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Fugitive Waves

19 – America Eats: A Hidden Archive

Monday, April 13, 2015

America Eats, a WPA project, sent writers like Nelson Algren, Zora Neale Hurston, Eudora Welty, and Stetson Kennedy out to document America's relationship with food during the Great Depression.

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Episode 616: How Solar Got Cheap

Friday, April 10, 2015

Just a few years ago, solar power was an expensive luxury for the environmentally conscious. Now it's a good deal for lots of people. How did solar power get so cheap, so fast?

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Studio 360

Hilary Mantel on “Wolf Hall,” Juliette Binoche, & Dwight Yoakam

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Hilary Mantel has made a less monstrous Henry VIII, Juliette Binoche turned her back on Hollywood, and Dwight Yoakam is country music’s misfit.

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Episode 361: The Matzo Economy

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

How do you make money manufacturing a dry, bland cracker that a tiny percentage of the population eats just one week a year?

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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: Roxane Gay Loves “The Fast and the Furious” (And So Can You!)

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Feminist, novelist, and English professor Roxane Gay tells Sean Rameswaram what makes the "Fast and Furious" movies profitable, progressive, and maybe even brilliant.
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Episode 615: A 12-Year-Old Girl Takes On The Video Game Industry

Friday, April 03, 2015

A 12-year-old girl discovers it can cost a lot more to play video games as a girl. Today on the show: video game economics and a sixth-grade smackdown.

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Radio Diaries

#32: The Square Deal

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Meet George F. Johnson, one of America's first 'welfare capitalists.'

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Studio 360

Paul Beatty, Mad Women, & the Hidden Music of the Civil Rights Movement

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Paul Beatty’s “The Sellout," the profane satire we need, the Civil Rights protest songs that were hidden for decades, and a woman who saw the Mad Men-era firsthand.

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Episode 614: Two Radio Guys Walk Into A Bar

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

We go on stage at a comedy show and read a bunch of weird economics jokes. We bombed.

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Episode 613: Trash!

Friday, March 27, 2015

There's an economic line that separates recyclables from trash. And that line has been moving a lot lately.

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Strangers

Jenni, Now

Thursday, March 26, 2015

We revisit Jenni Rowell from the episode “Life, Interrupted” to see where things stand, and learn some sh*t about life. - Get the full story here.

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Studio 360

John Cameron Mitchell, Noah Baumbach, & Making a Video Game about Cancer

Thursday, March 26, 2015

John Cameron Mitchell, the writer and original star of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," returns to the role; Noah Baumbach on two decades of filmmaking; and a video game deals with cancer.

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Episode 443: Don't Believe The Hype

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Last week Apple was officially added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average. But just because Apple's in the club now, doesn't mean the Dow is a great measure of the economy.

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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: Al Madrigal on Being 'Half'

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Daily Show's "Senior Latino Correspondent" explores his ambivalence with his ethnic identity, discovering that he can't pronounce his own name — and that he doesn't really care.
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Fugitive Waves

18 – A Man Tapes his Town: The Unrelenting Oral Histories of Eddie McCoy

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

After a debilitating accident, Eddie McCoy took his passion for local history and a scavenged cassette recorder from a trash can and began taping his town, from the oldest citizen on down—hidden stories of slavery times, sharecropping,

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Episode 612: The Indicator Strikes Back

Friday, March 20, 2015

Look at the numbers today, and things seem promising for the economy. Jobs and home prices are up. But look under the hood, and you see that in a lot of ways the crisis is still with us.

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Radio Diaries

#31: Fly Girls

Thursday, March 19, 2015

In the early 1940s, the government launched an experimental program to train women pilots. They were known as the WASPs, the Women Airforce Service Pilots.

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Studio 360

Cassandra Wilson, Redesigning Mondays, & Making Art with Code

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Cassandra Wilson pays tribute to the great Billie Holiday. How we fixed the worst day of the week. And a computer programmer turns famous painters into algorithms.

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Episode 611: Community

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Only one in three students finish community college—even if money is not the problem.

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Episode 610: The Prisoner's Solution

Friday, March 13, 2015

Today on the show, a businessman goes to prison, and decides he is going to disrupt the biggest captive market in America.

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