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Episode 860: The World's Longest Yard Sale

Friday, August 17, 2018

Six states. Three days. One ugly cookie jar. Today on the show: Yard sale!


Episode 704: Open Office

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.


Episode 857: The Postal Illuminati

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Is there a secretive postal organization fixing international shipping rates, and giving American businesses a bad deal?


We're looking for two interns!

Monday, July 09, 2018

You won't have to get coffee. But you might have to ride a hoverboard. Apply by Sunday, July 15th.


Episode 700: Peanuts And Cracker Jack

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.


Episode 849: It Takes Two To Make A Trade War Fight

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.


Episode 643: The Taxi King

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Gene Freidman built a taxi empire. We visited him before he was in legal trouble.


Episode 696: Class Action

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Class actions run from big civil rights cases to arguments about pepper. Are they noble, or silly?


Why A Scramble To Top Search Results Ends With Random Packages On Doorsteps

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Strange unordered packages are showing up on doorsteps across the country. Often, they are the byproduct of an e-commerce scheme to influence search results rankings.


Episode 838: A Series of Mysterious Packages

Friday, April 27, 2018

Unordered trinkets have been arriving at homes around the country. We try to find out why.


Episode 831: The Golden Rules

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Planet Money joins the gold rush 170 years late. And the rules are still about the same. How did that happen?


Packs Of Teens On Bikes Join Volunteer Effort After Mexico Earthquake

Saturday, September 23, 2017

A strong, new earthquake shook Mexico today, causing even more alarm in a country reeling from the powerful quake earlier in the week which killed hundreds. All week, thousands of volunteers raced to the sites of collapsed buildings to save those trapped in the rubble. Among them, a group of cyclists delivering aid to rescue workers.


Russian Gang Helps Casino Owners Discover Slot Machine Flaw

Friday, June 02, 2017

When casino owners started tracking a Russian gang that was beating slot machines around the world, the owners learned a lot about their own machines and the nature of random numbers.


Episode 773: Slot Flaw Scofflaws

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

As long as there have been casinos, people have tried to cheat them. The latest attempt was by a group of hackers who tried to take down slot machines using math, iPhones, and a whole lot of swiping.


Federal Inquiry Said To Focus On Whether Fox News Broke Law In Harassment Payouts

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Attorney Judd Burstein says the securities law probe centers on the masking of settlement payments to victims as salary and compensation to avoid disclosure of the payments and the harassment.


Self-Checkout Could Soon Be Checking Out

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Those self-checkout machines in the supermarkets and other stores have remained pretty much unchanged since the 1990s. They still don't work very well. Why can't they get better? We take a shopping trip with the inventor who describes the issue as a cognitive problem and a shoplifting problem.


Ice Cream Theft On The Rise In New York City

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Ice cream thefts are up way up in New York City. Why would thieves steal something that depreciates so rapidly?


Ballpark Vendors Need Hustle And A Clear Strategy

Friday, May 20, 2016

Selling hot dogs at a baseball game isn't just about having legs that can run stairs fast, and a loud yell. There's a lot of strategy involved.