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Freakonomics

Freakonomics Radio is hosted by Stephen Dubner, with co-author Steve Levitt as a regular guest. It is an award-winning podcast and also airs on public-radio stations across the country. Levitt and Dubner use the tools of economics to explore real-world behavior. They tell stories about cheating schoolteachers, self-dealing real-estate agents, and crack-selling mama’s boys. Among the most popular episodes to date: "Do More Expensive Wines Taste Better?" and "The Upside of Quitting." Freakonomics Radio occasionally hits No. 1 on iTunes (subscribe here), with 3 million downloads a month.


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Racially-Charged Casting Call: 'Surprising' But Not Shocking To Insiders

A casting call asked for attractive light-skinned women of any race but black women who looked "poor" and "not in good shape." A panel of industry insiders weighs in.
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With Help From America's Test Kitchen, Why Buy When You Can DIY?

Morning Edition host Renee Montagne talks to America's Test Kitchen's Chris Kimball about foods that are easier than you'd guess to make at home. Fresh Nutella or kale chips, anyone?
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Montana Sen. Walsh Says PTSD May Have Played A Role In His Plagiarism

Sen. John Walsh lifted at least a quarter of his United States Army War College master's thesis, according to a report in The New York Times. Walsh was appointed to the Senate in February.
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U.S. Database Glitch Delays Passport, Visa Processing

The problem in the U.S. State Department system could cause problems for millions of people worldwide who are awaiting travel documents.