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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

#972: The CryptoQueen

2/14/2020
A mysterious woman promises a financial revolution. That promise leads to greed, corruption and... a beauty pageant. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:33:37

#971: Our Valentines 2020

2/12/2020
We're sending valentines to books, ideas, and other stuff we love. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:23:28

#970: Raw Milk Deal

2/7/2020
A farmer in California built an empire dealing raw milk. And then the Feds showed up. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:19:08

#772: Small Change

2/5/2020
How fast is the world really changing? The answer affects everything from how we live, to whether robots really will take all our jobs. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:21:42

#969: The Island No One Owns

1/31/2020
In Barbuda, land isn't a thing you buy. It's something you just... have. Put up a fence and it's yours. But all that might change. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:29:09

#968: The Trouble With Table 101

1/29/2020
We re-engineer a restaurant with a consultant so good, she can move a table a few inches, and make thousands of dollars. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:23:17

#967: Escheat Show

1/24/2020
You may be owed money. The government may decide to just use it. So we go looking for it inside a little-known "lost and found" of forgotten fortunes. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:21:14

#966: The Rise Of Putin

1/22/2020
Our friends at Throughline dive into the life of Vladimir Putin and try to understand how he became Russia's new "tsar." | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:28:33

#965: Das Green Old Deal

1/17/2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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: The Bell Wars

12/11/2019
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