This American Life
Nov 6, 2013 — Jim Logan did not create the technology to podcast. He himself is not a modern-day podcaster. But he claims to have the patent on podcasting. On today's show, he says all the people out there podcasting today, owe him money.
Aug 16, 2013 — GiveDirectly is a charity that just gives money to poor people — no strings attached.
Jun 4, 2013 — One of the proposals put forward by the president aims to address an issue we discussed in our recent story about patent litigation. The president wants to make it easier for companies being sued to find the real owner or "ultimate parent entity" of a patent.
Jun 4, 2013 — In 2011, a company called Oasis Research sued more than a dozen tech companies it said were violating its patent for online data backup. Now that the litigation has ended, we get a rare look inside the world of patent lawsuits and find out just how much money was at stake.
May 31, 2013 — Jim Logan did not create the technology to podcast. He himself is not a modern-day podcaster. But he claims to have the patent on podcasting. On today's show, he says all the people out there podcasting today, owe him money.
Mar 22, 2013 — The story of federal disability programs — who goes on them, and why, and what happens after that — is, to a large extent, the story of the U.S. economy.
Jan 4, 2013 — What happened when a poor country took a small part of its territory and said: Here, we're going to start from scratch.
Nov 19, 2012 — An attorney who profited from a scheme involving the terminally ill has pleaded guilty to identity theft and wire fraud.
Oct 19, 2012 — A robber baron who spent his billions on finger paint and changing tables. Decades-long studies that found preschool made a huge difference in the lives of poor children. And a Nobel prize-winning economist.
Mar 30, 2012 — We imagine lobbyists stalking the halls of Congress, trying to influence lawmakers with cash. But often, it's the other way around: Members of Congress stalk lobbyists, looking for contributions.