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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.

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United States

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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 Great Remittance Mystery

10/23/2020
In 2019, migrants sent a record $500 billion back to their countries of origin. Then COVID hit, and the World Bank predicted a 20 percent drop in that flow of cash. But now the data is in, and it turns out remittances have held steady.

Duration:00:09:13

The Case Against Google

10/22/2020
A few days ago, The Department of Justice filed a massive antitrust lawsuit against Google. The case focuses on the company's dominance in search, but what about the rest of Google's empire?

Duration:00:09:50

Hope Vs. Despair

10/21/2020
Should we feel hope or despair about the future of the American economy? Cardiff and Stacey debate.

Duration:00:09:01

Why Women Are Leaving The Workforce

10/20/2020
Of the 1.1 million people who left the job market in September, over 860,000 were women. Today we look at why women are dropping out of the workforce and what it will mean for the economy.

Duration:00:09:54

Economic Consequences Of The Census

10/19/2020
The coronavirus pandemic, distrust of the government, and a surprising political battle have the 2020 Census count.

Duration:00:09:42

The Lehman Trilogy

10/16/2020
Just before Broadway shut down, team Indicator saw The Lehman Trilogy, about the origin of Lehman Brothers. We talk with playwright Ben Power about the firm, the family and the consolation of history.

Duration:00:09:45

Inequities Of The Pandemic

10/15/2020
The coronavirus has devastated the U.S. economy, but it hasn't affected everyone equally. Today on the show, four ways the pandemic has deepened inequality.

Duration:00:07:36

Daymond John Plays Overrated Or Underrated

10/14/2020
Daymond John and what he thinks is overrated and what's underrated

Duration:00:09:12

How Vikings Launched Globalization 1.0

10/13/2020
How the Vikings trading with a North American Indigenous group shortly after the year 1000 connected global trading networks and kicked off the first version of globalization.

Duration:00:09:54

An Economist Walks Into A Bar

10/12/2020
There's a long history of bars playing a vital role in innovation and economic growth. What happens when they all close down?

Duration:00:09:58

WFH From Barbados

10/9/2020
The Barbados economy depends on tourism, so travel restrictions have been devastating. But the island nation has come up with an innovative stopgap: A visa that lets visitors work remotely from Barbados for a year.

Duration:00:09:23

Where's Everyone Moving To?

10/8/2020
Remember all the predictions about the pandemic pushing people to quit big, expensive cities? Six months in, the data is providing some clues about which cities Americans are leaving, and where they're moving to. An update on the "urban exodus."

Duration:00:09:05

The Great Fridge Freeze-Out

10/7/2020
For months now, there's been a shortage of refrigerators and freezers across the U.S. Shoppers can't find appliances to buy and stores can't find enough appliances to sell. Alina Selyukh joins The Indicator to explain why.

Duration:00:09:47

The Semiconductor Standoff

10/6/2020
As the trade war continues, China hasn't purchased nearly as many exports from the United States as it previously agreed to. There was one bright spot though: semiconductors — but that may soon change.

Duration:00:09:34

Commercial Real Estate's Great Reckoning

10/5/2020
The coronavirus has caused a massive downturn in commercial real estate. As the pandemic continues and companies back out of leases, the future of commercial real estate is brought into question.

Duration:00:09:30

Jobs Friday: The Worker Shortage Mystery

10/2/2020
The U.S. is experiencing the worst unemployment crisis since the Great Depression. Meanwhile, some employers claim that they can't find the workers they need. What's going on?

Duration:00:09:12

The Economic Legacy Of Shinzo Abe

10/1/2020
Shinzo Abe served as Japan's Prime Minister for nearly eight years before suddenly announcing his retirement in August. Today on the show, the lessons of Abenomics for the US and other countries.

Duration:00:09:05

Big Donors & Pay-To-Play Politics

9/30/2020
The Center for Public Integrity joins The Indicator with an excerpt from The Heist, a new podcast exploring money and politics in the Trump Administration.

Duration:00:09:57

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