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The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. That's what we're going for at Planet Money. People seem to like it.

The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. That's what we're going for at Planet Money. People seem to like it.
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The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. That's what we're going for at Planet Money. People seem to like it.

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Episodes

#613: Trash!

8/15/2018
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The line between trash and recycling is moving a lot these days. It's a tough time to be a recycler.

Duration:00:16:13

#859: You Asked For Even More

8/10/2018
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You have a lot of questions... about tariffs, unemployment rates, and RV dealerships, to name a few. We have answers.

Duration:00:20:13

#704: Open Office

8/8/2018
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This episode is for everyone who ever had to ask their coworkers to quiet down. Today on the show: We meet the man who stole your office door.

Duration:00:19:23

#858: Venezuela's Fugitive Money Traders

8/3/2018
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The Venezuelan government doesn't want you to know the real value of its currency. But Ruben and Mila figured it out. Now they're on the lam.

Duration:00:19:17

#857: The Postal Illuminati

8/1/2018
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Is there a secretive postal organization fixing international shipping rates, and giving American businesses a bad deal?

Duration:00:22:35

#856: Yes In My Backyard

7/27/2018
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There's a simple way to solve the housing crisis in U.S. cities. Only problem is, almost everybody hates it.

Duration:00:19:57

#855: The Poop Cartel

7/25/2018
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What happens when a group of economists applies the number one rule of economics... to number two?

Duration:00:24:36

#854: The New Socialists

7/20/2018
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Socialism was political poison in the U.S. for decades. Now it's gaining ground. Who are these new socialists? And what do they want?

Duration:00:16:03

#472: The One-Page Plan To Fix Global Warming Revisited

7/18/2018
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Tax carbon emissions. That's basically the whole plan. What's the hold up?

Duration:00:24:17

#853: Peak Sand

7/13/2018
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Sand. It's in buildings, windows, your cell phone. But there isn't enough in the world for everyone. And that's created a dangerous black market.

Duration:00:19:12

#427: LeBron James Is Still Underpaid

7/11/2018
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The best player in basketball is getting hosed. The NBA team owners, the players, the fans and even LeBron James himself want to keep it that way.

Duration:00:21:39

#852: Two Summer Indicators

7/6/2018
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Two stories from our Indicator team. There's a province in China that makes many of the world's flags. It's a unique window on global trade right now. And we find out why so few teenagers are working summer jobs these days.

Duration:00:22:17

#700: Peanuts And Cracker Jack

7/3/2018
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It takes strategy and skill to sell snacks at a baseball game. Meet the hot dog vending legend of Fenway Park.

Duration:00:24:39

#851: The Rest Of The Story Summer 2018

6/29/2018
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A pesticide wreaks havoc. A listener needs a bitcoin detective. And the search for the rarest economic good continues.

Duration:00:20:57

#850: The Fake Review Hunter

6/27/2018
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Fake product reviews are wrecking the internet. But help is on the way: From a bodybuilding fake review hunter.

Duration:00:19:44

VIDEO: The Chicken Tax

6/25/2018
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Which came first, the frozen chicken or the tax on foreign trucks? Just kidding, it was the frozen chicken — then came the American tax that helped shape the domestic market for trucks.

Duration:00:03:31

#682: When CEO Pay Exploded

6/22/2018
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Politicians have argued for decades that CEOs are overpaid. But there's this precise moment in the 1990s when CEO pay suddenly shot up. We find out what happened.

Duration:00:21:23

#849: It Takes Two To Make A Trade War Fight

6/20/2018
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President Trump says China is stealing U.S. technology. So we looked into one case. And things got a little complicated.

Duration:00:23:08

#848: The World's Biggest Battery

6/15/2018
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California has a ton of solar power. But as soon as night falls, it's gone. Today on the show: How to bottle the sun.

Duration:00:21:24

#847: Inventing Accidents

6/13/2018
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The medical world has been trying to cure color blindness for centuries. Then a glass scientist figured it out. By accident.

Duration:00:21:36