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#864: The Central (Bankers') Question (Sep 15th, 2018)

We crash a party of central bankers to get an answer to one of the biggest economic questions of our time.

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For Our 10th Anniversary, Episode #1 (Sep 12th, 2018)

In honor of our 10th anniversary, we revisit our very first episode.

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#863: The 13th Hole (Sep 8th, 2018)

What a hole-in-one gone awry says about the state of charity.

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#729: When Subaru Came Out (Sep 5th, 2018)

Subaru's sales had been slumping for years. Then they went straight to their biggest fans: Lesbians.

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#862: Big Government Cheese (Aug 31st, 2018)

That time we accidentally created a cheese surplus so large it had to be stored in a ginormous cave.

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#783: New Jersey Bails Out (Aug 29th, 2018)

California just did away with cash bail. But credit where credit is due. New Jersey already tried something similar.

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#861: Food Scare Squad (Aug 24th, 2018)

When food makes people sick all around the country, an army of germ detectives jumps into action.

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#444: New Jersey Wine (Aug 22nd, 2018)

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

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#860: The World's Longest Yard Sale (Aug 17th, 2018)

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

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#613: Trash! (Aug 15th, 2018)

The line between trash and recycling is moving a lot these days. It's a tough time to be a recycler.

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#859: You Asked For Even More (Aug 10th, 2018)

You have a lot of questions... about tariffs, unemployment rates, and RV dealerships, to name a few. We have answers.

#704: Open Office (Aug 8th, 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.

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#858: Venezuela's Fugitive Money Traders (Aug 3rd, 2018)

The Venezuelan government doesn't want you to know the real value of its currency. But Ruben and Mila figured it out. Now they're on the lam.

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#857: The Postal Illuminati (Aug 1st, 2018)

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

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#856: Yes In My Backyard (Jul 27th, 2018)

There's a simple way to solve the housing crisis in U.S. cities. Only problem is, almost everybody hates it.

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#855: The Poop Cartel (Jul 25th, 2018)

What happens when a group of economists applies the number one rule of economics... to number two?

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#854: The New Socialists (Jul 20th, 2018)

Socialism was political poison in the U.S. for decades. Now it's gaining ground. Who are these new socialists? And what do they want?

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#472: The One-Page Plan To Fix Global Warming Revisited (Jul 18th, 2018)

Tax carbon emissions. That's basically the whole plan. What's the hold up?

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#853: Peak Sand (Jul 13th, 2018)

Sand. It's in buildings, windows, your cell phone. But there isn't enough in the world for everyone. And that's created a dangerous black market.

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#427: LeBron James Is Still Underpaid (Jul 11th, 2018)

The best player in basketball is getting hosed. The NBA team owners, the players, the fans and even LeBron James himself want to keep it that way.

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