Planet Money

Planet Money

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.

349 Episodes

  • Planet Money

    Corporate Fugitive: Carlos Ghosn

    27:51

    Japan once served sushi in the shape of Carlos Ghosn's face. Then Japanese authorities arrested the celebrity CEO who remade Nissan. We bring you first hand accounts of his spectacular rise, sudden fall and dramatic escape. | This episode is a collaboration with HBR IdeaCast.
  • Planet Money

    Predictions!

    16:54

    Two forecasters predict the future of the U.S. economy — and promise to come back on the show to see who was right, and who was wrong. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
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    How Uncle Jamie Broke Jeopardy (Update)

    29:53

    James Holzhauer took a math degree, a gambling career, and a buzzer, and turned it into a fortune on a game show. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
  • Planet Money

    Used Car Talk

    23:35

    How supply and demand stalled out the used car industry. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
  • Planet Money

    How Stuff Gets Cheaper (Classic)

    15:24

    In the world of consumer electronics, it pays to be cheap. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
  • Planet Money

    Amateur Hour at the Supreme Court

    22:42

    College athletes are considered amateur players. And amateurs don't make any money. But can they get more education paid for at least? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
  • Planet Money

    Black Wall Street

    24:11

    100 years ago, Black Wall Street was destroyed. But how was it built? And what does it take to get restitution? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
  • Planet Money

    One Hack to Fool Them All

    21:37

    How a single hack pried open the networks of giant corporations and the U.S. government itself. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
  • Planet Money

    Runaway Recommendation Engine

    20:44

    Recommendation systems have changed how we choose what we want. But are they choosing what we want? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
  • Planet Money

    Big Government Cheese (CLASSIC)

    20:42

    That time the U.S. government accidentally created a cheese surplus so large it had to be stored in a ginormous cave. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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