The economy explained. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening.
Carbon offsets have become a popular tool to combat climate change. But how effective are they? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Some Vermonters were tired of waiting around for reparations. So they decided to take matters into their own hands. | This episode was produced with our friends at Invisibilia. Check out their new season here.
A Superhero Goes To Hollywood
In the last and greatest chapter to our superhero saga, Micro-Face tries to make the jump from comic books to movies. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
The $100 Million Deli
Why is a single New Jersey deli worth so much? And what does it tell us about how the stock market works? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
A Superhero Sells Out
Two months ago, Planet Money got its own superhero. Today, we sell him out. | Find the full Planet Money Superhero series here.
The Writers Revolt (UPDATE)
We have a winner in an epic Hollywood story. A couple years back, 7,000 TV writers across the U.S. fired their agents. All on the same day. It was part of a battle over how creative work gets valued and compensated in TV and film. Now, we have the dramatic resolution. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
A better example is what Economist Mariana Mazzucato has to say.
Socialism 101 just doesn’t work for a country as such, but incentivizing which is mostly achieved thru ownership and capitalism (much more efficient than feudalism and socialism) to create equality should be the -ism. It mostly requires both as Mazzucato can eloquently explain. Get her on your show!
I love the strange topics they pull out of their collective hat, like the episode on Grey Goose vodka. Always a good listen!
Ads and begging for money
Currently the first 5 minutes of each episode are ads and begging for money? How is that public radio?