300 episodes

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 • 8.1K 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.

    Revisiting Indicators: Bitcoin, masks, GDP

    Revisiting Indicators: Bitcoin, masks, GDP

    The team comes together to showcase what's happened since we last checked on some previous headline-grabbing indicators.

    • 9 min
    Revenge of the venture capitalists

    Revenge of the venture capitalists

    Uber's CEO Travis Kalanick grew the company fast, but oversaw scandal after scandal. One venture capitalist wanted Travis out. Today: The epic tug-of-war between venture capital and founders in tech.

    • 9 min
    Cheese wars

    Cheese wars

    A US District Court just ruled Gruyere cheese can be made outside of the Swiss French border region – including here in the US. Today, what this court battle over a cheese has to do with global trade.

    • 9 min
    The opioid business plan

    The opioid business plan

    Insys Therapeutics was an opioid startup that made lots of money for its addictive nasal spray. Today, we hear from Evan Hughes, author of the book Hard Sell: Crime and Punishment at an Opioid Startup, on how the company's carelessness led to its ultimate downfall.

    • 9 min
    Overdraft fees: From perk to penalty

    Overdraft fees: From perk to penalty

    Banks make billions on overdraft fees every year. So why are some of them walking away now?

    • 9 min
    Indicators to watch in 2022

    Indicators to watch in 2022

    It's a new year so that means it's time to choose our indicators to watch! Listen to find out what we will be tracking in the economy for 2022.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
8.1K Ratings

8.1K Ratings

bova2021 ,

Short and sweet

Love the topics and interesting way they are presented.

k8lhc8 ,

Currently my favorite podcast

This has been my favorite podcast since it came out. Brevity is a skill. Most podcasts either ramble with inadequate editing or they try to remain concise and instead wind up choppy with the listener thinking, “I want to know more.” The Indicator manages to keep things tight while providing enough information that the listener doesn’t feel short-changed. I love Stacey’s attitude and the dynamic with the reporters and guest hosts.

Boriqua10 ,

I haven’t miss a show ever!

Very engaging and informative. Topics are never boring.

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