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The Indicator from Planet Money

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Rank #6 in Business category

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News & Politics
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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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More economics!

By geckopunkstar - Jun 19 2019
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I love this show. I wish it were a little longer though! We are nerds. Tell us more.

Wonderful

By Chuck536 - Jun 17 2019
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Such a good podcast, thank you guys for doing this daily!!

iTunes Ratings

4091 Ratings
Average Ratings
3504
317
108
77
85

More economics!

By geckopunkstar - Jun 19 2019
Read more

I love this show. I wish it were a little longer though! We are nerds. Tell us more.

Wonderful

By Chuck536 - Jun 17 2019
Read more

Such a good podcast, thank you guys for doing this daily!!

Cover image of The Indicator from Planet Money

The Indicator from Planet Money

Updated 23 days ago

Rank #6 in Business category

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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: #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: #723: The Risk Farmers

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There is a mystery in many poor countries. Why don't farmers specialize and grow more food? Two economists with very different theories go head to head to find out.

Sep 07 2016
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Rank #3: #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
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Rank #4: #725: Trade Show

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On today's show: The fight over free trade. Come for the man who dreamed of world peace through trade. Stay for Robert Smith in the mean streets of Seattle.

Sep 24 2016
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Rank #5: 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 #6: #521: The Town That Loves Death

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On today's episode, we'll take you to a place where dying has become acceptable dinner conversation. A place that also happens to have the lowest healthcare spending of any region in the country.

Oct 05 2016
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Rank #7: #763: BOTUS

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On today's show, we get in on the future of investing. We build an automated stock-trading bot. It analyzes the twitter feed of President Donald Trump, then trades stocks with real money. Our money. You can follow our bot on twitter, @BOTUS.

Apr 07 2017
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Rank #8: The Underrated Economists

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Today's summer economics read is "What Would the Great Economists Do?" by Linda Yueh, who is a great economist herself.

Aug 22 2018
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Rank #9: #747: The Man Who Sued Iran

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When Steve Flatow's daughter was killed in a terror attack, he wanted someone to pay. His target was the Iranian government. His quest would pit him against both Iran and the White House.

Jan 13 2017
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Rank #10: 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
7 mins
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Rank #11: Economy Of Thrones

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We have five economic indicators to help you understand the world of Game of Thrones.

May 20 2019
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Rank #12: 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 #13: Bitcoin, Unemployment, and Mythical Beasts

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Our guest, Tyler Cowen, has smart insights into a ridiculously wide range of subjects. Our conversation is a lightning round that touches everything from the stock market to dystopian novels.

Dec 11 2017
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Rank #14: The Next Debt Crunch

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The U.S. economy is doing great. Here's something to worry about.

Jan 02 2018
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Rank #15: The Recession Predictor

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There's a warning sign for the economy with an amazing track record. It's not flashing now, but it's close enough to make us nervous.

Jan 12 2018
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Rank #16: The Toll Also Rises

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Basic economics says a new toll for commuters makes everybody better off. But what if basic economics is wrong?

Dec 18 2017
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Rank #17: Forget Neutrality

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Most Americans have at most one choice for broadband internet. On today's show: How it got that way, and what it means for the debate over net neutrality.

Dec 15 2017
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Rank #18: Could The Republican Tax Bill Help Democrats Later?

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The Democrats have been struggling with a problem for a while now. The new tax bill could ultimately help them solve it.

Dec 20 2017
6 mins
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Rank #19: How Airfare Is Changing

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Why some routes are getting more expensive while others are getting cheaper.

Dec 22 2017
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Rank #20: What America Sells To The World

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U.S. exports include airplanes, education and lots of blood.

Feb 01 2018
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