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  1. When Geeks Took Over Poker

    5/5 Tim Harford tells the story of Chris Ferguson, who applied game theory to poker, and won.

    First broadcast: 13 Feb 2013

  2. The Indiana Jones of Economics

    4/5 How Bill Phillips - war hero, croc-hunter - became one of the fathers of macro-economics.

    First broadcast: 06 Feb 2013

  3. War-gaming Armageddon

    3/5 Tim Harford tells the story of Thomas Schelling, who used economics to avert war.

    First broadcast: 30 Jan 2013

  4. The Kidney Matchmaker

    2/5 The story of Al Roth, who worked out how to create a clearing-house for kidneys.

    First broadcast: 23 Jan 2013

  5. Hotpants v the knockout mouse

    1/5 On Regent Street, Tim Harford looks at heated pants and the business of innovation.

    First broadcast: 16 Jan 2013

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