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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.

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New York, NY

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NPR

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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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@planetmoney

Language:

English


Episodes

College Fails

7/31/2020
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.

Duration:00:18:25

SUMMER SCHOOL 4: Pistachios & Scarcity

7/29/2020
Class 4 brings us an economic conundrum: how do you efficiently share a scarce resource? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:28:27

Rest of the Story, Pandemic Edition

7/24/2020
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.

Duration:00:25:28

SUMMER SCHOOL 3: Profit & Cocaine

7/22/2020
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.

Duration:00:27:55

BONUS: The Kerner Commission

7/20/2020
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.

Duration:00:26:20

Getting Out Of Prison Sooner

7/17/2020
Shortening prison sentences might be about morals, but it's definitely about money. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:27:47

SUMMER SCHOOL 2: Markets & Pickles

7/15/2020
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.

Duration:00:31:18

Hollywood's Black List

7/10/2020
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.

Duration:00:24:17

SUMMER SCHOOL 1: Choices & Dating

7/8/2020
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.

Duration:00:32:44

Planet Money Summer School

7/6/2020
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...

Duration:00:01:59

Reparations For Police Brutality (UPDATE)

7/3/2020
For years, some Chicago police officers tortured suspects. Survivors fought for reparations — and got them. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:31:07

Inflation, Deflation

7/1/2020
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.

Duration:00:24:08

Seed Spy

6/26/2020
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.

Duration:00:25:02

Owner Of A Broken Hertz

6/24/2020
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.

Duration:00:24:10

Money And Justice

6/19/2020
Money and social change. We talk policing, nonprofits, reparations, and the awkwardness of brands getting woke. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:27:03

The Problem Of The Root (2018)

6/17/2020
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.

Duration:00:22:31

Patent Racism

6/12/2020
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.

Duration:00:25:35

The Very First Vaccine

6/10/2020
We've only made vaccines for so many diseases. Let's look at the history. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:21:32

Police Unions And Police Violence

6/5/2020
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.

Duration:00:13:51

Where'd The Money Go, And Other Questions

6/3/2020
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.

Duration:00:22:27