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Wait A Second ... Is That Hitchhiker John Waters?

The man behind Pink Flamingos and Cry-Baby hitchhiked from Baltimore to San Francisco and chronicles the experience in a new book, Carsick. He says as a hitchhiker, "Your job is to talk. Or have sex."

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Planet Money

Why A Pack Of Peanut Butter M&M'S Weighs A Tiny Bit Less Than A Regular Pack

One hungry reporter goes on a quest to find out why his package of Peanut Butter M&M's weighs 0.06 ounces less than a package of Milk Chocolate M&M's.

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Dollar For Dollar: Adventures In Investing

From Coffee Futures To Bulk Buying: A Year Of Adventurous Investing

Last year NPR's Uri Berliner took money from a savings account that was losing value to inflation and bought a range of assets that included a painting and a haul from Costco. So how'd his money do?

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Intravenous Pete Robbins

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From Coffee Futures To Bulk Buying: A Year Of Adventurous Investing

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Stopped By 'No One,' A Nun Wins Italy's 'The Voice'

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By The Shore Suor Cristina Scuccia
Progress Booker T. Jones & Yim Yames
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The 'Cool War' With China Is Unseen, But Comes With Consequences

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From Father To Son, Life Lessons Passed Down Through Generations

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That Kid in Fourth Grade Who Really Liked the Denver Broncos Chris Zabriskie
John Stockton Slow Drag Chris Zabriskie

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How One Man's Arrest In London Shut Down Pakistan's Megacity

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Why A Pack Of Peanut Butter M&M's Weighs A Tiny Bit Less Than A Regular Pack

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Wait A Second ... Is That Hitchhiker John Waters?

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