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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

KCDLG ,

Enjoyable Learning Adventures

The makers of this Podcast know how to take an idea and make into a real story of economics and commerce. I am loving the insights from MicroFace but also enjoyed the Tshirt saga, learning about oil and everything else.

Thanks for the enjoyable learning adventures!

robrmi ,

Has become far left extreme garbage

I listened off and on to this podcast for years, after hearing the DIY Reparations podcast, I’m done. This is the most ridiculous garbage idea i’ve ever heard, and i have no hope that NPR has anything worth the time to listen.

It’s a marxist, radical left platform played to elevator music. Don’t waste your time listening....donate your time to helping your community and you’ll actually do some good in the world and not be gaslighted into giving money to scams.

Drew from New Jersey ,

DIY Reparations Episode was terrible

It offered no perspective or criticism of what appeared to be an appeal to racial guilt to take money from people. It borders on promoting a scam. It would have been interesting to hear about the immature people involved in the story but there was no balance or critical thought from the host.

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