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Why We Sign Up For Gym Memberships But Never Go To The Gym

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Episode 593: Who Had The First Job?

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Those are Malmark handbells on the left and Schulmerich bells on the right. malmark.com/schulmerichbells.com hide caption

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Episode 592: Bell Wars

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Anton Kharytonov runs a chain of restaurants in Ukraine called "The Loft." He is looking for Western investment to expand his business. Andy Ignatov/Andy Ignatov for NPR hide caption

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Episode 591: War? What War?

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A bus travels through downtown Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Meridith Kohut/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Hello, I'm Calling From 'La Mafia'

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Planet Fitness's bagel breakfast is the second Tuesday of every month. Planet Fitness hide caption

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Episode 590: The Planet Money Workout

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Jobs that seem dull and safe in most countries are incredibly dangerous in Honduras. Like: Driving a bus. Esteban Felix/AP hide caption

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Episode 589: Hello, I'm Calling From La Mafia

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Siri, the mobile game Candy Crush Saga and YY.com http://www.yy.com/ hide caption

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Episode 588: The Technology Tango

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Protesters in the U.K. call for a jubilee Flickr/paulmiller hide caption

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Episode 587: Jubilee! (?)

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A HDMI cable used to sell for $50. Today you can buy one for $3.61. aleighn/Flickr hide caption

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Episode 586: How Stuff Gets Cheaper

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