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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

#869: The Student Loan Whistleblower

10/12/2018
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Seth Frotman worked overseeing student loans for the government. He saw things that made him quit, and tell all.

Duration:00:20:47

#534: The History of Light (Nobel Edition)

10/8/2018
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Bill Nordhaus just won the economics Nobel. In this show: He shows how history of light is the history of economic growth — of things getting faster, cheaper, and more efficient.

Duration:00:22:06

#868: Moneyland

10/5/2018
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We follow writer Oliver Bullough as he explores how stolen money moves around the world, and what that might mean for democracies.

Duration:00:21:49

#680: Anatomy Of A Scam

10/3/2018
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Ever seen one of those signs asking if you want to work from home? We find out what happens when you call.

Duration:00:23:41

#867: Special Report: Asylum Crackdown

9/28/2018
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We tell the story of a massive crackdown on asylum fraud, and the fallout.

Duration:00:34:56

#866: Modern Monetary Theory

9/26/2018
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We rethink everything we know about government spending, taxes, the nature of money... All of it.

Duration:00:22:29

#865: Tweak This

9/21/2018
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We propose small fixes for baseball, weddings, salary negotiations and buying your morning coffee. Warning: They may be too rational.

Duration:00:18:16

#657: The Tale Of The Onion King

9/19/2018
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How one man took the onion market hostage.

Duration:00:16:39

#864: The Central (Bankers') Question

9/14/2018
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We crash a party of central bankers to get an answer to one of the biggest economic questions of our time.

Duration:00:22:23

For Our 10th Anniversary, Episode #1

9/12/2018
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In honor of our 10th anniversary, we revisit our very first episode.

Duration:00:29:13

#863: The 13th Hole

9/7/2018
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What a hole-in-one gone awry says about the state of charity.

Duration:00:21:04

#729: When Subaru Came Out

9/5/2018
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Subaru's sales had been slumping for years. Then they went straight to their biggest fans: Lesbians.

Duration:00:20:32

#862: Big Government Cheese

8/31/2018
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That time we accidentally created a cheese surplus so large it had to be stored in a ginormous cave.

Duration:00:23:22

#783: New Jersey Bails Out

8/29/2018
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California just did away with cash bail. But credit where credit is due. New Jersey already tried something similar.

Duration:00:20:52

#861: Food Scare Squad

8/24/2018
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When food makes people sick all around the country, an army of germ detectives jumps into action.

Duration:00:22:26

#444: New Jersey Wine

8/22/2018
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Today on the show: Could New Jersey become the next Napa?

Duration:00:20:45

#860: The World's Longest Yard Sale

8/17/2018
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Six states. Three days. One ugly cookie jar. Today on the show: Yard sale!

Duration:00:25:48

#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:00:15:43

#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:00:20:14

#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:00:19:13