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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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By Silver State Kid - Sep 07 2019
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Variety of topics. Always interesting. One of the best podcasts out there.

Well written and interesting stories

By kevin gaz - Sep 01 2019
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Great show. Keep up the good work.

iTunes Ratings

18944 Ratings
Average Ratings
15665
1585
656
462
576

The Best

By Silver State Kid - Sep 07 2019
Read more
Variety of topics. Always interesting. One of the best podcasts out there.

Well written and interesting stories

By kevin gaz - Sep 01 2019
Read more
Great show. Keep up the good work.
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Planet Money

Updated 2 days ago

Rank #6 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: #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 #2: #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 #3: #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
23 mins
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Rank #4: #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 #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: #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 #7: #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 #8: #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 #9: #924: Stuck In China's Panopticon

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China is building a high-tech surveillance state to capture minorities' every move and word. We go inside it and find that some Americans are involved. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter npr.org/planetmoneynewsletter
Jul 05 2019
26 mins
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Rank #10: #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 #11: 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 #12: #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 #13: #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 #14: #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 #15: #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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Rank #16: #928: Hong Kong

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In 1960, a 12-year-old boy left mainland China, hidden in the bottom of a fishing boat. He later became one of Hong Kong's richest people. His story is the story of Hong Kong.
Jul 19 2019
22 mins
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Rank #17: #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
18 mins
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Rank #18: #671: An Insider Trader Tells All

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A man who got caught insider trading explains everything — what he did, how he did it, and why.
Mar 23 2018
19 mins
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Rank #19: #937: Moving To Opportunity?

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In the 90s, the government ran an experiment: What happens if we move people out of high-poverty neighborhoods and into low-poverty ones? Housing policy as hope? The results surprised them. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Aug 30 2019
20 mins
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Rank #20: #925: A Mob Boss, A Garbage Boat and Why We Recycle

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In 1987, an Alabama man had an idea. So he made a deal with the mob. And ended up with 3,186 tons of trash no landfill would take. This is the accidental birth of recycling in the U.S. ⎸Subscribe to our newsletter here.
Jul 10 2019
25 mins
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