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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 • 26.3K 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.

    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
    India, Farming, and the Free Market

    India, Farming, and the Free Market

    For decades, India has shielded its agricultural sector from the free market. Now, the government wants to let it in. Millions and millions of farmers are not happy about it. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 22 min
    Workin' 9 To 5

    Workin' 9 To 5

    The movie "9 to 5" used humor to highlight the struggles of women in the workplace 40 years ago. Where are we now? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 23 min
    About Your Extended Warranty

    About Your Extended Warranty

    Calls about "extended auto warranties" blow up our phones over and over. But what are these robocalls actually offering? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 24 min
    How Jacob Loud's Land Was Lost

    How Jacob Loud's Land Was Lost

    Today's show: the arcane laws that have cost Black landowners their property, and the lawyer who is trying to fix those laws. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 23 min
    Two Indicators: Boomtown & Bye Bye

    Two Indicators: Boomtown & Bye Bye

    We look at housing prices in Montana, an oil market milestone, and give a fond farewell. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
26.3K Ratings

26.3K Ratings

amazingdude7 ,

Awesome podcast

This podcast is awesome because it helps kids understand economics in a simple way

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Excellent.

I love this podcast! Quick informative episodes that help you understand basic concepts that affect us from day to day. The folks giving it a bad rating are clearly not fans of the truth. 😏 It’s funny and entertaining but they find really clever ways to break complex topics down into easily understood chunks and keep your interest.

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Telling half truth

Dislike method of telling half truth! That made me defund NPR!

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