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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

#927: The Indicator In The House

7/17/2019
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Two highlights from our daily podcast, The Indicator, about houses. A plan to lower rents pits state against city, and a private firefighter breaks down his business for us. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:21:06

#926: So, Should We Recycle?

7/12/2019
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Cities might be picking up your recyclables, but there is a very good chance they aren't being recycled. And that might be a good thing...if you really care about the planet. Part two of a two-part series. ⎸Subscribe to our newsletter here.

Duration:00:23:37

#925: A Mob Boss, A Garbage Boat and Why We Recycle

7/10/2019
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In 1987, an Alabama man had an idea. So he made a deal with the mob. And ended up with 3,186 tons of trash no landfill would take. This is the accidental birth of recycling in the U.S. ⎸Subscribe to our newsletter here.

Duration:00:25:35

#924: Stuck In China's Panopticon

7/5/2019
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China is building a high-tech surveillance state to capture minorities' every move and word. We go inside it and find that some Americans are involved. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter npr.org/planetmoneynewsletter

Duration:00:26:46

#752: Eagles vs. Chickens

7/3/2019
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A farmer in Georgia became more in tune with nature. Then eagles started killing his chickens. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter: npr.org/planetmoneynewsletter

Duration:00:21:00

#923: Good Teachers, Bad Deal

6/28/2019
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Teachers made a deal with the Department of Education. They kept their end of the bargain. Why didn't the government?

Duration:00:26:29

#922: The Cost of Getting Your Money Back

6/26/2019
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Accidentally sending $1,500 to a stranger on Venmo reveals just how hard it is to get your money back in the new economy.

Duration:00:19:58

#921: Tales From The Parking Lot

6/21/2019
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Three stories: A tire-booting vigilante, a surge price conspiracy, and the civil rights fight over parking tickets.

Duration:00:24:15

#920: What Should We Be Worried About?

6/19/2019
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The economic recovery turns 10 this month. Don't get too comfortable. There's plenty to be worried about.

Duration:00:19:03

#919: Are Cities Overrated?

6/14/2019
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Big cities used to be the land of opportunity for most people. But with changes in work, some economists are wondering: Are cities overrated?

Duration:00:18:07

#590: The Planet Money Workout

6/12/2019
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Gyms don't want you to workout. Or at least, not often. It's better for business that way. Economics explains why.

Duration:00:17:42

#918: The Day Of Two Noons

6/7/2019
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People didn't always know what time it was. But in the nineteenth century, a high school principal, a scientist, and a railroad bureaucrat synchronized the nation.

Duration:00:21:01

#651: The Salmon Taboo

6/5/2019
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In Japan, salmon used to be garbage fish. Today, it's a delicacy. How one Norwegian with a lot of extra fish changed the tastes of a nation.

Duration:00:16:39

#917: Quit Threat!

5/31/2019
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Sometimes an economy can get so strong the power dynamic between bosses and workers flips: Full employment. Are we there yet?

Duration:00:22:03

#916: The Whistleblower Whisperer

5/29/2019
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Jordan Thomas is a lawyer who represents some of Wall Street's biggest whistleblowers. The life that led him here is extraordinary.

Duration:00:23:09

#915: How To Meddle In An Election

5/24/2019
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In which someone runs a science experiment on an actual election, on actual voters, to test the persuasive power of ethically sketchy methods.

Duration:00:23:53

#914: Trump and Deutsche, A Long Affair

5/22/2019
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After Donald Trump's companies declared four bankruptcies, several major banks stopped loaning him money. But Deutsche Bank didn't.

Duration:00:26:37

#913: Counting The Homeless

5/17/2019
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From renting hotels to a jobs report-like census in the night, we look at ways communities are helping the homeless.

Duration:00:22:17

#407: A Mathematician, The Last Supper, And The Birth Of Accounting

5/15/2019
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The story of an innovation that changed the way the world works, and of the man who made this innovation possible: Luca Pacioli.

Duration:00:17:54

#912: How Uncle Jamie Broke Jeopardy

5/10/2019
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James Holzhauer took data, probability and a lot of practice with a fake buzzer, and turned it into a fortune on a game show.

Duration:00:28:04