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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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    • 4.7, 603 Ratings

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.

    Inflation, Deflation

    Inflation, Deflation

    After decades of relative stability, prices in the US may be about to go through the roof — or the floor. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 24 min
    Seed Spy

    Seed Spy

    Espionage. Deceit. Theft. In this episode we follow the case of a global effort to steal top secret high technology: seeds. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 25 min
    Owner Of A Broken Hertz

    Owner Of A Broken Hertz

    Rental car giant Hertz declared bankruptcy last month, which should have made their stock worthless. So how come people keep buying it? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 24 min
    Money And Justice

    Money And Justice

    We talk to podcast host Sam Sanders, Professor William A Darity Jr., social activist Oluchi Omeoga, nonprofit runner Kevin Cheng and economist Dean Karlan.

    • 26 min
    The Problem Of The Root (2018)

    The Problem Of The Root (2018)

    Wild ginseng sells for thousands. We go to a farm hidden in the Appalachian mountains to find out why. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 22 min
    Patent Racism

    Patent Racism

    Dr. Lisa Cook found a hole in a central economic growth theory — how violence and the lack of rule of law impacts innovation. But getting her colleagues to see it took 10 years.

    • 25 min

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603 Ratings

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Consistently great

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Excellent podcats except from recent lack of diversity in topics

I absolutely love this podcast. It’s well research and delivered beautifully but recent episodes are all about Covid-19 and as much as I understand that, I wish they would alternate and still deliver other topics. We’re all getting bombarded with news about the pandemic from all angles and it would have been a nice escape to hear something else from time to time on here to. So I stopped listening for now.

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