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The economy explained. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening.

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    • 4.6 • 61 Ratings

The economy explained. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening.

    The Writers Revolt (UPDATE)

    The Writers Revolt (UPDATE)

    We have a winner in an epic Hollywood story. A couple years back, 7,000 TV writers across the U.S. fired their agents. All on the same day. It was part of a battle over how creative work gets valued and compensated in TV and film. Now, we have the dramatic resolution. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 26 min
    India, Farming, and the Free Market

    India, Farming, and the Free Market

    For decades, India has shielded its agricultural sector from the free market. Now, the government wants to let it in. Millions and millions of farmers are not happy about it. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 22 min
    Workin' 9 To 5

    Workin' 9 To 5

    The movie "9 to 5" used humor to highlight the struggles of women in the workplace 40 years ago. Where are we now? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 23 min
    About Your Extended Warranty

    About Your Extended Warranty

    Calls about "extended auto warranties" blow up our phones over and over. But what are these robocalls actually offering? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 24 min
    How Jacob Loud's Land Was Lost

    How Jacob Loud's Land Was Lost

    Today's show: the arcane laws that have cost Black landowners their property, and the lawyer who is trying to fix those laws. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 23 min
    Two Indicators: Boomtown & Bye Bye

    Two Indicators: Boomtown & Bye Bye

    We look at housing prices in Montana, an oil market milestone, and give a fond farewell. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

Martin Ombura Jr. ,

Great, Eclectic & Entertaining

I love this PODCAST! I really appreciate the diversity and approach to the stories, the presenters are professional and entertaining. The stories are very eclective and initially seem strange but always have an interesting twist. The presenters do a great job in highlighting its relevance in society. I appreciate the fact that the producers of this podcast limit it to under 25 minutes so its not too long that your attention falters but comprehensive and entertaining enough to keep you going! Best podcast on NPR!

Gerard Diederik de Jong ,

Please replace your advertising voice artist

I love this podcast but please, please, please stop using the current voice artist employed for reading your advertisements. Don’t get me wrong, she has a great voice but she sounds so terribly cliche and boring as if this is some parody of the advertisement. I just cannot help press the fast forward button. The voice and the tone just don’t work. Come on, you know it true. Please employ this talent properly.

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