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Airing on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015: European leaders are meeting to work out the thorny problem that is the Greek debt. Greece Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is an economist who specialized in game theory, so we look at what game theory is and whether Varoufakis is indeed using it in his ongoing negotiations.  

Segments From this episode

Game theory may come into play in Greek negotiations

Feb 13, 2015
Greece's finance minister studied game theory, but we all sort of practice it.

Dinosaur departure prompts protests in the UK

Feb 13, 2015
Fake skeleton at London museum to be replaced by an actual one of a whale.

David Cross releases film on 'pay what you want' basis

Feb 13, 2015
"Hits" premieres on BitTorrent, the service known for piracy.

Cybersecurity: Mr. Obama goes to Silicon Valley

Feb 13, 2015
The president confronts tech companies on the tension between security and privacy

Chinese have their own Internet censorship song

Feb 13, 2015
"An Internet power: Tell the world that the Chinese dream is uplifting China."

On Valentine's, saying "#LOVE" with candy hearts

Feb 13, 2015
NECCO has been selling those candy hearts for more than 100 years.

Weekly roundup: In the media, some tough goodbyes

Feb 13, 2015
Highlights from the week, on the air and online.

View-Master gets the 21st century upgrade

Feb 13, 2015
Listeners of a certain age will remember viewfinders, those binocular-like things you hold up and look through with the circular discs of slides that flip around. Yeah, well, could you be more old fashioned? Mattel and Google are coming out with an update, including virtual reality and augmented reality. Also, there’ll be a slot where you can […]

Airing on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015: European leaders are meeting to work out the thorny problem that is the Greek debt. Greece Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is an economist who specialized in game theory, so we look at what game theory is and whether Varoufakis is indeed using it in his ongoing negotiations.  

Music from the episode

War Zone JR JR
Prayer in C - Robin Schulz Radio Edit Lilly Wood and The Prick, Robin Schulz
Last Fare Little People