Podcast: 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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Team Indicator buys Cardiff a surprise present. A terrible, extremely risky, but wildly interesting investment. Then it gets interesting. The company that issued the junk bond declared bankruptcy. But that wasn't the end of the story. | Subscribe to our daily podcast, The Indicator here.
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A Black ad executive figures out how to reach diverse audiences.
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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is facing intense political scrutiny and some very old problems in his new job at the U.S. Postal Service.
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Trucking companies have been underpaying workers for years. And now they've found a way to get them to buy the trucks too.
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Behavioral economists have helped us smoke less and save more. Can they help us understand why some people won't wear masks, and find ways to get them to want to?
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With a month to go before the fall semester starts, universities are closing due to coronavirus, and also making hard cuts and tradeoffs around remote learning.
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Learn about scarce resources and the tragedy of the commons from drought-stricken California.
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Rest of the Story, Pandemic Edition We check in on the people we've met and stories we've covered since this whole thing started. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
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In our third class, we take all that we've learned about decisions and markets and bring it to a former drug kingpin. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
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Shortening prison sentences might be about morals, but it's definitely about money. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
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In our second class, we meet our old friends supply and demand and do graphs using only the power of the human voice. Then, we show you how markets can be created anywhere by telling the story of a food bank that had too many pickles and not enough pancake syrup. It's economics to the rescue. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
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In 2005, an anonymous list of the best unmade scripts in Hollywood shook up the movie biz. This episode: how a math-loving, movie nerd solved Hollywood's script problem. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
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First lesson: Economics is not about money. It's a lens of great power and beauty. In this episode, we meet our teachers and learn the first four fundamental concepts of economic thinking, and watch them applied to things like dating and hailing a cab. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
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For years, some Chicago police officers tortured suspects. Survivors fought for reparations — and got them. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
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After decades of relative stability, prices in the US may be about to go through the roof — or the floor. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
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Wild ginseng sells for thousands. We go to a farm hidden in the Appalachian mountains to find out why. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
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We talk to podcast host Sam Sanders, Professor William A Darity Jr., social activist Oluchi Omeoga, nonprofit runner Kevin Cheng and economist Dean Karlan.
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Dr. Lisa Cook found a hole in a central economic growth theory — how violence and the lack of rule of law impacts innovation. But getting her colleagues to see it took 10 years.
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This month, J.Crew went bankrupt. But not before inventing a whole new way of thinking about promises to lenders.
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In March, Congress passed the CARES act. But the stroke of a pen only does so much. This episode — two stories from the Indicator about how $2.2 trillion gets from Congress to you.
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