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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

SUMMER SCHOOL 1: Choices & Dating

7/8/2020
First lesson: Economics is not about money. It's a lens of great power and beauty. In this episode, we meet our teachers and learn the first four fundamental concepts of economic thinking, and watch them applied to things like dating and hailing a cab. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Duration:00:32:44

Planet Money Summer School

7/6/2020
Introducing an economics education for your ears! We're calling it Planet Money Summer School. It's all the economics you meant to learn, but didn't get around to. Each Wednesday, we'll serve up a Planet Money story, or selection of excerpts, paired with insights from our economists-in-residence for the summer. Get an understanding of the basic concepts of economics going to the beach. You can pick up your economics knowledge while you bike, stroll the sand or just lay in the grass. Amuse...

Duration:00:01:59

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