300 episodes

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.

Got money on your mind? Try Planet Money+ — a new way to support the show you love, get a sponsor-free feed of the podcast, *and* get access to bonus content. A subscription also gets you access to The Indicator and Planet Money Summer School, both without interruptions.

The Indicator from Planet Money Planet Money

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 679 Ratings

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

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.

Got money on your mind? Try Planet Money+ — a new way to support the show you love, get a sponsor-free feed of the podcast, *and* get access to bonus content. A subscription also gets you access to The Indicator and Planet Money Summer School, both without interruptions.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    A market to bet on the future

    A market to bet on the future

    Peer into the crystal ball with Kalshi.com. Will inflation stay high? Will daylight saving time become permanent? Place your bets.

    • 8 min
    AP Macro gets a makeover

    AP Macro gets a makeover

    Today on the show, why colleges and high school Advanced Placement Macroeconomics classes had to rip out old textbook pages and write a new chapter.

    • 9 min
    Three inflation indicators

    Three inflation indicators

    The economy cooled off a bit, but inflation is still really, really high. But, not all goods and services respond the same to a high inflation environment. Today on the show, we're talking about sticky prices, bonds, and that old chestnut, transitory inflation.

    • 9 min
    Paying for the Inflation Reduction Act

    Paying for the Inflation Reduction Act

    The Inflation Reduction Act has it all, from fighting climate change to cutting drug prices. But today, we're zooming in on one aspect of the bill. The changes to corporate taxes.

    • 9 min
    What Japan's "Lost Decade" teaches us about recessions

    What Japan's "Lost Decade" teaches us about recessions

    Not all recessions are created equal. Some look like Vs, while others look like Ks. But the scariest one of all is the L-shaped recession. Travel back to Japan's "Lost Decade" with us to understand why.

    • 9 min
    Double agents and drug discounts

    Double agents and drug discounts

    The cost of pharmaceuticals has been rising for years, well before inflation became the big economic talking point. Today on the show, why some policymakers suspect an obscure middleman is partly to blame.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
679 Ratings

679 Ratings

Stephen from London ,

chickens

It’s don’t COUNT your chickens before they’ve hatched.

bf2019 ,

Where is the indicator?

Again- proxy battle topic- no indicator!!

yoyo5578df ,

GDP

Great explanation for GDP
Imaginative and fun
Nobel prize for musical economics for sure
Nice work

Top Podcasts In Business

iHeartPodcasts
Steven Bartlett
NPR
Tim Ferriss: Bestselling Author, Human Guinea Pig
Braden Dennis & Simon Belanger
Ed Mylett

You Might Also Like

NPR
Freakonomics Radio + Stitcher
NPR
NPR
Marketplace
NPR

More by NPR

NPR
NPR
NPR
NPR
NPR
NPR