Himalaya: Listen. Learn. Grow.

4.8K Ratings
Open In App
title

Planet Money

NPR

7.1K
Followers
38.3K
Plays
Planet Money

Planet Money

NPR

7.1K
Followers
38.3K
Plays
OVERVIEWEPISODESYOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Details

About Us

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

College Fails

With a month to go before the fall semester starts, universities are closing due to coronavirus, and also making hard cuts and tradeoffs around remote learning.

18 MIN3 d ago
Comments
College Fails

SUMMER SCHOOL 4: Pistachios & Scarcity

Learn about scarce resources and the tragedy of the commons from drought-stricken California.

28 MIN5 d ago
Comments
SUMMER SCHOOL 4: Pistachios & Scarcity

Rest of the Story, Pandemic Edition

Rest of the Story, Pandemic Edition We check in on the people we've met and stories we've covered since this whole thing started. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

25 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Rest of the Story, Pandemic Edition

SUMMER SCHOOL 3: Profit & Cocaine

In our third class, we take all that we've learned about decisions and markets and bring it to a former drug kingpin. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

27 MIN1 w ago
Comments
SUMMER SCHOOL 3: Profit & Cocaine

BONUS: The Kerner Commission

In 1967, President Johnson created a commission to investigate racial unrest in America. But, the answer they came up with was not the answer he was hoping for. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

26 MIN2 w ago
Comments
BONUS: The Kerner Commission

Getting Out Of Prison Sooner

Shortening prison sentences might be about morals, but it's definitely about money. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

27 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Getting Out Of Prison Sooner

SUMMER SCHOOL 2: Markets & Pickles

In our second class, we meet our old friends supply and demand and do graphs using only the power of the human voice. Then, we show you how markets can be created anywhere by telling the story of a food bank that had too many pickles and not enough pancake syrup. It's economics to the rescue. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

31 MIN2 w ago
Comments
SUMMER SCHOOL 2: Markets & Pickles

Hollywood's Black List

In 2005, an anonymous list of the best unmade scripts in Hollywood shook up the movie biz. This episode: how a math-loving, movie nerd solved Hollywood's script problem. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

24 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Hollywood's Black List

SUMMER SCHOOL 1: Choices & Dating

First lesson: Economics is not about money. It's a lens of great power and beauty. In this episode, we meet our teachers and learn the first four fundamental concepts of economic thinking, and watch them applied to things like dating and hailing a cab. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

32 MIN3 w ago
Comments
SUMMER SCHOOL 1: Choices & Dating

Planet Money Summer School

Planet Money Summer School is a crash course in economics for your ears.

2 MINJUL 7
Comments
Planet Money Summer School

Latest Episodes

College Fails

With a month to go before the fall semester starts, universities are closing due to coronavirus, and also making hard cuts and tradeoffs around remote learning.

18 MIN3 d ago
Comments
College Fails

SUMMER SCHOOL 4: Pistachios & Scarcity

Learn about scarce resources and the tragedy of the commons from drought-stricken California.

28 MIN5 d ago
Comments
SUMMER SCHOOL 4: Pistachios & Scarcity

Rest of the Story, Pandemic Edition

Rest of the Story, Pandemic Edition We check in on the people we've met and stories we've covered since this whole thing started. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

25 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Rest of the Story, Pandemic Edition

SUMMER SCHOOL 3: Profit & Cocaine

In our third class, we take all that we've learned about decisions and markets and bring it to a former drug kingpin. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

27 MIN1 w ago
Comments
SUMMER SCHOOL 3: Profit & Cocaine

BONUS: The Kerner Commission

In 1967, President Johnson created a commission to investigate racial unrest in America. But, the answer they came up with was not the answer he was hoping for. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

26 MIN2 w ago
Comments
BONUS: The Kerner Commission

Getting Out Of Prison Sooner

Shortening prison sentences might be about morals, but it's definitely about money. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

27 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Getting Out Of Prison Sooner

SUMMER SCHOOL 2: Markets & Pickles

In our second class, we meet our old friends supply and demand and do graphs using only the power of the human voice. Then, we show you how markets can be created anywhere by telling the story of a food bank that had too many pickles and not enough pancake syrup. It's economics to the rescue. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

31 MIN2 w ago
Comments
SUMMER SCHOOL 2: Markets & Pickles

Hollywood's Black List

In 2005, an anonymous list of the best unmade scripts in Hollywood shook up the movie biz. This episode: how a math-loving, movie nerd solved Hollywood's script problem. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

24 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Hollywood's Black List

SUMMER SCHOOL 1: Choices & Dating

First lesson: Economics is not about money. It's a lens of great power and beauty. In this episode, we meet our teachers and learn the first four fundamental concepts of economic thinking, and watch them applied to things like dating and hailing a cab. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

32 MIN3 w ago
Comments
SUMMER SCHOOL 1: Choices & Dating

Planet Money Summer School

Planet Money Summer School is a crash course in economics for your ears.

2 MINJUL 7
Comments
Planet Money Summer School
hmly
Welcome to Himalaya LearningDozens of podcourses featuring over 100 experts are waiting for you.