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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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Quality, valuable information made entertaining

By Ciabbatta777 - Nov 13 2019
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I consume many many podcasts on myriad subjects, including economics and Planet Money is one of the best at exploring complex, interesting topics and conveying them in an understandable and entertaining way. The variety of content provides varied perspectives in varied market contexts. However, there are several episodes that tend to drift away from the economic focus of the podcast and focus more on news items/political issues - it would be nice to make sure that every episode clearly ties in the economics of the material covered I appreciate that they label which episodes are repeats, also find the team members very likable Informative enough to feel valuable, but casual enough that be fun

Sick of the repeats

By duckwariorrandom - Nov 11 2019
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Half of the episodes are either past episodes you republish or just things I’ve already heard on the indicator... just lazy. Really like the show but I’m so sick of the repeats.

iTunes Ratings

19783 Ratings
Average Ratings
16318
1660
700
493
612

Quality, valuable information made entertaining

By Ciabbatta777 - Nov 13 2019
Read more
I consume many many podcasts on myriad subjects, including economics and Planet Money is one of the best at exploring complex, interesting topics and conveying them in an understandable and entertaining way. The variety of content provides varied perspectives in varied market contexts. However, there are several episodes that tend to drift away from the economic focus of the podcast and focus more on news items/political issues - it would be nice to make sure that every episode clearly ties in the economics of the material covered I appreciate that they label which episodes are repeats, also find the team members very likable Informative enough to feel valuable, but casual enough that be fun

Sick of the repeats

By duckwariorrandom - Nov 11 2019
Read more
Half of the episodes are either past episodes you republish or just things I’ve already heard on the indicator... just lazy. Really like the show but I’m so sick of the repeats.
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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: #948: A Series Of Unfortunate Recessions

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A Halloween journey into the economists' worst nightmare, an endless time loop of recession after recession after... | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Oct 31 2019

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Rank #2: #539: What's A Penny Worth?

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We try to figure out what makes cents.

Dec 13 2018

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Rank #3: #947: Some-of-the-Money Ball

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Income pools could change the way baseball players, and maybe the rest of us, think about how we get paid. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Oct 25 2019

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Rank #4: #946: Fries Of The Future

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Fast food delivery is threatening the french fry. So a band of potato scientists go to work. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Oct 23 2019

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Rank #5: #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

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Rank #6: #654: When The Boats Arrive

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In the span of a few months in 1980, more than 100,000 Cuban immigrants arrived in Miami. So what happened to Florida's economy with all these new people coming in? And what can we learn from it?

Feb 22 2017

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Rank #7: #926: So, Should We Recycle?

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Cities might be picking up your recyclables, but there is a very good chance they aren't being recycled. And that might be a good thing...if you really care about the planet. Part two of a two-part series. ⎸Subscribe to our newsletter here.

Jul 13 2019

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Rank #8: #909: Dollar Stores Vs Lettuce

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Every six hours a new dollar store opens in the U.S. Are they killing grocery stores?

Apr 27 2019

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Rank #9: #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

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Rank #10: #647: Hard Work Is Irrelevant

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Patty McCord helped create a workplace at Netflix that runs more like a professional sports team than a family. If you're not up to scratch, you're off the team. Is this the future of work?

Sep 13 2017

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Rank #11: Oil #5: Imagine A World Without Oil

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Last of five episodes. We follow the Planet Money oil to a gas station. And we ask: What would our world look like if there were no fossil fuels?

Aug 24 2016

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Rank #12: #524: Mr Jones' Act

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The government suspended the Jones Act last week, to allow non-US ships to move fuel to victims of hurricanes in Houston and Florida. Which once again made us wonder why the act even exists.

Sep 27 2017

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Rank #13: #640: The Bottom Of The Well

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Today on the show: the economics of drought, and why the rational thing to do in California right now is use more water.

Apr 25 2018

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Rank #14: Oil #4: How Oil Got Into Everything

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Fourth of five episodes. Oil is in our sneakers, our clothes, and the computer or phone you're using right now. On today's show: The story of the man who made it happen.

Aug 19 2016

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Rank #15: #816: Bitcoin Losers

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The Bitcoin market has gone crazy. And it's revealing something strange. A lot of people can't find their Bitcoins. We go looking for lost billions.

Jan 05 2018

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Rank #16: #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

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Rank #17: #648: The Benefits of Bankruptcy

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It might just be the secret weapon of the U.S. economy.

Oct 04 2017

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Rank #18: #806: Walmart's Pickle

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Walmart and Amazon are in a battle to be the store where you buy everything. But when both companies sell everything, what sets them apart? Food inventions like a bright, red pickle!

Nov 17 2017

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Rank #19: #836: The Rational Madness Of The Used Car Salesman

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Why are used car commercials so annoying? Meet the original sinner.

Apr 19 2018

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Rank #20: #879: The Secret Target

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Their plan was dangerous, risky, and extremely unpopular. But America copied them anyway. Today on the show: how a tiny country on the other side of the world changed how America runs its economy.

Dec 01 2018

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