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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.

    India, Farming, and the Free Market

    India, Farming, and the Free Market

    For decades, India has shielded its agricultural sector from the free market. Now, the government wants to let it in. Millions and millions of farmers are not happy about it. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 22 min
    Workin' 9 To 5

    Workin' 9 To 5

    The movie "9 to 5" used humor to highlight the struggles of women in the workplace 40 years ago. Where are we now? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 23 min
    About Your Extended Warranty

    About Your Extended Warranty

    Calls about "extended auto warranties" blow up our phones over and over. But what are these robocalls actually offering? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 24 min
    How Jacob Loud's Land Was Lost

    How Jacob Loud's Land Was Lost

    Today's show: the arcane laws that have cost Black landowners their property, and the lawyer who is trying to fix those laws. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 23 min
    Two Indicators: Boomtown & Bye Bye

    Two Indicators: Boomtown & Bye Bye

    We look at housing prices in Montana, an oil market milestone, and give a fond farewell. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 15 min
    The Curse Of The Black Lotus (Update)

    The Curse Of The Black Lotus (Update)

    When the popular card game Magic: The Gathering entered a speculative bubble, its creators found a way to keep it from bursting. We check in to see if their strategy is still working. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
952 Ratings

952 Ratings

Safsaff ,

Safa

I got hooked to planet money after hearing a collab episode with TIA called the continental breakup. Such great content covered on this show, although I’ve been dying to hear episodes on the economic crisis in Lebanon, the same way Greece was covered. Please do a lebanon mini series!

joe jarlow ,

Great for Economist addicts

My number 1 podcast for over 5 years !!
Greg, Cardiff, Sarah, Karen, Kenny, Mary, Amanda, Jacob, Stacey, Robert well done on making economics fun.

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This is okay...

They can have good episodes but can be extremely inappropriate. Don’t recommend for under 18’s.

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