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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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College Fails

College Fails

2020-07-3118:505

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.
Class 4 brings us an economic conundrum: how do you efficiently share a scarce resource? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
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.
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.
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.
Shortening prison sentences might be about morals, but it's definitely about money. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
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.
Hollywood's Black List

Hollywood's Black List

2020-07-1024:3712

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.
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.
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 Wednesday, we'll serve up a Planet Money story, or selection of excerpts, paired with insights from our economists-in-residence for the summer. Get an understanding of the basic concepts of economics going to the beach. You can pick up your economics knowledge while you bike, stroll the sand or just lay in the grass. Amuse your friends. Win arguments. Throw the words "diminishing marginal utility" into every discussion. Wednesdays in the PM feed this summer. (Fridays will be our usual coverage of the economy). Start listening to the episodes here.
For years, some Chicago police officers tortured suspects. Survivors fought for reparations — and got them. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Inflation, Deflation

Inflation, Deflation

2020-07-0124:179

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.
Seed Spy

Seed Spy

2020-06-2725:277

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.
Owner Of A Broken Hertz

Owner Of A Broken Hertz

2020-06-2424:3712

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.
Money And Justice

Money And Justice

2020-06-1926:3211

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

Patent Racism

2020-06-1225:5419

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.
The Very First Vaccine

The Very First Vaccine

2020-06-1021:2910

We've only made vaccines for so many diseases. Let's look at the history. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
We look at the data connecting police unions and police violence. Today's episode comes from our daily podcast, The Indicator. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
When the economy tanks, does money just vanish? Why are home prices still so high? You asked these and other questions. We try to answer. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
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Comments (448)

Jamie Peppers

jjch

Aug 2nd
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Timothy Drummond

that farmer is greedy as F....

Jul 31st
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Daniel Ratner

The Professor lost me after saying „the economists know how to solve the global warming“. And these „experts“ teach young people to not truely understand how the world realy works

Jul 30th
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swastika shrestha

people in India and the Indian subcontinent are NOT DISCOVERING Pistachio now, they have been importing the nut for hundreds of years , the nut has it's origination in the central Asia and middle East for God sake! Please get your facts straight.

Jul 30th
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Rkleap

Planet money is facing content poverty. Looking over criminal compost like this might be a way for some.

Jul 29th
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Joshua Davis

this is my response: https://medium.com/@bdb68d1f530d/d40c6a8d1a2?sk=

Jul 24th
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Lawrence

Australia is already doing this with the NRL. Fans send in cardboard cutouts of themselves wearing team colours and they put them in the stands. The players isolate from everyone else during the season.

Jul 24th
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Joshua Davis

This is an incredible find, a true treasure.

Jul 20th
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Rkleap

Ho very important episode, i could not complete it. Why are police arresting people with drugs? So sad

Jul 20th
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BC

Excellent episode

Jul 20th
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Xin Du

Great Episode

Jul 10th
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Brilo Renderman

This is great

Jul 10th
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Timera Boateng

love the summer school concept ♥️

Jul 9th
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PK Bratney

That's not "reparations," that's just civil damages. Plaintiffs receive them all the time.

Jul 6th
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Barry Ansley

you know what's NOT so crazy everytime I hear podcasts about the economy? when you are well off the only ones the economy seem to affect is the lower class. Why they are fucked either way it goes and everyone else is inconvenienced. isn't that something? 🤔

Jul 2nd
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Ardalansaf

Important

Jul 1st
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Shannon Shunk

I would think this guy would be barred from working for the Chinese. This seems traitorous.

Jun 28th
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amir imanpour

👏

Jun 21st
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Joshua Davis

to defeat small pox grab them by the pustuals

Jun 15th
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mm hekmati

is it a coincidence that when u r talking about the silk road, u dont mention Persia(Iran) ?! SHAME ON U !

Jun 14th
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