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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.

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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.

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 ads. Learn more at plus.npr.org/planetmoney.

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    Econ's Brush with the Law

    Econ's Brush with the Law

    What happens when you take some of the most powerful people in America — federal judges — and teach them economics? We look at the swanky econ retreats that may have changed American law forever.

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    • 22 min
    The Midnight Connection

    The Midnight Connection

    Texas's energy grid is largely disconnected from the rest of the U.S. That led to disastrous consequences last year when the state's grid was overloaded during a winter storm. Back in the 1970s, one company attempted to change the system in a secret, middle-of-the-night operation.
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    • 33 min
    The Indicator is piloting a new quiz game. You could be a contestant! (Planet Money+)

    The Indicator is piloting a new quiz game. You could be a contestant! (Planet Money+)

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    Planet Money's daily economics podcast, The Indicator, is piloting a new quiz game — and searching for contestants. In this episode, host Wailin Wong and producer Corey Bridges tell you how to enter for a chance to appear on the show and test your economic smarts!

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    Vibecession Vibes Session

    Vibecession Vibes Session

    We're not in a recession, but why are the vibes feeling so off? We put the question to an economist and one expert on "vibes" and also hire a jazz band to take a pun way too far.

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    • 26 min
    The Good, the Bad, and the Uggly

    The Good, the Bad, and the Uggly

    Eddie Oygur is an Australian businessman who's sold sheepskin ugg boots for years. But one day, he was hit with a lawsuit for breaking American trademark law. On today's show — what's in the name ugg?

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    • 31 min
    Two Indicators: unlikely economic relationships

    Two Indicators: unlikely economic relationships

    On today's show - how your social circle is one of the strongest predictors of economic mobility and how pop music reflects the economy.

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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
27.9K Ratings

27.9K Ratings

Evel14 ,

Love this show!!!

The show about inflation was the best so far.
Can you all do a show about scam checks. I will inbox you all a bit more information. Thank you for educating us on what really matters.

moving on-missu ,

Check please

So sorry to see this program fail. When Sarah joined the show a few years ago her work was weak but the shows didn’t revolve around her. Is she in charge now? Terrible stories and research the past months and now it’s past bad. Unsubscribe, remove from library.

Davewhitscott ,

Left-Wing Shill

What used to be a fun and engaging show is now just a bunch of one-sided, left-wing tripe. This is especially true in the episode regarding the Texas power grid. A balanced approach would have asked if so-called green technology was fulfilling the demand necessary for Texans. A balanced approach would have asked if the shuddered call plant produced more energy than the hundreds of wind turbines on the horizon. A balanced approach would’ve asked if those turbines actually produced energy during the winter storm of 2021. A balanced approach would have asked if east and west coast knuckleheads who now live in Texas, were responsible for this green energy mess. You can still be a skinny jean wearing, soy milk latte sipping leftist while still retaining some semblance of journalistic integrity, much less intellectual honesty.

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