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Wanna see a trick? Give us any topic and we can tie it back to the economy. At Planet Money, we explore the forces that shape our lives and bring you along for the ride. Don't just understand the economy – understand the world.

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    • 4.6 • 28.1K Ratings

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Wanna see a trick? Give us any topic and we can tie it back to the economy. At Planet Money, we explore the forces that shape our lives and bring you along for the ride. Don't just understand the economy – understand the world.

Wanna go deeper? Subscribe to Planet Money+ and get sponsor-free episodes of Planet Money, The Indicator, and Planet Money Summer School. Plus access to bonus content. It's a new way to support the show you love. Learn more at plus.npr.org/planetmoney.

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    One economist's take on popular advice for saving, borrowing, and spending

    One economist's take on popular advice for saving, borrowing, and spending

    Yale economist James Choi analyzed popular financial advice to see how it stacks up against traditional economic theory.

    • 32 min
    How the cookie became a monster

    How the cookie became a monster

    30 years ago, Lou Montulli set out to solve a fundamental problem with the internet, and accidentally created an entirely different one. On today's show, how the cookie went from an obscure piece of code designed to protect anonymity, to an online advertiser's dream, to a privacy advocate's nightmare.

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    • 26 min
    Sam Bankman-Fried and the fall of a crypto empire

    Sam Bankman-Fried and the fall of a crypto empire

    Sam Bankman-Fried built a reputation as the one reliable crypto bro. But within the span of days, his empire came crashing down. What the rise and fall of crypto's 30-year-old elder statesman says about the story of crypto so far.

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    • 24 min
    Inside the launch of our record label —and what's next (Planet Money+)

    Inside the launch of our record label —and what's next (Planet Money+)

    Show your support for Planet Money and the reporting we do by subscribing to Planet Money+.

    You may have heard our two episodes about starting Planet Money Records and releasing our first song, "Inflation." But you didn't hear everything.

    In this episode for Planet Money+ supporters, Erika Beras and Sarah Gonzalez take you inside the months-long process of launching Planet Money Records. Plus, listener reaction to our episodes, an update on streaming metrics for "Inflation," and what's next in the story.

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    The E-Book Wars

    The E-Book Wars

    In 2019, a group of librarians (quietly) stormed the offices of a major publisher, Macmillan, to protest a controversial policy on e-books. On this show, how a tiny change - a book on a screen - threw an industry into war with itself.

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    • 25 min
    Peak Sand (classic)

    Peak Sand (classic)

    Sand. It's in buildings, windows, your cell phone. But there isn't enough in the world for everyone. And that's created a dangerous black market.

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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
28.1K Ratings

28.1K Ratings

r3ddddddddd ,

Great show

I somehow made it 45 years without thinking that much about the economy and supply chain. I’ve learned a lot and been entertained too. Thanks!

Play now its fun and exitimg ,

Great podcast

This podcast is awesome!
It is great for the young ones (10-12)
to learn about economics! Myself,
Would have never known lots of things about the economy without these hosts, thanks!

Cian8900 ,

Great Backlog with Recent Decline

I loved this podcast in the past and would listen to it constantly while working over the years. However, over the course of the pandemic this podcast has become much less impactful with its reporting and topics. Some attribute this to bias and others to the loss of the old host. I’m not sure what caused the magic to fade, but it’s not the same.
The addition of subscriptions at this points feels more awkward considering the decline.

I hope this podcast finds its mojo again. I really enjoyed learning economic concepts, economic history and current day economic events.

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