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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 • 139 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.

    A New DAWN On Broadway

    A New DAWN On Broadway

    As arts workers continue to struggle, they're trying their hand at something new. Not a new performance or show, but a piece of legislation which would keep their industry alive through the pandemic.

    • 9 min
    The Great Remittance Mystery

    The Great Remittance Mystery

    In 2019, migrants sent a record $500 billion back to their countries of origin. Then COVID hit, and the World Bank predicted a 20 percent drop in that flow of cash. But now the data is in, and it turns out remittances have held steady.

    • 9 min
    The Case Against Google

    The Case Against Google

    A few days ago, The Department of Justice filed a massive antitrust lawsuit against Google. The case focuses on the company's dominance in search, but what about the rest of Google's empire?

    • 9 min
    Hope Vs. Despair

    Hope Vs. Despair

    Should we feel hope or despair about the future of the American economy? Cardiff and Stacey debate.

    • 9 min
    Why Women Are Leaving The Workforce

    Why Women Are Leaving The Workforce

    Of the 1.1 million people who left the job market in September, over 860,000 were women. Today we look at why women are dropping out of the workforce and what it will mean for the economy.

    • 9 min
    Economic Consequences Of The Census

    Economic Consequences Of The Census

    The coronavirus pandemic, distrust of the government, and a surprising political battle have the 2020 Census count.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
139 Ratings

139 Ratings

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.

Craft Noodle ,

Pleasantly surprised

When someone suggested I listen to this I wasn’t really sure. However, I’ve learnt loads about economics and it’s been presented in a non-scary and entertaining way.

bookie_16 ,

Really interesting

Normally really interesting, understandably has an American slant but good even if you don’t live in the US.

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