A year ago, Dan Ariely's book "Predictably Irrational" was released. Since then a lot has changed, and his book has been expanded. He talks with Kai Ryssdal about why behavioral economists are getting more respect these days.
It took 72 hours for Bear Stearns to crumble. Reporter Kate Kelly wrote about the final days of the investment bank's collapse in her book "Street Fighters" and talks with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened.
In 1953, Harry Truman packed his Chrysler New Yorker and hit the road. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Matthew Algeo, author of "Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure" about what has changed since the former president's road trip.
Thirty years ago the Three Mile Island Nuclear Station experienced the worst nuclear power accident in U.S. history. Tom Zoellner, author of "Uranium," talks with Kai Ryssdal about the issues surrounding that nuclear fuel.
How does human psychology drive the economy? Marketplace's Bob Moon explores the question with Dr. George Akerlof and Dr. Robert Shiller, who seek to answer this question in their new book, Animal Spirits.