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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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    'Soul Train' and the business of Black joy

    'Soul Train' and the business of Black joy

    When Soul Train first launched in 1970, Black audiences weren't understood as a viable target market. Don Cornelius changed that forever with his weekly TV dance show. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 26 min
    Patent racism (classic)

    Patent racism (classic)

    Economist Lisa Cook has been nominated to serve on the Federal Reserve board. In 2020, she talked to us about proving that racism stifles innovation. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 25 min
    The rapid testing show

    The rapid testing show

    The Planet Money team fans out across the nation with one goal: to get a Covid test in 24 hours. It is easier said than done. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 20 min
    No such thing as a free return

    No such thing as a free return

    Lenient policies have shoppers making more returns than ever — around half a trillion dollars worth of products. Today, we find out the fate of some of those returned goods.

    • 22 min
    HBO 2.0

    HBO 2.0

    What happens when the iconic symbol of your brand no longer makes sense? Today, HBO tries to evolve their sonic brand. This episode was adapted from the podcast Twenty Thousand Hertz. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 18 min
    The rest of the story, 2021

    The rest of the story, 2021

    On protests, pasta and forgiven payments. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
27.5K Ratings

27.5K Ratings

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The Best Econ Show

Planet Money presents economics in a way that is relatable and easy to digest. The hosts are great and they find a way to keep it interesting and entertaining after all these years. Keep it up!

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Who knew Econ could be this FUN?!

I’ve been listening to this podcast for years and there are episodes from three and five years ago that still occupy way too much space in my mind. This team makes even the most seemingly mundane topics incredibly interesting with their awesome storytelling and enthusiasm.

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Never liked economics before

But I almost always enjoy this podcast.

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