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A little show about big ideas. From the people who make Planet Money, The Indicator helps you make sense of what's happening today. It's a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else. Listen weekday afternoons.

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A little show about big ideas. From the people who make Planet Money, The Indicator helps you make sense of what's happening today. It's a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else. Listen weekday afternoons.

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5716 Ratings
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By afreedawg - Jan 23 2020
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It’s great for getting the latest info on regular economics.

Great economics podcast!

By Jmd2017 - Jan 21 2020
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Always pick interesting topics and takes a balanced look at the topics. 👍👍

iTunes Ratings

5716 Ratings
Average Ratings
4910
419
161
106
120

Gvyyvguvgyugyvygvvyg

By afreedawg - Jan 23 2020
Read more
It’s great for getting the latest info on regular economics.

Great economics podcast!

By Jmd2017 - Jan 21 2020
Read more
Always pick interesting topics and takes a balanced look at the topics. 👍👍
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The Indicator from Planet Money

Latest release on Feb 14, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Citi Bike's Better Angels

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How one bike-sharing company used behavioral economics to solve one of its most vexing problems.

Dec 11 2018

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Rank #2: Jobs Friday: The Racial Unemployment Gap

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The unemployment rate for black workers is roughly twice that of white workers - and has been for half a century. Today we discuss the reasons for the gap, and how to shrink it.

Feb 07 2020

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Rank #3: Economic Insecurity

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The U.S. economy looks in fine shape — for now — but even a lot of Americans with jobs still struggle financially. Here are three Indicators to monitor economic insecurity in the U.S.

Dec 12 2018

7mins

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Rank #4: Betting On The Oscars

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Betting on the Oscars is now legal in New Jersey and Indiana, so we went down to Atlantic City to place a bet on Best Picture. And we spoke to a few experts beforehand to understand how to make a better bet.

Feb 06 2020

9mins

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Rank #5: Is Buying A Home A Bad Investment?

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Home ownership used to be a central pillar of the American Dream. Today, maybe not so much.

May 17 2019

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Rank #6: Triple-A Ratings Are So Yesterday

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It used to be that companies strove for the best credit rating possible. Today, however, almost everyone's happy to slide by with a barely passing grade.

Feb 05 2020

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Rank #7: The Problem With Banning Plastic Bags

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Plastic bags are no boon to the environment — but banning them might be worse.

May 08 2019

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Rank #8: Where The Gender Pay Gap Is Widest

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A report from Glassdoor reveals which industries have the starkest gender pay gaps.

Apr 29 2019

9mins

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Rank #9: Peak Misery And The Happiness Curve

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How do you measure happiness? Economist David Blanchflower says age has a lot to do with it.

Feb 04 2020

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Rank #10: Is The Unemployment Rate Broken?

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Economist Jared Bernstein thinks it's about time we admit that the unemployment rate is not as useful as it used to be. He offers three alternative indicators.

Oct 24 2019

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Rank #11: Yield Curve: You Asked, We Answer

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The yield curve is inverted! We answer a few questions we have gotten from our listeners about our beloved recession predicting indicator.

Jul 17 2019

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Rank #12: The White Claw Tax Law Flaw

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White Claw could be the hottest alcoholic beverage of the summer of 2019. You can thank tax policy for (some of) that.

Sep 12 2019

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Rank #13: WeWork And The Future Of Co-Working

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WeWork has had a rough few weeks — its CEO was fired, it's lost billions of dollars and it's laying off thousands of workers. What happened? And what does that mean for the business of co-working?

Oct 25 2019

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Rank #14: The Rise And Fall Of Iceland's WOW Air

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A budget airline, WOW Air, helped fly the tiny island nation of Iceland out of a financial crisis — but then it all came crashing down.

Oct 02 2019

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Rank #15: Why Do We Still Use QWERTY Keyboards?

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The story behind the first six keyboard letters are driven by economics.

Apr 16 2019

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Rank #16: Why Do Introverts Get Paid Less?

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There's a gap in career earnings between introverts and extroverts.

Apr 17 2019

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Rank #17: Millennial Mythbusting

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Data shows that many of the popular assumptions about millennials are dead wrong.

Sep 25 2019

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Rank #18: The Economics of Music Festivals

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Music festivals like Coachella and Lollapalooza have gotten a lot more expensive, and the reasons behind that increase can tell us a lot about how the economy is changing.

Aug 22 2019

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Rank #19: The Real Minimum Wage

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Many states and cities have their own minimum wages, which are higher than the federal minimum of $7.25 per hour. One economist calculated a single measure that accounts for all those differences.

May 16 2019

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Rank #20: Even The Facts Are Polarized

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As Iowans prepare to make their selection for the Democratic presidential nominee, a new study sheds light on just how polarized Americans are, even when it comes to reality itself.

Feb 03 2020

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