Episode 666: The Hoverboard Life



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Planet Money's very own hoverboard. (Kristen Clark/NPR)
Planet Money's very own hoverboard. (Kristen Clark/NPR)

The hottest toy this holiday season has no identifiable logo, no main distributor, and no widely agreed upon name. Today, we seek out the origin of the hands-free, two wheeled, self-balancing scooter.

Today on the show: We set out to find who invented them. The process involves late night phone calls to Shenzhen, a high tech deconstruction project, and the purchase of a Planet Money hoverboard all our own.

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