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      #813: The Produce Show


      Five reporters go to the New York Produce Show and Conference, each on a mission.

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      #812: High Rise, Low Returns


      As a businessman, President Trump is known for his towering buildings. Today we tell the story of one of those skyscrapers and what it says about how and with whom Trump does business.

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      BONUS: The Indicator, From Planet Money


      We've made a new show. You can subscribe to it now. It's called 'The Indicator'. It's for those times you want Planet Money to explain the news, quickly. It's short (about five minutes) and three days a week.

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      SPACE 4: 3 2 1


      We've got a satellite. We got a rocket. We're heading to the launch pad.

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      SPACE 3: Rocket Shopping


      We found a satellite. We tried to figure out what it would do. Now we need to choose our rocket.

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      SPACE 2: Wait, Why Are We Going To Space?


      We hitched a ride on a satellite. Now we have to figure out what we're going to do up there.


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      SPACE 1: We're Going To Space


      We really are going to space.

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      #807: Anatomy of a Hustle


      What did Paul Manafort do, exactly? Robert Mueller's indictment is 31 pages of hard-to-understand financial crime. We try to figure it out.

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      #665: The Free Food Market


      A while back, the charity Feeding America was a mess. It was sending pickles to food banks that wanted produce, and potatoes to Idaho. So they called some economists, and a free food market was born.

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      #806: Walmart's Pickle


      Walmart and Amazon are in a battle to be the store where you buy everything. But when both companies sell everything, what sets them apart? Food inventions like a bright, red pickle!

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