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Counterfeiting Kills Economies (And Helps Them Too) 

Kal meets those in the fight against fakes, trying to save industries from the threat of bogus goods and terrorism. But he also learns that a symbiotic relationship between copycats and creators might be what lets economies thrive.

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Lee Farber, David Laven
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Episode credited cast:
Kal Penn ... Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Bales ... Self
Gargi Bhattacharjee ... Himself
Johanna Blakely ... Himself
Anil Bokil ... Himself
Rob Corddry ... Guest Star
David Eagleman ... Himself
Trent Everett ... Himself
Irina Geiman ... Himself
Alastair Gray Alastair Gray ... Himself
Ed Helms ... Guest Star
Tanya Henderson Tanya Henderson
Vikash Kapur ... Himself
Ted Kavowras ... Himself
David Latt ... Himself
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Fakes siphon off billions of dollars a year from the global economy. It's their uncanny ability to effectively imitate the real thing that gives them their power. They can undermine multimillion dollar brands ... destroy trust in governments ... and pay for some really, really, bad crimes. So who guards currency from counterfeiters and the disasters they can trigger? Host Kal Penn gets access to the Secret Service's restricted labs and heads to a neuroscientist's headquarters to learn how currency brands are protected. He also travels to India where an effort to curb counterfeiting declared over 85% of the cash in circulation worthless. Beyond counterfeit cash, there's a worldwide market of things that aren't what they seem. Meeting with a counterfeit hunter in Hong Kong, Kal sees how some fakes, like clothing and bags, erode brands while fake medicine and electrical outlets cost lives. Then there's the even more secretive world where counterfeits are being used as the crime of choice...

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22 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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This is Crawford Market, located in central Mumbai. The market was established in 1868 and first named for the first British municipal commissioner of Bombay, Arthur Crawford. Later, the name of the market was officially changed to Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Market for the 19th century social reformer and pioneer for women's education. The market is filled with stalls selling fresh fruits and vegetables as well as meat and fish. At the end of the market, one of the stalls sells songbirds. See more »

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Money Greed Power Theme
Written by Nicholas Jonathan Britell
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