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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.

    #987: The Race To Make Ventilators

    #987: The Race To Make Ventilators

    At maximum output, Seattle-area-based Ventec can produce about 1,000 ventilators a month. That's not going to be nearly enough. So, they called in help.

    • 24 min
    #986: America Unemployed

    #986: America Unemployed

    There are 3,283,000 new claims for unemployment – but the unemployment system wasn't designed for that kind of record number. Now 3 million people are asking, "What's next?"

    • 22 min
    #985: Where Do We Get $2,000,000,000,000?

    #985: Where Do We Get $2,000,000,000,000?

    The government's economic rescue package will cost so much it's worth writing out the full number: $2,000,000,000,000. Where will that money come from? And what will happen next?

    • 20 min
    #984: Food And Farmworkers

    #984: Food And Farmworkers

    In this episode, to understand how the coronavirus might impact our food, we talk to an economist, a farmer, and, of course, the people who really make farms go — the farmworkers.

    • 17 min
    #983: You Asked About The Virus Economy

    #983: You Asked About The Virus Economy

    We're here with you! And wow do you have questions. From stock market shutdowns to Coronavirus checks, to "What's the deal with toilet paper?" This episode, we try to answer a few.

    • 28 min
    #982: How To Save The Economy Now

    #982: How To Save The Economy Now

    The Federal Reserve usually has one main job: Setting interest rates. But in emergencies, another Fed job becomes more important: Trying to prevent a financial crisis.

    • 13 min

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