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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

#836: The Rational Madness Of The Used Car Salesman

4/18/2018
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Why are used car commercials so annoying? Meet the original sinner.

Duration:00:17:48

#835: Tariffied

4/13/2018
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We're in a full-fledged trade war with China. We dig into the list of tariffs on American products. It gets weird...and delicious.

Duration:00:21:49

#661: The Less Deadly Catch

4/11/2018
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Today on the show: how an economic fix helped made the deadliest job in America safer, and why people are angry about it.

Duration:00:18:49

#834: NDA Tell-All

4/6/2018
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Today on the show, we talk to one of the most famous NDA breakers of all time, and ask: Is there a legal way out of your NDA?

Duration:00:21:59

#685: Larry vs. The IRS

4/4/2018
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What exactly would happen if you didn't pay your taxes? Today on the show, we follow one man who did just that.

Duration:00:20:50

#833: Worst. Tariffs. Ever.

3/30/2018
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Tariffs are stupid. This is one of the few things economists can agree on. Today, we bring you the story of the worst tariffs ever.

Duration:00:21:24

#832: Mulvaney Vs The CFPB

3/28/2018
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What happens when you put someone who wants to close an agency, in charge of that agency? Today on the show, we find out.

Duration:00:22:13

#671: An Insider Trader Tells All

3/23/2018
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A man who got caught insider trading explains everything — what he did, how he did it, and why.

Duration:00:19:57

#831: The Golden Rules

3/21/2018
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Planet Money joins the gold rush 170 years late. And the rules are still about the same. How did that happen?

Duration:00:19:46

#454: The Lollipop War

3/16/2018
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What do sugar farmers have against candy? A lot, according to candy manufacturers.

Duration:00:21:25

#830: XXX-XX-XXXX

3/14/2018
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How did the social security number become the most important identifier in the United States? And is that even a good idea?

Duration:00:21:01

#829: Rigging The Economy

3/9/2018
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Two guys from different ends of the political spectrum agree that the economy is rigged. And they think they know who's responsible.

Duration:00:20:06

#677: The Experiment Experiment

3/7/2018
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There's something wrong with the way we're doing science. Today on the show, we find out how to fix it.

Duration:00:22:53

#828: You Asked For More

3/2/2018
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We ponder the price of chicken, safe haven currencies, and the cash value of coupons. Why? Because you asked.

Duration:00:23:30

#827: Three Indicators

2/28/2018
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What do human blood, the conservative tax plan, and beer hops tell us about the world? Find out in today's episode.

Duration:00:19:13

#826: The Vodka Proof

2/23/2018
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Vodka is the best selling spirit in the United States, and there are zillions of brands. But is there any difference between them?

Duration:00:20:44

#545: The Blue Pallet

2/21/2018
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How do you reinvent something as simple as the wooden shipping pallet?

Duration:00:17:04

#825: Who Started The Wildfire

2/16/2018
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After a wildfire, teams of investigators start combing the wreckage for clues. Finding the cause means, maybe, finding someone to pay. But where's the line between a natural disaster and a human one?

Duration:00:20:07

824: Our Valentines

2/14/2018
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If you can't beat 'em, send 'em a valentine.

Duration:00:20:42

#823: Planet Monet

2/9/2018
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Investors are pouring money into art, and a lot of it is disappearing into storage. We try to find out where the art goes, and why it goes there.

Duration:00:17:22

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