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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

#965: Das Green Old Deal

1/17/2020
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We team up with Vox's The Impact, to tell the story of how one man changed the way Germany – and arguably the world – uses energy. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:20:36

#964: BILLBOARDS

1/15/2020
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We are dedicating an entire show to billboards: good and old-fashioned, or fancy and high-tech. And we put up our own. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:24:55

#963: 13,000 Economists. 1 Question.

1/10/2020
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We went to the American Economic Association's annual conference and asked: What's the most useful idea in economics? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:20:58

#386: The Cost Of Free Doughnuts

1/8/2020
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Free is cool, but it can backfire. On today's show, what happens when you take something that's free and give it a price. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:19:59

#962: Advanced Fairness At The Marathon

1/3/2020
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Four lessons for creating fairness from a big race in New York. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:23:52

#216: How Four Drinking Buddies Saved Brazil

1/1/2020
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Inflation in Brazil was out of control for a decade. Four former drinking buddies from grad school fixed it. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:22:14

#961: The Rest Of The Story, 2019

12/27/2019
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A lot can happen after we put an episode out into the world. In The Rest Of The Story, we check-in on stories we've reported. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here

Duration:00:23:13

#960: The Writers Revolt

12/25/2019
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In April, 7,000 TV writers across the U.S. fired their agents. All on the same day. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:22:29

#959: Things We Learned in 2019

12/20/2019
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Tom Whitwell made an amazing list of 52 things he learned this year. We dig into our favorite items. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:21:45

#958: When Reagan Broke the Unions

12/18/2019
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When air traffic controllers went on strike in 1981, Reagan gave them 48 hours to return. Labor would never be the same. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:22:48

#957: You're Giving Your Boss A Loan

12/13/2019
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Getting paid twice a month is like loaning money to your boss. What if you got paid every day? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:22:34

#592: Bell Wars

12/11/2019
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The two biggest handbell companies in the world have been locked in a feud for decades. Why? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:22:08

#956: The Carriage Tax

12/6/2019
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People have been arguing over the constitutionality of wealth taxes since 1794, when Washington put a tax on carriages.| Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:19:54

#773: Slot Flaw Scofflaws

12/4/2019
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Where there are casinos, there are people trying to cheat. And now, they're using iPhones. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:22:57

#955: Pirate Videos

11/29/2019
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Blackbeard, a filmmaker, and a fight between two powerful forces in American law. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:19:32

#674: We Cooked A Peacock

11/27/2019
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In the 1600s, a good spice rub was the ultimate display of wealth. People would risk their lives for a sack of cloves. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:21:29

#954: What Is Foreign Interference, Anyway?

11/22/2019
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We've heard a lot about illegal foreign meddling in the United States elections. But what about legal foreign participation? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:22:54

#953: Three Sides Of A Car Loan

11/20/2019
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7 million Americans are at least 3 months behind on car payments. It's a record but is it a crisis? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:26:26

#952: Sperm Banks

11/15/2019
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Denmark is a big exporter of human sperm. And mad cow disease may have helped. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:25:37

#951: Snakebite

11/13/2019
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Snakebites are common but antivenom is expensive to develop. So a doctor goes to extreme lengths to find a solution. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:25:33