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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

Banque Worms

Last year, one of the biggest banks accidentally paid off a client's loan to its lenders — a $900 million mistake. Some of the recipients wouldn't give the money back. And then a surprising court ruling affirmed their no give-back. | 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 Jul 2021

20 MINS

20:27

24 Jul 2021


#354

Video Gaming The System

Two groups of people who would never meet in real life collide in a world of wizards and dragons. They battle it out in a low-tech video game, and it shakes the lives of a lot of real people living in a collapsing economy. | 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 Jul 2021

21 MINS

21:52

21 Jul 2021


#353

The Great Inflation (Classic)

For much of the 1970s inflation was bad. Prices rose at over 10 percent a year. Nothing could stop it — until one powerful person did something very unpopular. Today's show: How we beat inflation. | 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 Jul 2021

28 MINS

28:42

17 Jul 2021


#352

100 Years Since Sadie Alexander

In 1921, Sadie Alexander became the first Black person in America to receive a PhD in economics. Then, she was functionally shut out of economics jobs, got a law degree, and became an attorney instead. A century later, economics has made notably little progress bringing Black women into the field. We work with The Sadie Collective to bring you three stories from three eras of recent history that show us how the field has changed, where it still falls short, and the unique joys of being a Black woman and loving economics. | 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 Jul 2021

23 MINS

23:18

14 Jul 2021


#351

Of Memestocks and Milk Bags

We answer your questions about memestocks, milk in bags, the size of cereal boxes, and products exclusive to the rich, but not for long? | 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

10 Jul 2021

23 MINS

23:56

10 Jul 2021


#350

Two Indicators: Clogged Ports And Corporate Vets

We bring you two stories from [The Indicator] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-indicator-from-planet-money/id1320118593) on two industries that are undergoing rapid change: vets and container shipping. | 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 Jul 2021

20 MINS

20:56

07 Jul 2021


#349

The Rest Of The Story, Summer 2021

We follow up on [takeout cocktails] (https://www.npr.org/2020/09/18/914519464/does-alcohol-to-go-have-a-chance-to-survive-the-pandemic) , college athletes at the [Supreme Court] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/amateur-hour-at-the-supreme-court/id290783428?i=1000524290502) , bankrupt [Hertz] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/owner-of-a-broken-hertz/id290783428?i=1000479483394) , and the [new shape of pasta] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-new-shape-of-pasta/id290783428?i=1000513720202) . | 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 Jul 2021

18 MINS

18:02

02 Jul 2021


#348

What's A Bubble? (Classic)

Can you tell if the economy is in a bubble? How? And why do bubbles happen? Robert Shiller and Eugene Fama shared the economics Nobel back in 2013 despite fundamentally disagreeing over the meaning of a bubble. | 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 Jul 2021

15 MINS

15:05

01 Jul 2021


#347

Bobby Bonilla Day

How the worst deal in baseball explains one of the most important concepts in economics. | 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 Jun 2021

21 MINS

21:07

26 Jun 2021


#346

Corporate Fugitive: Carlos Ghosn

Japan once served sushi in the shape of Carlos Ghosn's face. Then Japanese authorities arrested the celebrity CEO who remade Nissan. We bring you first hand accounts of his spectacular rise, sudden fall and dramatic escape. | This episode is a collaboration with HBR [IdeaCast] (https://hbr.org/2018/01/podcast-ideacast) . ... Read more

23 Jun 2021

27 MINS

27:51

23 Jun 2021


#345

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


#344

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


#343

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


#342

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


#341

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