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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.

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.

 

#355

Predictions!

Two forecasters predict the future of the U.S. economy — and promise to come back on the show to see who was right, and who was wrong. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter [here] (https://www.npr.org/newsletter/money?utm_source=rss_feed_copy&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=planet_money) . ... Read more

18 Jun 2021

16 MINS

16:54

18 Jun 2021


#354

How Uncle Jamie Broke Jeopardy (Update)

James Holzhauer took a math degree, a gambling career, and a buzzer, and turned it into a fortune on a game show. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here. ... Read more

16 Jun 2021

29 MINS

29:53

16 Jun 2021


#353

Used Car Talk

How supply and demand stalled out the used car industry. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter [here] (https://www.npr.org/newsletter/money?utm_source=rss_feed_copy&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=planet_money) . ... Read more

11 Jun 2021

23 MINS

23:35

11 Jun 2021


#352

How Stuff Gets Cheaper (Classic)

In the world of consumer electronics, it pays to be cheap. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter [here] (https://www.npr.org/newsletter/money?utm_source=rss_feed_copy&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=planet_money) . ... Read more

09 Jun 2021

15 MINS

15:24

09 Jun 2021


#351

Amateur Hour at the Supreme Court

College athletes are considered amateur players. And amateurs don't make any money. But can they get more education paid for at least? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter [here] (https://www.npr.org/newsletter/money?utm_source=rss_feed_copy&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=planet_money) . ... Read more

04 Jun 2021

22 MINS

22:42

04 Jun 2021


#350

Black Wall Street

100 years ago, Black Wall Street was destroyed. But how was it built? And what does it take to get restitution? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter [here] (https://www.npr.org/newsletter/money?utm_source=rss_feed_copy&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=planet_money) . ... Read more

02 Jun 2021

24 MINS

24:11

02 Jun 2021


#349

One Hack to Fool Them All

How a single hack pried open the networks of giant corporations and the U.S. government itself. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter [here] (https://www.npr.org/newsletter/money?utm_source=rss_feed_copy&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=planet_money) . ... Read more

28 May 2021

21 MINS

21:37

28 May 2021


#348

Runaway Recommendation Engine

Recommendation systems have changed how we choose what we want. But are they choosing what we want? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter [here] (https://www.npr.org/newsletter/money?utm_source=rss_feed_copy&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=planet_money) . ... Read more

26 May 2021

20 MINS

20:44

26 May 2021


#347

Big Government Cheese (CLASSIC)

That time the U.S. government accidentally created a cheese surplus so large it had to be stored in a ginormous cave. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter [here.] (https://www.npr.org/newsletter/money?utm_source=rss_feed_copy&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=planet_money) ... Read more

21 May 2021

20 MINS

20:42

21 May 2021


#346

Get The Vaccine, Lose The Skinny Jeans

Two stories from our Indicator team about the sometimes-unlikely people who shape what we buy and what we do. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter [here] (https://www.npr.org/newsletter/money?utm_source=rss_feed_copy&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=planet_money) . ... Read more

19 May 2021

20 MINS

20:06

19 May 2021


#345

Blood Money

The United States is one of the few countries that lets companies pay people for their blood plasma. Why? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter [here] (https://www.npr.org/newsletter/money?utm_source=rss_feed_copy&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=planet_money) . ... Read more

14 May 2021

25 MINS

25:12

14 May 2021


#344

Hot Cheetos

A janitor walks out of a chip factory with a bag of dustless Cheetos and changes the global snack game forever. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter [here] (https://www.npr.org/newsletter/money?utm_source=rss_feed_copy&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=planet_money) . ... Read more

13 May 2021

27 MINS

27:15

13 May 2021


#343

Emission Impossible

Carbon offsets have become a popular tool to combat climate change. But how effective are they? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter [here] (https://www.npr.org/newsletter/money?utm_source=rss_feed_copy&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=planet_money) . ... Read more

07 May 2021

23 MINS

23:12

07 May 2021


#342

DIY Reparations

Some Vermonters were tired of waiting around for reparations. So they decided to take matters into their own hands. | This episode was produced with our friends at Invisibilia. Check out their new season [here] (https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510307/invisibilia?www.npr.org&gclid=Cj0KCQjw4cOEBhDMARIsAA3XDRiOjOqhLFdIT8meS6G3ofgu8CpbLRf_OaZLgqyCcBEtlRCuw-8qN5YaAnTlEALw_wcB) . ... Read more

05 May 2021

27 MINS

27:00

05 May 2021


#341

A Superhero Goes To Hollywood

In the last and greatest chapter to our superhero saga, Micro-Face tries to make the jump from comic books to movies. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter [here] (https://www.npr.org/newsletter/money?utm_source=rss_feed_copy&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=planet_money) . ... Read more

01 May 2021

28 MINS

28:44

01 May 2021