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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.

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@planetmoney

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English


Episodes

Emission Impossible

5/7/2021
Carbon offsets have become a popular tool to combat climate change. But how effective are they? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:23:32

DIY Reparations

5/5/2021
Some Vermonters were tired of waiting around for reparations. So they decided to take matters into their own hands. | This episode was produced with our friends at Invisibilia. Check out their new season here.

Duration:00:27:20

A Superhero Goes To Hollywood

4/30/2021
In the last and greatest chapter to our superhero saga, Micro-Face tries to make the jump from comic books to movies. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:29:04

The $100 Million Deli

4/28/2021
Why is a single New Jersey deli worth so much? And what does it tell us about how the stock market works? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:23:46

A Superhero Sells Out

4/23/2021
Two months ago, Planet Money got its own superhero. Today, we sell him out. | Find the full Planet Money Superhero series here.

Duration:00:27:59

The Writers Revolt (UPDATE)

4/21/2021
We have a winner in an epic Hollywood story. A couple years back, 7,000 TV writers across the U.S. fired their agents. All on the same day. It was part of a battle over how creative work gets valued and compensated in TV and film. Now, we have the dramatic resolution. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:27:30

India, Farming, and the Free Market

4/16/2021
For decades, India has shielded its agricultural sector from the free market. Now, the government wants to let it in. Millions and millions of farmers are not happy about it. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:23:47

Workin' 9 To 5

4/14/2021
The movie "9 to 5" used humor to highlight the struggles of women in the workplace 40 years ago. Where are we now? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:23:38

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