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Planet Money

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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How Jacob Loud's Land Was Lost

Today's show: the arcane laws that have cost Black landowners their property, and the lawyer who is trying to fix those laws. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

24mins

7 Apr 2021

Rank #1

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Two Indicators: Boomtown & Bye Bye

We look at housing prices in Montana, an oil market milestone, and give a fond farewell. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

15mins

2 Apr 2021

Rank #2

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The Curse Of The Black Lotus (Update)

When the popular card game Magic: The Gathering entered a speculative bubble, its creators found a way to keep it from bursting. We check in to see if their strategy is still working. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

19mins

31 Mar 2021

Rank #3

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Socialism 101

Today on the show: The critics of capitalism. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

23mins

26 Mar 2021

Rank #4

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You Asked For Shots, Tuna, Metal, and Money

Listeners send us questions every day. It's about time we answer a few of them. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

24mins

24 Mar 2021

Rank #5

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The New Shape Of Pasta

What do you do when you can't find the perfect pasta shape? You invent a new shape. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

24mins

19 Mar 2021

Rank #6

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The Even More Minimum Wage

The tipped minimum wage hasn't changed for decades. Is now finally the time? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

21mins

17 Mar 2021

Rank #7

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The $69 Million JPEG

An artist called Beeple just sold a piece at Christie's for millions. But it wasn't a painting... it was a kind of crypto. We speak with him and the others behind the first NFT auction. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

22mins

13 Mar 2021

Rank #8

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Nigeria, You Win! (Update)

Nigerians heard a radio ad offering millions of dollars for people with business proposals. They thought it was a scam. It wasn't. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

18mins

10 Mar 2021

Rank #9

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The Marriage Pact

They say true love is hard to find. Whoever says that isn't an economist. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

20mins

6 Mar 2021

Rank #10