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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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    When Luddites Attack (Classic)

    When Luddites Attack (Classic)

    A couple centuries ago, a group of English clothworkers set out to destroy the machines that had been taking their jobs.

    • 18 min
    Original Sign

    Original Sign

    A request for dozens of stop signs flummoxes a town and angers a resident. A show about infrastructure, decision making and stop signs.

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    • 22 min
    Two Indicators: Women And Work

    Two Indicators: Women And Work

    Women start a lot of businesses, but when it comes time for them to grow, many hit a wall, or the women founders end up losing control. Why? We bring you two indicators on women and work from our daily podcast The Indicator. Also, Amanda and Stacey go on a picnic to prove a point. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 23 min
    Afghanistan's Money Problem

    Afghanistan's Money Problem

    Afghanistan's economy changed — almost overnight — after the Taliban retook control of the country | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 18 min
    Flood Money (Classic)

    Flood Money (Classic)

    Bill Pennington's house floods a lot: Three times over the course of three years. And every time his house floods, the government pays to help him repair the damage. Is something wrong here? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 21 min
    This Is Your Brain On Drug Ads

    This Is Your Brain On Drug Ads

    The U.S. is one of two countries in the world that allows pharmaceutical companies to advertise prescription drugs directly to consumers. Why? And what does that do to us?Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
27.2K Ratings

27.2K Ratings

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Karen, Sarah and Jacob, hosts of the Planet Money podcast, highlight all aspects of economics and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Iluser ,

Great podcast

Very informative and provides fun facts.

don't be brainwashed 2019-2012 ,

All racism all gender all the time.

This podcast used to be great. Now it’s all victim hood all the time. Women and minorities don’t have a chance, per this theology, in our world. Yet men and Asians are legally discriminated against. No tears for them, just this theological indoctrination. Paid for by the American tax payers. Only half of adults pay taxes, and those Americans are bashed here.

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