worthless Cash, Some In India See Opportunity

Thursday, May 18, 2017

When the prime minister of India declared most of the cash in the country worthless, most people and businesses in the country panicked. But some saw opportunity.

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Evaluating India's Radical Experiment In Eliminating High-Value Currency

Thursday, May 18, 2017

India abolished its highest-value currency notes last November, in an effort to rein in hoarders of big bills who evade tax. Six months later, how is it working?

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