Kal Penn travels across the globe to discover how to turn a suitcase full of dirty money into cash that can actually be spent; he learns from former cops and criminals about how to gain access to a worldwide underground money-laundering system.
Exploring if there is a correlation between wealth and a snobby attitude; Kal meets with unapologetic one-percenters and travels to a country that has rigged the financial game in favor of its citizens.
Without rubber, the economy as it is currently known ceases to exist; Kal traces the path of rubber -- from trees to tires and the tip of his pencil, and he uncovers a fundamental blind spot in the free market economy that's putting people at risk.
Kal meets artificial intelligence face-to-interface and gets a glimpse of how A.I. is learning -- on its own -- how to self-drive the global economy straight into the next industrial revolution.
A counterfeit $100 bill might ruin one's weekend, but it could also disrupt a nation's economy; Kal meets the folks in the fight against fakes, trying to save industries from the threat of bogus goods and terrorism.
Death is everyone's final destination -- and a real moneymaker; Kal takes a deep dive into the death economy to learn the true value of a human life; hit men and judges, funeral directors and football fans all help him lay his questions to rest.
Kal navigates a modern return to the barter system, the political highs and lows of the gold standard and the "because I said so" logic of flat currency; untangling the complexities of cryptocurrency; how to survive an economic apocalypse.
Kal uncovers the hidden world of bribery, extortion, nepotism and embezzlement; he meets brave people who have risked everything to stop corruption and learns how a country's attempts to appear corruption-free are tied to mandatory toilet flushing.