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Monday, February 10, 2020
Calling econ nerds, story junkies, and podcast addicts.
Friday, March 15, 2019
When an American company named ABRO learns their goods are being counterfeited in China, they pursue lawsuits, extraditions, sting operations and more to make it stop.
Friday, February 08, 2019
We're back for our annual tradition: Channeling another year's worth of jealousy and self-loathing into a whole episode just for you. Happy Valentine's Day!
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
On today's show, we follow a commercial flight that made an emergency landing in Iran last December. And we discover that landing in Iran would be easy. Getting out – much, much harder.
Friday, December 28, 2018
We check in on some stories we did this year to find all kinds of updates.
Friday, November 23, 2018
We go deep inside the market for mugshots. Is it extortion? Or is it a First Amendment right?
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Sports fans have gotten used to exorbitant prices for food and drinks at stadiums. They know they're a captive market. But could the stadiums be missing out by charging too much?
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker was on the advisory board of a sham company that bilked hundreds of inventors out of nearly $26 million dollars. We examine how the scam worked.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Matthew Whitaker, the acting attorney general, sat on an advisory board of World Patent Marketing. Now the company is being called a scam.
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
The Falcons are trying something radical: Making their food cheaper. It could break stadium economics.
Monday, October 08, 2018
Economists William Nordhaus and Paul Romer will share the prize for reshaping the understanding of the long-term determinants of economic growth, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said.
Friday, September 21, 2018
We propose small fixes for baseball, weddings, salary negotiations and buying your morning coffee. Warning: They may be too rational.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Two economics reporters drive the length of an event known as The World's Longest Yard Sale — stretching from Alabama to Michigan — in search of economic wisdom. They discover a truth of behavioral economics and a couple French records, too.
Friday, August 17, 2018
Six states. Three days. One ugly cookie jar. Today on the show: Yard sale!
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
This episode is for everyone who ever had to ask their coworkers to quiet down. Today on the show: We meet the man who stole your office door.
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Is there a secretive postal organization fixing international shipping rates, and giving American businesses a bad deal?
Monday, July 09, 2018
You won't have to get coffee. But you might have to ride a hoverboard. Apply by Sunday, July 15th.
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
It takes strategy and skill to sell snacks at a baseball game. Meet the hot dog vending legend of Fenway Park.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
President Trump says China is stealing U.S. technology. So we looked into one case. And things got a little complicated.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Gene Freidman built a taxi empire. We visited him before he was in legal trouble.