"Jini Jereser" is "This is Marketplace" in Dothraki
Apr 10, 2019

"Jini Jereser" is "This is Marketplace" in Dothraki

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"Game of Thrones" has spared no expense on costumes, sets and even whole languages. Today we talk with the linguist whose job it is to make them. Plus: Why rail travel is so expensive to build in the United States.

Segments From this episode

He brought "Game of Thrones" languages to life

Apr 10, 2019
David Peterson created the Dothraki and High Valyrian tongues.
Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark in "Game of Thrones" season 8.
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Low interest rates have cost savers roughly half a trillion dollars

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Apr 10, 2019
The post-crisis financial policy has a downside.
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Why Big Tech wants to get inside your car

Apr 10, 2019
A look at the data and dollars hiding behind the dashboard.
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Uber targets $100B valuation for IPO as Lyft shares slide

Apr 10, 2019
The company has actually lowered its expectations.
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Measuring inflation isn't easy

Apr 10, 2019
Month-to-month price fluctuations make it difficult for the Bureau of Labor Statistics to measure inflation accurately.
Shoppers line up to check out at a Target store in 2008 in Miami.
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Why are subways in the U.S. so expensive?

Apr 11, 2019
American cities pay a mysterious premium for underground rail lines.
Construction workers at New York's Second Avenue subway project site in 2014. The 1.8-mile project cost an estimated $4.5 billion, an average cost of $2.5 per mile.
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Music from the episode

Burn the Witch Radiohead
68 State Gorillaz
Pretty Pimpin Kurt Vile
Kamikaze

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer