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Marriage, define it

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Ever wanted to set up your own off shore tax haven?

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Right now, the team here at Planet Money are the proud owners of two companies. Unbelizable Inc., in Belize City, and Delawho?, right here in the United States. We have a packet of incorporation documents and a lot of questions about what exactly people do with these kind of companies. Our plan is to find out.

This weeks Planet Money podcast is the show at it’s absolute best.

Aaron Sorkin: Heros without capes or disguises

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Writer Aaron Sorkin on NPR’s ‘Fresh Air’ with Terry Gross talking about his new show ‘The Newsroom’ and his writing process in general.

“I like writing idealistically and romantically, and if you can do that in a place that’s usually looked at cynically — the way journalism is now — you can get something fun out of it.”

It’s a fascinating interview, and having never heard Sorkin speak before I was really quite taken with his philosophy and approach to his work. I loved the West Wing, and I want to love The Newsroom, but it’s just not pushing all the buttons at this stage. Don’t get me wrong - I’m enjoying it, but it does leave a slightly funny taste in my mouth… The music especially is WAY over the top, but hey do make an effort to check it out and make up your own mind.

James Murphy talks to NPR

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LCD Soundsystems’ founder, and front man James Murphy speaks to NPR’s Terry Gross about their latest album This is Happening and the process behind Murphy’s music.

The humor, intelligence and insight Murphy brings to his music is really something. Even if you’re unfamiliar with his work, the thought processes driving his life and his records are well worth a listen.

“I’ve been on a quest for the length of this band to just trust my taste even when it’s pretty embarrassing, cause an embarrassment is kinda an untapped resources in rock music” - Murphy

Although this interview was recorded in 2010, NPR has decided to republish the interview to coincide with the release with the bands new documentry Shut Up and Pay The Hits, a film about the bands final show in 2011.

If I had to pick the perfect item to launch this blog, I couldn’t think of anything more fitting than one of my favourite artists exploring their artistic philosophy on National Public Radio with Terry Gross - Bliss!