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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.

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    • 4.6 • 25.1K Ratings

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.

    Swamp Gravy (UPDATE)

    Swamp Gravy (UPDATE)

    Colquitt, Georgia, was struggling. And then musical theater came along. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 30 min
    All Your Genes Are Belong To Us

    All Your Genes Are Belong To Us

    Who owns your genes, anyway? For a while, Big Biotech patented 20% of the human genome. Then a lawyer took them to the Supreme Court. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 24 min
    Trade Show (UPDATE)

    Trade Show (UPDATE)

    It's been a rough four years for free trade. Today on the show, we present 244 years of trade in 22 minutes. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 21 min
    Biden Time

    Biden Time

    Four things Joe Biden can do as president — even if the Democrats don't control Congress. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 19 min
    Worst. Tariffs. Ever. (Classic)

    Worst. Tariffs. Ever. (Classic)

    One of the few things a new president has a lot of control over is tariff policies. But it wasn't always that way. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 22 min
    Hacking the Perfect Auction

    Hacking the Perfect Auction

    A Nobel-Prize winner spent years designing an auction to sell off the airwaves, which are owned by the public. But Wall Street found a tiny flaw. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
25.1K Ratings

25.1K Ratings

Another feminist ,

Fun and nerdy!

I always learn something and it’s so fun!

jonnymac314151867890 ,

good podcast hate the repeats

I love listening, but it really frustrating they replay old episodes. Podcasts aren't radio, we have a playlist, and I can replay an old one if I want. Please keep the radio paradigm on the radio.

me🍍 ,

I am SO disappointed! ☹️

Truly I expected better! In the Trade Show (update) episode the G-slur is used at the 3:53 min mark. This made me sick to my stomach! I am so sad that you guys didn’t say anything about it!

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