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Planet Money

#967: Escheat Show
Jan 24, 2020 21:17

#967: Escheat Show

We visit a little-known "lost and found" to find out how your money gets in there, and how you can get it back.
#966: The Rise Of Putin
Jan 23, 2020 28:37

#966: The Rise Of Putin

President Vladimir Putin recently proposed changes to the Russian Constitution in an attempt to consolidate power. Throughline asks, "How did he come to power in the first place?"
#965: Das Green Old Deal
Jan 17, 2020 20:39

#965: Das Green Old Deal

On today's show, we head to Germany to meet the person who kickstarted the green energy market and learn about the wonky policy tool that helped him do it.
#964: BILLBOARDS
Jan 16, 2020 24:59

#964: BILLBOARDS

You can see billboards, and, increasingly, they can see you. We explore the power of billboards, and we put up our own in Times Square.
#963: 13,000 Economists. 1 Question.
Jan 10, 2020 21:01

#963: 13,000 Economists. 1 Question.

We asked a bunch of economists at the American Economic Association's annual conference one question: What is the most useful idea in economics?
#386: The Cost Of Free Doughnuts
Jan 08, 2020 20:02

#386: The Cost Of Free Doughnuts

Free is a powerful concept. Everybody likes free things, but free can backfire. On today's show: What happens when you take something that is free, and give it a price?
#962: Advanced Fairness At The Marathon
Jan 04, 2020 23:56

#962: Advanced Fairness At The Marathon

With limited slots and high demand, the NYC Marathon has had to create a clever system to allocate a scarce resource as fairly as possible. Four lessons in fair allocation.
#216: How Four Drinking Buddies Saved Brazil
Jan 01, 2020 22:06

#216: How Four Drinking Buddies Saved Brazil

In the 1990s, inflation in Brazil was so high that, for a very long time, prices had been increasing every day. Until four drinking buddies from grad school found a way to fix it.
#961: The Rest Of The Story, 2019
Dec 27, 2019 23:16

#961: The Rest Of The Story, 2019

We check in on the Universal Postal Union, what happened to the plane that got stuck in Iran, how much Mattress Mack lost betting on baseball, and more.
#960: The Writers Revolt
Dec 25, 2019 22:32

#960: The Writers Revolt

In an era of peak television, screenwriters and their talent agents are fighting over the money. In April, 7,000 screenwriters fired all their agents on the same day.