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Episode 1528

Gift Horse

The edge of the Grand Canyon. A remote mountaintop. A medieval cathedral. Some places are so mystical you feel like you’re close to another dimension of space and time. There’s a term for such locales: thin places. And: did you ever go...

Tick-Tacking and Other Pranks

Monica says that generations of children in her Augusta, Kentucky, neighborhood would go tick-tacking, or playing pranks during the nights leading up to Halloween — soaping car windows, tossing corn kernels onto front porches, leaving flaming paper...

Tobin tax

Tobin tax  n.— «James Tobin, an economist at Yale, issued a proposal in 1978 for what is sometimes known as the Tobin Tax.…”It is appropriate that the proceeds of an international tax be devoted to international purposes and...