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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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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.

Got money on your mind? Try Planet Money+ — a new way to support the show you love, get a sponsor-free feed of the podcast, *and* get access to bonus content. A subscription also gets you access to The Indicator and Planet Money Summer School, both without ads. Learn more at plus.npr.org/planetmoney.

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    Econ's Brush with the Law

    Econ's Brush with the Law

    What happens when you take some of the most powerful people in America — federal judges — and teach them economics? We look at the swanky econ retreats that may have changed American law forever.

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    • 22 min
    The Midnight Connection

    The Midnight Connection

    Texas's energy grid is largely disconnected from the rest of the U.S. That led to disastrous consequences last year when the state's grid was overloaded during a winter storm. Back in the 1970s, one company attempted to change the system in a secret, middle-of-the-night operation.
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    • 33 min
    The Indicator is piloting a new quiz game. You could be a contestant! (Planet Money+)

    The Indicator is piloting a new quiz game. You could be a contestant! (Planet Money+)

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    Planet Money's daily economics podcast, The Indicator, is piloting a new quiz game — and searching for contestants. In this episode, host Wailin Wong and producer Corey Bridges tell you how to enter for a chance to appear on the show and test your economic smarts!

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    Vibecession Vibes Session

    Vibecession Vibes Session

    We're not in a recession, but why are the vibes feeling so off? We put the question to an economist and one expert on "vibes" and also hire a jazz band to take a pun way too far.

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    • 26 min
    The Good, the Bad, and the Uggly

    The Good, the Bad, and the Uggly

    Eddie Oygur is an Australian businessman who's sold sheepskin ugg boots for years. But one day, he was hit with a lawsuit for breaking American trademark law. On today's show — what's in the name ugg?

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    • 31 min
    Two Indicators: unlikely economic relationships

    Two Indicators: unlikely economic relationships

    On today's show - how your social circle is one of the strongest predictors of economic mobility and how pop music reflects the economy.

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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
27.9K Ratings

27.9K Ratings

Evel14 ,

Love this show!!!

The show about inflation was the best so far.
Can you all do a show about scam checks. I will inbox you all a bit more information. Thank you for educating us on what really matters.

BK7546 ,

Sadly not what it once was…..

Once this podcast was an excellent and engaging journey through the concepts of economics and how they relate to current topics. It’s original host have moved on and unfortunately their replacements care only about furthering their political beliefs. I’m not a conservative but the left lean of all episodes is enough to make even me gag. Doesn’t anyone practice unbiased journalism these days….

lrhhrl ,

Such a shame this has gone downhill

Everyone knows NPR is a left wing mouthpiece without much value to real discussion but this show was the holdout until recently. It is still enjoyable at times but getting worse. The deregulation of the 80s was good yet there is a whole episode bashing it. Weird.

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