‘Lucky money’ 2.0
Feb 5, 2019

‘Lucky money’ 2.0

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President Donald Trump floats a World Bank critic as its new head. The workplace messaging system Slack announced plans to go public, but how exactly does the company make money? Chinese New Year celebrations begin Tuesday, and they involve a lot of little red envelopes of "lucky money." We take a look at the custom's significance, how it sometimes means a bit more than "good luck," and how it's gone digital. Plus, it might be time to check your Flickr account.

Today's show is sponsored by Pitney Bowes, the United States Postal Service and Indeed.

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Celebrating the Lunar New Year with 'lucky money'

Feb 5, 2019
Some folks who grew up celebrating the Lunar New Year share their memories of giving and receiving "lucky money" both in person and in digital form.
Some folks who grew up celebrating the Lunar New Year share their memories of giving and receiving "lucky money" both in person and in digital form.
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President Donald Trump floats a World Bank critic as its new head. The workplace messaging system Slack announced plans to go public, but how exactly does the company make money? Chinese New Year celebrations begin Tuesday, and they involve a lot of little red envelopes of “lucky money.” We take a look at the custom’s significance, how it sometimes means a bit more than “good luck,” and how it’s gone digital. Plus, it might be time to check your Flickr account.

Today’s show is sponsored by Pitney Bowes, the United States Postal Service and Indeed.

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director