DiscoverThe Indicator from Planet Money
The Indicator from Planet Money
Claim Ownership

The Indicator from Planet Money

Author: NPR

Subscribed: 44,899Played: 3,162,227
Share

Description

A little show about big ideas. From the people who make Planet Money, The Indicator helps you make sense of what's happening today. It's a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else. Listen weekday afternoons.
350 Episodes
Reverse
The Federal Reserve's Beige Book provides anecdotes from various parts of the economy. This month's edition illustrates the pain being suffered by pig farmers.
Mellisa Dell, this year's John Bates Clark Medal winner, explains the relationship between security, prosperity and the rule of law.
#WFH Forever?

#WFH Forever?

2020-05-2720:143

Many of us are working from home for now. Some could be destined to do it forever.
The landlord-tenant relationship is often a tense one and it's becoming a national problem.
The stock market has recovered more than half the ground lost when it crashed nearly 34 percent starting in late February. But the economy hasn't recovered. Why is there such a stark disconnect?
Waiting For A Surge

Waiting For A Surge

2020-05-2108:561

Hospitals lost millions of dollars preparing for a surge of COVID-19 patients. Some were swamped, but others only saw a handful of coronavirus cases. Now many are struggling to survive.
Melissa Dell, winner of the John Bates Clark Medal for economics, on why poverty and insecurity are so persistent in certain parts of the world.
Public transit systems are vital to cities. Many have been shut down or slowed during the pandemic. Now city administrators have to figure out how to reopen them.
Many banks have changed the way they work, as they hurry to get billions in CARES Act cash to small businesses.
Waiting For A Check

Waiting For A Check

2020-05-1509:452

State unemployment offices have been slammed, as 36 million Americans have lost their jobs. And now individuals and the U.S. economy are depending on these often underfunded operations to step up.
Mixed martial arts is the first major spectator sport in the U.S. to host live events since the coronavirus lockdown. Other sports are watching to see whether MMA could point the way.
The working conditions on many farms mean that agricultural laborers are at high risk of getting COVID-19. That poses a real threat to those workers and to the country's food supply.
Pay Cuts Vs. Layoffs

Pay Cuts Vs. Layoffs

2020-05-1209:373

Companies hammered by the economic collapse due to the coronavirus pandemic are being forced to make a hard choice: lay staff off or cut their pay.
On Demand

On Demand

2020-05-1117:352

The U.S. economy depends on consumer demand. And demand is way down because of the coronavirus pandemic. What happens if it doesn't come back?
A Brutal Jobs Report

A Brutal Jobs Report

2020-05-0809:523

The jobs report for this month was nightmarish. But as bad as it was, it hid some even worse news about the employment situation.
California Governor Gavin Newsom talks with Stacey Vanek Smith about his plans to reopen the fifth largest economy in the world.
Masks En Vogue

Masks En Vogue

2020-05-0709:452

If the pandemic goes on much longer, or its aftereffects linger, face masks will inevitably become a fashion accessory.
Italy was one of the countries hardest hit by coronavirus, and was one of the first to shut down its economy. Now it's reopening. But not everyone's happy about it.
As businesses make plans to reopen their workplaces, we're probably going to find that these spaces will look very different than before.
We're all thinking about what the world might look like after this pandemic. Several years ago, Justin Marks had a vision of how things might be, in his TV show, Counterpart.
loading
Comments (111)

Tony Zac

Avatar is awesome! Funny, I just started to watch it again in Netflix

May 29th
Reply

Linda Susan Erickson

Now wait a minute. That family should have received.a $4900 check from the Feds. Should that have fixed them over for 6 weeks?

May 16th
Reply

Debra Dukes

#nprindicator You know you enjoy their Podcasts when they go so fast yet get awesome info.Thanks so much for sharing Deb.P.S.Hope we don't get like this for anyone especially children.

May 6th
Reply

Debra Dukes

Although it has been a while I wish All nothing but luck and hope that they can have some normalcy back and much Prayers to All. Deb

May 6th
Reply

Debra Dukes

# DonnaBrazile A Good Read is the Book from Donna Brazile Excellent read all I can say is I don't care if you call me Donald Duck best Caption in the Book.You have to read to understand.

Apr 30th
Reply

BC

I can't imagine not wearing a mask if you're able. I also can't imagine getting short-tempered at someone who asks you to please wear one if you come into their store.

Apr 30th
Reply

Kei

Meanwhile Trump has filed over 11 times.

Apr 28th
Reply

George Evans

Prime example of how people don't prepare adequately for a future event: someday, each person is going to die. No matter how abnormal, pessimistic, and individualistic as it may seem, it will happen to you. What kind of life have you lived? Have you tried to become a better person and make the world a better place? How will you be judged before our Maker? Alma 5:16-21, look it up (the rest of the chapter is pretty fantastic as well).

Apr 25th
Reply

Mack Bawden

It makes sense that wages weren't rising during low unemployment when you consider factors other than pay, like health care, food, and other perks. Like that @planetmoney episode where they talk about getting people their pay faster! My dream in life is to get a shout-out from Cardiff and Stacy. If not them then at least Guy Raz

Apr 24th
Reply

Anney RN

I'd love to be layed off right now. My friends at the hospitals are getting coronavirus and the scare is real. I'd rather stay home and be safe- also not worry about bringing corona home.

Apr 10th
Reply

BC

I don't like thinking about the triage associated with this pandemic.

Apr 3rd
Reply

Chuang Spring

So only people with serious conditions can get tested in New York and the number of Covid-19 cases has already been very high😱

Mar 31st
Reply

Tony Zac

I like to Scough owner's attitude towards the situation. lol. the end of the episode is funny

Mar 5th
Reply

Tony Zac

I like to Scough owner's attitude towards the situation. lol. the end of the episode is funny

Mar 5th
Reply

Kurben Nnm

Stacey, that's part of the Witcher character, Witchers are known for being emotionless, and based on that, he has a lot of range

Feb 26th
Reply

John Smith

What happened to all the 2020 episodes?

Feb 25th
Reply

Brandon H

Whoa what happened to all the 2020 episodes???

Feb 25th
Reply

laxmiii priya

gotta love economists' perspective

Feb 22nd
Reply

Donna Milligan

nice ad you've got there. "seeming" and being are two different things. the transport of these items makes them even worse environmentally. nice subscription recurrence they've got planned, burn in hell along with micro transactions.

Feb 14th
Reply

Patrecia Sapulette

I have love handles 🤣🤣🤣

Feb 12th
Reply
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store