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Small talk: Frito-Lay goes natural, robbing a store with your mom

Mar 25, 2011
Presenting news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: smaller napkins, Frito-Lay goes natural, and robbing a store with your mom.

Small talk: The YouTube degree, Phil Collins retires

Mar 11, 2011
Brendan Francis Newnam and Rico Galigano talk with fellow Marketplace staffers about under-the-radar business stories involving Facebook bullies, the YouTube degree and Phil Collins' retirement.

Small talk: Blockbuster karma, non-jobs, and a robot marathon

Feb 25, 2011
Brendan Francis Newnam and Rico Galigano talk with fellow Marketplace staffers Jennifer Collins, Adriene Hill and Ethan Lindsey about under-the-radar business stories involving Blockbuster, England's non-jobs, and robots running a marathon.

Small Talk: Video store clerks, catapults and music to scare off wolves

Jan 28, 2011
Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam talk to Marketplace staffers about the stories that didn't make the headlines. This week: the return of video store clerks, a new way to smuggle drugs, and the band that scared off wolves.

Small talk: Duane Reade, keeping credit cards, Chatroulette

Jan 14, 2011
Brendan Francis Newnam and Rico Galigano talk with fellow Marketplace staffers Dalasie Michaelis, John Haas, and Adriene Hill about under-the-radar business stories involving Duane Reade, outmoded media, and Chatroulette.

Best of "Small Talk" in 2010

Dec 31, 2010
Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam showcase the most amusing pieces of news shared to them by Marketplace staffers on their Dinner Party Download segment.

Small Talk: A Swiss bank secret, dogs and finals

Dec 17, 2010
Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam talk to Marketplace staffers about what kind of undies some UBS bankers are wearing, using dogs to get through the finals crunch and a Jeopardy face-off with a robot.

Small talk: Electric eels, Corleones and Kardashians

Dec 3, 2010
Brendan Newnam, Rico Gagliano and the Marketplace staff updates you on the latest interesting stories to bring up at your next dinner party. This weekend: electric eels power up Christmas, the Corleone mansion goes on sale, and the Kardashians opt out of debit.

Small talk: ski masks with beards, taxis of the future

Nov 19, 2010
Marketplace's Brendan Francis Newnam and Rico Gagliano talk with fellow staffers Dalasie Michaelis, George Judson and Nancy Farghalli about under-the-radar business stories. This week: ski masks with beards, smart vending machines and taxis of the future.

Small talk: rabbits, windmills, rodents as fashion

Nov 5, 2010
Marketplace's Brendan Francis Newnam and Rico Gagliano talk with fellow staffers Avishay Artsy, Dalasie Michaelis and Adriene Hill about under-the-radar business stories. This week: the lawsuit between two rabbits, the color of windmills, and rodent fur as fashion?

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