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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 • 153 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.

    Overdraft fees: From perk to penalty

    Overdraft fees: From perk to penalty

    Banks make billions on overdraft fees every year. So why are some of them walking away now?

    • 9 min
    Indicators to watch in 2022

    Indicators to watch in 2022

    It's a new year so that means it's time to choose our indicators to watch! Listen to find out what we will be tracking in the economy for 2022.

    • 9 min
    How a bank messaging system could decimate Russia

    How a bank messaging system could decimate Russia

    Russia has the United States and its allies worried about a potential invasion of Ukraine. One of the most painful sanctions NATO could impose would cut Russia's economy from the world.

    • 9 min
    Even you can buy a house with cash

    Even you can buy a house with cash

    In this frenzied housing market, offering cash gives you a huge advantage. It used to be only wealthy people and investors could do it. But now some lenders will let everyday homebuyers put in a cash offer too.

    • 9 min
    Metabucks: Microsoft offers $69 billion to buy Activision Blizzard

    Metabucks: Microsoft offers $69 billion to buy Activision Blizzard

    Microsoft just announced its intention to buy video game developer, Activision Blizzard, for almost $70 billion. This has some people speculating about Microsoft's future metaverse aspirations.

    • 9 min
    TikTok made me buy it

    TikTok made me buy it

    TikTok has become one of the most popular social media platforms in the world, and increasingly, a powerful tool for marketing. Today, we learn why TikTok makes us buy.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
153 Ratings

153 Ratings

gtonolini ,

Being entertaining, insightful and accurate

Best show on economics, so good in explaining how economy impact our lives without been oversimplifying.

Ihsankerr ,

Fantastic show

Amazing show, really interesting. Particularly like when they get a bit technical cause they explain it so well.

Pmffn ,

Great show, but...

Really informative, but over the last few months the host Stacey has grown in to a bit of a giggly airhead who doesn’t listen to guests and co-hosts and constantly interrupts them to make what she obviously thinks are funny quips. They generally aren’t funny. Rude and unprofessional.

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