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Fishing for crabs, dealing with danger

Apr 29, 2008
The Discovery Channel just started the third season of its hit show "Deadliest Catch," a wild ride with crab fishermen on the Bering Sea. Kai Ryssdal talks with the two stars, brothers Andy and Johnathan Hillstrand.
Posted In: Books, Entertainment

The bottom line? Lighten up a bit

Apr 25, 2008
In their new book, "The Levity Effect," Adrian Gostick and Scott Christopher contend that having a sense of humor in the office can actually help the bottom line. They shared that view with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books, Health

A look inside 'Bush's Law'

Apr 15, 2008
Eric Lichtblau, author of "Bush's Law: The Remaking of American Justice," talks with host Kai Ryssdal about the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program and other covert tactics.
Posted In: Books, Crime

Underground economy is booming

Apr 9, 2008
Best estimates are that about 15% to 20% of the world's economy happens off the books. Journalist Mischa Glenny takes a tour of the underground economy in his new book, "McMafia." He talks about it with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books

Amazon contest promotes new business

Apr 7, 2008
A bartender and former high school teacher has won a fiction-writing contest sponsored by Amazon.com and Penguin Books. The competition is part of Amazon's promotion of its new self-publishing business. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Books

Publisher reworks book-selling model

Apr 4, 2008
A new division of publisher HarperCollins is trying to turn the old model of selling books inside out. Jeremy Hobson reports on a new chapter in a struggling industry.
Posted In: Books, Science

Soros: Financial crisis worst since '30s

Apr 3, 2008
Investor and philanthropist George Soros says the financial system as we know it is broken. He talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book in which he offers what he calls a new paradigm for the financial markets.
Posted In: Books, Economy

Memoirs of a 'Turnaround Kid'

Mar 10, 2008
Corporate freelancer Steve Miller's book, "The Turnaround Kid," details some of his adventures working for major American companies. Fortune's Allan Sloan tells Lisa Napoli why it's an atypical business memoir.
Posted In: Books

Where does that $3 trillion go?

Feb 26, 2008
This year President Bush proposed a federal budget of more than $3 trillion. Kai Ryssdal talks to Scott Bittle, author of "Where Does the Money Go?," about how taking a closer look at the spending of federal dollars could help avoid future deficits.
Posted In: Books, Washington

Swept away by service culture

Feb 12, 2008
Author Alex Frankel wanted to find out what life was like on the other side of the counter. He talks to Scott Jagow about his book, where he shares his experience of joining the working culture of Starbucks, UPS, the Gap and more.
Posted In: Books, Jobs, Retail

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