How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Numbers Tour

Date Location & Time
Apr 24, 2014 Washington D.C.
Jun 20, 2014 Cleveland
Jun 28, 2014 Aspen
Sep 30, 2014 Houston
Oct 16, 2014 New York
Oct 22, 2014 Chicago
Nov 8, 2014 Los Angeles

Marketplace is hitting the road and revving up…the numbers?

Kai Ryssdal, the Marketplace team, and a compelling line-up of local guests will be visiting select cities this fall to offer a live, one-night-only performance that takes a revealing and entertaining look behind the numbers.

The Dow. The NASDAQ. Weekly unemployment. Numbers like these parade through our daily lives, in headlines, on TV and the radio. But what if these numbers hold some surprises? What if each and every one has an interesting story? What if they can actually be presented with a little [gasp] fun?

Marketplace will explore, with this live evening event that’ll give you a new perspective on the news, the numbers, and where you live. Featuring in-depth interviews, fascinating stories, and the personalities you love. It’s everything Marketplace does best, but on stage and before your eyes.

And there’s one important number we can’t leave out—Marketplace is celebrating 25 years on the air! So let’s get together and do the numbers, in person.

Thank You to Our Tour National Underwriters:

25 For 25

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Mona Simpson on the economics behind 'Casebook'

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3, 2, 1… 3.5 million?

Jun 6, 2014
The percentage of 18-34 year olds still living with their parents has climbed.
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The number 2,000: Economic lessons from Brazil

Jun 5, 2014
Just because something has never happened before, doesn't mean it's impossible.
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Where all those digital cookies came from

Jun 4, 2014
How the online cookie went from friend to foe... and why we may be friends again.
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The day I realized a taxi medallion costs $1 million

Jun 4, 2014
How could a new immigrant possibly purchase a $1 million taxi medallion now?
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Khaled Hosseini on the economics behind 'And the Mountains Echoed'

Jun 3, 2014
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2/27/07, 416, 546 and the day the market broke

Jun 3, 2014
The birth of the mortgage bust and "the death of the God of the closing bell."
Posted In: Freddie Mac, mortgage bust
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Vox CEO Jim Bankoff on which numbers matter

Jun 2, 2014
"We like to tell our people that they should be data-informed as opposed to data-driven."
Posted In: Vox, Jim Bankoff, CEOs, #numberslie

China's economic boom leaves a trail of ghost cities

Jun 2, 2014
A growth model focused on GDP has left hundreds of Chinese cities nearly empty.
Posted In: China, ghost towns, #numberslie

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25 for 25: Leave the big numbers to Janet Yellen

Feb 12, 2014
The numbers we use to measure our economy might not be telling us what we think they are.
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