I’ve been a long-time fan of Planet Money, an NPR show and podcast that explains economics via my favorite communication tool: storytelling.
A recent one, Episode 555: Why is the Milk in the Back of the Store?, covers a perennial example of how grocery stores, and businesses generally, aim to manipulate customers.
I think y’all will enjoy listening to the 16 minute story. It’s an excellent example of:
Another highlight for me: The two main experts interviewed, food writer Michael Pollan and economist Russ Roberts, held their roles of expert with integrity. They each argued for their theory with zeal, and when the data was in, congenially accepted it and integrated it into their theories.