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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 • 8.5K 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

    Where inflation hits hardest

    Where inflation hits hardest

    The most recent Beige Book featured a little of everything — economic anecdotes from around the country, some positive, some not so good. But one Fed branch's contribution stood about above the rest.

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    • 9 min
    Impact investing, part 2: Can money meet morals?

    Impact investing, part 2: Can money meet morals?

    In part two of our ESG series, we speak with two insiders who have been involved with ESG since before it was cool. To them, it's come a long way — and is now mainstream enough to have a real impact.

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    • 9 min
    Impact investing, part 1: Money, meet morals

    Impact investing, part 1: Money, meet morals

    ESG investing claims to pursue both profits and morals at once. But is it really the future of finance, or just a PR sham? In part one of our series on the topic, a former ESG guy argues the latter.

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    • 8 min
    Reading the stock market tea leaves

    Reading the stock market tea leaves

    Technical analysis, or finding patterns in stock charts to predict future price movements, is like cloud watching: You can see pretty much anything if you squint hard enough. Even a vomiting camel.

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    • 9 min
    Should we worry about another dot-com bust?

    Should we worry about another dot-com bust?

    This jobs Friday, we look to the tech sector, where companies are laying off thousands of workers in a rapid reversal of their pandemic-era hiring boom. What effects could tech layoffs have on the broader economy?

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    • 9 min
    Water works (except when it doesn't)

    Water works (except when it doesn't)

    Water utilities in the United States could gain from economies of scale: localized infrastructure can be inefficient and lead to outages in places like Jackson, Miss. But in practice, it's complicated.

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    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
8.5K Ratings

8.5K Ratings

User10485 ,

What’s with all the hate?

The show is well-researched, lighthearted, and fun. Short form edutainment at its finest.

classic wranglee ,

Downhill. Woken. Unsubscribe

The program was light and fun. That’s gone. The new cast are all libs. They push the woke agenda. Social justice warriors with the bubble perspective that comes from living in cramped in NYC housing and working in a decidedly leftist beehive that is NPR. Classic wrangler

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Do you hate Elon more than you hate yourself

Listening to you all talk about Elon using other peoples money when you could’ve done this episode about every corporate purchase over the last 20 years because you’re so jealous is awesome. Your show is pure propaganda and I throw up in my mouth every time I listen.

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