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Planet Money

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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

The Marriage Pact

They say true love is hard to find. Whoever says that isn't an economist. | 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

06 Mar 2021

20 MINS

20:43

06 Mar 2021


#354

Happy Fed Independence Day (Update)

The story of the day the Federal Reserve got its independence and the fight — an actual physical fight — to keep it. | 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

03 Mar 2021

22 MINS

22:08

03 Mar 2021


#353

We Buy a Superhero: Resurrection

We have found the perfect superhero. Now we just have to make him our own. | 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

27 Feb 2021

31 MINS

31:53

27 Feb 2021


#352

Bond Voyage

The government used to be afraid to borrow too much money. Today, it borrows hand over fist. And it's ... fine? | 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

24 Feb 2021

21 MINS

21:46

24 Feb 2021


#351

We Buy A Superhero: Loophole

Marvel was not interested in selling us Doorman. But there is another way to jumpstart our superhero empire.| 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 Feb 2021

23 MINS

23:27

19 Feb 2021


#350

Why Printers Are The Worst

The real money is in the ink. | 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

17 Feb 2021

20 MINS

20:34

17 Feb 2021


#349

We Buy A Superhero: Origins

Marvel has 7,000 characters, many of them forgotten. We want to buy one from their vault and launch our own little Planet Money franchise. | 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 Feb 2021

22 MINS

22:58

13 Feb 2021


#348

Can't Let It Go

Irrational decisions. Things we can't let go. Friend of the show Sam Sanders comes by to talk obsessions. We turn to economics for advice, clarity and comfort. | Subscribe to Sam's podcast, [It's Been A Minute] (https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510317/its-been-a-minute-with-sam-sanders) . ... Read more

10 Feb 2021

19 MINS

19:30

10 Feb 2021


#347

Fine and Punishment

When you get out of prison, you have to start paying off fees. Some are related to committing a crime. Others are not. | 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

05 Feb 2021

21 MINS

21:37

05 Feb 2021


#346

Robinhood's Very Bad Day

How the stock trading app works. And why it almost broke last week. | 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

03 Feb 2021

20 MINS

20:28

03 Feb 2021


#345

Can't Stop GameStop

Video game stores. Hedge Funds. Reddit forums. How this mad lib resulted in the biggest short squeeze in years. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here. ... Read more

30 Jan 2021

27 MINS

27:16

30 Jan 2021


#344

The World's Biggest Battery (Classic)

California has a ton of solar power. But as soon as night falls, it's gone. Today on the show: how to bottle the sun ... Read more

27 Jan 2021

21 MINS

21:59

27 Jan 2021


#343

How Desi Invented Television

The television was invented by Philo Farnsworth in 1927. TV was invented by Desi Arnaz in 1951. ... Read more

23 Jan 2021

28 MINS

28:18

23 Jan 2021


#342

Modern Monetary Theory (Classic)

We rethink everything we know about government spending, taxes, and the nature of money. ... Read more

20 Jan 2021

24 MINS

24:02

20 Jan 2021


#341

The Great Gatsby

All of it. Read by the staff of Planet Money. ... Read more

16 Jan 2021

4 HR 28 MINS

4:28:48

16 Jan 2021