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Actuality

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Actuality explores the inner workings of the new global economy. Brought to you by Marketplace® and Quartz, it’s a podcast that combines the best of our economic smarts. Hosts Sabri Ben-Achour and Tim Fernholz find the interesting in the important and the important in the interesting—and define the issues shaping our daily experience in the global economy. In Season Two, we explore the impossible, with: they said it couldn’t be done. From creating a perfect algorithm to a perfect workforce, we reveal the surprising answers to puzzles that once seemed impossible to solve. Join us for new episodes every other week when in season. Produced by American Public Media’s Marketplace and Atlantic Media’s Quartz. Twitter: @ActualityPod

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Actuality explores the inner workings of the new global economy. Brought to you by Marketplace® and Quartz, it’s a podcast that combines the best of our economic smarts. Hosts Sabri Ben-Achour and Tim Fernholz find the interesting in the important and the important in the interesting—and define the issues shaping our daily experience in the global economy. In Season Two, we explore the impossible, with: they said it couldn’t be done. From creating a perfect algorithm to a perfect workforce, we reveal the surprising answers to puzzles that once seemed impossible to solve. Join us for new episodes every other week when in season. Produced by American Public Media’s Marketplace and Atlantic Media’s Quartz. Twitter: @ActualityPod

iTunes Ratings

58 Ratings
Average Ratings
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iTunes Ratings

58 Ratings
Average Ratings
44
7
2
2
3
Cover image of Actuality

Actuality

Updated 23 days ago

Read more

Actuality explores the inner workings of the new global economy. Brought to you by Marketplace® and Quartz, it’s a podcast that combines the best of our economic smarts. Hosts Sabri Ben-Achour and Tim Fernholz find the interesting in the important and the important in the interesting—and define the issues shaping our daily experience in the global economy. In Season Two, we explore the impossible, with: they said it couldn’t be done. From creating a perfect algorithm to a perfect workforce, we reveal the surprising answers to puzzles that once seemed impossible to solve. Join us for new episodes every other week when in season. Produced by American Public Media’s Marketplace and Atlantic Media’s Quartz. Twitter: @ActualityPod

Rank #1: Fear Fast Fashion

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Quartz and Marketplace race into the world of fast fashion.

Nov 27 2015
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Rank #2: Grin and Bear It

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Quartz and Marketplace explore fake happiness in the workplace.

Nov 13 2015
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Rank #3: Space Internet

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They said it couldn't be done: Internet in space. The dream of a totally connected world is still out of reach. Companies like OneWeb and SpaceX think a global swarm of satellites is the answer. The idea failed before — does it stand a chance today?

Apr 07 2016
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Rank #4: Actuality’s Holiday Extravaganza!

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Quartz and Marketplace get into the holidays and looks back at 2015.

Dec 18 2015
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Rank #5: Big Broccoli

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Quartz and Marketplace dig into genetically modified broccoli.

Sep 18 2015
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Rank #6: What's a deadline?

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Quartz and Marketplace prepare for the end of the year.

Dec 12 2015
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Rank #7: Batman v Hollywood

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They said it couldn't be done: Making superheroes into movie stars. Forty years ago, Hollywood told 27-year-old Michael Uslan a Batman movie would never succeed. More than a dozen big-budget superhero movies will hit the big screen in the next few years. Holy impossibility, Batman!

Apr 20 2016
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Rank #8: Everest Industrial Complex

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Quartz and Marketplace look back at the Mount Everest avalanche in April.

Oct 02 2015
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Rank #9: Thanksgiving in the Jungle

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Quartz and Marketplace look at the current refugee crisis.

Nov 26 2015
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Rank #10: The Devil Wears Nada

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Quartz and Marketplace look at the history of American Apparel's controversial former CEO, jerk bosses and German erotica.

Jun 26 2015
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Rank #11: Cuba Libre

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Quartz and Marketplace look at how the Cuban economy has changed in the last few years.

Jun 12 2015
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Rank #12: Undocumented

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Quartz and Marketplace look at Donald Trump's immigration reform plan and Turkish whistling.

Aug 21 2015
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Rank #13: GMOsquitoes

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Quartz and Marketplace look at how genetically modified mosquitoes could be the key to preventing a disease outbreak in Florida.

Jul 10 2015
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Rank #14: Excessories

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Quartz and Marketplace look at caviar, rodents and poultry.

Aug 07 2015
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Rank #15: Monsnoozin’

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Quartz and Marketplace look at irregular sleep schedules, the economic effects of monsoon weather on India and a 'sleeping sickness' in Kazakhstan.

Jul 24 2015
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Rank #16: Robot Tastemakers

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"Actuality" visits Spotify to look into the algorithmic DJs that soundtrack our lives.

Mar 23 2016
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Rank #17: Smuggler’s Morgue

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Quartz and Marketplace go into the world of animal trafficking with this episode of Actuality

Jan 14 2016
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Rank #18: Sonification

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Quartz and Marketplace listen to 'data,' and talk about Wi-Fi allergies.

Sep 04 2015
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Rank #19: Gimme Shelter

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Quartz and Marketplace look at the state of homelessness starting in the 1970s.

Oct 16 2015
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Rank #20: 2015: A Trash Odyssey

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Quartz and Marketplace find out littering exists in space, too.

Oct 30 2015
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