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The economy explained. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening.

Latest Episodes

#956: The Carriage Tax

The argument over the constitutionality of wealth taxes has been going on since 1794, when George Washington decided to raise money by taxing the rich, through their carriages.

18 MIN2 d ago
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#956: The Carriage Tax

#773: Slot Flaw Scofflaws

Where there are casinos, there are wannabe cheaters. One group of Russian hackers cracked slot machines with math, iPhones, and a whole lot of swiping.

22 MIN4 d ago
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#773: Slot Flaw Scofflaws

#955: Pirate Videos

On today's show, Blackbeard the pirate and a fight between two of the most powerful forces in American law: states' rights and property rights.

19 MIN1 w ago
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#955: Pirate Videos

#674: We Cooked A Peacock

In the 1600s, a good spice rub was the ultimate display of wealth. People would risk their lives for a sack of cloves. On today's show, we cook a recipe from the spice trade days.

20 MIN1 w ago
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#674: We Cooked A Peacock

#954: What Is Foreign Interference, Anyway?

Millions of foreigners with temporary visas live and work in the US. Some of them want to participate in the elections. What's the line between participating and meddling?

22 MIN2 w ago
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#954: What Is Foreign Interference, Anyway?

#953: Three Sides Of A Car Loan

There is an alarming trend in the U.S. right now: 7 million people are at least 3 months behind on car payments. It's a record high, but is it a crisis?

27 MIN2 w ago
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#953: Three Sides Of A Car Loan

#952: Sperm Banks

Sperm banks are whisking DNA around the world. And a sperm banker in Denmark created one of the biggest sperm operations, with help from his mom's freezer... and mad cow disease.

24 MIN3 w ago
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#952: Sperm Banks

#951: Snakebite

There are millions of snakebite victims per year, but antivenom hasn't really changed since its development over 100 years ago. A doctor goes to extremes to find a solution.

24 MIN3 w ago
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#951: Snakebite

#950: Overrated Or Underrated?

Tyler Cowen rates the NBA, Karl Marx, Adam Smith, the humanities, your neighbors, and more.

15 MINNOV 9
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#950: Overrated Or Underrated?

#777: Free Love, Free Market

A free-love commune of perfectionists in upstate New York embraced the free market, and became a blockbuster brand.

23 MINNOV 7
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#777: Free Love, Free Market

Latest Episodes

#956: The Carriage Tax

The argument over the constitutionality of wealth taxes has been going on since 1794, when George Washington decided to raise money by taxing the rich, through their carriages.

18 MIN2 d ago
Comments
#956: The Carriage Tax

#773: Slot Flaw Scofflaws

Where there are casinos, there are wannabe cheaters. One group of Russian hackers cracked slot machines with math, iPhones, and a whole lot of swiping.

22 MIN4 d ago
Comments
#773: Slot Flaw Scofflaws

#955: Pirate Videos

On today's show, Blackbeard the pirate and a fight between two of the most powerful forces in American law: states' rights and property rights.

19 MIN1 w ago
Comments
#955: Pirate Videos

#674: We Cooked A Peacock

In the 1600s, a good spice rub was the ultimate display of wealth. People would risk their lives for a sack of cloves. On today's show, we cook a recipe from the spice trade days.

20 MIN1 w ago
Comments
#674: We Cooked A Peacock

#954: What Is Foreign Interference, Anyway?

Millions of foreigners with temporary visas live and work in the US. Some of them want to participate in the elections. What's the line between participating and meddling?

22 MIN2 w ago
Comments
#954: What Is Foreign Interference, Anyway?

#953: Three Sides Of A Car Loan

There is an alarming trend in the U.S. right now: 7 million people are at least 3 months behind on car payments. It's a record high, but is it a crisis?

27 MIN2 w ago
Comments
#953: Three Sides Of A Car Loan

#952: Sperm Banks

Sperm banks are whisking DNA around the world. And a sperm banker in Denmark created one of the biggest sperm operations, with help from his mom's freezer... and mad cow disease.

24 MIN3 w ago
Comments
#952: Sperm Banks

#951: Snakebite

There are millions of snakebite victims per year, but antivenom hasn't really changed since its development over 100 years ago. A doctor goes to extremes to find a solution.

24 MIN3 w ago
Comments
#951: Snakebite

#950: Overrated Or Underrated?

Tyler Cowen rates the NBA, Karl Marx, Adam Smith, the humanities, your neighbors, and more.

15 MINNOV 9
Comments
#950: Overrated Or Underrated?

#777: Free Love, Free Market

A free-love commune of perfectionists in upstate New York embraced the free market, and became a blockbuster brand.

23 MINNOV 7
Comments
#777: Free Love, Free Market
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