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Winner Alexander Valov, 49, eats caviar during a competition which requires contestants to consume 500 grams of caviar in the fastest speed in Moscow April 20, 2012. (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
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Podcast: Why the most decadent luxury goods need the most ethical supply chains

By Tim Fernholz

This Week, our podcast Actuality gorges itself on caviar to understand why the supply chain behind a luxury good is more important than ever. Also, a semi-aquatic, invasive rodent may solve the “fur is murder” problem. Plus, the market in gothic poultry.

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Our story on the Petrossian caviar business was inspired by Iran’s potential return of Iran to the global caviar market—which has a good chance of happening if a nuclear deal leads to the end of trade sanctions. We’re also joined by Jenni Avins, Quartz’s lifestyle reporter, who talks to us about ways to wear fur ethically; and Michael Massimi, who runs a program that tries to do just that.

Actuality is a podcast jointly produced by Quartz and Marketplace, hosted by Tim Fernholz and Sabri Ben-Achour. Follow us on twitter, and let us know what you think of the show!

Tim Fernholz
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