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  1. When Patents Attack… Part Two! | This American Life

    Two years ago, we did a program about a mysterious business in Texas that threatens companies with lawsuits for violating its patents. But the world of patent lawsuits is so secretive, there were basic questions we could not answer. Now we can.

    http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/496/when-patents-attack-part-two

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  2. Retraction | This American Life

    Regrettably, we have discovered that one of our most popular episodes was partially fabricated. This week, we devote the entire hour to detailing the errors in "Mr. Daisey Goes to the Apple Factory," Mike Daisey’s story about visiting Foxconn, an Apple supplier factory in China.

    http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/460/retraction

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  3. Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory | This American Life

    Mike Daisey was a self-described "worshipper in the cult of Mac." Then he saw some photos from a new iPhone, taken by workers at the factory where it was made. Mike wondered: Who makes all my crap? He traveled to China to find out.

    http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/454/mr-daisey-and-the-apple-factory

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  4. When Patents Attack! | This American Life

    Why would a company rent an office in a tiny town in East Texas, put a nameplate on the door, and leave it completely empty for a year? The answer involves a controversial billionaire physicist in Seattle, a 40 pound cookbook, and a war waging right now, all across the software and tech industries. (Transcript)

    http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/441/when-patents-attack

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