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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.

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    • 4.9 • 35 Ratings

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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.

Got money on your mind? 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. A subscription also gets you access to The Indicator and Planet Money Summer School, both without interruptions.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    What's really going on with unions

    What's really going on with unions

    Baristas and warehouse workers unite! After decades of decline, we're hearing a lot about new unions starting around the country. But union membership actually declined last year. We look at what's really happening.

    • 9 min
    If the world had no accountants

    If the world had no accountants

    We crunched the numbers (on Excel of course), and the results are in. There's not enough Certified Public Accountants right now. Can the world of finance come up with a solution to address this issue?

    • 9 min
    Climate Change Is Tough On Personal Finances

    Climate Change Is Tough On Personal Finances

    More than three-quarters of adults in the United States say they've experienced extreme weather in the last five years, according to a nationwide survey conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

    And events like floods, wildfires and hurricanes are emptying bank accounts — especially when insurance doesn't cover the damage. Today on The Indicator, we bring you an episode of Short Wave, NPR's daily science podcast.

    • 9 min
    Lessons from the 'Pandemic MVPs'

    Lessons from the 'Pandemic MVPs'

    After two long years, the results seem to be in. Which countries were the 'Pandemic MVPs,' the countries most resilient to COVID-19? And more importantly, what was the secret to their success?

    • 8 min
    The semiconductor shortage (still)

    The semiconductor shortage (still)

    The world runs on semiconductors. From cameras to cars, tiny chips power most electronic devices. So why do we have such a shortage of them?

    • 9 min
    Drugs, electric cars, taxes

    Drugs, electric cars, taxes

    We assess the Inflation Reduction Act: Will there be unintended consequences from taking on Big Pharma? Will electric vehicles become cheap? And does the tax department need more money?

    • 9 min

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4.9 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

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