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#576: When Women Stopped Coding

A lot of computing pioneers were women. For decades, the number of women in computer science was growing. But in 1984, something changed.

#576: When Women Stopped Coding

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#713: Paying for the Crime

A tale of violence, payback, and how to make things right.

#713: Paying for the Crime

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#712: I Want My Money Back

Three stories of people getting their money back — or trying to. From a hospital, a scammer, and the ever-exciting global bond market.

#712: I Want My Money Back

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#711: Hooked on Heroin

Scoring a fix is cheap and today's heroin is strong. But that's just part of the reason why America got hooked. Today on the show, we trace the roots of America's heroin epidemic with a dealer, a user, and a DEA agent.

#711: Hooked on Heroin

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#710: The Brexit Break-Up

Brexit is like a breakup. So today, a divorce story in two acts. We hear from both sides: The people who voted to leave, and the Europeans being left.

#710: The Brexit Break-Up

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#575: The Fondue Conspiracy

When you think of cartels, maybe you think of drugs, maybe you think of oil. But what probably doesn't come to mind? Swiss cheese.

#575: The Fondue Conspiracy

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#709: The Quiet Old Lady Who Whispers "Fair Use"

Where is the line between being inspired by somebody's creative work and stealing it?

#709: The Quiet Old Lady Who Whispers "Fair Use"

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#708: Bitcoin Divided

Bitcoin was supposed to revolutionize the way money works. But the thing people love about it may be destroying it.

#708: Bitcoin Divided

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#707: Brexit

What just happened in the UK? And what's coming next?

#707: Brexit

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#538: Is A Stradivarius Just A Violin?

How much of a brand is real? How much is in our heads?

#538: Is A Stradivarius Just A Violin?

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