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

  • Predictions!

    18/06/2021 Duration: 16min

    Two forecasters predict the future of the U.S. economy — and promise to come back on the show to see who was right, and who was wrong. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

  • How Uncle Jamie Broke Jeopardy (Update)

    16/06/2021 Duration: 29min

    James Holzhauer took a math degree, a gambling career, and a buzzer, and turned it into a fortune on a game show. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

  • Used Car Talk

    11/06/2021 Duration: 23min

    How supply and demand stalled out the used car industry. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

  • How Stuff Gets Cheaper (Classic)

    09/06/2021 Duration: 15min

    In the world of consumer electronics, it pays to be cheap. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

  • Amateur Hour at the Supreme Court

    04/06/2021 Duration: 22min

    College athletes are considered amateur players. And amateurs don't make any money. But can they get more education paid for at least? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

  • Black Wall Street

    02/06/2021 Duration: 24min

    100 years ago, Black Wall Street was destroyed. But how was it built? And what does it take to get restitution? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

  • One Hack to Fool Them All

    28/05/2021 Duration: 21min

    How a single hack pried open the networks of giant corporations and the U.S. government itself. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

  • Runaway Recommendation Engine

    26/05/2021 Duration: 20min

    Recommendation systems have changed how we choose what we want. But are they choosing what we want? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

  • Big Government Cheese (CLASSIC)

    21/05/2021 Duration: 20min

    That time the U.S. government accidentally created a cheese surplus so large it had to be stored in a ginormous cave. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

  • 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.

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