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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

#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

#938: The Marshall Plan

9/6/2019
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Sometimes the way to help yourself is to help your enemy. After WWII, the U.S. launched what might be the most successful intervention in history, rebuilding Germany and also the rest of Western Europe. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:21:27

#371: Where Dollar Bills Come From

9/4/2019
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Every dollar bill in the world comes from the same paper mill in Massachusetts. Today on the show, we get a front-row seat to the dollar-making process. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:16:32

#937: Moving To Opportunity?

8/30/2019
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In the 90s, the government ran an experiment: What happens if we move people out of high-poverty neighborhoods and into low-poverty ones? Housing policy as hope? The results surprised them. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:20:46

#936: The Modal American

8/28/2019
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Kenny takes Jacob on a nerdy quest to find the "typical American." Naturally, it ends up harder⁠—and nerdier⁠—than we planned, and the answer is more subtle than we expected. | Subscribe to our newsletter here.

Duration:00:28:38

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