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.
Brood X Economy: Indicators Of The Week
The Brood X cicadas are finally back this summer, but what was life like 17 years ago when they first went underground?
How Do You Get People To Get A Vaccine?
What's the best way to persuade people to get a vaccine? A new study from the University of Pennsylvania may have the answer.
The Rise And Fall Of The Skinny Jean
Skinny jeans have reigned supreme for two decades, but now their rule seems to be ending.
Pay Taxes Less Frequently? We're Interested...
Taxes can be a nightmare for taxpayers and also for the under-resourced IRS. But there's an idea that could make taxes easier for everybody: only pay taxes once every two years.
The Hacking Business
A cyberattack forced the shutdown of a major U.S. fuel pipeline, and the hackers wrote ... a press release? We discuss the business of hacking, and why hackers would give a press statement.
Jobs Friday And The Labor Market Mystery
Unemployment is still above 6%, but companies across the US are saying they can't find people to fill their jobs. What's going on?
Typically very good
Good story on the ransom ware attacks BUT as with all big stories- follow the money!
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I time shift my playing of podcasts, all of my subscribed show play oldest to newest based on release date. Recently NPR shows have been marked “This Show in Unavailable” when I play it thru CarPlay. It still will play thru my old school wheel iPod but not thru any recent Apple Product. While I enjoy this show, I can’t when it’s unplayable. That’s the reason for my 2 star review, if I can’t listen to it it’s not a good show.