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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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    • 4.8 • 43 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.

    Happy Fed Independence Day (Update)

    Happy Fed Independence Day (Update)

    The story of the day the Federal Reserve got its independence and the fight — an actual physical fight — to keep it. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 22 min
    We Buy a Superhero: Resurrection

    We Buy a Superhero: Resurrection

    We have found the perfect superhero. Now we just have to make him our own. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 31 min
    Bond Voyage

    Bond Voyage

    The government used to be afraid to borrow too much money. Today, it borrows hand over fist. And it's ... fine? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 21 min
    We Buy A Superhero: Loophole

    We Buy A Superhero: Loophole

    Marvel was not interested in selling us Doorman. But there is another way to jumpstart our superhero empire.| Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 23 min
    Why Printers Are The Worst

    Why Printers Are The Worst

    The real money is in the ink. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 20 min
    We Buy A Superhero: Origins

    We Buy A Superhero: Origins

    Marvel has 7,000 characters, many of them forgotten. We want to buy one from their vault and launch our own little Planet Money franchise. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

Piccolabongo ,

A discovery

During a professional training on microeconomics a few years ago, the trainier recommended this podcast. Out of curiosity I listened to one episode and I fell in love with it. It is such an entertaining way to learn about economic matters. I started from episode 1 and finally understood a bit what happened in 2008. Thanks to NPR for this amazing podcast.
My favourite episodes? Episode 672: Bagging the Birkin and Episode 687: Buy This Passport.

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Excellent podcast! Really, over the top!

Thank you so much for teaching me the basic of macroeconomy and finance! Excellent work! I wait eagerly for every new podcast in order to learn something new!

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