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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

    Corporate Fugitive: Carlos Ghosn

    Corporate Fugitive: Carlos Ghosn

    Japan once served sushi in the shape of Carlos Ghosn's face. Then Japanese authorities arrested the celebrity CEO who remade Nissan. We bring you first hand accounts of his spectacular rise, sudden fall and dramatic escape. | This episode is a collaboration with HBR IdeaCast.

    • 27 min
    Predictions!

    Predictions!

    Two forecasters predict the future of the U.S. economy — and promise to come back on the show to see who was right, and who was wrong. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 16 min
    How Uncle Jamie Broke Jeopardy (Update)

    How Uncle Jamie Broke Jeopardy (Update)

    James Holzhauer took a math degree, a gambling career, and a buzzer, and turned it into a fortune on a game show. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 29 min
    Used Car Talk

    Used Car Talk

    How supply and demand stalled out the used car industry. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 23 min
    How Stuff Gets Cheaper (Classic)

    How Stuff Gets Cheaper (Classic)

    In the world of consumer electronics, it pays to be cheap. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 15 min
    Amateur Hour at the Supreme Court

    Amateur Hour at the Supreme Court

    College athletes are considered amateur players. And amateurs don't make any money. But can they get more education paid for at least? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 22 min

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4.6 out of 5
26.8K Ratings

26.8K Ratings

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Re: ‘One Hack…’

This is a great topic but, stumbles a bit. Host/interviewer needs to be tougher on the guest/expert, and not paraphrase, extrapolate and assume on their behalf. Step back out the way and just nudge. What’s important about this hack is they found the week point in the ‘secure system’ and fully exploited it. Lesson: There is no fool-proof system; there is ALWAYS a vulnerability….. Just like crypto currency, open ledger and block chain. Would love to see more from Planet Money on these topics.

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