Planet Money

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Synopsis

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.

Episodes

  • Get The Vaccine, Lose The Skinny Jeans

    19/05/2021 Duration: 20min

    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.

  • Blood Money

    14/05/2021 Duration: 25min

    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.

  • Hot Cheetos

    13/05/2021 Duration: 27min

    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.

  • Emission Impossible

    07/05/2021 Duration: 23min

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

  • DIY Reparations

    05/05/2021 Duration: 27min

    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.

  • A Superhero Goes To Hollywood

    01/05/2021 Duration: 28min

    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.

  • The $100 Million Deli

    28/04/2021 Duration: 23min

    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.

  • A Superhero Sells Out

    23/04/2021 Duration: 27min

    Two months ago, Planet Money got its own superhero. Today, we sell him out. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

  • The Writers Revolt (UPDATE)

    21/04/2021 Duration: 26min

    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.

  • India, Farming, and the Free Market

    16/04/2021 Duration: 22min

    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.

  • Workin' 9 To 5

    14/04/2021 Duration: 23min

    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.

  • About Your Extended Warranty

    09/04/2021 Duration: 24min

    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.

  • How Jacob Loud's Land Was Lost

    07/04/2021 Duration: 23min

    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.

  • Two Indicators: Boomtown & Bye Bye

    02/04/2021 Duration: 15min

    We look at housing prices in Montana, an oil market milestone, and give a fond farewell. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

  • The Curse Of The Black Lotus (Update)

    31/03/2021 Duration: 19min

    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.

  • Socialism 101

    26/03/2021 Duration: 23min

    Today on the show: The critics of capitalism. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

  • You Asked For Shots, Tuna, Metal, and Money

    24/03/2021 Duration: 24min

    Listeners send us questions every day. It's about time we answer a few of them. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

  • The New Shape Of Pasta

    19/03/2021 Duration: 24min

    What do you do when you can't find the perfect pasta shape? You invent a new shape. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

  • The Even More Minimum Wage

    17/03/2021 Duration: 21min

    The tipped minimum wage hasn't changed for decades. Is now finally the time? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

  • The $69 Million JPEG

    13/03/2021 Duration: 22min

    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.

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