#453: What Causes What?
October 17th, 2018
We try to tell the difference between correlation and causation.
#869: The Student Loan Whistleblower
October 12th, 2018
Seth Frotman worked overseeing student loans for the government. He saw things that made him quit, and tell all.
#534: The History of Light (Nobel Edition)
October 8th, 2018
Bill Nordhaus just won the economics Nobel. In this show: He shows how history of light is the history of economic growth — of things getting faster, cheaper, and more efficient.
October 5th, 2018
We follow writer Oliver Bullough as he explores how stolen money moves around the world, and what that might mean for democracies.
#680: Anatomy Of A Scam
October 3rd, 2018
Ever seen one of those signs asking if you want to work from home? We find out what happens when you call.
#867: Special Report: Asylum Crackdown
September 29th, 2018
We tell the story of a massive crackdown on asylum fraud, and the fallout.
#866: Modern Monetary Theory
September 27th, 2018
We rethink everything we know about government spending, taxes, the nature of money... All of it.
#865: Tweak This
September 21st, 2018
We propose small fixes for baseball, weddings, salary negotiations and buying your morning coffee. Warning: They may be too rational.
#657: The Tale Of The Onion King
September 19th, 2018
How one man took the onion market hostage.
#864: The Central (Bankers') Question
September 15th, 2018
We crash a party of central bankers to get an answer to one of the biggest economic questions of our time.