When it comes to international monetary shockers, you’d be remiss to dismiss the Swiss. Today on The Gist, Felix Salmon from Fusion explains the currency flux in Switzerland. You can hear more from Felix on the Slate Money podcast. Plus, University of Wisconsin professor John Parrish explains what Toystory the bull’s life was really like. For the Spiel, in a commitment to fairness, Mike sticks up for kidnappers. Today’s sponsor: Friday Night Tykes. The new season premieres Jan. 20 at 9/8c on Esquire Network.

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