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You know [what] matters. Do you know why?

Why [It] Matters is a world news and economics podcast focused on answering the question less asked. Inspired in equal parts by the thorough reporting of The Economist, the immersive audio storytelling of Radiolab, and sheer amateur pluck, WIM weaves together economic data, anecdotes, famous speeches, and music by independent artists in an attempt to figure out the world, one episode at a time.


May 26, 2017

Disagreeing is hard. Disagreeing about politics is especially hard. But if you really believe in reaching across the aisle, or the dinner table for that matter, the best course of action remains... talking. 

It's an odd day when I'm making the case for talking to people. It's a case worth making.

Credits: - eulogy of Martin Luther King, Jr by Robert F Kennedy

Bryan Caplan blog on cohesion @

NPR's Snap Judgment podcast, "The Silver Dollar Lounge"


Anna & Elizabeth: "Little Black Train," "Troubles" from their album Anna & Elizabeth. Check them out @ Thanks to Free Dirt Records and John Smith.

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