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Wanna see a trick? Give us any topic and we can tie it back to the economy. At Planet Money, we explore the forces that shape our lives and bring you along for the ride. Don't just understand the economy – understand the world.

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    One economist's take on popular advice for saving, borrowing, and spending

    One economist's take on popular advice for saving, borrowing, and spending

    Yale economist James Choi analyzed popular financial advice to see how it stacks up against traditional economic theory.

    • 32 min
    How the cookie became a monster

    How the cookie became a monster

    30 years ago, Lou Montulli set out to solve a fundamental problem with the internet, and accidentally created an entirely different one. On today's show, how the cookie went from an obscure piece of code designed to protect anonymity, to an online advertiser's dream, to a privacy advocate's nightmare.

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    • 26 min
    Sam Bankman-Fried and the fall of a crypto empire

    Sam Bankman-Fried and the fall of a crypto empire

    Sam Bankman-Fried built a reputation as the one reliable crypto bro. But within the span of days, his empire came crashing down. What the rise and fall of crypto's 30-year-old elder statesman says about the story of crypto so far.

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    • 24 min
    The E-Book Wars

    The E-Book Wars

    In 2019, a group of librarians (quietly) stormed the offices of a major publisher, Macmillan, to protest a controversial policy on e-books. On this show, how a tiny change - a book on a screen - threw an industry into war with itself.

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    • 25 min
    Peak Sand (classic)

    Peak Sand (classic)

    Sand. It's in buildings, windows, your cell phone. But there isn't enough in the world for everyone. And that's created a dangerous black market.

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    • 17 min
    Planet Money tries election polling

    Planet Money tries election polling

    Polling is facing an existential crisis. Few people are answering the phone, and fewer people want to answer surveys. On today's show, we pick up the phones ourselves to find out how polling got to this place, and what the future of the poll looks like.

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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
104 Ratings

104 Ratings

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Informative and insightful podcast

Took me about 4 months but I can now say I finished the entire catalogue I’m 2022.

Highly recommend this podcast for people who love documentaries.

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This is one of the best podcasts on podcast. The hosts are great and the content is informative & thought provoking!

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Out of the box

Great podcast giving out of the box outlook of economies systems in the world. Length is just nice, not too short and not too long winded.

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