Fake news, real risk, and the messy rise of blockchain media.
On this episode of BackStory, Ed joins Brian, Nathan and Joanne as they continue to explore the history of America’s relationship to the largest marine mammals.
Obamacare premiums going down; Google security breach; Stock market troubles
Experian PIN failure; Military moving scams; Mattress industry changing rapidly
Paying off a LOT of debt; New timeshare scam; Bank cyber attacks increasing
Retail rewards; not going to college; E sim cards
Joseph C. Sternberg and Hugo Restall discuss a missing Interpol official, a journalist kicked out of Hong Kong, and a new Trump strategy on China.
SPECIAL: Clark and his 13 year old son Grant talk tech advice
Man Booker prize winners Olga Tocarczuk and her translator Jennifer Croft on maps that lead nowhere, plasticized anatomies, and humor across national borders.
Featuring Sushma Subramanian and Nick Andersen
Clark Stinks; Micro hotels work for Millennials
Solar in Puerto Rico; Ticketmaster ripoff; Cell phone plan changes
Joseph C. Sternberg and Robert Colvile catch up on Britain's annual party convention season, and weigh the next challenging few weeks in Britain's divorce from the European Union.
Holiday hiring; Moviepass mega bungle; Suze Orman makes silly retirement remarks
Facebook data breach; Bogus travel insurance; Amazing food tracking techniques
Thawing credit getting easier; Spam cell phone calls; Great online banks
Joseph C. Sternberg and Hugo Restall discuss Trump's overture to North Korea, and the beginning of the end of Merkel's long reign in Berlin.
A nation born in revolution will forever struggle against chaos. Jill Lepore, author of These Truths, on the surprising roots of the mess America's in.
On this episode of BackStory, Brian, Nathan and Joanne reflect on the history of prison labor and learn more about the challenges facing those behind bars.
Featuring Fiona Calvert and Shane Hanlon
Food robots; budget deficit; Robo advisors
Today, we take a step back to imagine a world without a web of GPS satellites telling your smartphone where you are every second of the day. While this might sound scary, come along and maybe you’ll discover you have a secret sixth sense...one that’s b...
Building with shipping containers; Tuition insurance; Asking for a raise
USB security keys; fiduciary reneging; Products for elderly are booming market
New driving app; Tech support scam; Retiring early
Joseph C. Sternberg and Hugo Restall on what winning a trade war with China means, and why Theresa May can't pick a Brexit plan and stick to it.
How a mother-daughter obsession became a massive and dangerous industry. The weird history of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
Clark Stinks; Credit freezes are free now!
Featuring Cailin Gallinger and Rose DF
Another Google technological breakthrough; Food fraud; Great place to buy used cars
Joseph C. Sternberg and Elisabeth Braw on Poland's plan to name a fort after Donald Trump, and what 'deterrence' means in an age of cyber threats.
Helping Florence victims; Teenage big rig drivers?; DNA testing concerns
A seismic shake-up at a venerable literary gatekeeper. Shallow and not-so-shallow consumerism. The Paris Review’s new editor on old ghosts, new voices, and what’s worth keeping.
On this episode of Backstory, Ed, Nathan and Brian explore the iconic figure of the American Millionaire.
Clark reflects on the 9/11 anniversary; Rx cash drug prices; Longevity of appliances
Debit card fraud; Non competes suppress salaries; Cost of car ownership
Clark Stinks; A millennial landlord horror story
Featuring Stephen Macknick & Susana Martinez-Conde and Africa Stewart
On this episode of BackStory, Brian, Ed and Nathan take a look at the historical relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States.