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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

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    • 21 min
    You asked for real raises, free shipping, and a special delivery

    You asked for real raises, free shipping, and a special delivery

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    • 28 min
    A trunk full of truffles (Update)

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    • 25 min
    Of boats and boxes

    Of boats and boxes

    We take a trip to ports on the east and west coasts to ask what's on everyone's mind: why are they so clogged? And how can we fix it? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 23 min
    Auction fever (Classic)

    Auction fever (Classic)

    Today, we go on a Planet Money roadtrip to learn the secrets of the auction world. We find some amazing bargains, some shady strategies and a giant big digger. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 15 min
    Planes, trains and bad bridges

    Planes, trains and bad bridges

    The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill has passed Congress, but what exactly is in it? Today, the important, surprising, delightful line items. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
27.4K Ratings

27.4K Ratings

MCT135 ,

Must Listen

Planet Money (I subscribe) is a must listen program - I never miss an episode. The quality and variety of economic news they cover is a wonder. I learn something in nearly every show.

Ensray ,

Good propaganda for capitalism

I enjoy listening to these Fed Shill’s. They almost convince me that economist’s are actually scientists and not some sort of dark art practitioners. I miss Cardiff. He was top shelf.

BNTCPA123 ,

Stop with the schtick and don’t treat listeners like they’re dumb

The recent inflation episode was so bad and off-key, I had to turn it off. Talk to your listeners as the intelligent and intellectually curious people that I’m sure they are.

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