The Invention of Karaoke: The Best Idea that Never Paid
A Japanese man named Daisuke Inoue is credited with being the "Father of Karaoke." What is now a $10 billion industry started with him creating tiny machines out of car stereos for bars around Osaka. This episode is all about his invention and why Inoue never made any royalties on it - missing out on what would now pay him $100 million a year had he patented the invention. Then we play the quick quiz with the host of Scam Nation, Scam School, the Modern Rogue and host of "The World's Greatest Con" podcast, Brian Brushwood.