Planet Money
Planet Money
NPR
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.
India, Farming, and the Free Market
For decades, India has shielded its agricultural sector from the free market. Now, the government wants to let it in. Millions and millions of farmers are not happy about it. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Apr 16
22 min
Workin' 9 To 5
The movie "9 to 5" used humor to highlight the struggles of women in the workplace 40 years ago. Where are we now? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Apr 14
23 min
About Your Extended Warranty
Calls about "extended auto warranties" blow up our phones over and over. But what are these robocalls actually offering? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Apr 9
24 min
How Jacob Loud's Land Was Lost
Today's show: the arcane laws that have cost Black landowners their property, and the lawyer who is trying to fix those laws. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Apr 7
23 min
Two Indicators: Boomtown & Bye Bye
We look at housing prices in Montana, an oil market milestone, and give a fond farewell. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Apr 2
15 min
The Curse Of The Black Lotus (Update)
When the popular card game Magic: The Gathering entered a speculative bubble, its creators found a way to keep it from bursting. We check in to see if their strategy is still working. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Mar 31
19 min
Socialism 101
Today on the show: The critics of capitalism. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Mar 26
23 min
You Asked For Shots, Tuna, Metal, and Money
Listeners send us questions every day. It's about time we answer a few of them. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Mar 24
24 min
The New Shape Of Pasta
What do you do when you can't find the perfect pasta shape? You invent a new shape. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Mar 19
24 min
The Even More Minimum Wage
The tipped minimum wage hasn't changed for decades. Is now finally the time? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Mar 17
21 min
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