Trading Places / Episode 10

We'll let you guys in on a little insider secret: Macintosh and Maud gave Trading Places the highest rating thus far for a movie. Yeah, it's not news about frozen orange juice futures, but we think you'll still enjoy our review. Eddie Murphy is a powerhouse, Dan Aykroyd is absorbing playing against his mania, and a certain United States Senator makes a fun cameo. We also get into talk about economics, commodities trading and "Trading Spaces." Which, you know, Mac & Maud would TOTALLY watch too.

After the break, we give a quick review of Jackie Chan's new thriller, The Foreigner. It's an above-average popcorn thriller well worth the price of admission.

You can read the Planet Money article Maud talks about here.


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