Planet Money

Planet Money: The Curse Of The Black Lotus

Mar 17, 2015
Jim Bruso

We hear the world "bubble" in the Bay Area a lot. The housing bubble, the tech bubble. Dot-com bubbles. But bubbles also happen in the world of toys. Remember Beanie Babies? Pogs? Or Cabbage Patch Kids?

On this week's This American Life, a Planet Money special on the economic crisis in Europe. If you're like us, when the words European Debt Crisis pop up in the news these days you feel a little worried, and a little like taking a nap. Turns out, there's a story behind this story. One that's filled with guilt, and drama, and betrayal, and 100-year-old dreams come true.

On this week's This American Life, a Planet Money special on the economic crisis in Europe. If you're like us, when the words European Debt Crisis pop up in the news these days you feel a little worried, and a little like taking a nap. Turns out, there's a story behind this story. One that's filled with guilt, and drama, and betrayal, and 100-year-old dreams come true.