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A little show about big ideas. From the people who make Planet Money, The Indicator helps you make sense of what's happening today. It's a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else. Listen weekday afternoons.

The Indicator from Planet Money NPR

    • Business
    • 4.7, 6.3K Ratings

A little show about big ideas. From the people who make Planet Money, The Indicator helps you make sense of what's happening today. It's a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else. Listen weekday afternoons.

    #WFH Forever?

    #WFH Forever?

    Many of us are working from home for now. Some could be destined to do it forever.

    • 9 min
    Rent In The Time Of Coronavirus

    Rent In The Time Of Coronavirus

    The landlord-tenant relationship is often a tense one and it's becoming a national problem.

    • 9 min
    Stocks Are Up But The Economy's Down

    Stocks Are Up But The Economy's Down

    The stock market has recovered more than half the ground lost when it crashed nearly 34 percent starting in late February. But the economy hasn't recovered. Why is there such a stark disconnect?

    • 9 min
    Waiting For A Surge

    Waiting For A Surge

    Hospitals lost millions of dollars preparing for a surge of COVID-19 patients. Some were swamped, but others only saw a handful of coronavirus cases. Now many are struggling to survive.

    • 8 min
    The Persistence Of Poverty

    The Persistence Of Poverty

    Melissa Dell, winner of the John Bates Clark Medal for economics, on why poverty and insecurity are so persistent in certain parts of the world.

    • 9 min
    The Public Transit Problem

    The Public Transit Problem

    Public transit systems are vital to cities. Many have been shut down or slowed during the pandemic. Now city administrators have to figure out how to reopen them.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6.3K Ratings

6.3K Ratings

Bolloncreek ,

Waiting for a Check

Such a great report, an idea of how people are impacted that gets to the heart of it without the histrionics - a family who has worked hard for many years thrown into an extremely difficult and on going problem and even the people that are there to assist on the ground are limited in what they can do even in the immediate or short term which is critical. Such difficulties but the mother keeps on going knowing her family is dependent upon her - congratulations on this podcast

Penstemon50 ,

Economics 101 plus

I can finally engage in current economics discussions after listening to your podcast nearly every day while doing housework.

brewzella ,

Thanks!

I love the Indicator! Thanks for all your hard work!

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