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#854: The New Socialists
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#854: The New Socialists

Socialism was political poison in the U.S. for decades. Now it's gaining ground. Who are these new socialists? And what do they want?

#854: The New Socialists

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#472: The One-Page Plan To Fix Global Warming Revisited
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#472: The One-Page Plan To Fix Global Warming Revisited

Tax carbon emissions. That's basically the whole plan. What's the hold up?

#472: The One-Page Plan To Fix Global Warming Revisited

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#853: Peak Sand
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#853: Peak Sand

Sand. It's in buildings, windows, your cell phone. But there isn't enough in the world for everyone. And that's created a dangerous black market.

#853: Peak Sand

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#427: LeBron James Is Still Underpaid
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#427: LeBron James Is Still Underpaid

The best player in basketball is getting hosed. The NBA team owners, the players, the fans and even LeBron James himself want to keep it that way.

#427: LeBron James Is Still Underpaid

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#852: Two Summer Indicators

Two stories from our Indicator team. There's a province in China that makes many of the world's flags. It's a unique window on global trade right now. And we find out why so few teenagers are working summer jobs these days.

#852: Two Summer Indicators

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#700: Peanuts And Cracker Jack

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#700: Peanuts And Cracker Jack

It takes strategy and skill to sell snacks at a baseball game. Meet the hot dog vending legend of Fenway Park.

#700: Peanuts And Cracker Jack

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#851: The Rest Of The Story Summer 2018
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#851: The Rest Of The Story Summer 2018

A pesticide wreaks havoc. A listener needs a bitcoin detective. And the search for the rarest economic good continues.

#851: The Rest Of The Story Summer 2018

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#850: The Fake Review Hunter
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#850: The Fake Review Hunter

Fake product reviews are wrecking the internet. But help is on the way: From a bodybuilding fake review hunter.

#850: The Fake Review Hunter

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VIDEO: The Chicken Tax
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VIDEO: The Chicken Tax

Which came first, the frozen chicken or the tax on foreign trucks? Just kidding, it was the frozen chicken — then came the American tax that helped shape the domestic market for trucks.

#682: When CEO Pay Exploded
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#682: When CEO Pay Exploded

Politicians have argued for decades that CEOs are overpaid. But there's this precise moment in the 1990s when CEO pay suddenly shot up. We find out what happened.

#682: When CEO Pay Exploded

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