Rank #1: #909: Dollar Stores Vs Lettuce
Every six hours a new dollar store opens in the U.S. Are they killing grocery stores?
Rank #2: #908: I Am Not A Robot
The remarkable story of the online "CAPTCHA" tests we've all taken to prove that we're not robots.
Rank #3: #907: Two Spring Indicators
The Indicator from Planet Money explores trade wars, peanuts, hurricanes, and happiness.
Rank #4: #644: How Much Does This Cow Weigh?
We wanted to understand an eerie phenomenon that drives everything from the stock market to the price of orange juice. So we asked you to guess the weight of a cow.
Rank #5: #905: The Chicago Boys, Part I
In the late 1950's and early '60's a handful of Chilean students went to study economics at the University of Chicago. What they learned changed their country.
Rank #6: #760: Tax Hero
Joe Bankman, professor at Stanford, figured out a way to make filing your taxes easy and painless. Then the tax lobby found out about it.
Rank #7: NPR News: 04-02-2019 9PM ET
NPR News: 04-02-2019 9PM ET
Rank #8: NPR News: 04-01-2019 9AM ET
NPR News: 04-01-2019 9AM ET
Rank #9: NPR News: 03-30-2019 7AM ET
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Rank #10: NPR News: 03-29-2019 11AM ET
NPR News: 03-29-2019 11AM ET
Rank #11: NPR News: 03-28-2019 6PM ET
NPR News: 03-28-2019 6PM ET
Rank #12: #902: The Phoebus Cartel
The story behind two sneaky forces that drive us to buy more products, more often: Planned obsolescence and psychological obsolescence.
Rank #13: #901: Bad Cops Are Expensive
There's an industry of people working to eliminate bad police behavior. They're not activists or protestors. They're insurers.
Rank #14: #189: Why A Dead Shark Costs $12 Million
Today's show is about the fickle market for art. What makes a dead shark cost $12 million, and a photo of steel wool that looks like a tornado cost only $1,265?
Rank #15: NPR News: 03-20-2019 1AM ET
NPR News: 03-20-2019 1AM ET
Rank #16: NPR News: 03-15-2019 10PM ET
NPR News: 03-15-2019 10PM ET
Rank #17: NPR News: 03-15-2019 12PM ET
NPR News: 03-15-2019 12PM ET
Rank #18: NPR News: 03-15-2019 6AM ET
NPR News: 03-15-2019 6AM ET
Rank #19: NPR News: 03-14-2019 10PM ET
NPR News: 03-14-2019 10PM ET
Rank #20: #899: Mexico Fights The Fuel Pirates
Thieves are stealing billions of dollars worth of gasoline in Mexico. The President is taking drastic action to cut them off, and it comes at a serious cost. Content warning: Audio of deadly pipeline explosion.