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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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    • 4.6 • 28.2K Ratings

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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.

Wanna go deeper? Subscribe to Planet Money+ and get sponsor-free episodes of Planet Money, The Indicator, and Planet Money Summer School. Plus access to bonus content. It's a new way to support the show you love. Learn more at plus.npr.org/planetmoney.

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    To all the econ papers I've loved before

    To all the econ papers I've loved before

    How a great economics paper can surprise you, delight you, and even change your life.

    • 24 min
    The story of "Monopoly" and American capitalism

    The story of "Monopoly" and American capitalism

    Monopoly is a game legendary for its celebration of American capitalism, but its creator envisioned something very different.

    • 22 min
    America's Innovation Problem (Planet Money+)

    America's Innovation Problem (Planet Money+)

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    This bonus episode, Darian Woods talks to Atlantic staff writer Derek Thompson, who argues the U.S. has lost sight of something crucial about innovation: implementation. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2023/01/science-technology-vaccine-invention-history/672227/

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    Charles Ponzi's scheme

    Charles Ponzi's scheme

    Some of history's biggest financial scams owe their name to Charles Ponzi. Here's the story of the man behind the eponymous scheme.

    • 22 min
    Big Rigged (Classic)

    Big Rigged (Classic)

    Driving a truck used to mean freedom. Now it means a mountain of debt.

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    • 24 min
    Two Indicators: The 2% inflation target

    Two Indicators: The 2% inflation target

    If the Fed had a mantra to go along with its mandate, it might well be "two percent." We look into how that became the target inflation rate, why some economists are calling for a change and how the inflation rate becomes unanchored.

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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
28.2K Ratings

28.2K Ratings

j_theG ,

Great content and different ways to think about the world

Love learning about the economic forces that drive headlines and current events

Robsells ,

Losing interest quick

A month of no uploads. Except of course if you are willing to pay $5.99 a month!

Listened everyday for at least a year but the stories are becoming more summarized news segments with musical interludes. Rather than informative and educational journalism.

Not to mention what I already mentioned about forcing people to pay if you want to listen. (I say force because at this point there is no other option or hasn’t been for a month+).

Nickname737282777 ,

A good show, but….

I love the topics and the storytelling aspects of Planet Money. If I had my way, I’d listen to it every day. However, one thing that just grates on my nerves is the… halting… narrative... style… of… the.. . presenters. Especially the female ones. It’s really irritating. And I’m not sure why they do it, because if you listen to them in the interviews, they don’t speak like that. Hopefully, it’s just a fad and will pass soon.

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