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Episode 915: How To Meddle In An Election

In which someone runs a science experiment on an actual election, on actual voters, to test the persuasive power of ethically sketchy methods.

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Episode 914: Trump And Deutsche Bank, A Long Affair

After Donald Trump's companies declared four bankruptcies, several major banks stopped loaning him money. But Deutsche Bank didn't.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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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