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    • Young Money

    • Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-Crash Recruits
    • By: Kevin Roose
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Tecosky
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Becoming a young Wall Street banker is like pledging the world's most lucrative and soul-crushing fraternity. Every year, thousands of eager college graduates are hired by the world's financial giants, where they're taught the secrets of making obscene amounts of money - as well as how to dress, talk, date, drink, and schmooze like real financiers. But they experience something new, too: an industry forever changed by the massive financial collapse of 2008. And as they get their Wall Street educations, they face hard questions about morality, prestige, and the value of their work.

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    • Wow, the effort taken to make this book possible

    • By Matt Tubbs on 02-22-16
    • Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-Crash Recruits
    • By: Kevin Roose
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Tecosky
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 02-18-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 242 ratings

    Regular price: $28.50

    • How 41 People in Lithuania Took Over Your Facebook Feed

    • By: Kevin Roose
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    There is a remarkable story about longevity in the Facebook publishing world. It comes, improbably, from Vilnius, Lithuania, where a small but mighty digital publisher is successfully navigating the changing tides of Facebook’s algorithms. Its story illustrates the qualities needed to survive in today’s Facebook-dominated digital media world: agility, lean operations, a clearly defined brand and a fair bit of luck.

    "How 41 People in Lithuania Took Over Your Facebook Feed" is from the November 30, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Kevin Roose and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Unlikely Disciple

    • A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University
    • By: Kevin Roose
    • Narrated by: Kevin Roose
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    No drinking, no smoking, no cursing, no dancing, no R-rated movies. Kevin roose wasn't used to rules like these. As a sophomore at Brown University, he spent his days drinking fair-trade coffee, singing in an a cappella group, and fitting right in with Brown's free-spirited, ultra-liberal student body. But when Roose leaves his Ivy League confines to spend a semester at Liberty University, a conservative Baptist school in Lynchburg, Virginia, obedience is no longer optional.

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    • A good listen

    • By Timothy on 10-27-10

    Regular price: $19.38

    • Executive Mentors Wanted. Only Millennials Need Apply.

    • By: Kevin Roose
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Junior office workers once had a fairly predictable set of daily tasks. Write the sales memo. Build the PowerPoint. Make the coffee.

    "Executive Mentors Wanted. Only Millennials Need Apply." is from the October 15, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Kevin Roose and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Facebook Has Identified Ongoing Political Influence Campaign

    • By: Nicholas Fandos, Kevin Roose
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Facebook announced Tuesday it has identified a coordinated political influence campaign, with dozens of inauthentic accounts and pages that are believed to be engaging in political activity around divisive social issues ahead of November’s midterm elections.

    "Facebook Has Identified Ongoing Political Influence Campaign" is from the July 31, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Nicholas Fandos and Kevin Roose and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Is There a Cryptocurrency Bubble? Just Ask Doge.

    • By: Kevin Roose
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Jackson Palmer no longer thinks it’s funny to imitate Doge, the internet meme about a Shiba Inu dog whose awe-struck expressions and garbled syntax (e.g. “Wow. So pizza. Much delicious.”) made him a viral sensation several years ago.

    "Is There a Cryptocurrency Bubble? Just Ask Doge." is from the September 15, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Kevin Roose and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • As Elites Switch to Texting, Watchdogs Fear Loss of Transparency

    • By: Kevin Roose
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 8 mins
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    In a bygone analog era, lawmakers and corporate chiefs traveled great distances to swap secrets, to the smoke-filled backrooms of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, or the watering holes at the annual Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley, Idaho.

    "As Elites Switch to Texting, Watchdogs Fear Loss of Transparency" is from the July 06, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Kevin Roose and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Facebook’s Frankenstein Moment

    • By: Kevin Roose
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 7 mins
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    On Wednesday, in response to a ProPublica report that Facebook enabled advertisers to target users with offensive terms like “Jew hater,” Sheryl Sandberg, the company’s chief operating officer, apologized and vowed that the company would adjust its ad-buying tools to prevent similar problems in the future.

    "Facebook’s Frankenstein Moment" is from the September 21, 2017 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Kevin Roose and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Google Pledges $300 Million to Clean Up False News

    • By: Kevin Roose
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 3 mins
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    In a move to combat the epidemic of false and unreliable information on the internet, Google is pledging to spend $300 million over the next three years to support authoritative journalism.

    "Google Pledges $300 Million to Clean Up False News" is from the March 21, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Kevin Roose and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • This Political Meme Brought to You by ...

    • By: Kevin Roose
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Imagine you’re a millionaire or billionaire with strong political views and a desire to spread those views to the masses. Do you start a think tank in Washington? Funnel millions to a shadowy “super PAC”? Bankroll the campaign of an up-and-coming politician?

    "This Political Meme Brought to You by ..." is from the August 06, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Kevin Roose and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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