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Small talk: Guinness, Netflix, costumes

Oct 22, 2010
Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano talk with fellow staffers Ethan Lindsey, Dalasie Michaelis and Stacey Vanek-Smith about under-the-radar business stories. This week: Guinness beer, Netflix, and popular costumes for Halloween

Small Talk: Baby's e-presence, the reputation of clowns

Oct 8, 2010
Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam talk to Marketplace staffers about Costco's survivalist, or ultimate lazy grocery shopper, deal; clowns defending their image; and babies on the Internet, even while in utero.

Small Talk: The Eternal Happiness Meal, lying pants

Sep 10, 2010
Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam talk to Marketplace staffers vanity sizing for men, the NYT publisher's stunning idea that newspapers may eventually not be printed on paper and the everlasting Happy Meal.

Small Talk: Auto lashes, do-gooders and pet insurance

Aug 27, 2010
Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam talk to Marketplace staffers about fake lashes for your ride, goody two-shoes and the things pet insurance pays for.

Small talk: Gmail, face punch, soaps

Aug 13, 2010
Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers Dalasie Michaelis, Krissy Clark, and Stacey Vanek-Smith about stories involving Gmail, young men punching their co-workers in the face, and soap operas.

Small Talk: Shoe factory tours, Thomas's English Muffins secret recipe and the new DMV

Jul 30, 2010
Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers Eve Troeh, Millie Jefferson and Ethan Lindsey about shoe factory tours, Thomas's English Muffins secret recipe and the new DMV

Small Talk: Airline fees, New York subways, and retro stamps

Jul 16, 2010
Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers Tess Vigeland, Paddy Hirsch, and Jeremy Hobson about airline baggage fees, New York subways, and funny stamps

Small talk: Light sabers, wine machines

Jul 2, 2010
Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers Dalasie Michaelis, Bill Radke and Stacey Vanek-Smith about real light sabers, wine vending machines and the worst (or best) drunk story ever.

Small talk: Japan, tanning, computer

Jun 18, 2010
Marketplace's Brendan Newnam chats with fellow staffers Ben Adair, Stacey Vanek-Smith and Nihar Patel about under-the-radar business: a city in Japan, a tanning tax, and a super computer

Small talk: Iceland, Facebook, ducks

Jun 4, 2010
Marketplace's Brendan Newnam chats with fellow staffers Paddy Hirsch, Ethan Lindsey, and Adriene Hill about under-the-radar business stories: Iceland's rehabilitation campaign, Facebook's CEO, and cleaning ducks with Dawn soap.

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