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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

    Bonus: Janet Jackson's 'Control'

    Bonus: Janet Jackson's 'Control'

    On the 35th anniversary of Janet Jackson's first No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit, our friends at It's Been A Minute look back at Control, her career-defining album that changed the trajectory of pop music in the late '80s and '90s.

    • 41 min
    Hire power

    Hire power

    Noncompete agreements have become an integral part of job contracts. A show about what they are and how we got here. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 19 min
    How Do You Feel? (Classic)

    How Do You Feel? (Classic)

    We tend to think of economists as cold, unfeeling, attempting to be as rational as possible. But once a month, economists pick up the phone to just... check in with us. How are we feeling? Good, bad, worse than a year ago? It's a very specific phone call with very specific questions and a few years ago we looked into the origins of this very important survey that factors into economic decision making.

    • 19 min
    LIBOR pains

    LIBOR pains

    For decades, banks used one rate to help set all other rates: LIBOR. After it came out that it'd been rigged, regulators said: no more. Now it's a race — and a road trip — to find an alternative. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 27 min
    We set up an offshore company in a tax haven (Classic)

    We set up an offshore company in a tax haven (Classic)

    The Pandora Papers released this week reveal how many world leaders allegedly hold wealth through the use of shell companies. We listen back to when we set up our very own Planet Money shell companies.

    • 31 min
    The Rent Help Is Too Damn Slow

    The Rent Help Is Too Damn Slow

    Congress created a massive pile of money to help people pay rent during the pandemic. Why have so few people gotten help? We follow the money.

    • 24 min

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27.3K Ratings

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