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Apr232014

107: Shop Til You Drop


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Cha-ching! A whole episode about trivia and sizzling facts about shopping?! CHARGE IT. We buzz about the Lincoln shopping secret, 99-cent pricing, how supermarkets trick you into buying more, and where did those WACKY WAVING INFLATABLE ARM FLAILING TUBE MAN things you see in front of retail lots come from?! Get savvy with shopping in the department store quiz, and learn about how the iconic shopping cart came to be.

ALSO: Easter eggs, Brainiacs' Book Club

RUNTIME: 55 minutes

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"Can't Buy Me Love" by House of Heroes  Amazon | iTunes 

 

Reader Comments (6)

Hey, guys! Really good episode, loved to get to think about all the tricks supermarkets use to get us to buy more stuff. I'm from Brazil and always recommend the podcast to everyone I can because it's awesome! Thank you so much for making it! Keep up the good work!

April 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRafael Schmitt

To Good Job Brain Brainiacs,

My name is Freya and I live in London, England and am 14. In england when you are 14 you learn about World War 1 as a topic in History. I recently found a great mnemonic for the causes of the World War and here it is; Militarism, Alliances, Nationalism, Imperialism and Assassination which spells MANIA! I listen to your podcast aaaaaaalllllllllll the time and hope you make many many more!

From, Freya

PS Congrats on 100 episodes of my favourite podcast!

April 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFreya Raja

Hello! I love the show and am a long time listener. I was listening to the last episode in the car and was shocked to hear mention of North Branford, Ct. I grew up there too! Which supermarket were you talking about ? IGA or the Northford store? Crazy small world. Keep up the good work!!

April 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEliscia

IGA!

April 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChris

I applied to work at a certain electrical store, and while looking around they let me in on a trick they use to help the sales staff sell more, It involves the penny value at the end of a price, so if an item was xx.99p it is a new item, if it has .79 then it has been discontinued and that is the item they want the sales staff to push to get rid of the last of the stock. I bet quite a few places do this....so beware when sales staff recommend an item to you because they might just want to get it out of their warehouse!

April 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDan D

Love the show and learning all of the new information and facts. As an intellectual property attorney, there as one cringeworthy moment during this particular show -- you guys mentioned which artist had acquired a copyright on their name, where the answer was Prince. The correct statement would have been which artist acquired trademark protection / rights for their name / symbol. Copyright protection is extended to an expression of an idea, while trademark protection is extended to words, symbols, and / or images to protect and indicate brand marks, service marks, or other marks to indicate a source.

So Good Job, Brain! would be able to acquire protection under trademark law since it indicates the source of all of the off-beat trivia that we need. On the other hand, each podcast that provides all of the trivia could acquire, and does, copyright protection.

Just my simple correction. Keep up the good work, thanks!

May 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPeter

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