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.


  • #746: Wall Street Goes To Vegas

    #746: Wall Street Goes To Vegas

    06/01/2017 Duration: 20min

    Wall Street traders and Las Vegas gamblers have a lot in common. But when a Wall Street firm set up shop taking Vegas bets, both sides got a surprise.

  • #443: Dont Believe The Hype

    #443: Don't Believe The Hype

    05/01/2017 Duration: 17min

    People are talking about how the Dow Jones Industrial Average is about to hit a new record: Twenty thousand. We have a pretty strong opinion about the Dow. We think you should ignore it.

  • #745: The Rest Of The Story, 2016 Edition

    #745: The Rest Of The Story, 2016 Edition

    30/12/2016 Duration: 18min

    It's time for an annual Planet Money tradition--we revisit some of our favorite stories from the past year, and see what's changed since we turned off our mics.

  • #744: The Last Bank Bailout

    #744: The Last Bank Bailout

    27/12/2016 Duration: 16min

    The man who ran the last bank bailout has a plan to prevent the next one.

  • 587: Jubilee! (?)

    587: Jubilee! (?)

    23/12/2016 Duration: 20min

    There's an idea that dates back at least to biblical times. That there should be a moment when debts are forgiven. Its called a jubilee. One country tried it.

  • #743: 50 Ways to Leave Your Union

    #743: 50 Ways to Leave Your Union

    21/12/2016 Duration: 17min

    Today on the show, two unions separated by 200 years, an ocean and an exit clause. The United States has no exit clause. It led to civil war. Europe, on the other hand, has Article 50.

  • #742: Making Bank

    #742: Making Bank

    17/12/2016 Duration: 13min

    On today's show, how a band of medieval warrior monks sworn to poverty got into the banking business and changed the way we think about money forever.

  • #592: Bell Wars

    #592: Bell Wars

    14/12/2016 Duration: 19min

    A special holiday episode about the epic, decades-long feud between the two companies that make just about every handbell in the world.

  • #741: Amy and Steve vs. Facebook

    #741: Amy and Steve vs. Facebook

    10/12/2016 Duration: 18min

    The story of a court case. On one side, the best lawyers money can buy. On the other, a night school lawyer who had never argued a case before. The outcome could affect everyone on the internet.

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