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Planet Money
Planet Money
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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... more

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Episodes

Hire power

Noncompete agreements have become an integral part of job contracts. A show about what they are and how we got... more

15 Oct 2021 · 19 minutes
How Do You Feel? (Classic)

We tend to think of economists as cold, unfeeling, attempting to be as rational as possible. But once a month,... more

13 Oct 2021 · 19 minutes
LIBOR pains

For decades, banks used one rate to help set all other rates: LIBOR. After it came out that it'd been... more

09 Oct 2021 · 27 minutes
We set up an offshore company in a tax haven (Classic)

The Pandora Papers released this week reveal how many world leaders allegedly hold wealth through the use of shell companies.... more

06 Oct 2021 · 31 minutes
The Rent Help Is Too Damn Slow

Congress created a massive pile of money to help people pay rent during the pandemic. Why have so few people... more

02 Oct 2021 · 24 minutes
When The U.S. Paid Off The Entire National Debt (Classic)

There was one time the U.S. federal government stopped borrowing and paid off every penny of national debt. It did... more

29 Sep 2021 · 19 minutes
When Luddites Attack (Classic)

A couple centuries ago, a group of English clothworkers set out to destroy the machines that had been taking their... more

24 Sep 2021 · 18 minutes
Original Sign

A request for dozens of stop signs flummoxes a town and angers a resident. A show about infrastructure, decision making... more

23 Sep 2021 · 22 minutes
Two Indicators: Women And Work

Women start a lot of businesses, but when it comes time for them to grow, many hit a wall, or... more

18 Sep 2021 · 23 minutes
Afghanistan's Money Problem

Afghanistan's economy changed — almost overnight — after the Taliban retook control of the country | Subscribe to our weekly... more

15 Sep 2021 · 18 minutes
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