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Actuality explores the inner workings of the new global economy. Brought to you by Marketplace® and Quartz, it’s a podcast that combines the best of our economic smarts. Hosts Sabri Ben-Achour and Tim Fernholz find the interesting in the important and the important in the interesting—and define the issues shaping our daily experience in the global economy. In Season Two, we explore the impossible, with: they said it couldn’t be done. From creating a perfect algorithm to a perfect workforce, we reveal the surprising answers to puzzles that once seemed impossible to solve. Join us for new episodes every other week when in season. Produced by American Public Media’s Marketplace and Atlantic Media’s Quartz. Twitter: @ActualityPod

Customer Reviews

Not What I Was Expecting...

This podcast does a deep dive into recent economic stories tying in some historical context (guano is the grandfather of oil apparently). It's good and I like both the format and the hosts, but what I was expecting to hear was behind the mic story development. I was hoping to hear producers arguing in meetings and "overlords" cutting pieces near and dear to producers' hearts.

Review of Popcorn Time Episode

Really well done, really interesting. Only critique I would have is regarding the interview with the programmer. It was at some points cringeworthy and a bit clunky. I say cringeworthy because while I appreciated the direct questions, it almost came off as if you were attacking the guy. Also, why did the interview end so abruptly? Perhaps a bit of finesse is needed… Overall, good work! Keep it up! Looking forward to more episodes.

Two episodes in, I'm a fan!

I wrote this email to the hosts: "Hi, just wanted to let you know that I love the podcast so far. Learning more about the global economy is fascinating and hearing you two joke around at the end is very funny and endearing. All I want to change is for the episodes to lengthen to a half hour!"