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The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. That's what we're going for at <em>Planet Money</em>. People seem to like it.

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#422: Schoolhouse Rock Is A Lie (Or, How The Filibuster Ate Washington)

December 12th, 2012

Episode 541 of 913 episodes

On our show today, we tell you everything you need to know about the filibuster, including:What Schoolhouse Rock didn't tell usWhy Aaron Burr and Jimmy Stewart are the two great villains in filibuster historyHow Senators can now filibuster bills without having to talk for hours on end

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