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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

#987: The Race To Make Ventilators

3/31/2020
Ventilators are the supply and demand problem of the COVID pandemic. We go inside the scramble to build more, fast. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:24:00

#986: America Unemployed

3/28/2020
A record number of Americans filed for unemployment this week. The system isn't designed for this. What's next? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:24:02

#985: Where Do We Get $2,000,000,000,000?

3/26/2020
The COVID-19 rescue bill is the largest ever. Where will that money come from? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:20:28

#984: Food And Farmworkers

3/25/2020
To find out what's happening with our food, we talk to an economist, a farmer, and, of course, farmworkers. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:17:04

#983: You Asked About The Virus Economy

3/23/2020
Some answers: The deal with toilet paper; stock market circuit breakers; coronabucks; corporate paper & how to help. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:28:42

#982: How To Save The Economy Now

3/20/2020
Neel Kashkari is the President of the Minneapolis Fed. And he's run a bailout of an economy already. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:14:02

#981: How To Test A Country

3/18/2020
Making a test for a pandemic — which rules should you keep, and which to bend? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:21:51

#980: The Fed Fights The Virus

3/16/2020
The central bank is trying to prevent a health crisis from becoming a financial crisis. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:18:38

#979: Medicine For The Economy

3/13/2020
COVID-19 is hammering our economy. We ask three super smart economists what we should do about it. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:25:14

#978: Coronavirus, Oil, and Kansas

3/11/2020
Oil prices are way down. We follow the story from an outbreak in China, to a meeting in Vienna, to a small-time oilman in Kansas. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:18:14

#977: Where's The Vaccine?

3/6/2020
Coronaviruses didn't come out of nowhere. They've actually been around for years. But economics makes it hard to find a vaccine. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:20:34

#976: Terms Of Service

3/4/2020
An online review turns into a fine-print nightmare — until the victims fight back. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:17:20

#975: Reparations In New Zealand

2/28/2020
A wool magnate gets pulled into a fight with the government over reparations. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:27:42

#826: Vodka Proof

2/26/2020
Vodka is the best-selling spirit in the United States, and there are zillions of brands. But is there any difference between them? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:20:26

#974: Michael Milken

2/21/2020
Michael Milken once made $550 million in one year. Then, he went to prison. This week, the President pardoned him. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:21:23

#973: Indicate This

2/19/2020
From our daily podcast The Indicator: How Amazon Prime packages reach you so damn fast? And why Lancaster, PA became the refugee capital of America?

Duration:00:20:06

#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