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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.

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    • 4.7 • 8.6K Ratings

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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.

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 interruptions.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    What's the deal with the platinum coin?

    What's the deal with the platinum coin?

    Forget extraordinary measures. Today we're going full extra extraordinary. How a trillion-dollar platinum coin could get the country around the debt ceiling limit.

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    • 9 min
    Want a balanced federal budget? It'll cost you.

    Want a balanced federal budget? It'll cost you.

    The U.S. reached its debt ceiling last week, and some lawmakers say they won't raise it unless there are also cuts to balance the budget. The problem? That would mean 25% reductions everywhere.

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    • 9 min
    A big bank's big mistake, explained

    A big bank's big mistake, explained

    One of the world's biggest banks acquires a promising tech company, and things go very, very wrong. It's a flashy tech startup story with some surprisingly low-tech twists and a web of alleged lies.

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    • 9 min
    The great turnaround in shipping

    The great turnaround in shipping

    Prices for shipping carriers have gone back down to 2019 price levels after record highs during the pandemic. So what does this mean for consumers and businesses who rely on international trade?

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    • 8 min
    Can China save its economy - and ours?

    Can China save its economy - and ours?

    What's up with China's GDP, what's down with China's population numbers, and what Marvel's return tells us. Indicators from China to bring in the Lunar New Year.

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    • 9 min
    Simon says we're stuck with the debt ceiling (Encore)

    Simon says we're stuck with the debt ceiling (Encore)

    The debt ceiling approaches. A congressional standoff ensues. It wasn't always this way. So where did the debt ceiling come from? And how do other countries control their debt?

    This episode originally came out in October 2021.

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
8.6K Ratings

8.6K Ratings

Andieo1997 ,

The Best Finance Podcast!

I just finished listening to the latest episode of The Indicator and I have to say, it's one of the best finance podcasts out there. The show does an excellent job of breaking down complex financial concepts and making them easy to understand. I highly recommend this podcast to anyone looking to learn more about the latest trends in the world of finance!

not that doctor ,

The most fun you can have in economics

A wonderful short form Econ podcast. Always easy to grasp and generally clever, quite likable hosts, and relevant to what is happening now. The regular episodes like jobs Friday sort of anchor the show. But you can also get an irreverent “macroeconomic sea shanty”. I never miss it.

Dg22334123566 ,

Not long enough

Has some good content but 10 mins is way too short an episode.

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