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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 on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening.

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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 on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening.

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Amazing podcast

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This is in my top 5 podcasts. They always put out amazing content.

Bring back the videos

By planet money lover - Feb 18 2020
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This is an amazing podcast but I love the short and funny videos. Please bring it back🙂

iTunes Ratings

20915 Ratings
Average Ratings
17213
1758
765
529
650

Amazing podcast

By Xccrrd - Feb 19 2020
Read more
This is in my top 5 podcasts. They always put out amazing content.

Bring back the videos

By planet money lover - Feb 18 2020
Read more
This is an amazing podcast but I love the short and funny videos. Please bring it back🙂
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Planet Money

Latest release on Feb 21, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 5 days ago

Rank #1: #909: Dollar Stores Vs Lettuce

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Every six hours a new dollar store opens in the U.S. Are they killing grocery stores?

Apr 27 2019

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Rank #2: #926: So, Should We Recycle?

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Cities might be picking up your recyclables, but there is a very good chance they aren't being recycled. And that might be a good thing...if you really care about the planet. Part two of a two-part series. ⎸Subscribe to our newsletter here.

Jul 13 2019

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Rank #3: #427: LeBron James Is Still Underpaid

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The best player in basketball is getting hosed. The NBA team owners, the players, the fans and even LeBron James himself want to keep it that way.

Jul 11 2018

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Rank #4: #735: President Trump

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Candidates promise all kinds of things. But once they get into office, it's not always possible to carry through on them. We ask, can Trump do the things he's pledged to do?

Nov 12 2016

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Rank #5: #869: The Student Loan Whistleblower

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Seth Frotman worked overseeing student loans for the government. He saw things that made him quit, and tell all.

Oct 12 2018

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Rank #6: #856: Yes In My Backyard

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There's a simple way to solve the housing crisis in U.S. cities. Only problem is, almost everybody hates it.

Jul 27 2018

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Rank #7: #924: Stuck In China's Panopticon

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China is building a high-tech surveillance state to capture minorities' every move and word. We go inside it and find that some Americans are involved. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter npr.org/planetmoneynewsletter

Jul 05 2019

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Rank #8: #852: Two Summer Indicators

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Two stories from our Indicator team. There's a province in China that makes many of the world's flags. It's a unique window on global trade right now. And we find out why so few teenagers are working summer jobs these days.

Jul 06 2018

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Rank #9: #814: The Tax Plan Is Huge

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Congress just passed the largest tax overhaul in decades. We dig in.

Dec 22 2017

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Rank #10: #653: The Anti-Store

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Costco made shopping harder, and customers loved it. Now a new company is taking the Costco experience to new extremes.

Aug 16 2017

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Rank #11: #610: The Prisoner's Solution

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Today on the show, a businessman goes to prison, and decides he is going to disrupt the biggest captive market in America.

Jun 14 2017

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Rank #12: #791: Tips From Spies

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There's an entire universe of things spies are not allowed to tell us. Today on the show, a few of the teeny things they can say. They might come in handy.

Aug 30 2017

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Rank #13: #937: Moving To Opportunity?

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In the 90s, the government ran an experiment: What happens if we move people out of high-poverty neighborhoods and into low-poverty ones? Housing policy as hope? The results surprised them. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Aug 30 2019

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Rank #14: #928: Hong Kong

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In 1960, a 12-year-old boy left mainland China, hidden in the bottom of a fishing boat. He later became one of Hong Kong's richest people. His story is the story of Hong Kong.

Jul 19 2019

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Rank #15: #940: Interest Rates... Why So Negative?

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All over the world, interest rates are very, very low. In some places, they're negative: you lend out money, and get less back. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Sep 20 2019

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Rank #16: #925: A Mob Boss, A Garbage Boat and Why We Recycle

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In 1987, an Alabama man had an idea. So he made a deal with the mob. And ended up with 3,186 tons of trash no landfill would take. This is the accidental birth of recycling in the U.S. ⎸Subscribe to our newsletter here.

Jul 10 2019

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Rank #17: #829: Rigging The Economy

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Two guys from different ends of the political spectrum agree that the economy is rigged. And they think they know who's responsible.

Mar 09 2018

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Rank #18: #912: How Uncle Jamie Broke Jeopardy

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James Holzhauer took data, probability and a lot of practice with a fake buzzer, and turned it into a fortune on a game show.

May 10 2019

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Rank #19: #753: Blockchain Gang

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Charlie Shrem went to prison. While he was there, he thought up a better way to move money behind bars. Now he's out and trying to sell his idea to international investors.

Feb 11 2017

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Rank #20: #806: Walmart's Pickle

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Walmart and Amazon are in a battle to be the store where you buy everything. But when both companies sell everything, what sets them apart? Food inventions like a bright, red pickle!

Nov 17 2017

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