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Small talk: Drinks, island war, divorce

Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers Dalasie Michaelis, John Haas and Stacey Vanek-Smith about under-the-radar stories: The price of drinks at a New York bar, an island war, and divorce registries.

Small talk: Snowmen, faking, Phoonk 2

Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers George Judson, Amy Scott and Stacey Vanek-Smith about under-the-radar stories: Protesting snowmen, fake kidnapping, and a prize for watching Phoonk 2 alone.

Small talk: Roses, McItaly, annoyances

Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers Rod Abid, George Judson, and Stacey Vanek-Smith about under-the-radar stories: Cocaine bouquets, the McItaly, and what most annoys people at work.

Small Talk

Brendan Newnam, Rico Gagliano and select members of the Marketplace staff look at the less-than-major news of the week.

Small talk: Clothes, bosses, affairs

Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers Betsy Streisand, Jeremy Hobson and Stacey Vanek-Smith about under-the-radar stories: Destroying clothing, telling off your boss, and Mrs. Robinson.

Dinner Party Download: Small Talk

Rico Gagliano, Brendan Francis Newnam and other Marketplace staffers look back on 2009 -- not the big stories but the some of the more fun stuff.

Small talk: Dickens, Wal-Mart, wrestling

Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers Rod Abid, Deb Clark and Stacey Vanek-Smith about under-the-radar business stories involving Charles Dickens' toothpick, Wal-Mart's site-to-store shipping, and Obama wrestling.

Small Talk

Marketplace staffers share the stories that you may not have noticed in the headlines this week -- from virtual marriage to North Korean designer jeans. (And yes, Brendan, there were sidewalk Santas.)

Korean barbecue by the truckload

Ever since Kogi Korean BBQ-to-Go put its meals on wheels, lines have been forming wherever its truck is parked in greater Los Angeles. Its most loyal customers follow Twitter updates to find the next stop. Brendan Newnam reports.
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Small Talk: News you haven't heard

Say goodbye to the headlines and the top stories. Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano find out what news items Marketplace staffers have noticed, but that you've likely not heard.

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