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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

935: You Asked For A Food Show

8/23/2019
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The top producer of Top Chef helps us spice up this food edition of listener questions. How do you master the salad bar? Why do Americans refrigerate eggs? The story of Choco Pies and more. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:25:46

#934: Two Yield Curve Indicators

8/21/2019
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An inverted yield curve has predicted recessions for the past six decades. The curve is inverted right now. What does that tell us? | Subscribe to our newsletter here.

Duration:00:19:08

#933: Find The Helium

8/16/2019
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Helium is so special, and so rare, that the U.S. government once tried to buy it all up. And hide it. But the government's helium stockpile is running low. And we need it for MRI machines and NASA rockets.

Duration:00:25:27

#616: How Solar Got Cheap

8/14/2019
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For a long time, only rich people could afford to put solar panels on the roof. Not anymore. Here's what changed.

Duration:00:17:29

#932: Deep Learning With The Elephants

8/9/2019
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Elephants are in danger. Counting them is crucial to saving them. But they're hard to see in the rainforest. So scientists are enlisting the help of AI technology.

Duration:00:25:20

#931: The IT Guy Vs. The Con Artist

8/7/2019
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A notorious con artist offered Felipe an IT job. He took the job —and tried to con the con man. | Plus, listen to a full double feature all about cons here.

Duration:00:22:04

#930: Twins

8/2/2019
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Scientists have studied twins for years, hoping to figure out how big a role genes play in human behavior. Our very own pair of twin reporters are on the case.

Duration:00:22:33

#598: That Time We Shorted America, Part Two

7/31/2019
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Everyone said betting against the entire stock market was a terrible idea. We did it anyway. Today, we find out the results, and revisit the first short ever done in the 17th century.

Duration:00:20:09

#597: That Time We Shorted America, Part One

7/26/2019
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Today on the show, we ignore the advice of some very smart people and bet against something people love.

Duration:00:21:21

#929: Could A Wealth Tax Work?

7/24/2019
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Elizabeth Warren wants to tax the wealth of the mega-rich to help fix inequality. Europe tried this, and failed. Can it work in the U.S.?

Duration:00:22:47

#928: Hong Kong

7/19/2019
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In 1960, a 12-year-old boy left mainland China, hidden in the bottom of a fishing boat. He later became one of Hong Kong's richest people. His story is the story of Hong Kong.

Duration:00:22:16

#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