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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

#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

#911: You Asked The Listener Question Hotline

5/8/2019
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We answer a bunch of the questions you asked — and even one you *didn't* ask.

Duration:00:21:08

#910: Economics, Sexism, Data

5/3/2019
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A young economist holds a mirror up to her field. And starts a national conversation about women in economics.

Duration:00:24:32

#416: Why The Price of Coke Didn't Change For 70 years

5/1/2019
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For 70 years, the price of a bottle of Coca-Cola stayed a nickel. Why? The answer includes a half a million vending machines and a 7.5 cent coin.

Duration:00:21:11

#909: Dollar Stores Vs Lettuce

4/26/2019
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Every six hours a new dollar store opens in the U.S. Are they killing grocery stores?

Duration:00:20:32

#908: I Am Not A Robot

4/24/2019
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The remarkable story of the online "CAPTCHA" tests we've all taken to prove that we're not robots.

Duration:00:24:41

#907: Two Spring Indicators

4/19/2019
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The Indicator from Planet Money explores trade wars, peanuts, hurricanes, and happiness.

Duration:00:21:05

#644: How Much Does This Cow Weigh?

4/17/2019
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We wanted to understand an eerie phenomenon that drives everything from the stock market to the price of orange juice. So we asked you to guess the weight of a cow.

Duration:00:19:13

#906: The Chicago Boys, Part II

4/12/2019
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How a ruthless dictator, and a bunch of economists known as the Chicago Boys, took Chile from socialism to capitalism.

Duration:00:27:23

#905: The Chicago Boys, Part I

4/10/2019
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In the late 1950s and early '60s a handful of Chilean students went to study economics at the University of Chicago. What they learned changed their country.

Duration:00:24:23

#904: Joke Theft

4/6/2019
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Copyrighting comedy is expensive. So comedians have devised an informal system of sanctions to protect their jokes from theft. Sometimes it works.

Duration:00:26:21

#760: Tax Hero

4/3/2019
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Joe Bankman, professor at Stanford, figured out a way to make filing your taxes easy and painless. Then the tax lobby found out about it.

Duration:00:23:46

#903: A New Way To Pay For College

3/29/2019
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Some colleges are offering students a new way to pay. It's not a scholarship. It's not a loan. It's more like the students are selling stock in themselves.

Duration:00:19:42

#902: The Phoebus Cartel

3/27/2019
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The story behind two sneaky forces that drive us to buy more products, more often: Planned obsolescence and psychological obsolescence.

Duration:00:31:00

#901: Bad Cops Are Expensive

3/22/2019
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There's an industry of people working to eliminate bad police behavior. They're not activists or protestors. They're insurers.

Duration:00:20:21

#189: Why A Dead Shark Costs $12 Million

3/20/2019
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Today's show is about the fickle market for art. What makes a dead shark cost $12 million, and a photo of steel wool that looks like a tornado cost only $1,265?

Duration:00:19:28

#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:00:22:02

#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:00:22:57