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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

#699: Kansas City Vs. Kansas City

11/16/2018
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A bunch of you asked why so many cities threw billions in tax breaks at Amazon. It reminded us of an episode we did in 2016.

Duration:00:22:05

#876: Patent Deception

11/14/2018
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How World Patent Marketing stole nearly $26 million. And how the acting attorney general was involved.

Duration:00:28:48

VIDEO: A Grave Promise

11/12/2018
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If you die in America, chances are the cemetery is going to promise to maintain your grave forever. Americans take this for granted, but it's a wacky, wild promise that we maybe should not be making.

Duration:00:03:12

#875: Why Did The Cow Cross The Border?

11/9/2018
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To take advantage of the surprising benefits provided by an interlocked economic system on the other side.

Duration:00:21:28

#874: Hot Dog Hail Mary

11/7/2018
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The Falcons are trying something radical: Making their food cheaper. It could break stadium economics.

Duration:00:19:29

VIDEO: Inventing Price Tags

11/5/2018
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For most of human history, you had to haggle over prices before you could buy something. Then came the idea of the price tag.

Duration:00:05:48

#873: The Seattle Experiment

11/2/2018
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Seattle's radical solution to big money in politics: Flood elections with even more money.

Duration:00:22:55

#872: The Halloween Tapes

10/31/2018
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Something spooky has been happening here at Planet Money.

Duration:00:24:28

Video: The Miracle Apple

10/30/2018
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We're kicking off a quick season of our bonus video series, Planet Money Shorts. Watch how apples became brands, and started being more than delicious.

Duration:00:06:45

#871: Blacklisted In China

10/26/2018
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China is trying a bold experiment to help people trust each other more: The social credit score. Will it work? Does it go too far?

Duration:00:20:48

#676: The First Lottery & How To Beat The Odds

10/23/2018
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The first lottery was a royal affair with poems, golden flatware and invited criminals. Also, how someone won the lottery over and over.

Duration:00:23:57

#870: Trump vs. Red Tape

10/19/2018
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President Trump promised to slash regulations. How has he done?

Duration:00:21:12

#453: What Causes What?

10/17/2018
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We try to tell the difference between correlation and causation.

Duration:00:19:39

#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