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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.

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Planet Money

2 plays • 17 months ago

After The Plague

The Black Death was one of the worst catastrophes to ever hit humanity. But it also helped upend feudal hierarchies, redistribute wealth, and make daily life better for a lot of me

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Waste Land

Recycling plastic has never worked very well. So who convinced us this was a good idea? In this episode, we might have the answer. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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1 play • 17 months ago

We Buy A Junk Bond

Team Indicator buys Cardiff a surprise present. A terrible, extremely risky, but wildly interesting investment. Then it gets interesting. The company that issued the junk bond decl

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1 play • 17 months ago

The Murderer, The Boy King, And The Invention Of Modern Finance

John Law killed a man in a duel, brought the first paper money to France, and became one of the richest people in the world. Then it all collapsed.

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17 months ago

SUMMER SCHOOL: Graduation!

Summer School graduates take the stage to show us how we can all see our everyday world through the beautiful lens of economics. | Take the final exam and get your diploma here.

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18 months ago

The Old Rules Were Dumb Anyway

When the pandemic hit, the old rules went out the window. What rules will stay broken when things go back to normal?Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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18 months ago

SUMMER SCHOOL 8: Risk & Disaster

Inside one insurance policy is a world of incentives and bad behaviors. Take the final exam and get your diploma here.

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18 months ago

Crisis At The Post Office

The United States Postal Service is in the middle of a political firestorm. What happened, and can it be fixed? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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18 months ago

SUMMER SCHOOL 7: Advertising & Race

A Black ad executive figures out how to reach diverse audiences.

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18 months ago

Big Rigged

Driving a truck used to mean freedom. Now it means a mountain of debt. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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18 months ago

SUMMER SCHOOL 6: Taxes & Donald Duck

The surprisingly entertaining history of the income tax. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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18 months ago

Mask Communication

Why won't some people wear masks? Is there anything we can do to convince them? We look to behavioral economics for help. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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18 months ago

SUMMER SCHOOL 5: Trade & Santa

The economics of free trade and what happens when governments get involved. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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19 months ago

College Fails

The pandemic is transforming college from a can't-miss into a can't-attend experience. Can colleges survive? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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19 months ago

SUMMER SCHOOL 4: Scarcity & Pistachios

Class 4 brings us an economic conundrum: how do you efficiently share a scarce resource? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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19 months ago

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.

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19 months ago

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.

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19 months ago

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

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19 months ago

Getting Out Of Prison Sooner

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

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19 months ago

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 telli

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19 months ago

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. | Subs

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19 months ago

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 econom

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19 months ago

Planet Money Summer School

Introducing an economics education for your ears! We're calling it Planet Money Summer School. It's all the economics you meant to learn, but didn't get around to. Each

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20 months ago

Reparations For Police Brutality (UPDATE)

For years, some Chicago police officers tortured suspects. Survivors fought for reparations — and got them. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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20 months ago

Inflation, Deflation

After decades of relative stability, prices in the US may be about to go through the roof — or the floor. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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20 months ago

Seed Spy

Espionage. Deceit. Theft. In this episode we follow the case of a global effort to steal top secret high technology: seeds. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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20 months ago

Owner Of A Broken Hertz

Rental car giant Hertz declared bankruptcy last month, which should have made their stock worthless. So how come people keep buying it? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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20 months ago

Money And Justice

Money and social change. We talk policing, nonprofits, reparations, and the awkwardness of brands getting woke. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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20 months ago

The Problem Of The Root (2018)

Wild ginseng sells for thousands. We go to a farm hidden in the Appalachian mountains to find out why. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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20 months ago

Patent Racism

Violence, including racist attacks, stifles innovation and the economy. Dr. Lisa Cook proved how. It took 10 years to be heard. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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