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Comedy And The Economic Crash Of 1929

People need comedy during tough economic times, but during the great stock market crash of 1929 there was a problem. Large numbers of entertainers lost their shirts, too, and there didn't seem like much to laugh at. This week is the 80th anniversary of the big market crash.

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Robert Smith is a host for NPR's Planet Money where he tells stories about how the global economy is affecting our lives.