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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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New York, NY

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NPR

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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

Used Car Talk

6/11/2021
How supply and demand stalled out the used car industry. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:23:36

How Stuff Gets Cheaper (Classic)

6/9/2021
In the world of consumer electronics, it pays to be cheap. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:16:17

Amateur Hour at the Supreme Court

6/4/2021
College athletes are considered amateur players. And amateurs don't make any money. But can they get more education paid for at least? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:22:43

Black Wall Street

6/2/2021
100 years ago, Black Wall Street was destroyed. But how was it built? And what does it take to get restitution? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:24:31

One Hack to Fool Them All

5/28/2021
How a single hack pried open the networks of giant corporations and the U.S. government itself. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:23:56

Runaway Recommendation Engine

5/26/2021
Recommendation systems have changed how we choose what we want. But are they choosing what we want? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:21:37

Big Government Cheese (CLASSIC)

5/21/2021
That time the U.S. government accidentally created a cheese surplus so large it had to be stored in a ginormous cave. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:20:43

Get The Vaccine, Lose The Skinny Jeans

5/19/2021
Two stories from our Indicator team about the sometimes-unlikely people who shape what we buy and what we do. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:21:12

Blood Money

5/14/2021
The United States is one of the few countries that lets companies pay people for their blood plasma. Why? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:26:06

Hot Cheetos

5/12/2021
A janitor walks out of a chip factory with a bag of dustless Cheetos and changes the global snack game forever. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:24:35

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