Spoiler alert! Why movie trailers ruin all the fun
Jul 3, 2019

Spoiler alert! Why movie trailers ruin all the fun

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Plus: how a lack of affordable housing is driving up the cost of renting and why Ed Sheeran's latest tour could be the highest-grossing concert series of all time.

Segments From this episode

Ed Sheeran is about to pull off the highest-grossing concert tour of all time

Jul 3, 2019
More than Taylor Swift. More than Beyoncé. Sheeran's winning formula comes down — in part — to volume.
Ed Sheeran performs at Mt. Smart Stadium in 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Automatic Reply: "I am currently in Oklahoma chasing storms"

Jul 3, 2019
Matthew Cappucci poured his "hopes and dreams" into one out-of-office response.
View of tornado in Cordell, Oklahoma on May 22, 1981
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Can the government's economic books be cooked?

Jul 3, 2019
U.S. civil servants who collect and analyze statistics are effectively shielded from political pressure.
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To get people to theaters, movie trailers have been giving away key plot points

Jul 3, 2019
But when a studio gives away a plot point in a trailer, it's not an accident.
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New vehicle sales in the U.S. are falling

Jul 3, 2019
Prices climbed in the first half of 2019 as more consumers opted for more expensive trucks and SUVs. Overall sales fell.
A row of new Ford trucks at a Ford dealership in Colma, California.
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Demand for apartments hits 5-year high

Jul 3, 2019
That means rents are rising, too.
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Music from the episode

Bonita Applebum A Tribe Called Quest
Feel It Still Portugal. The Man
Pick Up Bonobo

The team

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