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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.


Latest Episodes:

  • Blood Money
    The United States is one of the few countries that lets companies pay people for their blood plasma. Why? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-05-14
  • Hot Cheetos
    A janitor walks out of a chip factory with a bag of dustless Cheetos and changes the global snack game forever. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-05-12
  • Emission Impossible
    Carbon offsets have become a popular tool to combat climate change. But how effective are they? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-05-07
  • DIY Reparations
    Some Vermonters were tired of waiting around for reparations. So they decided to take matters into their own hands. | This episode was produced with our friends at Invisibilia. Check... Read more
    Published on: 2021-05-05
  • A Superhero Goes To Hollywood
    In the last and greatest chapter to our superhero saga, Micro-Face tries to make the jump from comic books to movies. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-04-30
  • The $100 Million Deli
    Why is a single New Jersey deli worth so much? And what does it tell us about how the stock market works? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-04-28
  • A Superhero Sells Out
    Two months ago, Planet Money got its own superhero. Today, we sell him out. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-04-23
  • The Writers Revolt (UPDATE)
    We have a winner in an epic Hollywood story. A couple years back, 7,000 TV writers across the U.S. fired their agents. All on the same day. It was part... Read more
    Published on: 2021-04-21