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Planet Money
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Planet Money

NPR

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The economy explained. 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.

Latest Episodes

#944: We Should Have Mentioned That

We answer some of the most popular questions our listeners had after listening to our recent shows: on baseball cards, the repo market, and the least common American.

22 MIN3 days ago
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#944: We Should Have Mentioned That

#763: BOTUS

The Volfefe Index measures how much the President's tweets affect volatility in the bond market. In 2017, we launched our own investing project based on the President's tweets.

21 MIN5 days ago
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#763: BOTUS

#943: Unicorn Cowboy

Masayoshi Son raised the biggest venture capital fund in the history of the world, made WeWork possible, and radically changed the way startups work.

21 MIN1 weeks ago
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#943: Unicorn Cowboy

#942: Capitalism In The Courtroom

Investors can fund lawsuits for profit, which gives more people access to the courts. But some worry it will warp the justice system.

21 MIN1 weeks ago
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#942: Capitalism In The Courtroom

#941: Three Bets

Planet Money takes a gamble on three stories about bets gone... every which way.

22 MIN2 weeks ago
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#941: Three Bets

#770: When India's Cash Disappeared

When India suddenly got rid of most of its cash, in an effort to end corruption and modernize its economy, chaos ensued. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

25 MIN2 weeks ago
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#770: When India's Cash Disappeared

#940: Interest Rates... Why So Negative?

Interest rates are low and getting lower. Some are even negative. Which means we live in a weird world, where people are lending out money and getting back less.

19 MIN3 weeks ago
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#940: Interest Rates... Why So Negative?

#658: Strike One

An automakers' strike against General Motors in the 1930s changed the world of unions forever. Before, striking was dangerous and illegal. Today, it's a fairly civilized business.

17 MIN3 weeks ago
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#658: Strike One

#939: The Working Tapes Of Studs Terkel

EIn the 1970s, Studs Terkel interviewed scores of people about their jobs for his book Working. Today, we hear a few of those conversations — and follow up with the subjects.

29 MINSEP 14
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#939: The Working Tapes Of Studs Terkel

#794: How To Make It In The Music Business

Behind popular music, there is this hidden economy of music producers buying and selling sonic snippets, texting each other half-finished beats, and angling for back-end royalties.

22 MINSEP 12
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#794: How To Make It In The Music Business

Latest Episodes

#944: We Should Have Mentioned That

We answer some of the most popular questions our listeners had after listening to our recent shows: on baseball cards, the repo market, and the least common American.

22 MIN3 days ago
Comments
#944: We Should Have Mentioned That

#763: BOTUS

The Volfefe Index measures how much the President's tweets affect volatility in the bond market. In 2017, we launched our own investing project based on the President's tweets.

21 MIN5 days ago
Comments
#763: BOTUS

#943: Unicorn Cowboy

Masayoshi Son raised the biggest venture capital fund in the history of the world, made WeWork possible, and radically changed the way startups work.

21 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
#943: Unicorn Cowboy

#942: Capitalism In The Courtroom

Investors can fund lawsuits for profit, which gives more people access to the courts. But some worry it will warp the justice system.

21 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
#942: Capitalism In The Courtroom

#941: Three Bets

Planet Money takes a gamble on three stories about bets gone... every which way.

22 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
#941: Three Bets

#770: When India's Cash Disappeared

When India suddenly got rid of most of its cash, in an effort to end corruption and modernize its economy, chaos ensued. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

25 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
#770: When India's Cash Disappeared

#940: Interest Rates... Why So Negative?

Interest rates are low and getting lower. Some are even negative. Which means we live in a weird world, where people are lending out money and getting back less.

19 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
#940: Interest Rates... Why So Negative?

#658: Strike One

An automakers' strike against General Motors in the 1930s changed the world of unions forever. Before, striking was dangerous and illegal. Today, it's a fairly civilized business.

17 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
#658: Strike One

#939: The Working Tapes Of Studs Terkel

EIn the 1970s, Studs Terkel interviewed scores of people about their jobs for his book Working. Today, we hear a few of those conversations — and follow up with the subjects.

29 MINSEP 14
Comments
#939: The Working Tapes Of Studs Terkel

#794: How To Make It In The Music Business

Behind popular music, there is this hidden economy of music producers buying and selling sonic snippets, texting each other half-finished beats, and angling for back-end royalties.

22 MINSEP 12
Comments
#794: How To Make It In The Music Business