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The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. 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. That's what we're going for at Planet Money. People seem to like it.

The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. 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. That's what we're going for at Planet Money. People seem to like it.
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The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. 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. That's what we're going for at Planet Money. People seem to like it.

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Episodes

#900: The Stolen Company

3/15/2019
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When an American company named ABRO learns their goods are being counterfeited in China, they start their own trade war.

Duration:00:22:20

#724: Cat Scam

3/13/2019
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The internet was supposed to get rid of middlemen--but instead they are taking over the global economy.

Duration:00:23:13

#899: Mexico Fights The Fuel Pirates

3/8/2019
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Thieves are stealing billions of dollars worth of gasoline in Mexico. The President is taking drastic action to cut them off, and it comes at a serious cost. Content warning: Audio of deadly pipeline explosion.

Duration:00:18:14

#785: The Starbury

3/6/2019
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The story of an NBA All-Star and an experiment: To make a desirable basketball shoe cheap enough for anyone.

Duration:00:25:33

#898: Happy Fed Independence Day

3/1/2019
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The story of the day the Federal Reserve got its independence and the fight—an actual physical fight—to keep it.

Duration:00:20:10

#897: New Orleans Vs. Airbnb

2/28/2019
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Airbnb has changed New Orleans. And now landlords and preservationists are fighting over the future of the city.

Duration:00:22:37

Antitrust 3: Big Tech

2/22/2019
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What does the rise of dominant tech companies say about competition and the state of antitrust law? Third in a series.

Duration:00:24:28

Antitrust 2: The Paradox

2/20/2019
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How Robert Bork won the fight over the very meaning of competition in America, and paved the way for some of the biggest companies we've ever seen.

Duration:00:20:08

Antitrust 1: Standard Oil

2/15/2019
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At the turn of the 20th century, Ida Tarbell investigated John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil. What she discovered changed the economy of the United States.

Duration:00:24:17

#418: A Fake Bank For Money Laundering Run By The Government

2/13/2019
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To catch drug traffickers, the U.S. government tried something it had never tried before. It set up and ran a fake offshore bank for money laundering. Fake name. Fake employees. Real drug money.

Duration:00:19:51

#893: Our Valentines 2019

2/8/2019
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We give a shout out to the stuff we've been obsessing over in the office — those stories that were so good, we wished we had thought of them ourselves.

Duration:00:18:28

#892: The Lost Plane

2/6/2019
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In December, a commercial flight had to make an emergency landing in Iran. They discovered that landing there would be easy. Getting out – much, much harder.

Duration:00:17:09

#891: Who Won The Bet Over Bitcoin?

2/1/2019
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Five years ago, two sides met on our show to make a bet about the future of bitcoin. Today, we announce the winner.

Duration:00:19:13

#825: Who Started The Wildfire?

1/30/2019
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After a wildfire, teams of investigators start combing the wreckage for clues. Finding the cause means, maybe, finding someone to pay. But where's the line between a natural disaster and a human one?

Duration:00:21:11

#890: The Division Problem

1/25/2019
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Today on the show, we take on one of life's most vexing problems: Sharing.

Duration:00:21:27

#688: Brilliant Vs. Boring

1/23/2019
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John Bogle died last week. His creation — the index fund — changed investing. Today, how his invention set off a million dollar bet between some of the biggest brains on Wall Street, including Warren Buffett.

Duration:00:22:53

#889: The Pay-What-You-Want Experiment

1/18/2019
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In 2010, Panera launched several pay-what-you-want cafes. On today's show: How this charitable experiment worked out.

Duration:00:19:33

#888: The First Shutdown

1/16/2019
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In 1879, Congress and the President were locked in a battle over the rights of African-Americans. It led to the first government shutdown.

Duration:00:15:42

#887: You Asked For It, Yet Again

1/11/2019
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On today's show we answer questions about silver dollars, Venmo, and Brexit. Why? Because you asked!

Duration:00:24:58

#690: All In

1/9/2019
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We go inside a professional poker tournament, where some of the smartest betting takes place behind the scenes.

Duration:00:21:09