Planet Money

by 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.


Latest Episodes

#657: The Tale Of The Onion King

How one man took the onion market hostage.

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Posted on 19 September 2018 | 9:25 pm

#864: The Central (Bankers') Question

We crash a party of central bankers to get an answer to one of the biggest economic questions of our time.

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Posted on 15 September 2018 | 3:07 am

For Our 10th Anniversary, Episode #1

In honor of our 10th anniversary, we revisit our very first episode.

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Posted on 12 September 2018 | 10:18 pm

#863: The 13th Hole

What a hole-in-one gone awry says about the state of charity.

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Posted on 8 September 2018 | 2:53 am

#729: When Subaru Came Out

Subaru's sales had been slumping for years. Then they went straight to their biggest fans: Lesbians.

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Posted on 5 September 2018 | 9:27 pm

#862: Big Government Cheese

That time we accidentally created a cheese surplus so large it had to be stored in a ginormous cave.

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Posted on 31 August 2018 | 5:01 pm

#783: New Jersey Bails Out

California just did away with cash bail. But credit where credit is due. New Jersey already tried something similar.

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Posted on 29 August 2018 | 10:25 pm

#861: Food Scare Squad

When food makes people sick all around the country, an army of germ detectives jumps into action.

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Posted on 24 August 2018 | 9:23 pm

#444: New Jersey Wine

Today on the show: Could New Jersey become the next Napa?

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Posted on 22 August 2018 | 9:53 pm