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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

#965: Das Green Old Deal

On today's show, we head to Germany to meet the person who kickstarted the green energy market and learn about the wonky policy tool that helped him do it.

20 MIN2 d ago
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#965: Das Green Old Deal

#964: BILLBOARDS

You can see billboards, and, increasingly, they can see you. We explore the power of billboards, and we put up our own in Times Square.

25 MIN4 d ago
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#964: BILLBOARDS

#963: 13,000 Economists. 1 Question.

We asked a bunch of economists at the American Economic Association's annual conference one question: What is the most useful idea in economics?

21 MIN1 w ago
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#963: 13,000 Economists. 1 Question.

#386: The Cost Of Free Doughnuts

Free is a powerful concept. Everybody likes free things, but free can backfire. On today's show: What happens when you take something that is free, and give it a price?

20 MIN1 w ago
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#386: The Cost Of Free Doughnuts

#962: Advanced Fairness At The Marathon

With limited slots and high demand, the NYC Marathon has had to create a clever system to allocate a scarce resource as fairly as possible. Four lessons in fair allocation.

23 MIN2 w ago
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#962: Advanced Fairness At The Marathon

#216: How Four Drinking Buddies Saved Brazil

In the 1990s, inflation in Brazil was so high that, for a very long time, prices had been increasing every day. Until four drinking buddies from grad school found a way to fix it.

22 MIN2 w ago
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#216: How Four Drinking Buddies Saved Brazil

#961: The Rest Of The Story, 2019

We check in on the Universal Postal Union, what happened to the plane that got stuck in Iran, how much Mattress Mack lost betting on baseball, and more.

23 MIN3 w ago
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#961: The Rest Of The Story, 2019

#960: The Writers Revolt

In an era of peak television, screenwriters and their talent agents are fighting over the money. In April, 7,000 screenwriters fired all their agents on the same day.

22 MIN3 w ago
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#960: The Writers Revolt

#959: Things We Learned in 2019

Tom Whitwell made an amazing list of 52 things he learned this year. We dig into our favorite items.

21 MIN2019 DEC 21
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#959: Things We Learned in 2019

#958: When Reagan Broke the Unions

When air traffic controllers went on strike in 1981, Reagan gave them 48 hours to get back to work. In that short time, American labor would change forever.

22 MIN2019 DEC 19
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#958: When Reagan Broke the Unions

Latest Episodes

#965: Das Green Old Deal

On today's show, we head to Germany to meet the person who kickstarted the green energy market and learn about the wonky policy tool that helped him do it.

20 MIN2 d ago
Comments
#965: Das Green Old Deal

#964: BILLBOARDS

You can see billboards, and, increasingly, they can see you. We explore the power of billboards, and we put up our own in Times Square.

25 MIN4 d ago
Comments
#964: BILLBOARDS

#963: 13,000 Economists. 1 Question.

We asked a bunch of economists at the American Economic Association's annual conference one question: What is the most useful idea in economics?

21 MIN1 w ago
Comments
#963: 13,000 Economists. 1 Question.

#386: The Cost Of Free Doughnuts

Free is a powerful concept. Everybody likes free things, but free can backfire. On today's show: What happens when you take something that is free, and give it a price?

20 MIN1 w ago
Comments
#386: The Cost Of Free Doughnuts

#962: Advanced Fairness At The Marathon

With limited slots and high demand, the NYC Marathon has had to create a clever system to allocate a scarce resource as fairly as possible. Four lessons in fair allocation.

23 MIN2 w ago
Comments
#962: Advanced Fairness At The Marathon

#216: How Four Drinking Buddies Saved Brazil

In the 1990s, inflation in Brazil was so high that, for a very long time, prices had been increasing every day. Until four drinking buddies from grad school found a way to fix it.

22 MIN2 w ago
Comments
#216: How Four Drinking Buddies Saved Brazil

#961: The Rest Of The Story, 2019

We check in on the Universal Postal Union, what happened to the plane that got stuck in Iran, how much Mattress Mack lost betting on baseball, and more.

23 MIN3 w ago
Comments
#961: The Rest Of The Story, 2019

#960: The Writers Revolt

In an era of peak television, screenwriters and their talent agents are fighting over the money. In April, 7,000 screenwriters fired all their agents on the same day.

22 MIN3 w ago
Comments
#960: The Writers Revolt

#959: Things We Learned in 2019

Tom Whitwell made an amazing list of 52 things he learned this year. We dig into our favorite items.

21 MIN2019 DEC 21
Comments
#959: Things We Learned in 2019

#958: When Reagan Broke the Unions

When air traffic controllers went on strike in 1981, Reagan gave them 48 hours to get back to work. In that short time, American labor would change forever.

22 MIN2019 DEC 19
Comments
#958: When Reagan Broke the Unions
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