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#766: Georgetown, Louisiana, Part One

For the residents of a small Louisiana town, there's always been a question about their past: How'd they get there? Solving the mystery only raised more questions.

#766: Georgetown, Louisiana, Part One

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#765: The Holiday Industrial Complex

Where do holidays like National Potato Chip Day and Argyle Day come from? We trace the roots of one made-up holiday until we find out who is running the global holiday machine.

#765: The Holiday Industrial Complex

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#381: When Business Loves Regulation

One in three American jobs require a license. Today on the show, why those licensing rules hurt the U.S. economy.

#381: When Business Loves Regulation

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#764: Pub In A Box

One man figured out how to reproduce the magic of an Irish pub, and ship it in a container to anywhere in the world.

#764: Pub In A Box

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#763: BOTUS

On today's show, we get in on the future of investing. We build an automated stock-trading bot. It analyzes the twitter feed of President Donald Trump, then trades stocks with real money. Our money. You can follow our bot on twitter, @BOTUS.

#763: BOTUS

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#531: The Tough, The Sweet, The Nosy

The tricks and mind games tax collectors use to get people to pay up.

#531: The Tough, The Sweet, The Nosy

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#762: The Fine Print

On today's show: Snuggies, printer toner, and a banking road trip. Three stories about what happens when you actually read the fine print.

#762: The Fine Print

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#650: The Business Genius Behind Get Out

Jason Blum makes a lot of movies and makes them cheap. So why are so many turning into blockbusters?

#650: The Business Genius Behind Get Out

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#761: The Bank War

A populist president versus the most powerful banker in America.

#761: The Bank War

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#760: Tax Hero

One professor had a way to make filing taxes easy and painless. It worked. People loved it. But then a big tax lobby heard about it...

#760: Tax Hero

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