Planet Money

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Sinopse

The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. 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. That's what we're going for at Planet Money. People seem to like it.

Episódios

  • Banque Worms

    24/07/2021 Duração: 20min

    Last year, one of the biggest banks accidentally paid off a client's loan to its lenders — a $900 million mistake. Some of the recipients wouldn't give the money back. And then a surprising court ruling affirmed their no give-back. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

  • Video Gaming The System

    21/07/2021 Duração: 21min

    Two groups of people who would never meet in real life collide in a world of wizards and dragons. They battle it out in a low-tech video game, and it shakes the lives of a lot of real people living in a collapsing economy. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

  • The Great Inflation (Classic)

    17/07/2021 Duração: 28min

    For much of the 1970s inflation was bad. Prices rose at over 10 percent a year. Nothing could stop it — until one powerful person did something very unpopular. Today's show: How we beat inflation. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

  • 100 Years Since Sadie Alexander

    14/07/2021 Duração: 23min

    In 1921, Sadie Alexander became the first Black person in America to receive a PhD in economics. Then, she was functionally shut out of economics jobs, got a law degree, and became an attorney instead. A century later, economics has made notably little progress bringing Black women into the field. We work with The Sadie Collective to bring you three stories from three eras of recent history that show us how the field has changed, where it still falls short, and the unique joys of being a Black woman and loving economics. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

  • Of Memestocks and Milk Bags

    10/07/2021 Duração: 23min

    We answer your questions about memestocks, milk in bags, the size of cereal boxes, and products exclusive to the rich, but not for long? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

  • Two Indicators: Clogged Ports And Corporate Vets

    07/07/2021 Duração: 20min

    We bring you two stories from The Indicator on two industries that are undergoing rapid change: vets and container shipping. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

  • The Rest Of The Story, Summer 2021

    02/07/2021 Duração: 18min

    We follow up on takeout cocktails, college athletes at the Supreme Court, bankrupt Hertz, and the new shape of pasta. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

  • What's A Bubble? (Classic)

    01/07/2021 Duração: 15min

    Can you tell if the economy is in a bubble? How? And why do bubbles happen? Robert Shiller and Eugene Fama shared the economics Nobel back in 2013 despite fundamentally disagreeing over the meaning of a bubble. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

  • Bobby Bonilla Day

    26/06/2021 Duração: 21min

    How the worst deal in baseball explains one of the most important concepts in economics. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

  • Corporate Fugitive: Carlos Ghosn

    23/06/2021 Duração: 27min

    Japan once served sushi in the shape of Carlos Ghosn's face. Then Japanese authorities arrested the celebrity CEO who remade Nissan. We bring you first hand accounts of his spectacular rise, sudden fall and dramatic escape. | This episode is a collaboration with HBR IdeaCast.

  • Predictions!

    18/06/2021 Duração: 16min

    Two forecasters predict the future of the U.S. economy — and promise to come back on the show to see who was right, and who was wrong. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

  • How Uncle Jamie Broke Jeopardy (Update)

    16/06/2021 Duração: 29min

    James Holzhauer took a math degree, a gambling career, and a buzzer, and turned it into a fortune on a game show. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

  • Used Car Talk

    11/06/2021 Duração: 23min

    How supply and demand stalled out the used car industry. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

  • How Stuff Gets Cheaper (Classic)

    09/06/2021 Duração: 15min

    In the world of consumer electronics, it pays to be cheap. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

  • Amateur Hour at the Supreme Court

    04/06/2021 Duração: 22min

    College athletes are considered amateur players. And amateurs don't make any money. But can they get more education paid for at least? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

  • Black Wall Street

    02/06/2021 Duração: 24min

    100 years ago, Black Wall Street was destroyed. But how was it built? And what does it take to get restitution? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

  • One Hack to Fool Them All

    28/05/2021 Duração: 21min

    How a single hack pried open the networks of giant corporations and the U.S. government itself. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

  • Runaway Recommendation Engine

    26/05/2021 Duração: 20min

    Recommendation systems have changed how we choose what we want. But are they choosing what we want? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

  • Big Government Cheese (CLASSIC)

    21/05/2021 Duração: 20min

    That time the U.S. government accidentally created a cheese surplus so large it had to be stored in a ginormous cave. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

  • Get The Vaccine, Lose The Skinny Jeans

    19/05/2021 Duração: 20min

    Two stories from our Indicator team about the sometimes-unlikely people who shape what we buy and what we do. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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