Zoe Chace

Zoe Chace appears in the following:

Children's Author Beverly Cleary, Creator Of Ramona Quimby, Dies At 104

Friday, March 26, 2021

"I think children want to read about normal, everyday kids," Cleary told NPR in 1999. "... I think children like to find themselves in books."


Episode 539: What's A Penny Worth?

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

We try to figure out what makes cents.


Episode 533: Why Car Safety Is A Trade Barrier

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

The U.S. and Europe just can't agree on car safety standards. That puts car companies in a weird position, makes car cost more and just seems kind of random and wasteful.


The Week Jeff Flake Was A Hero To Democrats

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

This American Life producer Zoe Chace talks about her experience following and reporting on Senator Jeff Flake.

Episode 444: New Jersey Wine

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Today on the show: Could New Jersey become the next Napa?


Episode 454: The Lollipop War

Friday, March 16, 2018

What do sugar farmers have against candy? A lot, according to candy manufacturers.


Episode 553: The Dollar At The Center Of The World

Friday, April 28, 2017

Today on the show, how a New Hampshire hotel filled with boozing economists saved the global economy.


YY Changes Its Tune After Karaoke Is A Hit

Monday, December 15, 2014

Chinese social network site YY originally allowed customers to watch other people play video games, but users realized that the site had more potential. It could be a place to perform virtual karaoke.


Kansas Gov. Brownback's Radical Tax Cut Has Mixed Results

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

When Gov. Sam Brownback proposed a radical tax cut for small businesses in Kansas, people cheered. Now four years later, his "real live experiment" may cost him his political career.


Why Raising Money To Fight Ebola Is Hard

Monday, September 22, 2014

Donors like being part of a recovery story. It's hard to tell that kind of story about Ebola.


When Investors Buy Alibaba Shares, They Won't Get What They Paid For

Friday, September 12, 2014

When the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba goes public, it's going to the biggest public offering ever. But when investors buy their shares, it will be in a Cayman Islands-based holding company.


Dead Chickens, A Tiny Motor And The Story Of Alibaba

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Alibaba is the biggest e-commerce company in the world. It may also save the lives of a few chickens in northern California.


The Toughest Class In Nursing School Is The First One

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

For people who want a good-paying, stable nursing job, one class stands in the way: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology. We follow one student who is starting that class.


The Ballad Of The 13-Year-Old North Korean Capitalist

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

In North Korea, tiny private markets have emerged where people can buy and sell food and clothing. In fact, one 13-year-old girl went into business for herself, and the government of ...


Regulators Debate Effective Punishments For Guilty Banks

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

It's hard to figure out how to punish a bank when it does something wrong. With so many banks getting in trouble with regulators lately, our Planet Money team examines the ways to punish a bank.


Germany's Economy Is Doing Well — And That's Bad For The Eurozone

Thursday, May 29, 2014

A recent report out of Brussels says Germany's economy is prospering — and that's a big problem for the rest of the eurozone. Our Planet Money team reports on how doing extremely well...


Penny Hoarders Hope For The Day The Penny Dies

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A pre-1982 penny has about 2 cents worth of copper in it. Some people hoard them, betting that the U.S. will kill the penny and then it will be legal to melt them down and they can make a killing.


When Lyrics Get Posted Online, Who Gets Paid?

Friday, May 09, 2014

There are about 5 million searches for lyrics every day on Google. Who gets paid when people look up lyrics online?


Across The Atlantic, Glimpse An Alternate Internet Universe

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Americans have very little choice over their cable Internet provider. This is largely because of a decision made 12 years ago, when the U.S. went one direction and the rest of the world went another.