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#785: The Starbury

Most athlete endorsements make a product more expensive. But what happens when an NBA All-Star uses his name to make a sneaker much, much cheaper? On today's show: How that worked out.

#785: The Starbury

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#594: Board Games

On today's show: The story of two guys who tried to cut the pay of a CEO at a small pneumatic tool company.

#594: Board Games

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#784: Meeting The Russians

That meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer was two decades in the making. It began in 1996, when an adventurous American went to Russia, trying to make a buck.

#784: Meeting The Russians

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#783: New Jersey Bails Out

Bail is broken. In New Jersey, defense attorneys, prosecutors, and judges banded together to try a dramatic solution: Blow it up.

#783: New Jersey Bails Out

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#782: Budget Time

We run through the entire federal budget — in 10 minutes. More than $6 billion per second. Go.

#782: Budget Time

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#586: How Stuff Gets Cheaper

We visit a company where people work on figuring out how to make stuff get cheaper.

#586: How Stuff Gets Cheaper

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#781: The Money Fixers

In Washington, D.C., there is a place where millions of dollars of ripped, burned, and water-soaked dollar bills are made new. On today's show, we get inside that room.

#781: The Money Fixers

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#286: Libertarian Summer Camp

We visited a libertarian summer paradise. What we found: People paying in gold. Exotic bacon dishes. A nine-year-old selling alcohol.

#286: Libertarian Summer Camp

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#780: On Second Thought

Flip-floppers, this one's for you. Changing your mind is hard, but it's one of the smartest things you can do.

#780: On Second Thought

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#779: Shrimp Fight Club

What happens when an unstoppable shrimp meets an unmovable senator? A researcher goes to Washington to defend herself, her shrimp, and science itself.

#779: Shrimp Fight Club

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