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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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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

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English


Episodes

What Economy Are You Voting For?

10/30/2020
Two candidates. Two very different ways of thinking about the economy. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:17:33

Who Gets To Vote In Florida?

10/28/2020
Angel Sanchez was 17 and in prison when he learned felons couldn't vote in Florida. When he got out, he tried to change that. It was working – until money got involved.| Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:23:31

Frame Canada

10/23/2020
For years, Wendell Potter ran a campaign to terrify Americans... about health care in Canada. Now he explains how he did it, and why. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:25:51

Hey Google, Are You Too Big?

10/21/2020
The government just filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google. In this episode, we talk about why, and why it matters. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:17:58

Opening Schools And Other Hard Decisions

10/16/2020
Emily Oster wanted to understand the risks of opening schools. So she started a massive data collection campaign. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:17:31

Caste Arrives In Silicon Valley

10/14/2020
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.

Duration:00:18:17

Political Ad Nauseam

10/9/2020
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.

Duration:00:22:32

Rethinking Black Wealth

10/7/2020
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.

Duration:00:21:20

Call Center Call Out

10/2/2020
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.

Duration:00:29:51

Trump's Tiny Taxes

9/30/2020
A totally refreshing 20 minutes or so of infotainment related to Trump, taxes and toy wooden arrows. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:21:19

Sell Me Your Climate Bombs

9/25/2020
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.

Duration:00:26:10

REDMAP (Update)

9/23/2020
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.

Duration:00:26:49

Apple v Everybody

9/18/2020
When Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney sued Apple over its App Store, it started a war about antitrust and the internet.

Duration:00:21:43

After The Plague

9/16/2020
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.

Duration:00:22:49

Waste Land

9/11/2020
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.

Duration:00:24:06

We Buy A Junk Bond

9/9/2020
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.

Duration:00:24:47

The Murderer, The Boy King, And The Invention Of Modern Finance

9/4/2020
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.

Duration:00:21:19

SUMMER SCHOOL: Graduation!

9/2/2020
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.

Duration:00:20:07

Your Brain On Retail Trading

9/1/2020
Stock-picking retail traders have been jumping into the market this year. They may not understand the risks.

Duration:00:09:44

The Old Rules Were Dumb Anyway

8/28/2020
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.

Duration:00:21:57