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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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Episode #418

By 5pzkya5 - Feb 14 2019
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All audio is only coming through one earbud for this episode. Great content but tough to listen to when David is whispering in my ear!

Great Listen

By JackQCass - Jan 26 2019
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Love the bite sized episodes that pack a lot of info into light hearted package for easy listening

iTunes Ratings

14857 Ratings
Average Ratings
12439
1220
465
308
425

Episode #418

By 5pzkya5 - Feb 14 2019
Read more

All audio is only coming through one earbud for this episode. Great content but tough to listen to when David is whispering in my ear!

Great Listen

By JackQCass - Jan 26 2019
Read more

Love the bite sized episodes that pack a lot of info into light hearted package for easy listening

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Planet Money

Rank #4 in Business category

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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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