Jan 1, 2020

A shopping fast for the soul (and the wallet)

Plus: A look back at this decade in the workplace, the story of a security guard who just turned 80 and a conversation about the board game industry. 

Segments From this episode

How We Shop: a New Year's shopping fast

Jan 1, 2020
Ever look around and realize you have 17 bottles of hand lotion?
Haley Falconer started the post-holiday season with a shopping fast.
Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Decade in workplace culture defined by uneven recovery

Jan 1, 2020
The longest economic expansion brought confidence for some, insecurity for others.
Google employees stage a walkout on Nov. 1, 2018, in New York, over sexual harassment.
Bryan R. Smith/AFP via Getty Images

The part-time security guard who just turned 80

Jan 1, 2020
Dan Hartman became a security guard when disaster struck West Virginia. Now he’s the oldest guard in the company.
Scott Olson/Getty Images

The business behind board games

Jan 1, 2020
A tabletop game designer shares what it’s like to work in the booming game industry.
Players testing a new game at the gaming convention GenCon.
Darren Watts

Music from the episode

Hipbrass Frohlocker
Twenties Bren Joy
Nineteen Twenties Style Speakeasy Jazz Playlist
Booty Swing Parov Stelar

The team

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

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