The Surprising Business Model Behind Guinness World Records

This is the story of how Guinness got into the business of record-breaking, and how one Planet Money intern broke a world record involving the president of Georgia.

 

Not My Job: ‘good Fight’ Star Christine Baranski Gets Quizzed On ‘good Sprite’

The Tony and Emmy-winning actor, who starred in both Mamma Mia! movies, will answer three questions about the soft drink 7 Up.

 

Starbucks Closes More Than 2,000 Stores In China Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

The coffee chain has temporarily closed the stores locations to limit the spread of the coronavirus that has sickened more than 4,500 people.

 

Do Your Wurst. Food Pun Haters, The Yolk’s On You

If you relish puns, then you'll love a new game that gives you two food-themed topics to blend into one deliciously bad joke. The food pun is so beloved, there's even one in the story of Adam and Eve.

 
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Smells Like Teen Starbucks

In this music trivia round, the words of famous grunge songs are changed to describe things in and from the Seattle area.

 

Makers Of Sam Adams And Dogfish Head Beer Announce Merger Deal

The companies' founders say the merger is going to help the craft brewers compete in an industry that is seeing rapid consolidation.

 

Honoring The Chapel Hill 9

In 1960, nine black teenagers sat down and demanded service at a lunch counter in Chapel Hill. The young men are known as "The Chapel Hill Nine" and the town is dedicating a historic marker Thursday.

 

Global Fund Pounded For Partnering With Heineken

Critics say it's not appropriate for a health group to work with a beer company. Others argue that such partnerships are vital to eliminate diseases like AIDS and TB by 2030.

 
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Is There Really A Difference Between Expensive Vodka And Cheap Vodka?

Walk in to just about any bar in America today and you'll see a row of fancy vodka bottles all lined up. Some people swear by one brand or another, but there is a federal law that requires all vodkas

 

Olympians Are Using Nonalcoholic Beer As Recovery Drinks. Here’s The Science

Today's Olympians have been swept up in a new trend largely emerging from Bavaria: nonalcoholic athletic recovery beers. Do they really work? We look at the evidence.

 
 
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