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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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    • 4.6 • 26.5K Ratings

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.

    Emission Impossible

    Emission Impossible

    Carbon offsets have become a popular tool to combat climate change. But how effective are they? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    DIY Reparations

    DIY Reparations

    Some Vermonters were tired of waiting around for reparations. So they decided to take matters into their own hands. | This episode was produced with our friends at Invisibilia. Check out their new season here.

    • 27 min
    A Superhero Goes To Hollywood

    A Superhero Goes To Hollywood

    In the last and greatest chapter to our superhero saga, Micro-Face tries to make the jump from comic books to movies. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 28 min
    The $100 Million Deli

    The $100 Million Deli

    Why is a single New Jersey deli worth so much? And what does it tell us about how the stock market works? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 23 min
    A Superhero Sells Out

    A Superhero Sells Out

    Two months ago, Planet Money got its own superhero. Today, we sell him out. | Find the full Planet Money Superhero series here.

    • 27 min
    The Writers Revolt (UPDATE)

    The Writers Revolt (UPDATE)

    We have a winner in an epic Hollywood story. A couple years back, 7,000 TV writers across the U.S. fired their agents. All on the same day. It was part of a battle over how creative work gets valued and compensated in TV and film. Now, we have the dramatic resolution. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
26.5K Ratings

26.5K Ratings

TJRTxC ,

Micro-Face

What they did with those episodes they created is genius! They were genuinely funny, and super educational about how creating and securing trademarks work in this country. HIGHLY recommend listening to it.

zeeed171 ,

DIY Reparations

This episode is disgusting. The media are feeding the sense entitlement for certain groups in America and they’re developing unrealistic expectations. As a white man, I feel no responsibility for what people with my skin color did generations ago. My family wasn’t even in this country when slavery existed. I don’t come from a wealthy family but to assume because I’m White that what money I DO have is the product of racism and not my own hard work is extremely racist. If you think I owe you money because I’m white, YOU are the racist!

@pw_gocubsgo ,

Not worth listening too anymore

What was a middle of the road economic podcast has turned into a full blown partisan prolog and a outlet. DIY Reperations is the most absurd, virtue signaling hot garbage I’ve ever listened too. Planet Money isn’t even interested in educating or telling important stories anymore. Their just propagandizing their listeners. 6 years and I’m out! ✌️

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