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Sep 2, 2017
Originally published on September 2, 2017 8:50 am
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In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict, now that Amazon and Whole Foods are merged, what will be the next surprising retail partnership? But first let me tell you that support for NPR comes from NPR stations and Lumber Liquidators, a proud sponsor of NPR, offering more than 400 styles, including hardwood, bamboo, laminate and vinyl with flooring specialists in hundreds of stores nationwide. More at lumberliquidators.com or 1-800-HARDWOOD. TIAA, whether it's investing advice, banking or retirement - TIAA believes smart financial decisions should enable life, not define it. TIAA calls it the new success story. Learn more at tiaa.org. And Angie's List, who's committed to helping over 6 million members choose local service pros in their community. Over 20 years of members reviews are available online; more at angie'slist.com. Angie's List - home is where our heart is.

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ADAM FELBER: A popular hookup app will hook up with a big ride-share app, so a car will pick you up and bring you directly to your tawdry one-night stand. It's Puber (ph).

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SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

ROXANNE ROBERTS: Jack Daniels is teaming up with the League of Women Voters on the theory that if Americans vote as if they are drunk, they might as well actually be drunk.

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SAGAL: And Mo Rocca.

MO ROCCA: Wait, wait, is this inappropriate?

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SAGAL: I think at this point, we have to let the audience decide that, don't you?

ROBERTS: (Laughter).

ROCCA: To serve the world's female whale population, Tampax is joining forces with Bounty.

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FELBER: I don't see anything wrong with that.

SAGAL: No, totally fine.

BILL KURTIS: And if that happens, Mo, we'll tell you about it right here on WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME.

KURTIS: Thank you, Bill Kurtis. Thanks also to Adam Felber, Roxanne Roberts and Mo Rocca.

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SAGAL: Thanks to all of you for listening. I'm Peter Sagal. We'll see you next week.

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