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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

#849: It Takes Two To Make A Trade War Fight

6/20/2018
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President Trump says China is stealing U.S. technology. So we looked into one case. And things got a little complicated.

Duration:00:23:07

#848: The World's Biggest Battery

6/15/2018
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California has a ton of solar power. But as soon as night falls, it's gone. Today on the show: How to bottle the sun.

Duration:00:21:25

#847: Inventing Accidents

6/13/2018
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The medical world has been trying to cure color blindness for centuries. Then a glass scientist figured it out. By accident.

Duration:00:21:38

#846: Ungerrymandering Florida

6/8/2018
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When Florida outlawed partisan gerrymandering, politicians tried to sneak it back in...in disguise.

Duration:00:21:10

#660: The T-Rex In My Backyard

6/6/2018
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Meet Sue, the dinosaur who sparked a gold rush for fossils buried in the badlands of North Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana.

Duration:00:19:47

#845: REDMAP

6/1/2018
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Meet the man who figured out how to reshape national politics by making tiny investments in the smallest of places.

Duration:00:22:23

#844: Nice Game

5/30/2018
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In game theory, sometimes the best way to win, is to lose.

Duration:00:17:16

#843: Swamp Gravy

5/25/2018
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Today on the show: A small town stakes its future on writing, directing, and starring in a musical.

Duration:00:29:47

#643: The Taxi King

5/23/2018
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Gene Freidman built a taxi empire. We visited him before he was in legal trouble.

Duration:00:20:45

#842: Showdown at the WTO

5/18/2018
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The World Trade Organization: Can't live with it, hard to crush your trade opponents without it.

Duration:00:19:37

#696: Class Action

5/16/2018
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Class actions run from big civil rights cases to arguments about pepper. Are they noble, or silly?

Duration:00:22:49

#841: The Land Of Duty Free

5/11/2018
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We meet the man who invented duty free shopping and find out if these tax free stores are really saving us any money.

Duration:00:21:48

#840: Fixing Chicken

5/9/2018
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Today on the show: A chicken index, some Wall Street investors, and an unlikely whistle-blower.

Duration:00:19:49

#839: The Indicator Goes To California

5/4/2018
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California is way more than Hollywood. Today on the show, we look at what else is going on in this powerhouse state economy.

Duration:00:27:03

#575: The Fondue Conspiracy

5/2/2018
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Today on the show: How a cheese cartel abandoned the rules of economics and convinced the world to eat fondue.

Duration:00:16:59

#838: A Series of Mysterious Packages

4/27/2018
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Unordered trinkets have been arriving at homes around the country. We try to find out why.

Duration:00:18:08

#640: The Bottom Of The Well

4/25/2018
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Today on the show: the economics of drought, and why the rational thing to do in California right now is use more water.

Duration:00:22:48

#837: The Belt, The Road And The Money

4/20/2018
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Today on the show, we connect the dots between New York, Uganda, Prague, and China's thirst for resources. (Music Credit: Thanks to musician Giovanni Kiyingi for the use of his song "Kaleeba" from the album Amakondeere.)

Duration:00:22:44

#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