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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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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.

    SUMMER SCHOOL 1: Choices & Dating

    SUMMER SCHOOL 1: Choices & Dating

    First lesson: Economics is not about money. It's a lens of great power and beauty. In this episode, we meet our teachers and learn the first four fundamental concepts of economic thinking, and watch them applied to things like dating and hailing a cab. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 32 min
    Planet Money Summer School

    Planet Money Summer School

    Planet Money Summer School is a crash course in economics for your ears.

    • 2 min
    Reparations For Police Brutality (UPDATE)

    Reparations For Police Brutality (UPDATE)

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

    • 31 min
    Inflation, Deflation

    Inflation, Deflation

    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.

    • 24 min
    Seed Spy

    Seed Spy

    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.

    • 25 min
    Owner Of A Broken Hertz

    Owner Of A Broken Hertz

    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.

    • 24 min

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