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This American Life

Episode 594: Board Games

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

On today's show: The story of two guys who tried to cut the pay of a CEO at a small, pneumatic tool company.

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Episode 462: When Patents Hit the Podcast

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Jim Logan did not create the technology to podcast. He himself is not a modern-day podcaster. But he claims to have the patent on podcasting. On today's show, he says all the people out there podcasting today, owe him money.

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Episode 480: The Charity That Just Gives People Money

Friday, August 16, 2013

GiveDirectly is a charity that just gives money to poor people — no strings attached.

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When Patents Attack ... Part Two!

Friday, June 07, 2013

In 2011, a company called Oasis Research sued more than a dozen tech companies it said were violating its patent for online data backup. Now that the litigation has ended, we get a rare look inside the world of patent lawsuits and find out just how much money was at stake.

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President Obama Wants To Tackle The Patent Problem

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

One of the proposals put forward by the president aims to address an issue we discussed in our recent story about patent litigation. The president wants to make it easier for companies being sued to find the real owner or "ultimate parent entity" of a patent.

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Episode 462: When Patents Hit the Podcast

Friday, May 31, 2013

Jim Logan did not create the technology to podcast. He himself is not a modern-day podcaster. But he claims to have the patent on podcasting. On today's show, he says all the people out there podcasting today, owe him money.

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Unfit For Work: The Startling Rise Of Disability In America

Friday, March 22, 2013

The story of federal disability programs — who goes on them, and why, and what happens after that — is, to a large extent, the story of the U.S. economy.

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On The Media

Checking in on Fact Checking

Friday, February 15, 2013

This election season, fact checking has become a story in itself. But what do we really know about how different media outlets fact-check their stories, and what could they be doing better? In a piece that ran in September of 2012, Brooke speaks with "This American Life" host Ira Glass, The New Yorker's Peter Canby,"All Things Considered" producer Chris Turpin and Poynter's Craig Silverman about the process of trying to get things right.

 

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On The Media

Checking in on Fact Checking

Friday, September 21, 2012

This election season, fact checking has become a story in itself. But what do we really know about how different media outlets fact-check their stories, and what could they be doing better? Brooke speaks with "This American Life" host Ira Glass, The New Yorker's Peter Canby, "All Things Considered" producer Chris Turpin and Poynter's Craig Silverman about the process of trying to get things right.

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