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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 • 25.6K 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.

    How Desi Invented Television

    How Desi Invented Television

    The television was invented by Philo Farnsworth in 1927. TV was invented by Desi Arnaz in 1951.

    • 28 min
    Modern Monetary Theory (Classic)

    Modern Monetary Theory (Classic)

    We rethink everything we know about government spending, taxes, and the nature of money.

    • 24 min
    The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    All of it. Read by the staff of Planet Money.

    • 4 hr 28 min
    Nervous TikTok

    Nervous TikTok

    The U.S. was going to ban TikTok... and then it didn't. We break down the beef with TikTok, and see what life would have been like without it. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 24 min
    Planet Monet (Classic)

    Planet Monet (Classic)

    Investors are pouring money into art, but a lot of it is disappearing into storage. We find out why. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 17 min
    The Bees Go To California (Classic)

    The Bees Go To California (Classic)

    Almonds taste great. And the logistics behind pollinating almond trees are un-bee-lievable. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
25.6K Ratings

25.6K Ratings

Yippe55 ,

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Too much politics, just how I like it.
I think it’s idiotic to claim that media should be limited to the one genre it is originated for. Thoughts like that lead to only consuming media that panders to your views, and eventually extremism that you can see in these reviews. In any case, the podcast is great! I’ve listened to every episode, and once I’ve heard an episode, I can use it to fall asleep, so the reruns aren’t even a problem. Also, I know that almost nobody comes to the reviews to learn about the podcast, rather laughing at the wacky opinions of random people on the internet, so hello there! I hope you’re having a good day, and hope you got some enjoyment out of this interesting novel of a review I’ve written. At least it’s better than that one about fast-talking.

dianerlizabeth ,

Wow!

So much better than the movie. What fun!

Yaboi Sprtz ,

Far Left

Very far left commentary that ignores the other side of the story.

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