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The economy explained. 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.

The economy explained. 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.

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The economy explained. 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.

Twitter:

@planetmoney

Language:

English


Episodes

About Your Extended Warranty

4/9/2021
Calls about "extended auto warranties" blow up our phones over and over. But what are these robocalls actually offering? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:24:59

How Jacob Loud's Land Was Lost

4/7/2021
Today's show: the arcane laws that have cost Black landowners their property, and the lawyer who is trying to fix those laws. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:23:58

Two Indicators: Boomtown & Bye Bye

4/2/2021
We look at housing prices in Montana, an oil market milestone, and give a fond farewell. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:15:25

The Curse Of The Black Lotus (Update)

3/31/2021
When the popular card game Magic: The Gathering entered a speculative bubble, its creators found a way to keep it from bursting. We check in to see if their strategy is still working. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:19:56

Socialism 101

3/26/2021
Today on the show: The critics of capitalism. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:24:08

You Asked For Shots, Tuna, Metal, and Money

3/24/2021
Listeners send us questions every day. It's about time we answer a few of them. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:25:14

The New Shape Of Pasta

3/19/2021
What do you do when you can't find the perfect pasta shape? You invent a new shape. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:24:25

The Even More Minimum Wage

3/17/2021
The tipped minimum wage hasn't changed for decades. Is now finally the time? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:21:52

The $69 Million JPEG

3/12/2021
An artist called Beeple just sold a piece at Christie's for millions. But it wasn't a painting... it was a kind of crypto. We speak with him and the others behind the first NFT auction. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:22:45

Nigeria, You Win! (Update)

3/10/2021
Nigerians heard a radio ad offering millions of dollars for people with business proposals. They thought it was a scam. It wasn't. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:19:42

The Marriage Pact

3/5/2021
They say true love is hard to find. Whoever says that isn't an economist. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:20:44

Happy Fed Independence Day (Update)

3/3/2021
The story of the day the Federal Reserve got its independence and the fight — an actual physical fight — to keep it. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:22:51

We Buy A Superhero 3: Resurrection

2/26/2021
We have found the perfect superhero. Now we just have to make him our own. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:32:24

Bond Voyage

2/24/2021
The government used to be afraid to borrow too much money. Today, it borrows hand over fist. And it's ... fine? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:22:14

We Buy A Superhero 2: Loophole

2/19/2021
Marvel was not interested in selling us Doorman. But there is another way to jumpstart our superhero empire.| Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:23:56

Why Printers Are The Worst

2/17/2021
The real money is in the ink. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:20:32

We Buy A Superhero 1: Origins

2/12/2021
Marvel has 7,000 characters, many of them forgotten. We want to buy one from their vault and launch our own little Planet Money franchise. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:22:54

Can't Let It Go

2/10/2021
Irrational decisions. Things we can't let go. Friend of the show Sam Sanders comes by to talk obsessions. We turn to economics for advice, clarity and comfort. | Subscribe to Sam's podcast, It's Been A Minute.

Duration:00:20:15

Fine and Punishment

2/5/2021
When you get out of prison, you have to start paying off fees. Some are related to committing a crime. Others are not. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:21:50

Robinhood's Very Bad Day

2/3/2021
How the stock trading app works. And why it almost broke last week. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:21:10