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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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Three stories: A tire-booting vigilante, a surge price conspiracy, and the civil rights fight over parking tickets.
The economic recovery turns 10 this month. Don't get too comfortable. There's plenty to be worried about.
#919: Are Cities Overrated?

#919: Are Cities Overrated?

2019-06-1400:18:0333

Big cities used to be the land of opportunity for most people. But with changes in work, some economists are wondering: Are cities overrated?
#590: The Planet Money Workout

#590: The Planet Money Workout

2019-06-1200:17:2833

Gyms don't want you to workout. Or at least, not often. It's better for business that way. Economics explains why.
#918: The Day Of Two Noons

#918: The Day Of Two Noons

2019-06-0700:21:0033

People didn't always know what time it was. But in the nineteenth century, a high school principal, a scientist, and a railroad bureaucrat synchronized the nation.
#651: The Salmon Taboo

#651: The Salmon Taboo

2019-06-0500:16:5835

In Japan, salmon used to be garbage fish. Today, it's a delicacy. How one Norwegian with a lot of extra fish changed the tastes of a nation.
#917: Quit Threat!

#917: Quit Threat!

2019-05-3100:22:2029

Sometimes an economy can get so strong the power dynamic between bosses and workers flips: Full employment. Are we there yet?
Jordan Thomas is a lawyer who represents some of Wall Street's biggest whistleblowers. The life that led him here is extraordinary.
In which someone runs a science experiment on an actual election, on actual voters, to test the persuasive power of ethically sketchy methods.
After Donald Trump's companies declared four bankruptcies, several major banks stopped loaning him money. But Deutsche Bank didn't.
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bilbo swaggins

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Jun 20th
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Marsha Adelman

tell me more about housing, i am homeless

Jun 15th
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Carlos Rojas

interesting that you call Luca the father of accounting, although he learned from the Arabs

Jun 3rd
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Mike Turek

Why is it that an otherwise decent podcast about unemployment has to always bring up the "R" word "racism

Jun 3rd
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space_junk

Mike Turek What a dumb question. Stay on the Hannity podcast where you belong.

Jun 4th
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Brandon H

Mike Turek Soooo, should we just ignore race-related disparities because they're annoying and uncomfortable and hope that they fix themselves? Or just hope they stay quiet and hidden?

Jun 4th
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Forrest Elliott

Why is he whispering the entire interview?

Jun 3rd
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Indio

This guy sounds like a complete narcissist and con-man. What a bunch of balogney, he's not in the whistleblowing business to do good, it's obviously very lucrative!

May 31st
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Jack

"How to meddle in an election?" is one of your recent episodes? are you guys that blatantly biased?! Wow!

May 30th
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wen liu

glitch

May 29th
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vineet modi

from where should I start listening to this podcast ??

May 21st
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Matt Osborne

When talking about people, one should say "fewer than 20,000" not "less than 20,000". I reviewed that with my 5th grade child yesterday. I've also been coaching my 10 year old not to use glottal stops and that pronunciation is important. I hope the Planet Money presenters can embrace the same messages.

May 15th
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Tony Tudor

Matt Osborne it may be a bit late, but what is the matter with glottal stops?

Jun 3rd
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Dane Holding

Matt Osborne 1.) I'm sure they check Castbox comments all the time, and 2.) I'm sure they're super into condescending feedback that compares them to children.

May 15th
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PK Bratney

How about a story on the myths vs truth of the gender wage gap?

May 4th
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Guy D

PK Bratney See episode of Freakanomics

May 9th
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Chrisi Atha

Read Shock Doctrine, the Chicago Boys and the US are behind the rape of so many countries. Total garbage.

Apr 23rd
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Anthony L

This episode sounded more like propaganda than journalism.

Apr 18th
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Jozel Dogelio

this idea is like something youd see on a movie

Apr 15th
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Jozel Dogelio

there could be a better title for this podcast

Apr 15th
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Joey Lira

F jerry is a POS.

Apr 14th
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Alejandro Larralde

Excellent episode!! thank you for this illustrative history class. if possible please do one on the "IESA Boys" from Venezuela and the demise of their plans and the rise of Chavez.

Apr 14th
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Aniruddha Joi

One of the best planet money episodes. Sometimes a dictator is a hero you need, not the one you deserve. I guess?

Apr 13th
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Kurben Nnm

That journalist hasnt seen bad situation in his country, and thats why he says it isnt worth it. Not saying it is, at least not the military cruelty but saying the Chicago boys policy wasnt worth it, that's just complaint of the privileged

Apr 13th
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Sean

Canada is worse, mental cases running the show. Even a simple return requires reemes of paper and schedules.

Apr 9th
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