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Surprising stories about how the biggest, household name brands affect our lives and culture — for better or worse. Host Charlie Herman finds tales of tragedy, love, strange histories, unintended consequences, and accidental success.More information ...Show More


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41:39 | Jun 5th, 2019

Enron collapsed nearly 20 years ago, but chances are something you use today was affected by emails sent by 150 of the company’s top employees. These emails — about meetings and energy markets but als...Show More
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The publicly exposed email dump from Enron employees is being used today to make out AI smarter. But it's also raises ethical questions.

37:09 | Sep 19th, 2018

We go on a mission to find out why there are so many Mattress Firm stores. How do they end up next door and across the street from each other? Are the mattresses full of money? Reddit users started a ...Show More
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44:14 | Mar 25th

The 1980’s TV commercials for California raisins have been called some of the best ads ever made. The claymation raisins singing and dancing to Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” became ...Show More

37:26 | Mar 18th

Since Jazzercise started over 50 years ago, hundreds of thousands of (mostly) women have come together to exercise and get fit. But if you think Jazzercise is just jazz hands and shoulder rolls, you’r...Show More
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I loved this look at feminism, entrepreneurship, and fitness through the lens of Jazzercise. @aliceko you might want to check this out!

36:41 | Mar 4th

More than two hundred years ago in Napoleonic France, the business world was walled off to women, and champagne was a luxury reserved for the ruling class. So then how did a young widow take over her ...Show More
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