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Planet Money On This American Life

Planet Money's on This American Life this week, posing a surprisingly slippery question: What is money?

To find the answer, we go inside the bowels of the Federal Reserve, learn why Brazil created a fake currency, and consider what giant stone coins on the bottom of the ocean tell us about the nature of money.

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