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A closer look at Donald Trump's economic policy speech; an interview songwriter Marian Call about how she inadvertently created the #firstsevenjobs hashtag on Twitter; and why are automated phone systems are so bad? We find out in the latest installment of "I've Always Wondered..." 

Segments From this episode

Why is automated phone help so bad?

Aug 8, 2016
In the latest installment of I've Always Wondered, we explain why you need to repeatedly enter your account number, or date of birth, and then repeat it to human operator.
We've all been there. 
Shaun Heasley/Getty Images

Jousters tilt at Olympic place

Aug 8, 2016
A campaign has been launched to have the medieval sport admitted to the Olympic Games.
Tilting  at the Olympics.
Ecryers Le Marquis

Delta is dealt a blow

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Aug 8, 2016
Why three of the big airlines have had meltdowns: system complexity, not age.
A Delta jet takes off at LaGuardia Airport , August 8, 2016 in the Queens borough of New York City. Delta flights around the globe were grounded and delayed on Monday morning due to a system outage. 
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Suicide Squad killed it on opening weekend ... now what?

Aug 8, 2016
The summer blockbuster saw a sharp decline in ticket sales on Saturday. Why?
The cast of "Suicide Squad."
Warner Brothers

Trump sets out new economic policy

Aug 8, 2016
The Republican presidential nominee said Americanism should come before globalism.
Trump gave a speech about his economic plan on Monday, but still left details out. 
Darren Hauck/Getty Images

No, Donald Trump, the election isn't rigged

Aug 8, 2016
Just 31 possible instances of voter fraud out of a billion votes.
Trump may not want to hear it, but there's just no evidence that elections are rigged.
John Moore/Getty Images

A closer look at Donald Trump’s economic policy speech; an interview songwriter Marian Call about how she inadvertently created the #firstsevenjobs hashtag on Twitter; and why are automated phone systems are so bad? We find out in the latest installment of “I’ve Always Wondered…” 

Music from the episode

The Avocado Song Marian Call
Sunday - Instrumental 9th Wonder, Keisha Shontelle, Chaundon
Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen
Seven Nation Army The White Stripes