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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.

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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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Original Sign

    Original Sign

    A request for dozens of stop signs flummoxes a town and angers a resident. A show about infrastructure, decision making and stop signs.

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    • 22 min
    Two Indicators: Women And Work

    Two Indicators: Women And Work

    Women start a lot of businesses, but when it comes time for them to grow, many hit a wall, or the women founders end up losing control. Why? We bring you two indicators on women and work from our daily podcast The Indicator. Also, Amanda and Stacey go on a picnic to prove a point. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 23 min
    Afghanistan's Money Problem

    Afghanistan's Money Problem

    Afghanistan's economy changed — almost overnight — after the Taliban retook control of the country | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 18 min
    Flood Money (Classic)

    Flood Money (Classic)

    Bill Pennington's house floods a lot: Three times over the course of three years. And every time his house floods, the government pays to help him repair the damage. Is something wrong here? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 21 min
    This Is Your Brain On Drug Ads

    This Is Your Brain On Drug Ads

    The U.S. is one of two countries in the world that allows pharmaceutical companies to advertise prescription drugs directly to consumers. Why? And what does that do to us?Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 21 min
    Two Indicators: Water Pressure

    Two Indicators: Water Pressure

    It's another extremely dry, hot summer for the American West. Our daily podcast, The Indicator from Planet Money, brings us two stories about the water shortage in the West with economic ideas that may help. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 18 min

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4.7 out of 5
701 Ratings

701 Ratings

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This is great!!!!

I love this show because it explains things in great detail.

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FYI, it’s “fewer dragon heads”, not “less”!

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A brilliantly concise, informative, entertaining and educational podcast.

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