Planet Money
Planet Money

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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21 min

#967: Escheat Show

You may be owed money. The government may decide to just use it. So we go looking for it inside a little-known "lost and found" of forgotten fortunes. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
28 min

#966: The Rise Of Putin

Our friends at Throughline dive into the life of Vladimir Putin and try to understand how he became Russia's new "tsar." | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
20 min

#965: Das Green Old Deal

We team up with Vox's The Impact, to tell the story of how one man changed the way Germany – and arguably the world – uses energy. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
24 min

#964: BILLBOARDS

We are dedicating an entire show to billboards: good and old-fashioned, or fancy and high-tech. And we put up our own. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
21 min

#963: 13,000 Economists. 1 Question.

We went to the American Economic Association's annual conference and asked: What's the most useful idea in economics? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
20 min

#386: The Cost Of Free Doughnuts

Free is cool, but it can backfire. On today's show, what happens when you take something that's free and give it a price. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
23 min

#962: Advanced Fairness At The Marathon

Four lessons for creating fairness from a big race in New York. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
22 min

#216: How Four Drinking Buddies Saved Brazil

Inflation in Brazil was out of control for a decade. Four former drinking buddies from grad school fixed it. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
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