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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.

    #967: Escheat Show

    #967: Escheat Show

    We visit a little-known "lost and found" to find out how your money gets in there, and how you can get it back.

    • 21 min
    #966: The Rise Of Putin

    #966: The Rise Of Putin

    President Vladimir Putin recently proposed changes to the Russian Constitution in an attempt to consolidate power. Throughline asks, "How did he come to power in the first place?"

    • 28 min
    #965: Das Green Old Deal

    #965: Das Green Old Deal

    On today's show, we head to Germany to meet the person who kickstarted the green energy market and learn about the wonky policy tool that helped him do it.

    • 20 min
    #964: BILLBOARDS

    #964: BILLBOARDS

    You can see billboards, and, increasingly, they can see you. We explore the power of billboards, and we put up our own in Times Square.

    • 24 min
    #963: 13,000 Economists. 1 Question.

    #963: 13,000 Economists. 1 Question.

    We asked a bunch of economists at the American Economic Association's annual conference one question: What is the most useful idea in economics?

    • 21 min
    #386: The Cost Of Free Doughnuts

    #386: The Cost Of Free Doughnuts

    Free is a powerful concept. Everybody likes free things, but free can backfire. On today's show: What happens when you take something that is free, and give it a price?

    • 20 min

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Informative and Entertaining

Planet Money is one of those podcasts that just grabs you from the get go. The episodes are engaging; some funny, some touching, some sad, and everything in between. Most of the episodes are intersting and I learn a bunch of economics things and random facts. This is one of my favorite podcasts for sure.

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