Actuality

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Actuality explores the inner workings of the new global economy, brought to you by Marketplace and Quartz, in a podcast that combines the best of our economic smarts. Hosted by Sabri Ben-Achour and Tim Fernholz, Actuality finds the interesting in the important and the important in the interesting—and defines the issues shaping our daily experience. In Season Two, we explore the impossible, with: they said it couldn’t be done. From creating a perfect algorithm to a perfect workforce, we’ll reveal the surprising answers to puzzles that once seemed impossible to solve. Join us for new episodes every other Thursday.

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Men working for British condom maker Durex show off samples for a promotional campaign in Seoul on June 24, 2008.
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 U.S. women's national soccer team player Megan Rapinoe poses for a portrait on November 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

 
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A vendor weighs buds for card-carrying medical marijuana patients attending Los Angeles' first-ever cannabis farmer's market at the West Coast Collective medical marijuana dispensary, on Independence Day 2014.
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Burt Ward as Robin, Adam West as Batman and Cesar Romero as The Joker, in a still from the 1960s "Batman" TV show, 1967.
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