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Planet Money

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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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iTunes Ratings

15663 Ratings
Average Ratings
13088
1293
508
324
450

Love it!

By 123Mee456 - Apr 03 2019
Read more

I love the variety of topic Planet Money explores :)

BEST PODCAST EVERERRRRRRRRR

By CHOCO CRISP - Apr 02 2019
Read more

I am in middle school and planet money is able to dumb down economy

Cover image of Planet Money

Planet Money

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #5 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.

Rank #1: #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
21 mins
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Rank #2: #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
20 mins
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Rank #3: #692: The Secret Life Of Line 24

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On today's show, we tell the stories of a few mysterious lines on IRS form 1040 — the basic tax form. In its own, maddening way, the 1040 is a great American document.

Mar 25 2016
21 mins
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Rank #4: #691: The Great Unbundling

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There's a revolution underway in the world of cable TV--more and more people are getting rid of it. And there are some unforeseen consequences when we cut the cord and go our separate ways.

Mar 23 2016
29 mins
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Rank #5: #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
19 mins
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Rank #6: #690: All In

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We talk to a professional poker player who lost on the first day of poker's most famous tournament--but went on to get a huge payout. Turns out there's a game behind the game.

Mar 18 2016
17 mins
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Rank #7: #577: The Kansas Experiment

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A Republican governor lives the dream. He cuts taxes dramatically in his state and he promises good times ahead. But the good times do not come.

Jan 12 2017
21 mins
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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
21 mins
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Rank #9: Oil #1: We Buy Oil

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First of five episodes. We're getting into the oil business. We go to Kansas, and negotiate with a preacher to buy 100 barrels of crude.

Aug 10 2016
18 mins
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Rank #10: #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
22 mins
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Rank #11: #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
15 mins
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Rank #12: 587: Jubilee! (?)

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There's an idea that dates back at least to biblical times. That there should be a moment when debts are forgiven. Its called a jubilee. One country tried it.

Dec 23 2016
20 mins
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Rank #13: #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
18 mins
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Rank #14: Oil #2: The Price Of Oil

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Second of five episodes. Oil is priced down to the penny, and the price changes every day. Who sets that price?

Aug 12 2016
22 mins
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Rank #15: #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
24 mins
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Rank #16: #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
15 mins
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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
19 mins
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Rank #18: #534: The History Of Light

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In this episode: How we got from candles made out of cow fat to as much light as we want. The history of light is the history of economic growth — of things getting faster, cheaper, and more efficient.

Nov 30 2016
20 mins
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Rank #19: #390: We Set Up An Offshore Company In A Tax Haven

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In this show, we dive deep into the world of hiding money. We look for the easiest place to shelter a bank account and set up our own shell company in an offshore tax haven. Good times.

Mar 16 2016
28 mins
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Rank #20: #746: Wall Street Goes To Vegas

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Wall Street traders and Las Vegas gamblers have a lot in common. But when a Wall Street firm set up shop taking Vegas bets, both sides got a surprise.

Jan 06 2017
20 mins
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