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Episode 666: The Hoverboard Life

Planet Money's very own hoverboard.
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Planet Money's very own hoverboard.

The hottest toy this holiday season has no identifiable logo, no main distributor, and no widely agreed upon name.

So, 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. What we find might change the way you think about invention.

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