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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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Japan once served sushi in the shape of Carlos Ghosn's face. Then Japanese authorities arrested the celebrity CEO who remade Nissan. We bring you first hand accounts of his spectacular rise, sudden fall and dramatic escape. | This episode is a collaboration with HBR IdeaCast.
Predictions!

Predictions!

2021-06-1817:375

Two forecasters predict the future of the U.S. economy — and promise to come back on the show to see who was right, and who was wrong. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
James Holzhauer took a math degree, a gambling career, and a buzzer, and turned it into a fortune on a game show. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Used Car Talk

Used Car Talk

2021-06-1124:407

How supply and demand stalled out the used car industry. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
In the world of consumer electronics, it pays to be cheap. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
College athletes are considered amateur players. And amateurs don't make any money. But can they get more education paid for at least? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Black Wall Street

Black Wall Street

2021-06-0225:107

100 years ago, Black Wall Street was destroyed. But how was it built? And what does it take to get restitution? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
One Hack to Fool Them All

One Hack to Fool Them All

2021-05-2823:1212

How a single hack pried open the networks of giant corporations and the U.S. government itself. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Recommendation systems have changed how we choose what we want. But are they choosing what we want? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
That time the U.S. government accidentally created a cheese surplus so large it had to be stored in a ginormous cave. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Two stories from our Indicator team about the sometimes-unlikely people who shape what we buy and what we do. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Blood Money

Blood Money

2021-05-1426:207

The United States is one of the few countries that lets companies pay people for their blood plasma. Why? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Hot Cheetos

Hot Cheetos

2021-05-1327:369

A janitor walks out of a chip factory with a bag of dustless Cheetos and changes the global snack game forever. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Emission Impossible

Emission Impossible

2021-05-0724:0513

Carbon offsets have become a popular tool to combat climate change. But how effective are they? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
DIY Reparations

DIY Reparations

2021-05-0527:345

Some Vermonters were tired of waiting around for reparations. So they decided to take matters into their own hands. | This episode was produced with our friends at Invisibilia. Check out their new season here.
In the last and greatest chapter to our superhero saga, Micro-Face tries to make the jump from comic books to movies. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
The $100 Million Deli

The $100 Million Deli

2021-04-2824:2813

Why is a single New Jersey deli worth so much? And what does it tell us about how the stock market works? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
A Superhero Sells Out

A Superhero Sells Out

2021-04-2328:0010

Two months ago, Planet Money got its own superhero. Today, we sell him out. | Find the full Planet Money Superhero series here.
We have a winner in an epic Hollywood story. A couple years back, 7,000 TV writers across the U.S. fired their agents. All on the same day. It was part of a battle over how creative work gets valued and compensated in TV and film. Now, we have the dramatic resolution. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
For decades, India has shielded its agricultural sector from the free market. Now, the government wants to let it in. Millions and millions of farmers are not happy about it. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
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Comments (582)

Hully Piper

Some people now claim he's lying.not sure if true though

Jun 22nd
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Aninditya Wiji Asri

As an illustrator, this episode is saddening. I can't imagine a great artist make an amazing artwork to just end up like that. So heartbreaking.

Jun 17th
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PK Bratney

Hmmm, this sounds like a scam. Planet Money: "Four out of five programs proposed scored one check mark out of five." Yup, it's a scam.

Jun 13th
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Deepankar Chakraborty

An extraordinary episode.

Jun 12th
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Account for Transactions

That is crazy lol. That is also MAJOR DICK MOVE, with not giving any credit. There were more than enough people that could have collaborate the history.

Jun 11th
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Isabel Felix

Finally I got to listen to this! I love Manoush.

Jun 3rd
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Gabriella Arroyo

this explains Spotify's shitty radio

May 30th
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Maggie Sawyer

love government cheese! Rich flavor and melted beautifully. Last week when I went to commodities I was given several bags of cooked Italian sausage was supper stoked. Brought it home filled my freezer so happy that I had a freezer with enough meat for at least two months. Now I can eat most anything from the food banks. This stuff was inedible! More sour then biting into a fresh lemon. I boiled, & fried put lists of seasonings nothing worked. I tried several bags just in case. Nope they were all the same. It was very hard to throw it all away. I felt I should have tried harder to make it work. I felt; defeated, hurt and the fool. Because someone somewhere must have tasted this product and said "Yes this is fine for those people to eat" Could you do a follow-up on what is currently being give out at the USDA Commodities distribution. I would like you to taste the food. Also, who and how producers are chosen. There's lots of us eating this food. it's always on the news but I have yet to see someone anyone look at the nutritional value (sodium levels) and palatability of the government produced food. Thank you for your time Maggie 🦋☮️♥️

May 28th
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Galin Manolov

I like this podcast but in this case the authors should have consulted the shock doctrine by naomi klein.

May 18th
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Dirk Wijns

Couldn't download and/or listen this episode on this platform.

May 17th
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Nate Flippin

Socialism is rebranded communism. Meant to enslave the people and keep a few government officials in charge. It will lead to an authoritarian government. What they are selling here is a utopian pipe dream.

May 17th
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Nate Flippin

When the pro-fascist, pro-oligarchy, pro-theocracy, pro-anarchy episodes coming? But for real, Socialism needs to die, not capitalism. This is just left wing propaganda.

May 17th
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Gaming Raccoon

My favorite episode so far.

May 13th
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zq

The most confrontational Planet Money episode ever?

May 11th
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Stewart Stokes

.sounds.s.p

May 8th
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Mihnea

Grotesque episode. The reason why there are few socialist economists is actually because there are not that many people who do not understand the discipline they study and are still hung up on 19th century "science" and ideology. The fact that you tolerate such low resolution thinking in this episode can justify by itself you handing back your Economics degrees. If you keep it up with this garbage, your content will not even qualify for econ topics and I will have to leave you tend to this historical fanclub of yours.

Apr 29th
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Gabriella Arroyo

this is so sickening

Apr 22nd
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Nelsonomics Runs

The Equal Pay Act of 1963 is a United States labor law amending the Fair Labor Standards Act, aimed at abolishing wage disparity based on sex. It was signed into law on June 10, 1963, by John F. Kennedy as part of his New Frontier Program. it is ILLEGAL and according to the data virtually NEVER happens

Apr 15th
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Samin Shapour

I'm Iranian and I am so sorry for the loss. no one can justify this and our ill natured government must take the responsibility of this awful event. believe me WE ARE FED UP WITH THE GOVERNMENT ACTIONS. so please try to discriminate betwewn the poor people and the government

Apr 13th
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kade estill

this is garbage

Apr 13th
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