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Jun 11, 2012

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We kick off the new series A Man Walks in A Bar, where reporter Stephen Beard goes on a pub crawl through Europe to find out what locals really think about the eurozone's financial woes. First up: Ireland. Meanwhile, reporter David Gura looks at how lobbyists spread their message across the country. In the battle of the mobile superpowers, it's Apple v. Android -- and it's about culture as much as technology. The pricing of medical procedures is set by insurance companies and the government, but it starts with an AMA committee. And Kai Ryssdal sets the record straight on silver bullets with author Anne Rice.

Segments From this episode

A man walks into a bar… in Ireland

Jun 11, 2012
Europe correspondent Stephen Beard begins a five-part series from bars in Europe. He gets the opinions of ordinary Europeans on the ongoing debt crisis, starting with the Irish.

Silver bullets are for werewolves, not vampires! Anne Rice confirms

Jun 11, 2012
Plus, what really scares the well-known horror fiction writer: "poverty, starvation, genocide, war, nuclear annihilation."

The world of health-care pricing

Jun 11, 2012
A committee of the American Medical Association plays an important role in Medicare's setting of prices for medical procedures.

Lobbyists take talking points mobile

Jun 11, 2012
New smartphone apps put special interest groups and their members on the same page when it comes to following the message.

Are you an iPhone or an Android?

Jun 11, 2012
In the battle of the mobile superpowers, it's Apple v. Google and iPhone v. Android -- and consumers have to choose. Which culture do you fit in best?

Spanish bailout won't alleviate the eurozone crisis

Jun 11, 2012
A closer look at Spain's economy shows its fundamental problems won't be simply solved by the $125 billion bailout.

We kick off the new series A Man Walks in A Bar, where reporter Stephen Beard goes on a pub crawl through Europe to find out what locals really think about the eurozone’s financial woes. First up: Ireland. Meanwhile, reporter David Gura looks at how lobbyists spread their message across the country. In the battle of the mobile superpowers, it’s Apple v. Android — and it’s about culture as much as technology. The pricing of medical procedures is set by insurance companies and the government, but it starts with an AMA committee. And Kai Ryssdal sets the record straight on silver bullets with author Anne Rice.

Music from the episode

Fast As You Can Fiona Apple
Let's Call It Off - Single Version Peter Bjorn and John
We Good - Instrumental Pete Rock