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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

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59 Ratings
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fabulously informative

By MajidH - Aug 20 2016
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This is a great show. Interesting topics discussed with humor and good info

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By Debate is fun. - Mar 20 2016
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Please denote the podcast's length and description….otherwise well done.

iTunes Ratings

59 Ratings
Average Ratings
45
7
2
2
3

fabulously informative

By MajidH - Aug 20 2016
Read more
This is a great show. Interesting topics discussed with humor and good info

Time and Description

By Debate is fun. - Mar 20 2016
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Please denote the podcast's length and description….otherwise well done.
Cover image of Actuality

Actuality

Updated about 14 hours ago

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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

Rank #1: 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
24 mins
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Rank #2: 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
19 mins
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Rank #3: Robot Tastemakers

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They said it couldn't be done: Teaching robots good taste. "Actuality" visits Spotify, where algorithms tell 75 million users what to listen to. Then, Tim and Sabri talk with a world-touring musician and a critic to see if this trend will save the arts — or doom them."Actuality" is brought to you by Marketplace and Quartz. It explores the inner workings of the new global economy, combining the best of our economic smarts. Subscribe to the bi-weekly podcast on iTunes or your favorite audio app.
Mar 23 2016
24 mins
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Rank #4: Smuggler’s Morgue

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This week, Actuality visits a lab at the front line of the fight against a peculiar crime — animal trafficking. The global black market for snakes, sea cucumbers, ivory and the like is hot, but the world is starting to crack down. Plus, whale euthanasia.Subscribe to the Actuality podcast
Jan 14 2016
18 mins
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Rank #5: Actuality’s Holiday Extravaganza!

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This week, Actuality just happens to stop by your house with a helping of holiday cheer, a glass of eggnog and some special guests armed with well-informed cocktail chatter about five of our favorite stories in 2015. Plus, these sweet potatoes are FIRE.
Dec 18 2015
42 mins
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Rank #6: What's a deadline?

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This week, Actuality is mostly AWOL, but we bring news of next week's very special end-of-year episode.
Dec 12 2015
1 min
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Rank #7: Fear Fast Fashion

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This week, Actuality slips into some fast fashion and learns how it pushes your brain's buttons to make you buy. But the trick means hiding the true cost of the clothes — including some surprisingly bad news for the environment. Plus, bitter cats.
Nov 27 2015
20 mins
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Rank #8: Thanksgiving in the Jungle

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In a holiday bonus episode, Actuality gets grateful after a visit to a refugee camp in France where migrants from the Middle East and Africa await asylum, and a reporter was surprised to learn her own family's refugee story.
Nov 26 2015
11 mins
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Rank #9: Grin and Bear It

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This week, Actuality pretends we’re happy! We talk about people paid to put a smile on, and the toll that emotional labor takes. Plus, a rogue banker reappears after 35 years on the lam.
Nov 13 2015
23 mins
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Rank #10: 2015: A Trash Odyssey

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This week, Actuality goes orbital and finds it's quite a mess. Satellites are dodging space trash, and there's business opportunity in cleaning up — but no sexy space garbage trucks yet. Plus, a mysterious piece of space trash is coming back to earth.
Oct 30 2015
27 mins
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