This was a very fun piece to write and Medium liked it so much they made a podcast out of it for their subscribers. I also recently noticed that the mechanism to allocate contestants to “judge’s houses” on the X-Factor “Six Chair Challenge” (see. e.g. Series 14, Ep. 12ff) is also a very simple version of the Gale-Shapley algorithm.
Cool story about four Chicago economists who helped design a market to allocate food to food banks.
An article (in Russian) about the summer school I had the pleasure to teach at.