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The Indicator from Planet Money

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A little show about big ideas. From the people who make Planet Money, The Indicator helps you make sense of what's happening today. It's a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else. Listen weekday afternoons.

A little show about big ideas. From the people who make Planet Money, The Indicator helps you make sense of what's happening today. It's a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else. Listen weekday afternoons.

Location:

United States

Networks:

NPR

Description:

A little show about big ideas. From the people who make Planet Money, The Indicator helps you make sense of what's happening today. It's a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else. Listen weekday afternoons.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Indicator World Tour

9/29/2020
The Indicator brings listeners economic indicators from the other six continents.

Duration:00:09:34

Behind The Art Of The Deal

9/28/2020
Stacey talks to Tony Schwartz, co-author of Trump: The Art Of The Deal, about the book and the recent New York Times report exploring President Trump's tax records.

Duration:00:09:33

Some Listener Questions!

9/25/2020
Cardiff and Stacey answer some listener questions about the rebounding demand for gas, the rise of contactless payments, and how wages have changed for low-income workers over the past few years.

Duration:00:09:38

RIP Business Suit?

9/24/2020
For 400 years, the business suit has been a staple in men's fashion...then the pandemic struck. Today on the show, the end of the business suit?

Duration:00:09:58

The Invention Of Paper Money

9/23/2020
Paper currency has become standard around the world, but that wasn't always the case. Planet Money host Jacob Goldstein tells the story of how paper money came to be — and why it temporarily went away.

Duration:00:09:38

A Few Freaky Facts

9/22/2020
Stacey and Cardiff discuss some of the non-obvious ways the coronavirus pandemic — and the policy response to it — has reshaped the U.S. economy.

Duration:00:09:54

Jamaican Monetary Policy: Behind The Music

9/21/2020
Jamaica's Central Bank has a unique way of explaining its policies: Reggae music videos. The Indicator talks with the Central Bank about why they've taken this unique approach.

Duration:00:09:24

Downturn Start-Ups: A Conversation With Guy Raz

9/18/2020
Since the pandemic started, nearly 100,000 businesses have closed permanently. Opening a business now might seem crazy. But downturn start-ups have some advantages.

Duration:00:09:52

DIY Firefighting

9/17/2020
Emergency services are spread so thin in the West that some property owners are taking a D-I-Y approach to firefighting.

Duration:00:08:59

How Immigration Is Changing The U.S. Economy

9/16/2020
Nearly 17 percent of the U.S. labor force is made up of immigrants. That's up from 12.4 percent in 2000, and 6.7 percent in 1980. What that means for the economy.

Duration:00:09:47

A Smarter Approach To Lockdowns

9/15/2020
The coronavirus has put millions of people out of work. Greg Ip talks about his recent article in the Wall Street Journal and argues that lockdowns are "an overly blunt and economically costly tool."

Duration:00:09:51

The Birth Of The Greenback

9/14/2020
In the mid-1800s, the US had 8,370 kinds of money. How that happened, and what it meant for the US economy.

Duration:00:09:58

The Science of Hoops

9/11/2020
The three-point shot has revolutionized basketball, but its unintended consequences could mean trouble for the sport's future.

Duration:00:09:30

Making The Most Of Scarce Space

9/10/2020
Lockdowns, working from home, and remote learning have all made personal domestic space more scarce. Emily Anthes has some solutions.

Duration:00:09:51

Parenting In The Time of Corona

9/9/2020
COVID, lockdowns and working from home made life complicated for parents. Trying to educate kids from home has made things even tougher, so tough many women are dropping out of the workforce.

Duration:00:09:38

The Great Lego Scam

9/8/2020
Counterfeit Lego kits, made illegally in China, are giving collectors a headache.

Duration:00:07:34

More Job Growth, But Slower

9/4/2020
The August unemployment numbers were better than expected. But doesn't mean the labor market is the picture of health.

Duration:00:09:42

Overrated Or Underrated: The Nobel Edition

9/3/2020
Nobel economics prize winners Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee on whether foreign aid, french bread and dating an economist are overrated or underrated.

Duration:00:09:53

Opening Schools: Mission Impossible

9/2/2020
The question of whether to reopen schools or educate children at home is medically sensitive, logistically complicated and politically fraught. How one superintendent is handling it.

Duration:00:08:45

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