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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 • 24.8K 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.

    Opening Schools And Other Hard Decisions

    Opening Schools And Other Hard Decisions

    Emily Oster wanted to understand the risks of opening schools. So she started a massive data collection campaign. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 17 min
    Caste Arrives In Silicon Valley

    Caste Arrives In Silicon Valley

    For some Indian employees of big U.S. tech companies, caste discrimination is real. To combat it, first people have to talk about it. That's hard. | Today's episode is from our friends at Rough Translation.

    • 17 min
    Political Ad Nauseam

    Political Ad Nauseam

    It's presidential election season, and that means it's political ad season. But who do ads target, anyway? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 22 min
    Rethinking Black Wealth

    Rethinking Black Wealth

    Homes in Black neighborhoods are valued lower than homes in white neighborhoods. Why? This episode, Dr. Andre Perry flips the narrative of the racial wealth gap. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 20 min
    Call Center Call Out

    Call Center Call Out

    We visit life on the other side of your customer service call and get a glimpse into the troubling future of work in America. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 29 min
    Trump's Tiny Taxes

    Trump's Tiny Taxes

    A totally refreshing 20 minutes or so of infotainment related to Trump, taxes and toy wooden arrows. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
24.8K Ratings

24.8K Ratings

jaynee479 ,

Best podcast ever

This show actually changed my life and the way I look at the world

pfjaded ,

So accessible!

I once heard Planet Money described as the “talking economics over a beer” podcast and that holds true. I tend to get overwhelmed with economic or financial talk (especially right now) but the Planet Money team always manages to break things down enough that I can wrap my brain around it and feel less in over my head. Thank you!

GB_One ,

Downhill slide

Not sure what or who is happening but this podcast lost who they were. Was about economics and money, now about politics. Go back to the good old times with the great stories.

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