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Episode 913: Counting The Homeless

From renting hotels to a jobs report-like census in the night, we look at ways communities are helping the homeless.

Episode 913: Counting The Homeless

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Episode 407: A Mathematician, The Last Supper, And The Birth Of Accounting

The story of an innovation that changed the way the world works, and of the man who made this innovation possible: Luca Pacioli.

Episode 407: A Mathematician, The Last Supper, And The Birth Of Accounting

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Episode 912: How Uncle Jamie Broke Jeopardy

James Holzhauer took data, probability and a lot of practice with a fake buzzer, and turned it into a fortune on a game show.

Episode 912: How Uncle Jamie Broke Jeopardy

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Episode 911: You Asked The Listener Question Hotline

We answer a bunch of the questions you asked — and even one you *didn't* ask.

Episode 911: You Asked The Listener Question Hotline

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Episode 910: Economics, Sexism, Data

A young economist holds a mirror up to her field. And starts a national conversation about women in economics.

Episode 910: Economics, Sexism, Data

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Episode 416: Why The Price of Coke Didn't Change For 70 years

For 70 years, the price of a bottle of Coca-Cola stayed a nickel. Why? The answer includes a half a million vending machines and a 7.5 cent coin.

Episode 416: Why The Price of Coke Didn't Change For 70 years

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#909: Dollar Stores Vs Lettuce
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#909: Dollar Stores Vs Lettuce

Every six hours a new dollar store opens in the U.S. Are they killing grocery stores?

#909: Dollar Stores Vs Lettuce

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#908: I Am Not A Robot

The remarkable story of the online "CAPTCHA" tests we've all taken to prove that we're not robots.

#908: I Am Not A Robot

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#907: Two Spring Indicators

The Indicator from Planet Money explores trade wars, peanuts, hurricanes, and happiness.

#907: Two Spring Indicators

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#644: How Much Does This Cow Weigh?

We wanted to understand an eerie phenomenon that drives everything from the stock market to the price of orange juice. So we asked you to guess the weight of a cow.

#644: How Much Does This Cow Weigh?

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