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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

#952: Sperm Banks

11/15/2019
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Denmark is a big exporter of human sperm. And mad cow disease may have helped. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:25:37

#951: Snakebite

11/13/2019
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Snakebites are common but antivenom is expensive to develop. So a doctor goes to extreme lengths to find a solution. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:25:33

#950: Overrated Or Underrated?

11/8/2019
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Today on the show, economist Tyler Cowen rates the NBA, Karl Marx, Adam Smith, the humanities, your neighbors, and more. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:14:42

#777: Free Love, Free Market

11/6/2019
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A free-love commune of perfectionists in upstate New York embraced the free market, and became a blockbuster brand. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:22:21

#949: The Pigou Club

11/1/2019
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A hundred years ago, economist Arthur Cecil Pigou explained how to tax things like pollution. Countries are starting to do it. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:22:18

#948: A Series Of Unfortunate Recessions

10/30/2019
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A Halloween journey into the economists' worst nightmare, an endless time loop of recession after recession after... | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:17:07

#947: Some-of-the-Money Ball

10/25/2019
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Income pools could change the way baseball players, and maybe the rest of us, think about how we get paid. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:21:19

#946: Fries Of The Future

10/23/2019
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Fast food delivery is threatening the french fry. So a band of potato scientists go to work. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:21:22

#945: The Liberty City

10/18/2019
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A man in Texas had a dream: To build a whole new kind of city, with no property tax, no debt, and a whole lot of freedom. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:23:44

#753: Blockchain Gang

10/16/2019
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Charlie Shrem went from living in his parents' basement, to bitcoin millionaire, to federal prison in just a few years. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:22:20

#944: We Should Have Mentioned That

10/11/2019
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Sometimes we forget to mention something. And our listeners always let us know. Today on the show, we make good. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:22:28

#763: BOTUS

10/9/2019
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Two years ago, we built a machine that bought and sold stocks automatically based on President Trump's tweets. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:22:23

#943: Unicorn Cowboy

10/4/2019
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The risk-addicted investor who made WeWork possible and changed the way startups work. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:22:02

#942: Capitalism In The Courtroom

10/2/2019
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Investors can fund lawsuits for profit, which gives more people access to the courts. But some worry it will warp the justice system. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:21:33

#941: Three Bets

9/27/2019
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We jog to New Jersey to bet on tennis, we solve a mystery in Las Vegas, and we venture into the world of video game loot. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:22:13

#770: When India's Cash Disappeared

9/25/2019
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When India suddenly got rid of most of its cash, in an effort to end corruption and modernize its economy, chaos ensued. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:25:15

#940: Interest Rates... Why So Negative?

9/20/2019
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All over the world, interest rates are very, very low. In some places, they're negative: you lend out money, and get less back. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:20:03

#658: Strike One

9/18/2019
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Strikes these days are pretty boring. But they weren't always like this. In the past, strikers risked their lives. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:17:48

#939: The Working Tapes Of Studs Terkel

9/13/2019
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Hear what ordinary people told Studs Terkel about their jobs in the 70s — and what they have to say now. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:29:15

#794: How To Make It In The Music Business

9/11/2019
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The hidden economy of producers buying and selling sonic snippets, texting each other beats, and angling for royalties. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:22:52