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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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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.
Workin' 9 To 5

Workin' 9 To 5

2021-04-1423:485

The movie "9 to 5" used humor to highlight the struggles of women in the workplace 40 years ago. Where are we now? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Calls about "extended auto warranties" blow up our phones over and over. But what are these robocalls actually offering? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Today's show: the arcane laws that have cost Black landowners their property, and the lawyer who is trying to fix those laws. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
We look at housing prices in Montana, an oil market milestone, and give a fond farewell. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
When the popular card game Magic: The Gathering entered a speculative bubble, its creators found a way to keep it from bursting. We check in to see if their strategy is still working. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Socialism 101

Socialism 101

2021-03-2624:3534

Today on the show: The critics of capitalism. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Listeners send us questions every day. It's about time we answer a few of them. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
The New Shape Of Pasta

The New Shape Of Pasta

2021-03-1924:5612

What do you do when you can't find the perfect pasta shape? You invent a new shape. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
The tipped minimum wage hasn't changed for decades. Is now finally the time? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
The $69 Million JPEG

The $69 Million JPEG

2021-03-1322:4714

An artist called Beeple just sold a piece at Christie's for millions. But it wasn't a painting... it was a kind of crypto. We speak with him and the others behind the first NFT auction. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Nigerians heard a radio ad offering millions of dollars for people with business proposals. They thought it was a scam. It wasn't. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
The Marriage Pact

The Marriage Pact

2021-03-0621:2616

They say true love is hard to find. Whoever says that isn't an economist. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
The story of the day the Federal Reserve got its independence and the fight — an actual physical fight — to keep it. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
We have found the perfect superhero. Now we just have to make him our own. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Bond Voyage

Bond Voyage

2021-02-2422:5320

The government used to be afraid to borrow too much money. Today, it borrows hand over fist. And it's ... fine? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Marvel was not interested in selling us Doorman. But there is another way to jumpstart our superhero empire.| Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
The real money is in the ink. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Marvel has 7,000 characters, many of them forgotten. We want to buy one from their vault and launch our own little Planet Money franchise. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
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Comments (557)

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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Incredi r

Thank you Fred for sharing your story. I pray you will be able to buy piece of land that you can pass on as your family's legacy. Good luck! And I hope the laws change in remainder 33 states so others don't have to go thru same heart break.

Apr 8th
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Clint Graham

400 SQUARE FEET!?!? How did they make that work?

Apr 6th
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Patrecia Sapulette

oh sad, but congratulations Cardiff!!!

Apr 3rd
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PK Bratney

I really hope there is a pro-capitalism/anti-socialism episode to follow up this episode. Capitalism is imperfect, but it has lifted millions and millions of people out of poverty around the world in the last 100 years. Socialism does very little other than create starvation and contribute to human misery. No one risks their life to immigrate into a socialist country, but people around the world will risk nearly anything to come to America for a chance at success and opportunity which our capitalism provides.

Mar 29th
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Gabriella Arroyo

its completely sold out, so, dan is going to be fine

Mar 24th
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Patrecia Sapulette

I really love!!!! this episode! wow how it works to create something new!

Mar 20th
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Aidan Gardiner

ah yes, the time when family owned restaurants around the country are closing is the time to increase their costs!

Mar 17th
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Jake Naylor

Wild stuff!

Mar 15th
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Patrecia Sapulette

I love this episode! This is an inspiration to build self and community! Future projects!

Mar 13th
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Donna Dicks

I donate thru kiva and have done for 9 years for this exact reason. it would be interesting to hear your take on kiva loans

Mar 12th
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P K

how much did robinhood pay you for this PR piece? Go to the SEC and look up the definition of market manipulation. price or volume limitations are by definition manipulation.

Mar 9th
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BC

Very interesting

Mar 7th
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Joonho Rider-Lee

first

Mar 6th
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Gabriella Arroyo

this episode was way better than the shit radiolab one.

Feb 23rd
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Patrecia Sapulette

Again ? 😁😁😁 #OpentheDoorman

Feb 21st
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William Barbour

I was disappointed in this story. It was heavy on entertainment and light on clarity.

Feb 20th
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