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#892: The Lost Plane
In December, a commercial flight had to make an emergency landing in Iran. They discovered that landing there would be easy. Getting out – much, much harder.
#891: Who Won The Bet Over Bitcoin?
Five years ago, two sides met on our show to make a bet about the future of bitcoin. Today, we announce the winner.
#825: Who Started The Wildfire?
After a wildfire, teams of investigators start combing the wreckage for clues. Finding the cause means, maybe, finding someone to pay. But where's the line between a natural disaster and a human one?
#890: The Division Problem
Today on the show, we take on one of life's most vexing problems: Sharing.
#688: Brilliant Vs. Boring
John Bogle died last week. His creation — the index fund — changed investing. Today, how his invention set off a million dollar bet between some of the biggest brains on Wall Street, including Warren Buffett.
#888: The First Shutdown
In 1879, Congress and the President were locked in a battle over the rights of African-Americans. It led to the first government shutdown.
#887: You Asked For It, Yet Again
On today's show we answer questions about silver dollars, Venmo, and Brexit. Why? Because you asked!
#690: All In
We go inside a professional poker tournament, where some of the smartest betting takes place behind the scenes.
#886: The Price of a Hack
Hackers are an expensive headache for companies. But there might be a simple economic fix.
#885: Do It For Your Country
People are the engine that fuels an economy. But what happens when you start running out of people?