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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:

  • The Marriage Pact
    They say true love is hard to find. Whoever says that isn't an economist. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-05
  • Happy Fed Independence Day (Update)
    The story of the day the Federal Reserve got its independence and the fight — an actual physical fight — to keep it. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-03
  • We Buy a Superhero: Resurrection
    We have found the perfect superhero. Now we just have to make him our own. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-26
  • Bond Voyage
    The government used to be afraid to borrow too much money. Today, it borrows hand over fist. And it's ... fine? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-24
  • We Buy A Superhero: Loophole
    Marvel was not interested in selling us Doorman. But there is another way to jumpstart our superhero empire.| Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-19
  • Why Printers Are The Worst
    The real money is in the ink. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-17
  • We Buy A Superhero: Origins
    Marvel has 7,000 characters, many of them forgotten. We want to buy one from their vault and launch our own little Planet Money franchise. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-12
  • Can't Let It Go
    Irrational decisions. Things we can't let go. Friend of the show Sam Sanders comes by to talk obsessions. We turn to economics for advice, clarity and comfort. | Subscribe to... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-10