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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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For years, some Chicago police officers tortured suspects. Survivors fought for reparations — and got them. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Inflation, Deflation

Inflation, Deflation

2020-07-0124:175

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.
Seed Spy

Seed Spy

2020-06-2725:274

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.
Owner Of A Broken Hertz

Owner Of A Broken Hertz

2020-06-2424:3710

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.
Money And Justice

Money And Justice

2020-06-1927:0510

Money and social change. We talk policing, nonprofits, reparations, and the awkwardness of brands getting woke. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
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.
Patent Racism

Patent Racism

2020-06-1226:0617

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.
The Very First Vaccine

The Very First Vaccine

2020-06-1021:518

We've only made vaccines for so many diseases. Let's look at the history. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
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.
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.
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.
Three Big Ideas

Three Big Ideas

2020-05-2720:035

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.
J. Screwed

J. Screwed

2020-05-2321:054

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.
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.
Episode 1,000

Episode 1,000

2020-05-1626:1110

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.
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.
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.
Georgia's Open Question

Georgia's Open Question

2020-05-0726:134

Can you safely reopen a business right now — and should you? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
About That Hazard Pay

About That Hazard Pay

2020-05-0121:516

We spend a morning at a grocery store and we ask: How much is essential work worth? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Buybacks And Bailouts

Buybacks And Bailouts

2020-04-3023:1721

Over the past decade, American companies spent billions buying back their own shares. Now they need a taxpayer rescue. Do they deserve it? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
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Comments (431)

Barry Ansley

you know what's NOT so crazy everytime I hear podcasts about the economy? when you are well off the only ones the economy seem to affect is the lower class. Why they are fucked either way it goes and everyone else is inconvenienced. isn't that something? 🤔

Jul 2nd
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Ardalansaf

Important

Jul 1st
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Shannon Shunk

I would think this guy would be barred from working for the Chinese. This seems traitorous.

Jun 28th
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amir imanpour

👏

Jun 21st
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Joshua Davis

to defeat small pox grab them by the pustuals

Jun 15th
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mm hekmati

is it a coincidence that when u r talking about the silk road, u dont mention Persia(Iran) ?! SHAME ON U !

Jun 14th
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Jimmy Jurassic

This was astounding. Leave it to academia to PROVE systemic racism, with a historical line from Plessy v. Ferguson to at least 2014. I dare the deniers to FACTUAL disprove this story.

Jun 13th
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amir imanpour

great👍

Jun 12th
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Daniel J

Was this supposed to be a children's episode? What was with the reporter's silly questions and middle schoolish valley girl behavior? Odd tone for conveying the story of developing the smallpox vaccine.

Jun 11th
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John Har

Episode 1007 for those who still like numbers.

Jun 11th
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Tony Boughman

Unbearable jackasses. No humor was expressed.

Jun 7th
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John BIBBS

I see more house going into foreclosure than are on the market and some loans require all the money that the people owe after this is over so I cant say ur right about that housing market.

Jun 4th
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Jun 1st
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ezzie83

cute episode guys 💗

May 22nd
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Hully Piper

that was insane.best thriller i've heard/seen in a long time.keep up the great work you do!

May 22nd
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May 18th
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ID15310427

Love this podcast! My 21 y.o. econ major son turned me into this! You are smart, fun, enlightening, entertaining. Who knew that economists could be funny? P.S. I have 3 of them in the family 😉

May 18th
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Brooke

great work as always, you guys have become my go-to podcast when I want a deeper dive into a complicated issue presented in an interesting way

May 18th
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Rkleap

Wow, most of planey money episodes are awesome. This was 1000th milestone episode which i felt was a fucked up most episode. Being podcast you cannot easily differentiate between a past episode or 1000th jumping past and now, when you try to mix all in one for whatever reason.

May 17th
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Amir Zabihi

best in the world of podcasts

May 17th
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