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Planet Money
Planet Money
NPR

The economy explained. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going... more

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Episodes

We Buy a Superhero: Resurrection

We have found the perfect superhero. Now we just have to make him our own. | Subscribe to our weekly... more

27 Feb 2021 · 31 minutes
Bond Voyage

The government used to be afraid to borrow too much money. Today, it borrows hand over fist. And it's ...... more

24 Feb 2021 · 21 minutes
We Buy A Superhero: Loophole

Marvel was not interested in selling us Doorman. But there is another way to jumpstart our superhero empire.| Subscribe to... more

19 Feb 2021 · 23 minutes
Why Printers Are The Worst

The real money is in the ink. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

17 Feb 2021 · 20 minutes
We Buy A Superhero: Origins

Marvel has 7,000 characters, many of them forgotten. We want to buy one from their vault and launch our own... more

13 Feb 2021 · 22 minutes
Can't Let It Go

Irrational decisions. Things we can't let go. Friend of the show Sam Sanders comes by to talk obsessions. We turn... more

10 Feb 2021 · 19 minutes
Fine and Punishment

When you get out of prison, you have to start paying off fees. Some are related to committing a crime.... more

05 Feb 2021 · 21 minutes
Robinhood's Very Bad Day

How the stock trading app works. And why it almost broke last week. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

03 Feb 2021 · 20 minutes
Can't Stop GameStop

Video game stores. Hedge Funds. Reddit forums. How this mad lib resulted in the biggest short squeeze in years. |... more

30 Jan 2021 · 27 minutes
The World's Biggest Battery (Classic)

California has a ton of solar power. But as soon as night falls, it's gone. Today on the show: how... more

27 Jan 2021 · 21 minutes
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We Buy a Superhero: Resurrection
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