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The economy explained. 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.

The economy explained. 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.

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The economy explained. 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.

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@planetmoney

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English


Episodes

Reparations For Police Brutality (UPDATE)

7/3/2020
For years, some Chicago police officers tortured suspects. Survivors fought for reparations — and got them. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:31:07

Inflation, Deflation

7/1/2020
After decades of relative stability, prices in the US may be about to go through the roof — or the floor. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:24:08

Seed Spy

6/26/2020
Espionage. Deceit. Theft. In this episode we follow the case of a global effort to steal top secret high technology: seeds. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:25:02

Owner Of A Broken Hertz

6/24/2020
Rental car giant Hertz declared bankruptcy last month, which should have made their stock worthless. So how come people keep buying it? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:24:10

Money And Justice

6/19/2020
Money and social change. We talk policing, nonprofits, reparations, and the awkwardness of brands getting woke. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:27:03

The Problem Of The Root (2018)

6/17/2020
Wild ginseng sells for thousands. We go to a farm hidden in the Appalachian mountains to find out why. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:22:31

Patent Racism

6/12/2020
Violence, including racist attacks, stifles innovation and the economy. Dr. Lisa Cook proved how. It took 10 years to be heard. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:25:35

The Very First Vaccine

6/10/2020
We've only made vaccines for so many diseases. Let's look at the history. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:21:32

Police Unions And Police Violence

6/5/2020
We look at the data connecting police unions and police violence. Today's episode comes from our daily podcast, The Indicator. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:13:51

Where'd The Money Go, And Other Questions

6/3/2020
When the economy tanks, does money just vanish? Why are home prices still so high? You asked these and other questions. We try to answer. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:22:27

Small America Vs. Big Internet

5/29/2020
Small towns need fast internet. One town tried to solve the problem itself, but ran into a legal firewall. What gives? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:22:44

Three Big Ideas

5/27/2020
On today's show, ideas to fight the virus, get people money, and revive a multibillion-dollar corner of the economy. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:20:14

J. Screwed

5/22/2020
This month, J.Crew went bankrupt. But not before inventing a whole new way of playing hardball with lenders. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:20:52

How To Get Trillions To Millions

5/20/2020
Unemployment offices and small banks are getting money from the government to the people who need it. But it's like trying to smoosh a fifty foot pile of money through a ten foot hole. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:17:18

Episode 1,000

5/15/2020
It's here! We did it! 1,000 episodes! And, to thank all our listeners for riding shotgun the whole way — we're gonna let you in on our secrets... | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:26:19

The Restaurant From The Future

5/13/2020
With over 5.5 million workers unemployed or furloughed, no other industry has been hit harder than restaurants. Yet one guy is thinking about expanding. Huh? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:22:10

Journey To The Center Of The Fed

5/8/2020
We get on a boat and go to the Federal Reserve to talk about why it may be the most important institution in the world right now. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:23:52

Georgia's Open Question

5/6/2020
Can you safely reopen a business right now — and should you? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:26:09

About That Hazard Pay

5/1/2020
We spend a morning at a grocery store and we ask: How much is essential work worth? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:21:53

Buybacks And Bailouts

4/29/2020
Over the past decade, American companies spent billions buying back their own shares. Now they need a taxpayer rescue. Do they deserve it? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:23:17