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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.Try Planet Money+! a new way to support the show you love, get a sponsor-free feed of the podcast, *and* get access to bonus content. You'll also get access to The Indicator and Planet Money Summer School, both without interruptions. sign up at plus.npr.org/planetmoney

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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.Try Planet Money+! a new way to support the show you love, get a sponsor-free feed of the podcast, *and* get access to bonus content. You'll also get access to The Indicator and Planet Money Summer School, both without interruptions. sign up at plus.npr.org/planetmoney

    How to make an ad memorable

    How to make an ad memorable

    Super Bowl ads this year relied heavily on nostalgia and surprise –– a few tricks that turn out to embed information into our brains. Today, neuroscientist Charan Ranganath joins the show to dissect the world of marketing to its biological fundamentals and reveal advertisers' bag of tricks.

    Charan Ranganath's new book is Why We Remember: Unlocking Memory's Power to Hold On to What Matters.

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    Reddit's public Wall Street bet

    Reddit's public Wall Street bet

    Any day now, social media platform Reddit is expected to launch an initial public offering (IPO), earmarking shares for its most dedicated users. On today's show, our friends at WBUR podcast Endless Thread help us unpack why Reddit is making this move, and what it might mean for Reddit's stock.

    Related episodes: r/boxes, r/Reddit, r/AIregs (Apple / Spotify)

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    An oil boom, a property slump and dental deflation

    An oil boom, a property slump and dental deflation

    Indicators of the week is back! This time, we explore why oil and gas companies are pulling in record profits, whether bad commercial property debt is likely to spark a financial crisis and how much a lost tooth goes for in this economy.

    Related EpisodesWhat could break next? (Apple / Spotify)

    What's really happening with the Evergrande liquidation (Apple / Spotify)

    How an empty office becomes a home

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    A Supreme Court case that could reshape social media

    A Supreme Court case that could reshape social media

    Next week, the US Supreme Court will hear a case that pits the Attorneys General of Texas and Florida against a trade group representing some of the biggest social media companies in the world. Today, how we got here, and now the case could upend our online experience.

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    Why Capital One wants Discover

    Why Capital One wants Discover

    Capital One Financial Corporation plans to acquire Discover Financial Services in a $35 billion deal that would combine two of the largest U.S. credit card companies. Today on the show, five big questions about the deal, and the opaque system behind every swipe, tap or insertion of your credit card.

    Related:Planet Money's TikTok on the secret behind credit card rewards

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    Could fake horns end illegal rhino poaching?

    Could fake horns end illegal rhino poaching?

    In business, the million-dollar question is how to get people to buy stuff. But in wildlife conservation, the challenge is: how do we get people to not buy stuff? How do we bring down demand for fur, ivory and rhino horns? Today on the show, the story of a business trying to make lab-grown rhino horns and the backlash that followed.

    Check out more of Juliana Kim's reporting for NPR here.

    Related: Supply, demand, extinction (Apple / Spotify) Rhino Bonds Shooting Bambi to Save Mother Nature

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