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Hosted by Kai Ryssdal, our flagship program is all about providing context on the economic news of the day. Through stories, conversations and newsworthy numbers, we help listeners understand the economic world around them.

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    • Business News

Hosted by Kai Ryssdal, our flagship program is all about providing context on the economic news of the day. Through stories, conversations and newsworthy numbers, we help listeners understand the economic world around them.

    Low inflation is still a mystery

    Low inflation is still a mystery

    And not just in the U.S. All around the world, central banks have kept interest rates low or even negative, but inflation isn’t going up as expected. What’s going on? We kick off today’s show trying to answer that question. Plus: P&G’s earnings, bricklaying robots and the effects of the government shutdown, a year later.

    • 27 min
    The business of TV in 2020

    The business of TV in 2020

    With a record 532 scripted series on air and an expensive streaming war on, this is a challenging time to take over a cable channel. We’ll talk about the business with AMC President Sarah Barnett. After that, we look at how Netflix measures its shows’ success and what counts as a “view.” Plus, the latest on auto tariffs, Boeing and Venezuelan refugees in Chile.

    • 27 min
    Is this really a “blue-collar boom”?

    Is this really a “blue-collar boom”?

    President Trump told an audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos today that the U.S. was in a “blue-collar boom.” We’re going to take some time to assess that claim and the state of blue-collar work in general. Plus: AI goes to the movies, a new spate of retail closures and why China is leading the world in solar, wind and … coal.

    • 27 min
    Microsoft taking a $1 billion shot at climate change

    Microsoft taking a $1 billion shot at climate change

    Microsoft has recently announced plans to spend $1 billion on technologies that will help eliminate carbon from the atmosphere. It’s part of the company’s greater plan to becoming carbon negative in the next 10 years. Molly spoke to Lucas Joppa, Microsoft’s chief environmental officer, about this approach. Plus: Thousands of business leaders and lawmakers converse on Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. We also look at the IMF’s 2020 economic forecast, Ireland’s housing crisis and negative perceptions of female CEOs.

    • 27 min
    The trade war had an upside for U.S. garlic farmers

    The trade war had an upside for U.S. garlic farmers

    While we’ve been hearing a lot about how the trade war has negatively impacted U.S. farmers, the executive vice president of the largest garlic producer in the country wants people to know it’s helped others. “We’re apolitical as a company,” said Ken Christopher of Christopher Ranch. “What we are is pro-American garlic farmers.” Plus: negotiations over a digital tax is causing a rift between the U.S. and E.U., when companies should split in two, and we find out just how the trade deal with China was approved.

    • 27 min
    Citizen’s United, a decade later

    Citizen’s United, a decade later

    The Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission allowed corporations and unions to spend money in politics in an unprecedented way. It’ll be 10 years next week, so today we’re taking a look back on how our elections have changed. Plus: new retail and supply chain numbers, and the economics of hologram musicians.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

IMDb Pro Subscriber ,

I guess if facts are biased?

Kai & Molly both break down what’s going on in our economy in a way that’s engaging and easy to understand.

Seeing some people complain about bias... I guess if the facts don’t support your man in the White House, you might not like it, but that’s on your confirmation bias.

Jakobeson ,

Keep politics out

Look, you have great facts. But as i say but the way you enterpurate them are definitly on the lefist perspective. I just like my neuatral facts.

Just Another Random Matt ,

Became too political

This show used to focus on interesting financial and economic discussions, however it has shifted into a leftist political show disguised as an economic podcast. Disappointing.

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