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The Indicator from Planet Money

Updated 12 days ago

Rank #6 in Business category

Business
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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4612 Ratings
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Meh

By Joshua Yang Justin - Aug 11 2019
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Sometimes this is very dry and ugh. But it's overall very good, especially when they have the original reporting

My favorite podcast

By Jackie gold member - Jul 07 2019
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Fascinating short and relevant. Love Stacey sndCardiff.

iTunes Ratings

4612 Ratings
Average Ratings
3947
352
124
89
100

Meh

By Joshua Yang Justin - Aug 11 2019
Read more
Sometimes this is very dry and ugh. But it's overall very good, especially when they have the original reporting

My favorite podcast

By Jackie gold member - Jul 07 2019
Read more
Fascinating short and relevant. Love Stacey sndCardiff.
Cover image of The Indicator from Planet Money

The Indicator from Planet Money

Updated 12 days ago

Rank #6 in Business category

Read more

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: 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 #2: Finance Fridays With Mary, Volume 2: Short Selling

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Short sellers are investors who bet against companies. They're the detectives of the stock market, unearthing flaws and making markets more efficient, though they also attract controversy.
Aug 09 2019
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Rank #3: Sports Teams Need To Fill Stadiums

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Sporting event attendance is down. So teams are trying out creative, new ways to win back fans.
Aug 08 2019
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Rank #4: 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
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Rank #5: Currency Wars & A Pepperoni Problem

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Listener questions! How the U.S.-China trade war has escalated, including a move by China to devalue its currency. Plus the history of pepperoni on pizza.
Aug 06 2019
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Rank #6: 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 #7: Why Grad Students Are Taking On More Debt

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Graduate students are increasingly shouldering the country's student debt.
Aug 07 2019
9 mins
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Rank #8: Grey Poupon And The Cultural Divide

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Income inequality in the U.S. has been climbing for a while. Has it also been accompanied by a widening cultural gap between rich and poor?
Aug 02 2018
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Rank #9: Where The Gender Pay Gap Is Widest

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A report from Glassdoor reveals which industries have the starkest gender pay gaps.
Apr 29 2019
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Rank #10: The Problem With Banning Plastic Bags

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Plastic bags are no boon to the environment — but banning them might be worse.
May 08 2019
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Rank #11: The Delicate Macho Movie Brand

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The stars of the new Fast & Furious movie will go to extraordinary lengths to protect their "tough guy" brands, even going so far as to negotiate to make sure their characters never lose a fight.
Aug 05 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: Why Do Introverts Get Paid Less?

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There's a gap in career earnings between introverts and extroverts.
Apr 17 2019
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Rank #14: Why Do We Still Use QWERTY Keyboards?

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The story behind the first six keyboard letters are driven by economics.
Apr 16 2019
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Rank #15: Why Americans Can't Quit Tipping

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Tipping is ingrained in America's retail culture. And there's not much we can do to stop that.
Feb 20 2019
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Rank #16: Trade War And Peace

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Trade negotiators from China and the U.S. seem to be closing in on a deal. But it's not clear what the terms will be.
Mar 05 2019
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Rank #17: Why Superman Doesn't Take Over The World

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Superman could easily take over the world. But there are some good economic reasons why he doesn't.
Apr 26 2019
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Rank #18: TV Vs. Video Games: Who's Winning?

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Both video games and television have radically improved in the past two decades. Have they also changed the way Americans spend their time?
Feb 26 2019
9 mins
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Rank #19: What Happened To U.S. Workers?

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The share of people ages 25 to 54 in the labor force has fallen in the past couple of decades. What happened? Listen to an excerpt from our live event with the Financial Times Alphachat.
Apr 23 2019
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Rank #20: A Crisis Of Consumer Confidence?

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The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index is one of the indicators retailers, policy-makers and manufacturers use to gauge the health of the economy. But what is the index, exactly?
Apr 01 2019
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