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A little show about big ideas. From the people who make Planet Money, The Indicator helps you make sense of what's happening today. It's a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else. Listen weekday afternoons.

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A little show about big ideas. From the people who make Planet Money, The Indicator helps you make sense of what's happening today. It's a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else. Listen weekday afternoons.

    Indicators-giving! How Much Does Thanksgiving Cost This Year?

    Indicators-giving! How Much Does Thanksgiving Cost This Year?

    How much will Thanksgiving dinner cost compared to last year? Today on the show, the Indicator team gathers around the virtual Thanksgiving table to let you know how much prices have changed for each holiday favorite.

    • 9 min
    Ticket scalpers: The real ticket masters

    Ticket scalpers: The real ticket masters

    Ticket scalpers. They're the bane of every fan's existence because they manage to snag concert tickets before fans can even get their webpages to load. An economist would tell you the story is more complicated than that.

    • 8 min
    Jeromonomics 2.0

    Jeromonomics 2.0

    Today President Biden reappointed Jerome Powell as chair of the Federal Reserve. So we revisit a recent episode about Jay Powell's first term and his approach to steering the economy — Jeromonomics.

    • 9 min
    BONUS: Wisdom From The Top

    BONUS: Wisdom From The Top

    This episode is from our friends at the podcast Wisdom From The Top, featuring our very own Stacey Vanek Smith!

    Stacey Vanek Smith has reported on business and the economy for over 15 years now, first for public radio's "Marketplace," and now as the host of Planet Money's daily podcast "The Indicator." Over that time, she's seen the same barriers blocking advancement for women in the workplace again and again. Recently, she's started to recognize that a lot of tools to move past those barriers can be found in the work of Italian philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli.

    • 52 min
    An exuberant bid for the Constitution

    An exuberant bid for the Constitution

    It's that time again! A crypto group fails to buy an original copy of the U.S. Constitution, Crypto.com succeeds in renaming LA's Staples Center, and warnings the economy might be too exuberant.

    • 9 min
    Rumor has it Adele broke the vinyl supply chain

    Rumor has it Adele broke the vinyl supply chain

    We're in the midst of a vinyl boom and chains like Walmart have been cashing in. But so have stars like Adele, who reportedly pressed over 500,000 records for her new album, "30." Today on the show, has Adele really clogged the fragile vinyl supply chain, or should we go easy on her?

    • 9 min

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