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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

#825: Who Started The Wildfire

2/16/2018
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After a wildfire, teams of investigators start combing the wreckage for clues. Finding the cause means, maybe, finding someone to pay. But where's the line between a natural disaster and a human one?

Duration:00:20:07

824: Our Valentines

2/14/2018
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If you can't beat 'em, send 'em a valentine.

Duration:00:20:42

#823: Planet Monet

2/9/2018
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Investors are pouring money into art, and a lot of it is disappearing into storage. We try to find out where the art goes, and why it goes there.

Duration:00:17:22

#337: The Secret Document that Transformed China

2/7/2018
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In 1978, a group of farmers in a Chinese village wrote a contract and hid it in the roof of a hut. They were afraid the document might get them executed. Instead, it transformed the Chinese economy.

Duration:00:18:02

#822: The Shortest Super Bowl

2/2/2018
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How does the market for Super Bowl tickets work? And why did it collapse in 2015?

Duration:00:23:56

#821: The Other Davos

1/31/2018
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Billionaires, diplomats, thinkfluencers. This is the Davos everyone hears about. Today on the show, we take you to a different Davos.

Duration:00:18:47

#820: P Is For Phosphorus

1/26/2018
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Phosphate is a crucial element, for farming, and for life. And there aren't too many places to get it. What if it runs out?

Duration:00:20:21

#819: Tax Me If You Can

1/24/2018
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Douglas Bruce had a bold vision for Colorado.

Duration:00:23:40

#508: A Bet On The Future Of Humanity

1/19/2018
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A biologist predicts a population bomb that will lead to global catastrophe. An economist sees a limitless future for mankind. The result is one of the most famous bets in economics.

Duration:00:20:29

#818: The Problem Of The Root

1/17/2018
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The wild ginseng market has gone crazy. We go to a farm hidden in the Appalachian mountains to find out why.

Duration:00:22:14

#817: The Gun Man

1/12/2018
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Will 3-D printing make gun control impossible?

Duration:00:27:44

#489: The Invisible Plumbing Of Our Economy

1/10/2018
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Why does it take days to send money electronically?

Duration:00:23:39

#816: Bitcoin Losers

1/5/2018
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The Bitcoin market has gone crazy. And it's revealing something strange. A lot of people can't find their Bitcoins. We go looking for lost billions.

Duration:00:22:03

#273: When The U.S. Paid Off The Entire National Debt

1/3/2018
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What does a country with no debt look like? To find out, we went back to the United States in 1835.

Duration:00:20:36

#815: The Rest of the Story 2017

12/29/2017
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Every year at Planet Money, we take a cue from radio legend Paul Harvey and bring you "The Rest of the Story." It's a show where we check in on some of the episodes that we've done in the past year, and tell you what's changed.

Duration:00:20:17

#544: The M&M Anomaly

12/27/2017
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David Kestenbaum noticed that a pack of Milk Chocolate M&M's weighs 1.69 ounces, but a pack of Peanut Butter M&M's weighs 1.63 ounces. He had to know why. But the confectionary world has its secrets.

Duration:00:13:51

BONUS INDICATOR: How Airfare Is Changing

12/25/2017
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Why flying to small airports keeps costing more and more, just as flying to big airports is getting cheaper. (This episode is from our new podcast, The Indicator. Subscribe to it wherever you get your podcasts.)

Duration:00:06:32

#814: The Tax Plan is Huge

12/22/2017
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Congress just passed the largest tax overhaul in decades. We dig in.

Duration:00:23:15

#670: The Santa Suit

12/20/2017
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Today on the show: A lawsuit over a Santa suit is a window into countless hidden fights that shape the stuff we buy. It's one man's battle against the U.S. government — and, in a way, against himself.

Duration:00:18:15

BONUS INDICATOR: Forget Neutrality

12/18/2017
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From our new podcast, The Indicator: Opponents of net neutrality argue that the government should get out of the way and let the market work, that's what leads to better service and more choice. We examine that logic.

Duration:00:08:03

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