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Could the Next Brooklyn Be … Las Vegas?! (Ep. 205)

Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “Could the Next Brooklyn Be ... Las Vegas?!" (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or elsewhere, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above. You can also read the transcript, which includes credits for the music you’ll hear in the episode.) The gist: Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh has a wild vision and the dollars to try to make it real. But it still might be the biggest gamble in town.