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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

SPACE 4: 3 2 1

12/8/2017
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We've got a satellite. We got a rocket. We're heading to the launch pad.

Duration: 00:25:29


SPACE 3: Rocket Shopping

12/6/2017
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We found a satellite. We tried to figure out what it would do. Now we need to choose our rocket.

Duration: 00:23:16


SPACE 2: Wait, Why Are We Going To Space?

12/1/2017
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We hitched a ride on a satellite. Now we have to figure out what we're going to do up there.

Duration: 00:23:27


SPACE 1: We're Going To Space

11/29/2017
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We really are going to space.

Duration: 00:27:07


#807: Anatomy of a Hustle

11/24/2017
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What did Paul Manafort do, exactly? Robert Mueller's indictment is 31 pages of hard-to-understand financial crime. We try to figure it out.

Duration: 00:21:15


#665: The Free Food Market

11/22/2017
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A while back, the charity Feeding America was a mess. It was sending pickles to food banks that wanted produce, and potatoes to Idaho. So they called some economists, and a free food market was born.

Duration: 00:18:16


#806: Walmart's Pickle

11/17/2017
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Walmart and Amazon are in a battle to be the store where you buy everything. But when both companies sell everything, what sets them apart? Food inventions like a bright, red pickle!

Duration: 00:19:12


#805: War And Peace And Cows

11/15/2017
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In South Sudan, there is a kind of money that works even through bank failures and unstable governments. But when war struck, it upended a whole economy: the economy of cows.

Duration: 00:19:18


#672: Bagging the Birkin

11/10/2017
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Once you've got a Birkin bag, you've made it. But to get one, you need more than just money. Birkins always seem to be mysteriously out of stock. This is no accident.

Duration: 00:17:39


#804: Your Cell Phone's A Snitch

11/8/2017
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Timothy Carpenter stole cell phones. Then his phone sold him out to the Feds. Now the Supreme Court has to decide how private our cell phone data should be.

Duration: 00:21:38


#369: If Teens Ran the Fed

11/3/2017
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Once a year, teenagers from across the country team up and compete to run the U.S. Federal Reserve.

Duration: 00:16:41


#803: Nudge, Nudge, Nobel

11/1/2017
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Why do smart people make dumb decisions? Figuring that out won Richard Thaler a Nobel Prize.

Duration: 00:19:04


#802: The Hotel at the Center of the World

10/27/2017
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A Chinese company pays millions of dollars for a failing hotel in a small, rural town. We follow the trail of money, and it explains the world economy.

Duration: 00:21:05


#579: Is the NCAA An Illegal Cartel?

10/25/2017
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In any other industry, it's illegal for a group of companies to get together and cap wages. What makes the NCAA different?

Duration: 00:19:51


#801: The Death Show

10/20/2017
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Today on the show: death. We have four stories about how people prepare for death and what they leave behind for the living.

Duration: 00:16:51


#581: Free Money

10/18/2017
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Bob Peterson claims to have found the thing people have sought for thousands of years — an investment guaranteed to double in value. He keeps it in a storage locker in Utah. It's protected by a single padlock.

Duration: 00:16:06


#800: North Korea's Capitalists

10/13/2017
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Capitalism isn't supposed to exist in North Korea. But all over the country, small businesses are popping up, growing the nation's economy. And much of that money is going straight to the country's nuclear program.

Duration: 00:24:23


#799: Corporate! Income! Tax!

10/11/2017
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Republicans are proposing big changes to the corporate income tax. Trillions of dollars are at stake. Here's what it all means.

Duration: 00:18:13


#798: Bad Credit Bureau

10/6/2017
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For most of our lives, Equifax has been slurping up our financial data. Now the company's been hacked and our data is loose. Today, we trace this mess back to two brothers and one fateful decision.

Duration: 00:19:22


#648: The Benefits of Bankruptcy

10/4/2017
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It might just be the secret weapon of the U.S. economy.

Duration: 00:21:54

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