Jul 12, 2012 — Clips from last month's live show: Chana sells a bond, Jacob barters in a world without money, and everyone plays periodic table bingo.
Dec 30, 2011 — On today's show, we visit a few people who have been doing well. There's a guy with a gold vault. A company that sells off inventories for bankrupt stores. And the king of coconut water.
Nov 23, 2011 — Rising gold prices mean Elko, Nev., is doing great. But people there know the good times won't last forever.
Nov 11, 2011 — We visit a town riding high on the gold boom in the midst of Nevada's economic disaster.
Nov 10, 2011 — A chemical engineer explains why gold — more than any other element — has been used as money. It's the second in our video series with Slate.
Jul 26, 2011 — As Washington edges the government to the brink to a credit default, the price of gold has never been higher.On Capitol Hill, many lawmaker-investors have seen it as a good investment for years.
Jul 21, 2011 — In January, 1980, the price of gold went through the roof. The rise was driven by worries that sound familiar today — inflation, a lack of faith in governments. But the details were different in some crucial ways.
May 20, 2011 — A bubble occurs when the price of something is way above its fundamental value. But what's the fundamental value of gold?
May 17, 2011 — On today's show, we sell our gold coin. We find out whether we made or lost money — and try to figure out whether we're in a gold bubble.
May 13, 2011 — Here's some weekend reading, courtesy of the global gold boom. In the Yukon, a guy jumps into the river in the middle of winter, looking for gold. In Afghanistan, it's Black Hawk helicopters and mud huts.