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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, 22.7K 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.

    Where'd The Money Go, And Other Questions

    Where'd The Money Go, And Other Questions

    When the economy tanks, does money just vanish? Why are home prices still so high? You asked these and other questions. We try to answer. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 22 min
    Small America Vs. Big Internet

    Small America Vs. Big Internet

    Small-town internet is often terrible... though not for lack of trying. Today on the show, one small city starts their own service provider only to get trolled by Big Internet.

    • 22 min
    Three Big Ideas

    Three Big Ideas

    Spend billions on vaccine factories we'll never use. Set up autopay to send checks to almost everybody. Build a giant bubble for an entire sports league.

    • 20 min
    J. Screwed

    J. Screwed

    This month, J.Crew went bankrupt. But not before inventing a whole new way of thinking about promises to lenders.

    • 20 min
    How To Get Trillions To Millions

    How To Get Trillions To Millions

    In March, Congress passed the CARES act. But the stroke of a pen only does so much. This episode — two stories from the Indicator about how $2.2 trillion gets from Congress to you.

    • 17 min
    Episode 1,000

    Episode 1,000

    We did it! Planet Money is officially 1,000. And to thank all of our listeners for joining us on this heck of a ride — we're gonna let you in on our secrets...

    • 25 min

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22.7K Ratings

22.7K Ratings

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