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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.

The Indicator from Planet Money NPR

    • Business
    • 4.8, 553 Ratings

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.

    Coronavirus Comes To Venezuela

    Coronavirus Comes To Venezuela

    Venezuela's economy was already struggling, for a variety of reasons. The coronavirus pandemic couldn't have struck at a worse time. Now the country's economy is on life support.

    • 9 min
    Roller Coaster Economy (Scream Inside Only)

    Roller Coaster Economy (Scream Inside Only)

    As Democrats, Republicans and the President fight about how much support to give laid-off workers during the pandemic, we take the temperature of this up-and-down economy.

    • 9 min
    Jobs, Labor And The 1936 GM Strike

    Jobs, Labor And The 1936 GM Strike

    The brutal unemployment situation in the US today is making a lot of people think again about labor unions. Which had their first major victory after a 1936 strike.

    • 8 min
    One Drug, Two Prices

    One Drug, Two Prices

    Faced with the prospect of paying for an expensive drug to treat his daughter, this dad found a nearly identical product for thousands of dollars less. But the insurance company wouldn't let him.

    • 9 min
    Why Your Internet Sucks

    Why Your Internet Sucks

    We answer two questions today: Why is American internet so bad? And why was the unemployment benefit extension set at $600?

    • 9 min
    An Artful Pivot

    An Artful Pivot

    How a theater company in Philadelphia is reacting to the existential threat posed by the coronavirus.

    • 9 min

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4.8 out of 5
553 Ratings

553 Ratings

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Consistently excellent

The Indicator is one of those podcasts that hits home runs nearly every time. They come out with lots of episodes and each episode is engaging, insightful, and compelling. I could listen to them all day everyday and sometimes have. Keep up the great work!

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