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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

Opening Schools And Other Hard Decisions

Emily Oster wanted to understand the risks of opening schools. So she started a massive data collection campaign. | 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

16 Oct 2020

17 MINS

17:34

16 Oct 2020


#354

Caste Arrives In Silicon Valley

For some Indian employees of big U.S. tech companies, caste discrimination is real. To combat it, first people have to talk about it. That's hard. | Today's episode is from our friends at [Rough Translation] (https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510324/rough-translation) . ... Read more

14 Oct 2020

17 MINS

17:56

14 Oct 2020


#353

Political Ad Nauseam

It's presidential election season, and that means it's political ad season. But who do ads target, anyway? | 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 Oct 2020

22 MINS

22:35

09 Oct 2020


#352

Rethinking Black Wealth

Homes in Black neighborhoods are valued lower than homes in white neighborhoods. Why? This episode, Dr. Andre Perry flips the narrative of the racial wealth gap. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here. ... Read more

07 Oct 2020

20 MINS

20:59

07 Oct 2020


#351

Call Center Call Out

We visit life on the other side of your customer service call and get a glimpse into the troubling future of work in America. | 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 Oct 2020

29 MINS

29:55

02 Oct 2020


#350

Trump's Tiny Taxes

A totally refreshing 20 minutes or so of infotainment related to Trump, taxes and toy wooden arrows. | 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 Oct 2020

21 MINS

21:22

01 Oct 2020


#349

Sell Me Your Climate Bombs

There are tanks all over the U.S. that are like little climate change time bombs, ticking away. Today on the show, getting to them before they go off. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here. ... Read more

25 Sep 2020

26 MINS

26:10

25 Sep 2020


#348

REDMAP (Update)

The result of national elections is shaped in a big and underappreciated way by very local elections. This is the story of the man who shaped many, many local elections to tip the national scales. | 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

23 Sep 2020

26 MINS

26:49

23 Sep 2020


#347

Apple v Everybody

When Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney sued Apple over its App Store, it started a war about antitrust and the internet. ... Read more

18 Sep 2020

21 MINS

21:43

18 Sep 2020


#346

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 medieval Europeans. ... Read more

16 Sep 2020

22 MINS

22:49

16 Sep 2020


#345

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] (https://www.npr.org/newsletter/money?utm_source=rss_feed_copy&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=planet_money) . ... Read more

11 Sep 2020

24 MINS

24:02

11 Sep 2020


#344

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 declared bankruptcy. But that wasn't the end of the story. | Subscribe to our daily podcast, The Indicator [here] (https://feeds.npr.org/510325/podcast.xml) . ... Read more

09 Sep 2020

24 MINS

24:48

09 Sep 2020


#343

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. ... Read more

05 Sep 2020

21 MINS

21:22

05 Sep 2020


#342

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] (https://www.npr.org/2020/08/26/903557224/think-you-know-economics-take-the-planet-money-summer-school-quiz) . ... Read more

02 Sep 2020

20 MINS

20:10

02 Sep 2020


#341

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] (https://www.npr.org/newsletter/money?utm_source=rss_feed_copy&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=planet_money) . ... Read more

28 Aug 2020

22 MINS

22:00

28 Aug 2020