#80 - South Dakota: America's Switzerland | Curio

#80 - South Dakota: America's Switzerland

15 mins | Oct 26, 2021

Today's episode from 26th October 2021. We've got two incredibly fascinating stories for you today. The first is how one man turned a state in the US into America's very own Zurich, with millions (if not billions) worth of assets being hidden away from the world there. Then, it turns out that some folk tales are true. We explore the findings of a study that suggests two hearts can beat as one, thanks to the power of stories. Sioux Falls may not look like Zurich but don't be fooled. How did a sparsely populated state become a financial centre? From Bloomberg Opinion, Stephen Mihm, a historian of business, technology, and finance explores how "Wild Bill" Janklow, a very creative governor of South Dakota, built a financial centre catering to the world's most powerful banks and wealthiest clients. A major scientific breakthrough shows that listening to the same narrative can lead heart rates to rise and fall in unison. From the Wall Street Journal, Psychologist Susan Pinker explores how faithfully our hearts reflect our mental lives. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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