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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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In which someone runs a science experiment on an actual election, on actual voters, to test the persuasive power of ethically sketchy methods.
After Donald Trump's companies declared four bankruptcies, several major banks stopped loaning him money. But Deutsche Bank didn't.
#913: Counting The Homeless

#913: Counting The Homeless

2019-05-1800:21:575

From renting hotels to a jobs report-like census in the night, we look at ways communities are helping the homeless.
The story of an innovation that changed the way the world works, and of the man who made this innovation possible: Luca Pacioli.
James Holzhauer took data, probability and a lot of practice with a fake buzzer, and turned it into a fortune on a game show.
We answer a bunch of the questions you asked — and even one you *didn't* ask.
A young economist holds a mirror up to her field. And starts a national conversation about women in economics.
For 70 years, the price of a bottle of Coca-Cola stayed a nickel. Why? The answer includes a half a million vending machines and a 7.5 cent coin.
Every six hours a new dollar store opens in the U.S. Are they killing grocery stores?
#908: I Am Not A Robot

#908: I Am Not A Robot

2019-04-2400:24:201

The remarkable story of the online "CAPTCHA" tests we've all taken to prove that we're not robots.
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Comments (170)

vineet modi

from where should I start listening to this podcast ??

May 21st
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Matt Osborne

When talking about people, one should say "fewer than 20,000" not "less than 20,000". I reviewed that with my 5th grade child yesterday. I've also been coaching my 10 year old not to use glottal stops and that pronunciation is important. I hope the Planet Money presenters can embrace the same messages.

May 15th
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Dane Holding

Matt Osborne 1.) I'm sure they check Castbox comments all the time, and 2.) I'm sure they're super into condescending feedback that compares them to children.

May 15th
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PK Bratney

How about a story on the myths vs truth of the gender wage gap?

May 4th
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Guy D

PK Bratney See episode of Freakanomics

May 9th
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Chrisi Atha

Read Shock Doctrine, the Chicago Boys and the US are behind the rape of so many countries. Total garbage.

Apr 23rd
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Anthony L

This episode sounded more like propaganda than journalism.

Apr 18th
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Jozel Dogelio

this idea is like something youd see on a movie

Apr 15th
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Jozel Dogelio

there could be a better title for this podcast

Apr 15th
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Joey Lira

F jerry is a POS.

Apr 14th
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Alejandro Larralde

Excellent episode!! thank you for this illustrative history class. if possible please do one on the "IESA Boys" from Venezuela and the demise of their plans and the rise of Chavez.

Apr 14th
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Aniruddha Joi

One of the best planet money episodes. Sometimes a dictator is a hero you need, not the one you deserve. I guess?

Apr 13th
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Kurben Nnm

That journalist hasnt seen bad situation in his country, and thats why he says it isnt worth it. Not saying it is, at least not the military cruelty but saying the Chicago boys policy wasnt worth it, that's just complaint of the privileged

Apr 13th
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Sean

Canada is worse, mental cases running the show. Even a simple return requires reemes of paper and schedules.

Apr 9th
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Aidan Gardiner

6:36 Why do all of Jerry's followers only have one eyeball?

Apr 7th
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Aidan Gardiner

America needs a People's Progress Party or some kind of organization dedicated to improving the efficiency of the nuts and bolts of government.

Apr 5th
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javier Lopez

Aidan Gardiner por

Apr 28th
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Ryan Pena

Joshua Buitrago but Andrew yang is running as a democrat... definitely not a libertarian since they are more closely aligned with Republicans

Apr 25th
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Martijn Deketelaere

tuitions in Europe for college, grad school, University are like 1k/year, no matter what reputation that institution has .. . the 'socialist system' haha. start earning 100 % from day 1 after you graduate...

Apr 3rd
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Robert Wilson

yes, was going to say the same thing about New Zealand... I'm sure many countries have this scheme: you pay back your government issued student loan as a percentage of your income until the loan is repayed. Very similar.

Apr 2nd
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Gabe Marsan

that system sounds like slightly nicer indentured servitude lol

Mar 31st
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Heong Wai Tse

Interestingly the UK student loan system work in a very similar manner to this income share scheme.

Mar 29th
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Melissa Noakes

Bummer. I thought I had new episodes for both Planet Money and Throughline. They're the same story.

Mar 29th
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Gabe Marsan

I can't believe this story. How could you not look around for the cheapest price before you buy something? That's like shopping 101. The people who bought that toy on eBay are ridiculous lol

Mar 20th
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