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Planet Money
Planet Money
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Episodes

To all the econ papers I've loved before

How a great economics paper can surprise you, delight you, and even change your life.

27 Jan 2023 · 24 minutes
The story of "Monopoly" and American capitalism

Monopoly is a game legendary for its celebration of American capitalism, but its creator envisioned something very different.

26 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
Charles Ponzi's scheme

Some of history's biggest financial scams owe their name to Charles Ponzi. Here's the story of the man behind the... more

21 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
Big Rigged (Classic)

Driving a truck used to mean freedom. Now it means a mountain of debt.Subscribe to Planet Money+ in Apple Podcasts... more

18 Jan 2023 · 24 minutes
Two Indicators: The 2% inflation target

If the Fed had a mantra to go along with its mandate, it might well be "two percent." We look... more

13 Jan 2023 · 18 minutes
Planet Money Movie Club: It's a Wonderful Life

Welcome to the Planet Money Movie Club, a regular series from Planet Money+ in which we watch an economics-related movie... more

11 Jan 2023 · 23 minutes
The economics lessons in kids' books

All sorts of lessons (even about economics) can be learned from kids' books. On today's show, we visit an elementary... more

06 Jan 2023 · 29 minutes
The Rest of the Story, 2022

It's that time of year again! Our annual year-end tradition of checking in on previous stories to hear what happened... more

31 Dec 2022 · 24 minutes
Which economic indicator defined 2022?

Hosts of Planet Money and The Indicator make their cases for which economic indicator defined 2022.

28 Dec 2022 · 10 minutes
In defense of gift giving

Cold economic reasoning says, supposedly, that gifts are inefficient transfers of wealth. But Planet Money host Jeff Guo believes in... more

24 Dec 2022 · 21 minutes
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To all the econ papers I've loved before
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