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Podcast Series Planet Money

Wanna see a trick? Give us any topic and we can tie it back to the economy. At Planet Money, we explore the forces that shape our lives and bring you along for the ride. Don't just understand the economy – understand the world.

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Series Episodes

Groundhog Day 2023

Groundhog Day 2023

Each year on February 2, the only story anyone can talk about is whether or not a groundhog has seen its shadow. Our hosts try to find the story to break this news cycle curse.

24 mins

1 February Finished

To all the econ papers I've loved before

To all the econ papers I've loved before

How a great economics paper can surprise you, delight you, and even change your life.

24 mins

27 January Finished

The story of "Monopoly" and American capitalism

The story of "Monopoly" and American capitalism

Monopoly is a game legendary for its celebration of American capitalism, but its creator envisioned something very different.

22 mins

25 January Finished

Charles Ponzi's scheme

Charles Ponzi's scheme

Some of history's biggest financial scams owe their name to Charles Ponzi. Here's the story of the man behind the eponymous scheme.

22 mins

20 January Finished

Big Rigged (Classic)

Big Rigged (Classic)

Driving a truck used to mean freedom. Now it means a mountain of debt. Subscribe to Planet Money+ in Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org/planetmoney

24 mins

18 January Finished

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