#919: Are Cities Overrated?
Big cities used to be the land of opportunity for most people. But with changes in work, some economists are wondering: Are cities overrated?
#590: The Planet Money Workout
Gyms don't want you to workout. Or at least, not often. It's better for business that way. Economics explains why.
#918: The Day Of Two Noons
People didn't always know what time it was. But in the nineteenth century, a high school principal, a scientist, and a railroad bureaucrat synchronized the nation.
#651: The Salmon Taboo
In Japan, salmon used to be garbage fish. Today, it's a delicacy. How one Norwegian with a lot of extra fish changed the tastes of a nation.
#917: Quit Threat!
Sometimes an economy can get so strong the power dynamic between bosses and workers flips: Full employment. Are we there yet?
#916: The Whistleblower Whisperer
Jordan Thomas is a lawyer who represents some of Wall Street's biggest whistleblowers. The life that led him here is extraordinary.
#915: How To Meddle In An Election
In which someone runs a science experiment on an actual election, on actual voters, to test the persuasive power of ethically sketchy methods.
#914: Trump and Deutsche, A Long Affair
After Donald Trump's companies declared four bankruptcies, several major banks stopped loaning him money. But Deutsche Bank didn't.