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The Indicator from Planet Money

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The Indicator from Planet Money
The Indicator from Planet Money

The Indicator from Planet Money

NPR

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9.7K
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A little show about big ideas. From the people who make Planet Money, The Indicator helps you make sense of what's happening today. It's a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else. Listen weekday afternoons.

Latest Episodes

Underrated Trends Of The 2010s

The 2010s have been a rich decade for economic megatrends. But some trends haven't gotten the attention they deserve.

9 MIN13 h ago
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Underrated Trends Of The 2010s

Debt And The Dairy Farmer

Mary Rieckmann and her husband run a small dairy in rural Wisconsin. But a perfect storm of factors has plunged farmers like her into crippling debt.

9 MIN1 d ago
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Debt And The Dairy Farmer

The Disappearing Small Farmer

It's been a tough year for small farmers hit by trade wars and extreme weather. And as Time's Alana Semuels reports, this latest trouble is just part of a decades-long decline in small-scale farming.

9 MIN2 d ago
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The Disappearing Small Farmer

New York City's Luxury Condo Hangover

When the rich stop buying luxury condos, sale prices drop for everyone. But rents are a different story.

9 MIN3 d ago
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New York City's Luxury Condo Hangover

Job(-switch) Friday!

It's time for our favorite Friday of every month: Jobs Friday! This week, we look at job switching and what it reflects about the tightening labor market.

9 MIN6 d ago
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Job(-switch) Friday!

Nike Swooshes Out Of Amazon

Nike, the country's largest sporting brand, is pulling its products off of Amazon. What spurred this decision, and will other companies follow suit?

9 MIN1 w ago
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Nike Swooshes Out Of Amazon

The Case For Hope In 2020

Today, the show takes a distinctly positive stance in making the case for being optimistic about the economy in 2020. Five reasons why you should, plus kittens and rainbows.

9 MIN1 w ago
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The Case For Hope In 2020

The Map That Made Manhattan

Manhattan is known for being a grid. But 200 years ago, it was a hilly, bucolic wilderness. The transformation all started with a secret map. And the reason was all about economics.

9 MIN1 w ago
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The Map That Made Manhattan

Hudson's Kill

Back in the early 1800s, Manhattan was a wild, sparsely populated place, but it was just about to be developed big-time. There was a lot of money to be made knowing what would go where.

9 MIN1 w ago
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Hudson's Kill

The Sahm Rule With The Eponymous Economist

Economist Claudia Sahm explains the eponymous Sahm Rule, and how changes in the unemployment rate point to whether or not we are in a recession.

8 MIN2 w ago
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The Sahm Rule With The Eponymous Economist

Latest Episodes

Underrated Trends Of The 2010s

The 2010s have been a rich decade for economic megatrends. But some trends haven't gotten the attention they deserve.

9 MIN13 h ago
Comments
Underrated Trends Of The 2010s

Debt And The Dairy Farmer

Mary Rieckmann and her husband run a small dairy in rural Wisconsin. But a perfect storm of factors has plunged farmers like her into crippling debt.

9 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Debt And The Dairy Farmer

The Disappearing Small Farmer

It's been a tough year for small farmers hit by trade wars and extreme weather. And as Time's Alana Semuels reports, this latest trouble is just part of a decades-long decline in small-scale farming.

9 MIN2 d ago
Comments
The Disappearing Small Farmer

New York City's Luxury Condo Hangover

When the rich stop buying luxury condos, sale prices drop for everyone. But rents are a different story.

9 MIN3 d ago
Comments
New York City's Luxury Condo Hangover

Job(-switch) Friday!

It's time for our favorite Friday of every month: Jobs Friday! This week, we look at job switching and what it reflects about the tightening labor market.

9 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Job(-switch) Friday!

Nike Swooshes Out Of Amazon

Nike, the country's largest sporting brand, is pulling its products off of Amazon. What spurred this decision, and will other companies follow suit?

9 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Nike Swooshes Out Of Amazon

The Case For Hope In 2020

Today, the show takes a distinctly positive stance in making the case for being optimistic about the economy in 2020. Five reasons why you should, plus kittens and rainbows.

9 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Case For Hope In 2020

The Map That Made Manhattan

Manhattan is known for being a grid. But 200 years ago, it was a hilly, bucolic wilderness. The transformation all started with a secret map. And the reason was all about economics.

9 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Map That Made Manhattan

Hudson's Kill

Back in the early 1800s, Manhattan was a wild, sparsely populated place, but it was just about to be developed big-time. There was a lot of money to be made knowing what would go where.

9 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Hudson's Kill

The Sahm Rule With The Eponymous Economist

Economist Claudia Sahm explains the eponymous Sahm Rule, and how changes in the unemployment rate point to whether or not we are in a recession.

8 MIN2 w ago
Comments
The Sahm Rule With The Eponymous Economist
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