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AI Podcast 1.0: Rise of the machines

We used to think some jobs were safe from automation. Though machines have transformed industries like agriculture and manufacturing, the... more

26 May 2023 · 34 minutes
Green energy gridlock

Lyle Jack wants to build a wind farm on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. But to make the... more

24 May 2023 · 22 minutes
Predictions: Jobs!

It's time for another installment of ... Planet Money Predictions! *air horn* Last year, we invited two economic forecasters to... more

19 May 2023 · 20 minutes
How AI could help rebuild the middle class

For the last four decades, technology has been mostly a force for greater inequality and a shrinking middle class. But... more

17 May 2023 · 21 minutes
Inflation and the Profit-Price Spiral

Economists say that inflation is just too much money chasing too few goods.But something else can make inflation stick around.If... more

12 May 2023 · 26 minutes
The Day of Two Noons (Classic)

(Note: this episode originally ran in 2019.)In the 1800s, catching your train on time was no easy feat. Every town... more

10 May 2023 · 18 minutes
How to fight a squatting goat

Back in 2005, Burt Banks inherited a plot of old family land in Delaware. But when it came time to... more

06 May 2023 · 28 minutes
Two Indicators: the influencer industry

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? An astronaut, a doctor or maybe... more

03 May 2023 · 19 minutes
Financial advising while Black

After a successful career in advertising, Erika Williams decided it was time for a change. She went back to school... more

28 Apr 2023 · 27 minutes
The zoo economy (classic)

Note: This episode originally aired in September, 2014.Zoos follow a fundamental principle: You can't sell or buy the animals. It's... more

26 Apr 2023 · 16 minutes
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