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The Indicator from Planet Money

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The Indicator from Planet Money

The Indicator from Planet Money

NPR

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19.0K
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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

The Small Business Roller Coaster

Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream in Seattle has been on the same economic and political roller coaster ride many small businesses have. Now they're trying to open back up, survive and grow.

9 MIN7 h ago
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The Small Business Roller Coaster

Texas Hospitals Battle COVID-19

Rural hospitals in Texas are scrambling for equipment and staff to combat the surge in coronavirus cases.

9 MIN1 d ago
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Texas Hospitals Battle COVID-19

Why We Need Black-Owned Banks

Black-owned financial institutions are a shrinking part of the U.S. financial system. We look at what that means for America's entrenched racial disparities.

9 MIN2 d ago
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Why We Need Black-Owned Banks

Live Music Industry Blues

Live music events are like micro-economies that support hundreds of small businesses. Coronavirus is hammering them.

9 MIN3 d ago
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Live Music Industry Blues

Unintended Consequences, Hidden Deaths

The way organizations and governments respond to disasters often have hidden consequences; sometimes those consequences can be fatal.

9 MIN4 d ago
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Unintended Consequences, Hidden Deaths

Jobs In June

The BLS jobs report for June was better than expected, but showed the U.S. economy is still suffering badly from coronavirus.

9 MIN1 w ago
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Jobs In June

The Market For Student Loans

Americans owe about $1.5 trillion in student debt. But who actually owns those loans? One borrower goes looking for an answer—and uncovers a multi-billion dollar shadow market.

9 MIN1 w ago
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The Market For Student Loans

Listener Questions: Past Pandemics And Property Prices

On the Spanish Flu, housing prices, and the resilience of Australia's economy. Indicator listener questions, answered.

9 MIN1 w ago
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Listener Questions: Past Pandemics And Property Prices

The Uncounted Workforce

Incarcerated Americans make goods for American companies, and get paid next to nothing for their labor.

9 MIN1 w ago
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The Uncounted Workforce

Sadie Alexander, America's First Black Economist

Sadie Alexander was the first African-American to earn a PhD in economics. We think her contributions deserve another look.

9 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Sadie Alexander, America's First Black Economist

Latest Episodes

The Small Business Roller Coaster

Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream in Seattle has been on the same economic and political roller coaster ride many small businesses have. Now they're trying to open back up, survive and grow.

9 MIN7 h ago
Comments
The Small Business Roller Coaster

Texas Hospitals Battle COVID-19

Rural hospitals in Texas are scrambling for equipment and staff to combat the surge in coronavirus cases.

9 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Texas Hospitals Battle COVID-19

Why We Need Black-Owned Banks

Black-owned financial institutions are a shrinking part of the U.S. financial system. We look at what that means for America's entrenched racial disparities.

9 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Why We Need Black-Owned Banks

Live Music Industry Blues

Live music events are like micro-economies that support hundreds of small businesses. Coronavirus is hammering them.

9 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Live Music Industry Blues

Unintended Consequences, Hidden Deaths

The way organizations and governments respond to disasters often have hidden consequences; sometimes those consequences can be fatal.

9 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Unintended Consequences, Hidden Deaths

Jobs In June

The BLS jobs report for June was better than expected, but showed the U.S. economy is still suffering badly from coronavirus.

9 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Jobs In June

The Market For Student Loans

Americans owe about $1.5 trillion in student debt. But who actually owns those loans? One borrower goes looking for an answer—and uncovers a multi-billion dollar shadow market.

9 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Market For Student Loans

Listener Questions: Past Pandemics And Property Prices

On the Spanish Flu, housing prices, and the resilience of Australia's economy. Indicator listener questions, answered.

9 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Listener Questions: Past Pandemics And Property Prices

The Uncounted Workforce

Incarcerated Americans make goods for American companies, and get paid next to nothing for their labor.

9 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Uncounted Workforce

Sadie Alexander, America's First Black Economist

Sadie Alexander was the first African-American to earn a PhD in economics. We think her contributions deserve another look.

9 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Sadie Alexander, America's First Black Economist
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