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Stats to watch out for in soccer

Nov 5, 2009
A lot of people who follow sports follow the statistics that go along with them. But not all statistics are created equal. Kai Ryssdal talks to author Simon Kuper, whose book explores the stats of soccer.
Posted In: Books

Behind the scenes of the financial crisis

Nov 3, 2009
There are still many questions about the government's response to the collapse of the financial system. Kai Ryssdal talks to The New York Times' Andrew Ross Sorkin, who examines those questions in his new book, "Too Big to Fail."
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Publishing according to Klosterman

Oct 26, 2009
In his new book, "Eating The Dinosaur," author Chuck Klosterman covers everything from America's relationship with Abba to why laugh tracks are offensive. He talks to Kai Ryssdal about the art and business of publishing.
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Internet crooks beat at their own game

Oct 26, 2009
Diana Grove, author of "Dot.Conned," talks with Stacey Vanek-Smith about how she decided to fight back against Internet con artists.
Posted In: Books, Internet

Is this crisis really different? No

Oct 19, 2009
Why didn't more people see the current financial crisis coming? It's not the first financial meltdown the world has seen. Harvard economist Kenneth Rogoff has a new book with Carmen Reinhart that addresses that question. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books, Economy, Investing

A look beneath the WASPish veneer

Oct 15, 2009
Tad Friend, who wrote a New Yorker column about how his WASP parents lived without the money and prestige they'd once known, has written a book on the history of his family. It's called "Cheerful Money." He discusses it with Kai Ryssdal.
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Finding a way up when you're down

Oct 9, 2009
In Jess Walter's new novel, the protagonist is upside down on his house, out of a job, and a failure at starting a business. But he's got a comeback plan.

Los Angeles' art has imitated its life

Oct 8, 2009
John Buntin, who writes about the 20th-century relationship between organized crime and the Los Angeles Police Department in "L.A. Noir," takes Kai Ryssdal on a tour of the city's downtown and points out things that haven't changed much.
Posted In: Books

Why oil may be a cursed resource

Sep 29, 2009
Journalist Peter Maass talks with Kai Ryssdal about his book, "Crude World" and the disadvantages that come with having a lot of oil.
Posted In: Books, Oil

Gen Y swings its purchasing power

Sep 24, 2009
Today's young adults have a great deal of spending power. Steve Chiotakis talks to author Kit Yarrow, whose book "Gen Buy" explores how teens and 20-somethings are spending their money and shaping retail.
Posted In: Books

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