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The Indicator from Planet Money

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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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Great podcast

By nuhgfv - Oct 22 2019
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Excellent! Very concise and entertaining

Love!!! Love!! Love!!!

By Charyl121 - Sep 27 2019
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Very Informative! I Absolutely LOVE the Host!

iTunes Ratings

5259 Ratings
Average Ratings
4507
390
148
100
114

Great podcast

By nuhgfv - Oct 22 2019
Read more
Excellent! Very concise and entertaining

Love!!! Love!! Love!!!

By Charyl121 - Sep 27 2019
Read more
Very Informative! I Absolutely LOVE the Host!
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The Indicator from Planet Money

Updated 4 days ago

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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.

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: Openness Versus National Security: A Dilemma For U.S. Schools

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Last year, the Education Department reported that U.S. universities received over $1.3 billion dollars in the form of gifts and contracts. Most of this money came from China.

Nov 05 2019

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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

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Rank #4: The American Dream And The Children Of Immigrants

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A new working paper suggests that children of poor immigrants have higher rates of upward economic mobility than children of poor US-born parents. What factors are at play?

Nov 04 2019

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Rank #5: Lights Out For California

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PG&E announced it was shutting off power to thousands of Californians to lessen the risk of wildfire. This is costing residents and businesses dearly and PG&E says it will likely be the new normal.

Oct 30 2019

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Rank #6: 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

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Rank #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: Are The Humanities Underrated? (And Other Questions)

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We invite Tyler Cowen once again to play another round of overrated/underrated.

Oct 29 2019

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Rank #11: 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 #12: Jobs Friday: The Broken Unemployment Insurance System

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In this week's edition of jobs friday, we look into why 72% of unemployed people do not have unemployment insurance.

Nov 01 2019

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Rank #13: 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 #14: 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 #15: Why Americans Can't Quit Tipping

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Tipping is ingrained in America's retail culture. And there's not much we can do to stop that.

Feb 20 2019

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Rank #16: 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 #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: Scary Stories From The Eek-conomy: Part II

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In our second episode on scary stories on the economy we ask Tim Harford and Jared Bernstein what keeps them up at night. Also, has anxiety about the economy spooked off the Halloween spirit?

Oct 31 2019

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Rank #19: What Happened To U.S. Workers?

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The share of people ages 25 to 54 in the labor force has fallen in the past couple of decades. What happened? Listen to an excerpt from our live event with the Financial Times Alphachat.

Apr 23 2019

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Rank #20: Trade War And Peace

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Trade negotiators from China and the U.S. seem to be closing in on a deal. But it's not clear what the terms will be.

Mar 05 2019

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