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.
The Rise And Fall Of WeWork
WeWork was one of the most valuable startups in the world, until it wasn't. Today we speak with journalist Maureen Farrell, who covered WeWork extensively and recently wrote a book on its history.
Indicators of the Week: Family Feud Edition
There are so many indicators this week, so we invited our friends from Planet Money to compete for the best Indicator of The Week.
Marriage Boom: Sin City Edition
The wedding industry lost tens of billions of dollars in 2020. Now the numbers are roaring back, especially in Las Vegas. Today on the show, we explore the marriage boom in Las Vegas and elsewhere.
BTS: The Band That Moves The Economy
Korean boy band BTS is a global music phenomenon. The group has millions of fans called A.R.M.Y., who happily support the group with their wallets. Today on the show, we dive deep into the economic impacts of BTS and what makes the group special.
Nudge Vs Shove: A Conversation With Richard Thaler
Nobel Prize laureate Richard Thaler is a rockstar in the world of economics. His book Nudge introduced many of us to the field of behavioral economics and how it could be used in public policy. Today we speak with Professor Thaler on his latest and final edition of Nudge, and go beyond nudge to the land of sludging and shoving.
Relax, Millennials! You're Doing Great.
According to new data from the Federal Reserve millennials are struggling. A closer examination of economic data, however, paints a different picture.
Fun, and informative
This is one of only two podcasts that I try to listen to every day. Totally worth your time.
Long time listener
Love the show. Can you please talk about levels of margin debt on Wall Street and/or reverse repo numbers? I don’t understand what those mean!
These Planet Money based podcasts are the best on the internet. Keep up the great work.