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    • 4.6 • 27.6K Ratings

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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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Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Investing in mediocrity

    Investing in mediocrity

    Is the key to success in financial markets a matter of luck or skill? One former bond manager shares his strategy: Win big by avoiding winning. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 24 min
    How the burrito became a sandwich (Classic)

    How the burrito became a sandwich (Classic)

    A sandwich is generally defined as something delicious slapped between two slices of bread. New York tax code would beg to differ. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 16 min
    Buy now, pay dearly?

    Buy now, pay dearly?

    A wave of companies that allow customers to pay for items from their favorite stores in four interest-free installments has taken over the country. But is "buy now, pay later" lending too good to be true? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 21 min
    A 12-year-old girl takes on the video game industry (UPDATE)

    A 12-year-old girl takes on the video game industry (UPDATE)

    When Maddie Messer was 12 years old, she noticed an unfair dynamic in the video games she loved: playing as a man was often free, but she had to pay to play as a woman. So ... she decided to take on the video game industry. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 19 min
    The day Russia adopted the free market

    The day Russia adopted the free market

    Jeffrey Sachs explains why he thinks "shock therapy" was so tough in Russia

    • 30 min
    Escheat show (Classic)

    Escheat show (Classic)

    If you're looking for money you've forgotten about, there's a chance the government might have it. The good news is that you can get it back. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
27.6K Ratings

27.6K Ratings

SaulBlue ,

Best podcast

This is by far my favorite podcast: informative, light hearted, and entertaining. Sarah Gonzalez is my favorite to listen to

Bigedsr99 ,

Changed

I used to enjoy planet money very much and listened to it for years. It was always an informative place for financial stories. Recently it stoped being nonpartisan and became very left leaning. It has become unlistenable as a result. I don’t want to hear either right or left leaning journalism.

logabobob ,

Great job guys keep up the good work

I’ve been listening since 2021 and almost every new episode is the best yet. Planet money is my favorite podcast, and for good reason, keep up the good work.

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