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The Indicator from Planet Money
The Indicator from Planet Money
NPR

A little show about big ideas. From the people who make Planet Money, The Indicator helps you make sense of what's happening... more

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Episodes

After The Banks Leave

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the decline of in-person banking. But after a bank branch finally closes down, what happens... more

15 Apr 2021 · 8 minutes
What McDonald's Tells Us About The Minimum Wage

When the minimum wage goes up, where does the extra pay for workers come from? Princeton economist Orley Ashenfelter turned... more

14 Apr 2021 · 9 minutes
How Burlington Powered Through 2020 Without A Website

Burlington shut down its online store right as the pandemic started, but it still weathered 2020 well. In fact, its... more

13 Apr 2021 · 9 minutes
How Amazon Defeated The Union

The results are in: Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama will not unionize, for now. We discuss the tactics companies use... more

12 Apr 2021 · 8 minutes
Indicator Favs: How An Econ Experiment Changed Lives

Cardiff picked our final installment of favorites week. We learn about an experiment that led to more low-income students attending... more

09 Apr 2021 · 9 minutes
Indicator Favs: The Case Of The Pricey Fritos

This favorite episode comes in the form of a mystery. Corn prices were falling, but the price of Fritos in... more

08 Apr 2021 · 9 minutes
Indicator Favs: The Rise Of The Machines

In today's classic, the robots take over the show from Cardiff and Stacey as we continue our week of favorite... more

07 Apr 2021 · 9 minutes
Indicator Favs: The Recession Predictor

It wouldn't be favorites week at The Indicator without the yield curve. Meet it again for the first time in... more

06 Apr 2021 · 9 minutes
Indicator Favs: Let's Get Ready To Retail

This week we're picking our favorite Indicators and adding a little behind the scenes peek. Today, the first time Stacey... more

05 Apr 2021 · 9 minutes
Peak Gasoline And Cardiff Fare Thee Well

On this very special episode of Indicators of the Week, we talk about the decline of demand for gasoline and... more

01 Apr 2021 · 9 minutes
The Indicator from Planet Money
After The Banks Leave
The Indicator from Planet Money