52 episodes

There's a whole lot of stuff out there to buy. We're talking about all the things you eat, drink, wear and even smoke. Every other week we're going to take a look at one part of the universe of consumable stuff. We'll delve into why we spend our money on these things, the people behind the products -- and why it matters.

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There's a whole lot of stuff out there to buy. We're talking about all the things you eat, drink, wear and even smoke. Every other week we're going to take a look at one part of the universe of consumable stuff. We'll delve into why we spend our money on these things, the people behind the products -- and why it matters.

    Introducing Prognosis Season 4: America's Broken Health-Care Costs

    Introducing Prognosis Season 4: America's Broken Health-Care Costs

    Americans are paying more and getting less for their health care than ever before. On the new season of Prognosis, reporter John Tozzi explores what went wrong. 

    • 2 min
    Introducing "What Goes Up," A New Show From Bloomberg

    Introducing "What Goes Up," A New Show From Bloomberg

    On this new show from Bloomberg, hosts Mike Regan and Sarah Ponczek speak with expert guests each week about the main themes influencing global markets. They explore everything from stocks to bonds to currencies and commodities, and how each asset class affects trading in the others. Whether you’re a financial professional or just a curious retirement saver, What Goes Up keeps you apprised of the latest buzz on Wall Street and what the wildest movements in markets will mean for your investments. 

    • 2 min
    Introducing "Works For Me," A New Podcast From Bloomberg

    Introducing "Works For Me," A New Podcast From Bloomberg

    On this new show from Bloomberg, hosts Francesca Levy and Rebecca Greenfield navigate the productivity industry by way of their own experiences. In each episode, one of the two becomes a human guinea pig as she tries to solve a specific work-related problem. Using the advice of so-called productivity experts, the duo tackles obstacles like ineffective to-do lists, overflowing inboxes and unruly meetings. Follow along with their attempts, insights and missteps, and maybe find a solution that will work for you.

    • 3 min
    Travel Genius, a New Show From Bloomberg

    Travel Genius, a New Show From Bloomberg

    What’s the most sure-fire way to get a flight upgrade? How can you find the best, secret local restaurants by asking just one question? What's the first thing you should do when you get into a hotel room? On Bloomberg's new podcast Travel Genius, we'll give you those answers—and plenty more—as hosts Nikki Ekstein and Mark Ellwood quiz the world’s most experienced globetrotters for their tried-and-true travel hacks. Listen weekly, and even your work trips will go from a necessary evil to an expert art form. Plus, you'll be padding out your bucket list with dreams of amazing future vacations. 

    • 2 min
    Prognosis, a New Show From Bloomberg

    Prognosis, a New Show From Bloomberg

    Where does a medical cure come from? 100 years ago, it wasn't uncommon for scientists to test medicines by taking a dose themselves. As medical technologies get cheaper and more accessible, patients and DIY tinkerers are trying something similar—and mainstream medicine is racing to catch up. Prognosis explores the leading edge of medical advances, and asks who gets—or should get—access to them. We look at how innovation happens, when it fails, and what it means to the people with a disease trying to feel better, live longer, or avoid death.

    • 2 min
    BONUS: The Pay Check, Episode 6

    BONUS: The Pay Check, Episode 6

    So far, the pay gap has proved pretty impossible to solve. But most of us aren’t just going to sit here and accept that we’ll be paid less than men for our entire careers. In the last episode of The Pay Check, host Rebecca Greenfield talks to Gaby Dunn, who hosts her own podcast called Bad With Money, about what she's learned from the many people she's sought advice from on her series. Jordyn Holman also travels to Seattle for the Get Money, Get Paid conference, hosted by a group called Ladies Get Paid, and learns some important lessons about negotiation—and collaboration. 

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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Need more!!

Why are there so few and sporadic episodes? Please create more!

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Sneakily Fantastic Podcast

This is so sneaky good. At first you think it may just be a show about populat clothing trends or something like that, but really it's a pop culture/economics/fashion/electronics lesson all rolled into one. So informative and interesting, you learn something different and cool in every episode. Absolutely in my must-listen lineup every week. Keep it up guys!

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Bizarrely Jubilant Theme Song

They have a bizarrely jubilant theme song for a show that’s usually talking about the death of an industry. Love the show. Hate the theme song.

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