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.
Women, career and family: A conversation with Claudia Goldin
Caregiving responsibilities for women have drastically increased since the start of the pandemic. And with new demands at home and at work, many women have struggled to find a balance between work and family. On today's show, economist Claudia Goldin joins us to talk about that and other issues in her new book, "Career and Family: Women's Century Long Journey Towards Equality."
The rise and fall (and rise?) of organized labor
In the wake of the "great resignation", organized labor may be having a moment in the U.S. Tens of thousands of workers have protested working conditions at companies like John Deere and Kellogg's and, in recent months, workers across the country have chosen or threatened strike action. Today on the show, author Erik Loomis shares how the history of America's unions explains today's labor movement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Love these daily update on my way home from work!
This show gives great insights into random worlds and industries. Its great to know a little more of how the gears of the world turn.
Episode suggestion! I work in film and we work ridiculously long hours. I would love to understand how exactly its cost effective for production companies to create these shows and pay the extreme overtime wages to all their workers. Thanks!
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!