Antitrust 1: Standard Oil
At the turn of the 20th century, Ida Tarbell investigated John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil. What she discovered changed the economy of the United States.
#418: A Fake Bank For Money Laundering Run By The Government
To catch drug traffickers, the U.S. government tried something it had never tried before. It set up and ran a fake offshore bank for money laundering. Fake name. Fake employees. Real drug money.
#893: Our Valentines 2019
We give a shout out to the stuff we've been obsessing over in the office — those stories that were so good, we wished we had thought of them ourselves.
#892: The Lost Plane
In December, a commercial flight had to make an emergency landing in Iran. They discovered that landing there would be easy. Getting out – much, much harder.
#891: Who Won The Bet Over Bitcoin?
Five years ago, two sides met on our show to make a bet about the future of bitcoin. Today, we announce the winner.
#825: Who Started The Wildfire?
After a wildfire, teams of investigators start combing the wreckage for clues. Finding the cause means, maybe, finding someone to pay. But where's the line between a natural disaster and a human one?
#890: The Division Problem
Today on the show, we take on one of life's most vexing problems: Sharing.
#688: Brilliant Vs. Boring
John Bogle died last week. His creation — the index fund — changed investing. Today, how his invention set off a million dollar bet between some of the biggest brains on Wall Street, including Warren Buffett.