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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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    • 4.7, 846 Ratings

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.

    J. Screwed

    J. Screwed

    This month, J.Crew went bankrupt. But not before inventing a whole new way of thinking about promises to lenders.

    • 20 min
    How To Get Trillions To Millions

    How To Get Trillions To Millions

    In March, Congress passed the CARES act. But the stroke of a pen only does so much. This episode — two stories from the Indicator about how $2.2 trillion gets from Congress to you.

    • 17 min
    Episode 1,000

    Episode 1,000

    We did it! Planet Money is officially 1,000. And to thank all of our listeners for joining us on this heck of a ride — we're gonna let you in on our secrets...

    • 25 min
    #999: The Restaurant From The Future

    #999: The Restaurant From The Future

    The restaurant industry has gotten walloped in this pandemic — 5.5 million unemployed or furloughed. Yet, one guy wants to expand.

    • 22 min
    #998: Journey To The Center Of The Fed

    #998: Journey To The Center Of The Fed

    The Federal Reserve's response to coronavirus has made it maybe the most important institution in the world right now. This episode, we go down to the Fed to talk about why.

    • 23 min
    #997: Georgia's Open Question

    #997: Georgia's Open Question

    Georgia is one of the first states to reopen non-essential businesses. This episode, business owners answer the question: Can you safely reopen a business right now? Should you?

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
846 Ratings

846 Ratings

Jazeboy ,

It’s good but a bit too left politically

I actually really like this podcast but it often twists itself in circles to justify its leftist ideology and I say that as an Australian. Rather than acknowledging the obvious reality that Trump is correct about so many things like having local manufacturing and that nationalism is important they seem to justify weird government inefficiencies over the free market system. I wish they’d lose some of that especially since they’re partly funded by the government. I’d be able to rate this podcast 5 stars.

daamsie ,

Good but defends ridicules things

The podcast is interesting but it defends stuff like the amarican health system

Fizwidget ,

Great show

...but the “Wow in the world” (?) adverts are the most annoying thing I’ve ever heard. Please stop running them or make them less horrible.

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