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Episodes

Bonus: Janet Jackson's 'Control'

On the 35th anniversary of Janet Jackson's first No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit, our friends at It's Been A Minute look back at Control, her career-defining album that changed the trajectory of pop music in the late '80s and '90s.
18/10/2141m 22s

Hire power

Noncompete agreements have become an integral part of job contracts. A show about what they are and how we got here. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
15/10/2119m 33s

How Do You Feel? (Classic)

We tend to think of economists as cold, unfeeling, attempting to be as rational as possible. But once a month, economists pick up the phone to just... check in with us. How are we feeling? Good, bad, worse than a year ago? It's a very specific phone call with very specific questions and a few years ago we looked into the origins of this very important survey that factors into economic decision making. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
13/10/2119m 51s

LIBOR pains

For decades, banks used one rate to help set all other rates: LIBOR. After it came out that it'd been rigged, regulators said: no more. Now it's a race — and a road trip — to find an alternative. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
09/10/2127m 29s

We set up an offshore company in a tax haven (Classic)

The Pandora Papers released this week reveal how many world leaders allegedly hold wealth through the use of shell companies. We listen back to when we set up our very own Planet Money shell companies.
06/10/2131m 31s

The Rent Help Is Too Damn Slow

Congress created a massive pile of money to help people pay rent during the pandemic. Why have so few people gotten help? We follow the money. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
02/10/2124m 9s

When The U.S. Paid Off The Entire National Debt (Classic)

There was one time the U.S. federal government stopped borrowing and paid off every penny of national debt. It did not end well. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
29/09/2119m 13s

When Luddites Attack (Classic)

A couple centuries ago, a group of English clothworkers set out to destroy the machines that had been taking their jobs. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
24/09/2118m 47s

Original Sign

A request for dozens of stop signs flummoxes a town and angers a resident. A show about infrastructure, decision making and stop signs. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
23/09/2122m 16s

Two Indicators: Women And Work

Women start a lot of businesses, but when it comes time for them to grow, many hit a wall, or the women founders end up losing control. Why? We bring you two indicators on women and work from our daily podcast The Indicator. Also, Amanda and Stacey go on a picnic to prove a point. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
18/09/2123m 39s

Afghanistan's Money Problem

Afghanistan's economy changed — almost overnight — after the Taliban retook control of the country | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
15/09/2118m 17s

Flood Money (Classic)

Bill Pennington's house floods a lot: Three times over the course of three years. And every time his house floods, the government pays to help him repair the damage. Is something wrong here? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
10/09/2121m 8s

This Is Your Brain On Drug Ads

Apologies to listeners who received two episodes in their feed today. The U.S. is one of two countries in the world that allows pharmaceutical companies to advertise prescription drugs directly to consumers. Why? And what does that do to us Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
09/09/2121m 15s

Two Indicators: Water Pressure

It's another extremely dry, hot summer for the American West. Our daily podcast, The Indicator from Planet Money, brings us two stories about the water shortage in the West with economic ideas that may help. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
03/09/2118m 45s

SUMMER SCHOOL 6: Crypto & Commencement

In the last class of Planet Money Summer School Season 2, we cover one more important market — cryptocurrency. If you're thinking about investing in crypto, do you know exactly what it is that you're buying? Or how it should (if at all) fit alongside the rest of your investments? | Watch this Tik Tok to learn more and subscribe to our weekly newsletter here. | Don't forget to take the Summer School Final Quiz.
02/09/2135m 26s

The Lost Archives of Sadie Alexander

The work of our first Black economist was lost to history. Professor Nina Banks set out on a quest to find it. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
27/08/2123m 25s

SUMMER SCHOOL 5: Bubbles, Bikes, & Biases

Investing during a bubble can leave you bust. But how to tell the difference between a bubble before it bursts and an investing rocket ship taking off? We'll run through a historical example and look inside our own thinking to find the mental biases that can contribute or exacerbate bad bubble thinking. | Watch this Tik Tok to learn more and subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
25/08/2128m 41s

Two Indicators: Will Remote Work Kill The Office?

It's Stacey vs Greg in a face off on the future of the office. Each takes a side, armed with studies, historical examples, theories on efficiency and happiness and from their closet studios, they bring their indicators for the future of the office. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here. And our daily podcast The Indicator hosted by Stacey here.
20/08/2118m 1s

SUMMER SCHOOL 4: Bonds & Becky With The Good Yield

A few years back, Cardiff asked for an unusual Christmas present: a junk bond... Parallel to the stock market, the bond market offers different levels of risk and reward. In this class, what is a bond, how do they differ from stocks, and how do they help companies grow? | Watch this Tik Tok to learn more and subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
18/08/2132m 32s

Big Little Ideas

There are a lot of fancy terms for the things we experience — but are they really useful? Yes! We explain four social-science terms that can help us understand our world. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
14/08/2122m 37s

SUMMER SCHOOL 3: Smooth Spending & The 401K

Even if you don't own stocks, there are a lot of reasons to care about investing. We meet some of the folks left out of the stock market who deploy sophisticated economic thinking, even creating their own alternate financial systems. Our professors help us understand how consumption smoothing and life-cycle hypothesis apply to personal finance. And we meet the creator of the 401(k). | Watch this Tik Tok to learn more and subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
11/08/2133m 23s

Mobile Home Parked

We find out what happens when big investors spend billions of dollars buying mobile home parks and make them less affordable for the people who live there. Then we learn how the government helps them do it, with super low-cost loans that were meant to support affordable housing. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
06/08/2121m 3s

SUMMER SCHOOL 2: Index Funds & The Bet

In 2006, Warren Buffett bet a million dollars that the most brainless, boring investment around would do better than the researched, handpicked investments of some of the smartest hedge fund managers in the world. The second class of Summer School looks at how that bet played out, the origins of the index fund, and why it's so hard to beat the market. Returning to the underlying theme of risk and reward, we also discuss how diversification reduces risk. | Watch this Tik Tok to learn more and subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
04/08/2133m 54s

Three Reasons for the Housing Shortage

America's housing shortage has been decades in the making. A lot of people blame Baby Boomers — but is it really their fault? We unpack three big reasons for the shortage. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
30/07/2116m 27s

SUMMER SCHOOL 1: The Stock Market & Penelope The Cow

The first class of Planet Money Summer School starts off with a field trip. With the help of a cow, two economists, and three cute animals, we learn what a stock is and how stocks are priced, and we begin to see the psychological forces that make prices move up and down on the stock market. Keep an eye out throughout for our big theme for the course this summer: risk and reward. | Watch this Tik Tok to learn more and subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
28/07/2137m 56s

Banque Worms

Last year, one of the biggest banks accidentally paid off a client's loan to its lenders — a $900 million mistake. Some of the recipients wouldn't give the money back. And then a surprising court ruling affirmed their no give-back. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
24/07/2120m 27s

Video Gaming The System

Two groups of people who would never meet in real life collide in a world of wizards and dragons. They battle it out in a low-tech video game, and it shakes the lives of a lot of real people living in a collapsing economy. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
21/07/2121m 52s

The Great Inflation (Classic)

For much of the 1970s inflation was bad. Prices rose at over 10 percent a year. Nothing could stop it — until one powerful person did something very unpopular. Today's show: How we beat inflation. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
17/07/2128m 42s

100 Years Since Sadie Alexander

In 1921, Sadie Alexander became the first Black person in America to receive a PhD in economics. Then, she was functionally shut out of economics jobs, got a law degree, and became an attorney instead. A century later, economics has made notably little progress bringing Black women into the field. We work with The Sadie Collective to bring you three stories from three eras of recent history that show us how the field has changed, where it still falls short, and the unique joys of being a Black woman and loving economics. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
14/07/2123m 18s

Of Memestocks and Milk Bags

We answer your questions about memestocks, milk in bags, the size of cereal boxes, and products exclusive to the rich, but not for long? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
10/07/2123m 56s

Two Indicators: Clogged Ports And Corporate Vets

We bring you two stories from The Indicator on two industries that are undergoing rapid change: vets and container shipping. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
07/07/2120m 56s

The Rest Of The Story, Summer 2021

We follow up on takeout cocktails, college athletes at the Supreme Court, bankrupt Hertz, and the new shape of pasta. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
02/07/2118m 2s

What's A Bubble? (Classic)

Can you tell if the economy is in a bubble? How? And why do bubbles happen? Robert Shiller and Eugene Fama shared the economics Nobel back in 2013 despite fundamentally disagreeing over the meaning of a bubble. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
01/07/2115m 5s

Bobby Bonilla Day

How the worst deal in baseball explains one of the most important concepts in economics. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
26/06/2121m 7s

Corporate Fugitive: Carlos Ghosn

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.
23/06/2127m 51s

Predictions!

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.
18/06/2116m 54s

How Uncle Jamie Broke Jeopardy (Update)

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.
16/06/2129m 53s

Used Car Talk

How supply and demand stalled out the used car industry. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
11/06/2123m 35s

How Stuff Gets Cheaper (Classic)

In the world of consumer electronics, it pays to be cheap. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
09/06/2115m 24s

Amateur Hour at the Supreme Court

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.
04/06/2122m 42s

Black Wall Street

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.
02/06/2124m 11s

One Hack to Fool Them All

How a single hack pried open the networks of giant corporations and the U.S. government itself. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
28/05/2121m 37s

Runaway Recommendation Engine

Recommendation systems have changed how we choose what we want. But are they choosing what we want? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
26/05/2120m 44s

Big Government Cheese (CLASSIC)

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.
21/05/2120m 42s

Get The Vaccine, Lose The Skinny Jeans

Two stories from our Indicator team about the sometimes-unlikely people who shape what we buy and what we do. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
19/05/2120m 6s

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.
14/05/2125m 12s

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.
13/05/2127m 15s

Emission Impossible

Carbon offsets have become a popular tool to combat climate change. But how effective are they? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
07/05/2123m 12s

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 out their new season here.
05/05/2127m 0s

We Buy A Superhero 5: 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.
01/05/2128m 44s

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.
28/04/2123m 26s

We Buy A Superhero 4: Sellout

Two months ago, Planet Money got its own superhero. Today, we sell him out. | Find the full Planet Money Superhero series here.
23/04/2127m 24s

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 of a battle over how creative work gets valued and compensated in TV and film. Now, we have the dramatic resolution. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
21/04/2126m 56s

India, Farming, and the Free Market

For decades, India has shielded its agricultural sector from the free market. Now, the government wants to let it in. Millions and millions of farmers are not happy about it. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
16/04/2122m 49s

Workin' 9 To 5

The movie "9 to 5" used humor to highlight the struggles of women in the workplace 40 years ago. Where are we now? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
14/04/2123m 23s

About Your Extended Warranty

Calls about "extended auto warranties" blow up our phones over and over. But what are these robocalls actually offering? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
09/04/2124m 25s

How Jacob Loud's Land Was Lost

Today's show: the arcane laws that have cost Black landowners their property, and the lawyer who is trying to fix those laws. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
07/04/2123m 43s

Two Indicators: Boomtown & Bye Bye

We look at housing prices in Montana, an oil market milestone, and give a fond farewell. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
02/04/2115m 25s

The Curse Of The Black Lotus (Update)

When the popular card game Magic: The Gathering entered a speculative bubble, its creators found a way to keep it from bursting. We check in to see if their strategy is still working. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
31/03/2119m 41s

Socialism 101

Today on the show: The critics of capitalism. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
26/03/2123m 53s

You Asked For Shots, Tuna, Metal, and Money

Listeners send us questions every day. It's about time we answer a few of them. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
24/03/2124m 44s

The New Shape Of Pasta

What do you do when you can't find the perfect pasta shape? You invent a new shape. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
19/03/2124m 26s

The Even More Minimum Wage

The tipped minimum wage hasn't changed for decades. Is now finally the time? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
17/03/2121m 21s

The $69 Million JPEG

An artist called Beeple just sold a piece at Christie's for millions. But it wasn't a painting... it was a kind of crypto. We speak with him and the others behind the first NFT auction. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
13/03/2122m 16s

Nigeria, You Win! (Update)

Nigerians heard a radio ad offering millions of dollars for people with business proposals. They thought it was a scam. It wasn't. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
10/03/2119m 45s

The Marriage Pact

They say true love is hard to find. Whoever says that isn't an economist. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
06/03/2120m 43s

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.
03/03/2122m 8s

We Buy A Superhero 3: Resurrection

We have found the perfect superhero. Now we just have to make him our own. | Find the full Planet Money Superhero series here.
27/02/2131m 53s

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.
24/02/2121m 46s

We Buy A Superhero 2: Loophole

Marvel was not interested in selling us Doorman. But there is another way to jumpstart our superhero empire. | Find the full Planet Money Superhero series here.
19/02/2123m 27s

Why Printers Are The Worst

The real money is in the ink. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
17/02/2120m 34s

We Buy A Superhero 1: 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. | Find the full Planet Money Superhero series here.
13/02/2122m 58s

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 Sam's podcast, It's Been A Minute.
10/02/2119m 30s

Fine and Punishment

When you get out of prison, you have to start paying off fees. Some are related to committing a crime. Others are not. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
05/02/2121m 37s

Robinhood's Very Bad Day

How the stock trading app works. And why it almost broke last week. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
03/02/2120m 28s

Can't Stop GameStop

Video game stores. Hedge Funds. Reddit forums. How this mad lib resulted in the biggest short squeeze in years. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
30/01/2127m 16s

The World's Biggest Battery (Classic)

California has a ton of solar power. But as soon as night falls, it's gone. Today on the show: how to bottle the sun
27/01/2121m 59s

How Desi Invented Television

The television was invented by Philo Farnsworth in 1927. TV was invented by Desi Arnaz in 1951.
23/01/2128m 18s

Modern Monetary Theory (Classic)

We rethink everything we know about government spending, taxes, and the nature of money.
20/01/2124m 2s

The Great Gatsby

All of it. Read by the staff of Planet Money.
16/01/214h 28m

Nervous TikTok

The U.S. was going to ban TikTok... and then it didn't. We break down the beef with TikTok, and see what life would have been like without it. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
14/01/2124m 53s

Planet Monet (Classic)

Investors are pouring money into art, but a lot of it is disappearing into storage. We find out why. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
11/01/2117m 56s

The Bees Go To California (Classic)

Almonds taste great. And the logistics behind pollinating almond trees are un-bee-lievable. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
08/01/2123m 54s

Chaos At The Capitol

With an insurrection at the Capitol, we interrupt Planet Money and turn the feed over to tonight's episode of the NPR Politics podcast. | Subscribe to Planet Money's weekly newsletter here.
07/01/2116m 20s

Bitcoin Losers (Classic)

The Bitcoin market is still crazy, but a lot of people can't even find their Bitcoins. We go looking for lost billions. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
01/01/2122m 29s

The Rest Of The Story, 2020

We check in on The Fed, a vaccine scientist, and the mixed martial arts. Oh, and a bunch of escheaters. So long, 2020! | Support our show here.
30/12/2025m 16s

How To Stop An Asteroid (UPDATE)

Some smart people say we should be doing more to protect the Earth from asteroids. The technical issues are relatively easy. The economics — figuring out who's going to pay — are much harder. | Support our show here.
25/12/2024m 8s

Fork The Government

A global pandemic might not be the best time to try something new with technology. But Taiwan decided to do it anyway. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
24/12/2024m 37s

The Mixtape Drama

Mixtapes were the heart of hip-hop culture in the 90s. Until an arrest in 2007 brought it all down. | Today's episode is from our friends at Louder Than a Riot.
19/12/2029m 51s

The Case Against Facebook

The government just filed one of the largest antitrust cases in history against Facebook. Why now? And what will it mean? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
17/12/2021m 4s

We Buy A Lot Of Christmas Trees

Nick and Robert head to the world's largest Christmas tree auction with $1,000 and a truck. And get schooled in the tree market. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
11/12/2029m 20s

The Stolen Company (Classic)

When an American company named ABRO learns their goods are being counterfeited in China, they start their own trade war. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
10/12/2023m 41s

How The Rat Blew Up

Unions have been putting giant inflatable rats in front of businesses for years. Now businesses are trying to deflate them, in court. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
05/12/2022m 39s

Before The Shot In The Arm

Inventing a vaccine for COVID-19 was hard, but getting billions of doses to billions of people is going to be even harder. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
03/12/2024m 20s

Hot Dog Hail Mary (Classic)

The Falcons are trying something radical: Making their food cheaper. It could break stadium economics.
27/11/2020m 40s

Swamp Gravy (UPDATE)

Colquitt, Georgia, was struggling. And then musical theater came along. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
25/11/2030m 52s

All Your Genes Are Belong To Us

Who owns your genes, anyway? For a while, Big Biotech patented 20% of the human genome. Then a lawyer took them to the Supreme Court. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
21/11/2024m 56s

Trade Show (UPDATE)

It's been a rough four years for free trade. Today on the show, we present 244 years of trade in 22 minutes. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
18/11/2021m 42s

Biden Time

Four things Joe Biden can do as president — even if the Democrats don't control Congress. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
13/11/2019m 25s

Worst. Tariffs. Ever. (Classic)

One of the few things a new president has a lot of control over is tariff policies. But it wasn't always that way. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
11/11/2022m 17s

Hacking The Perfect Auction

A Nobel-Prize winner spent years designing an auction to sell off the airwaves, which are owned by the public. But Wall Street found a tiny flaw. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
06/11/2024m 32s

What's Next for the Economy?

A research group at Harvard came up with a faster way to check the economy's pulse. It may change how we fight recessions. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
04/11/2021m 59s

What Economy Are You Voting For?

Two candidates. Two very different ways of thinking about the economy. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
30/10/2017m 35s

Who Gets To Vote In Florida?

Angel Sanchez was 17 and in prison when he learned felons couldn't vote in Florida. When he got out, he tried to change that. It was working – until money got involved.| Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
28/10/2023m 30s

Frame Canada

For years, Wendell Potter ran a campaign to terrify Americans... about health care in Canada. Now he explains how he did it, and why. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
23/10/2024m 56s

Hey Google, Are You Too Big?

The government just filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google. In this episode, we talk about why, and why it matters. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
22/10/2018m 1s

Opening Schools And Other Hard Decisions

Emily Oster wanted to understand the risks of opening schools. So she started a massive data collection campaign. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
16/10/2017m 34s

Caste Arrives In Silicon Valley

For some Indian employees of big U.S. tech companies, caste discrimination is real. To combat it, first people have to talk about it. That's hard. | Today's episode is from our friends at Rough Translation.
14/10/2017m 56s

Political Ad Nauseam

It's presidential election season, and that means it's political ad season. But who do ads target, anyway? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
09/10/2022m 35s

Rethinking Black Wealth

Homes in Black neighborhoods are valued lower than homes in white neighborhoods. Why? This episode, Dr. Andre Perry flips the narrative of the racial wealth gap. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
07/10/2020m 59s

Call Center Call Out

We visit life on the other side of your customer service call and get a glimpse into the troubling future of work in America. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
02/10/2029m 55s

Trump's Tiny Taxes

A totally refreshing 20 minutes or so of infotainment related to Trump, taxes and toy wooden arrows. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
01/10/2021m 22s

Sell Me Your Climate Bombs

There are tanks all over the U.S. that are like little climate change time bombs, ticking away. Today on the show, getting to them before they go off. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
25/09/2026m 10s

REDMAP (Update)

The result of national elections is shaped in a big and underappreciated way by very local elections. This is the story of the man who shaped many, many local elections to tip the national scales. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
23/09/2026m 49s

Apple v Everybody

When Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney sued Apple over its App Store, it started a war about antitrust and the internet.
18/09/2021m 43s

After The Plague

The Black Death was one of the worst catastrophes to ever hit humanity. But it also helped upend feudal hierarchies, redistribute wealth, and make daily life better for a lot of medieval Europeans.
16/09/2022m 49s

Waste Land

Recycling plastic has never worked very well. So who convinced us this was a good idea? In this episode, we might have the answer. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
11/09/2024m 2s

We Buy A Junk Bond

Team Indicator buys Cardiff a surprise present. A terrible, extremely risky, but wildly interesting investment. Then it gets interesting. The company that issued the junk bond declared bankruptcy. But that wasn't the end of the story. | Subscribe to our daily podcast, The Indicator here.
09/09/2024m 48s

The Murderer, The Boy King, And The Invention Of Modern Finance

John Law killed a man in a duel, brought the first paper money to France, and became one of the richest people in the world. Then it all collapsed.
05/09/2021m 22s

SUMMER SCHOOL: Graduation!

Summer School graduates take the stage to show us how we can all see our everyday world through the beautiful lens of economics. | Take the final exam and get your diploma here.
02/09/2020m 10s

Your Brain On Retail Trading

Stock-picking retail traders have been jumping into the market this year. They may not understand the risks.
01/09/209m 46s

The Old Rules Were Dumb Anyway

When the pandemic hit, the old rules went out the window. What rules will stay broken when things go back to normal?Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
28/08/2022m 0s

SUMMER SCHOOL 8: Risk & Disaster

Inside one insurance policy is a world of incentives and bad behaviors. Take the final exam and get your diploma here.
26/08/2027m 32s

Crisis At The Post Office

The United States Postal Service is in the middle of a political firestorm. What happened, and can it be fixed? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
22/08/2021m 45s

SUMMER SCHOOL 7: Advertising & Race

A Black ad executive figures out how to reach diverse audiences.
19/08/2029m 59s

Big Rigged

Driving a truck used to mean freedom. Now it means a mountain of debt. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
14/08/2024m 43s

SUMMER SCHOOL 6: Taxes & Donald Duck

The surprisingly entertaining history of the income tax. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
12/08/2027m 41s

Mask Communication

Why won't some people wear masks? Is there anything we can do to convince them? We look to behavioral economics for help. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
07/08/2026m 26s

SUMMER SCHOOL 5: Trade & Santa

The economics of free trade and what happens when governments get involved. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
05/08/2026m 24s

College Fails

The pandemic is transforming college from a can't-miss into a can't-attend experience. Can colleges survive? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
31/07/2018m 27s

SUMMER SCHOOL 4: Scarcity & Pistachios

Class 4 brings us an economic conundrum: how do you efficiently share a scarce resource? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
29/07/2028m 31s

Rest of the Story, Pandemic Edition

Rest of the Story, Pandemic Edition We check in on the people we've met and stories we've covered since this whole thing started. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
24/07/2025m 32s

SUMMER SCHOOL 3: Profit & Cocaine

In our third class, we take all that we've learned about decisions and markets and bring it to a former drug kingpin. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
23/07/2027m 58s

BONUS: The Kerner Commission

In 1967, President Johnson created a commission to investigate racial unrest in America. But, the answer they came up with was not the answer he was hoping for. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
20/07/2026m 24s

Getting Out Of Prison Sooner

Shortening prison sentences might be about morals, but it's definitely about money. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
18/07/2027m 51s

SUMMER SCHOOL 2: Markets & Pickles

In our second class, we meet our old friends supply and demand and do graphs using only the power of the human voice. Then, we show you how markets can be created anywhere by telling the story of a food bank that had too many pickles and not enough pancake syrup. It's economics to the rescue. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
16/07/2031m 23s

Hollywood's Black List

In 2005, an anonymous list of the best unmade scripts in Hollywood shook up the movie biz. This episode: how a math-loving, movie nerd solved Hollywood's script problem. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
10/07/2024m 20s

SUMMER SCHOOL 1: Choices & Dating

First lesson: Economics is not about money. It's a lens of great power and beauty. In this episode, we meet our teachers and learn the first four fundamental concepts of economic thinking, and watch them applied to things like dating and hailing a cab. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
08/07/2032m 48s

Planet Money Summer School

Introducing an economics education for your ears! We're calling it Planet Money Summer School. It's all the economics you meant to learn, but didn't get around to. Each Wednesday, we'll serve up a Planet Money story, or selection of excerpts, paired with insights from our economists-in-residence for the summer. Get an understanding of the basic concepts of economics going to the beach. You can pick up your economics knowledge while you bike, stroll the sand or just lay in the grass. Amuse your friends. Win arguments. Throw the words "diminishing marginal utility" into every discussion. Wednesdays in the PM feed this summer. (Fridays will be our usual coverage of the economy). Start listening to the episodes here.
06/07/202m 0s

Reparations For Police Brutality (UPDATE)

For years, some Chicago police officers tortured suspects. Survivors fought for reparations — and got them. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
03/07/2031m 11s

Inflation, Deflation

After decades of relative stability, prices in the US may be about to go through the roof — or the floor. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
01/07/2024m 12s

Seed Spy

Espionage. Deceit. Theft. In this episode we follow the case of a global effort to steal top secret high technology: seeds. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
27/06/2025m 5s

Owner Of A Broken Hertz

Rental car giant Hertz declared bankruptcy last month, which should have made their stock worthless. So how come people keep buying it? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
24/06/2024m 14s

Money And Justice

Money and social change. We talk policing, nonprofits, reparations, and the awkwardness of brands getting woke. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
19/06/2026m 49s

The Problem Of The Root (2018)

Wild ginseng sells for thousands. We go to a farm hidden in the Appalachian mountains to find out why. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
17/06/2022m 35s

Patent Racism

Violence, including racist attacks, stifles innovation and the economy. Dr. Lisa Cook proved how. It took 10 years to be heard. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
12/06/2025m 50s

The Very First Vaccine

We've only made vaccines for so many diseases. Let's look at the history. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
10/06/2021m 35s

Police Unions And Police Violence

We look at the data connecting police unions and police violence. Today's episode comes from our daily podcast, The Indicator. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
05/06/2013m 53s

Where'd The Money Go, And Other Questions

When the economy tanks, does money just vanish? Why are home prices still so high? You asked these and other questions. We try to answer. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
04/06/2022m 31s

Small America Vs. Big Internet

Small towns need fast internet. One town tried to solve the problem itself, but ran into a legal firewall. What gives? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
30/05/2022m 47s

Three Big Ideas

On today's show, ideas to fight the virus, get people money, and revive a multibillion-dollar corner of the economy. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
27/05/2020m 17s

J. Screwed

This month, J.Crew went bankrupt. But not before inventing a whole new way of playing hardball with lenders. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
23/05/2020m 55s

How To Get Trillions To Millions

Unemployment offices and small banks are getting money from the government to the people who need it. But it's like trying to smoosh a fifty foot pile of money through a ten foot hole. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
20/05/2017m 5s

Episode 1,000

It's here! We did it! 1,000 episodes! And, to thank all our listeners for riding shotgun the whole way — we're gonna let you in on our secrets... | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
16/05/2025m 38s

The Restaurant From The Future

With over 5.5 million workers unemployed or furloughed, no other industry has been hit harder than restaurants. Yet one guy is thinking about expanding. Huh? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
13/05/2022m 13s

Journey To The Center Of The Fed

We get on a boat and go to the Federal Reserve to talk about why it may be the most important institution in the world right now. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
08/05/2023m 55s

Georgia's Open Question

Can you safely reopen a business right now — and should you? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
07/05/2026m 13s

About That Hazard Pay

We spend a morning at a grocery store and we ask: How much is essential work worth? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
01/05/2021m 57s

Buybacks And Bailouts

Over the past decade, American companies spent billions buying back their own shares. Now they need a taxpayer rescue. Do they deserve it? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
30/04/2023m 20s

Making It Work

Since lockdown began, some companies are doing unexpectedly well. This episode: Farm animals, a crafty comeback, Clint Eastwood, and a story with a twist. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
24/04/2020m 47s

Negative Oil

On Monday, the price of a barrel of oil in the United States fell to negative $37. That's never happened before. What's going on with the price of oil? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
23/04/2016m 22s

The Mask Mover

States are scrambling to find any way to get more masks, gloves, anything. Including mass emailing people who have nothing to do with it. Enter, a man with a van. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
17/04/2023m 11s

Lives Vs. The Economy

Is it worth it to shut down the economy to save lives? How do you know when to reopen it? Should we let people die to save the economy? Economists say each human life is worth about $10 million dollars. How did they get that number? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
15/04/2025m 24s

The Big Small Business Rescue

There's a brand new government program with $349 billion in aid for small businesses. The problem? It was thrown together in a week. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
11/04/2022m 54s

What If No One Pays Rent?

We follow the distress from a laid-off worker, to her landlord, to the multi-trillion-dollar mortgage market. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
09/04/2021m 59s

The Economics Of Hospital Beds

Bellevue, the oldest public hospital in the nation, has seen everything and survived everything. But even they might not have enough beds. Here's why. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
04/04/2021m 14s

The Race To Make Ventilators

Ventilators are the supply and demand problem of the COVID pandemic. We go inside the scramble to build more, fast. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
31/03/2024m 3s

America Unemployed

A record number of Americans filed for unemployment this week. The system isn't designed for this. What's next? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
28/03/2022m 58s

Where Do We Get $2,000,000,000,000?

The COVID-19 rescue bill is the largest ever. Where will that money come from? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
26/03/2020m 29s

Food And Farmworkers

To find out what's happening with our food, we talk to an economist, a farmer, and, of course, farmworkers. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
25/03/2017m 7s

You Asked About The Virus Economy

Some answers: The deal with toilet paper; stock market circuit breakers; coronabucks; corporate paper & how to help. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
24/03/2028m 44s

How To Save The Economy Now

Neel Kashkari is the President of the Minneapolis Fed. And he's run a bailout of an economy already. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
20/03/2013m 43s

How To Test A Country

Making a test for a pandemic — which rules should you keep, and which to bend? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
19/03/2021m 51s

The Fed Fights The Virus

The central bank is trying to prevent a health crisis from becoming a financial crisis. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
16/03/2018m 17s

Medicine For The Economy

COVID-19 is hammering our economy. We ask three super smart economists what we should do about it. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
14/03/2025m 17s

Coronavirus, Oil, and Kansas

Oil prices are way down. We follow the story from an outbreak in China, to a meeting in Vienna, to a small-time oilman in Kansas. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
11/03/2018m 16s

Where's The Vaccine?

Coronaviruses didn't come out of nowhere. They've actually been around for years. But economics makes it hard to find a vaccine. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
07/03/2020m 36s

Terms Of Service

An online review turns into a fine-print nightmare — until the victims fight back. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
05/03/2017m 25s

Reparations In New Zealand

A wool magnate gets pulled into a fight with the government over reparations. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
28/02/2027m 46s

Vodka Proof

Vodka is the best-selling spirit in the United States, and there are zillions of brands. But is there any difference between them? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
26/02/2020m 29s

Michael Milken

Michael Milken once made $550 million in one year. Then, he went to prison. This week, the President pardoned him. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
21/02/2021m 26s

Indicate This

From our daily podcast The Indicator: How Amazon Prime packages reach you so damn fast? And why Lancaster, PA became the refugee capital of America?
19/02/2020m 9s

The CryptoQueen

A mysterious woman promises a financial revolution. That promise leads to greed, corruption and... a beauty pageant. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
15/02/2033m 41s

Our Valentines 2020

We're sending valentines to books, ideas, and other stuff we love. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
12/02/2023m 31s

Raw Milk Deal

A farmer in California built an empire dealing raw milk. And then the Feds showed up. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
07/02/2019m 11s

Small Change

How fast is the world really changing? The answer affects everything from how we live, to whether robots really will take all our jobs. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
05/02/2021m 45s

The Island No One Owns

In Barbuda, land isn't a thing you buy. It's something you just... have. Put up a fence and it's yours. But all that might change. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
01/02/2029m 13s

The Trouble With Table 101

We re-engineer a restaurant with a consultant so good, she can move a table a few inches, and make thousands of dollars. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
30/01/2023m 21s

Escheat Show

You may be owed money. The government may decide to just use it. So we go looking for it inside a little-known "lost and found" of forgotten fortunes. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
24/01/2021m 17s

The Rise Of Putin

Our friends at Throughline dive into the life of Vladimir Putin and try to understand how he became Russia's new "tsar." | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
23/01/2028m 37s

Das Green Old Deal

We team up with Vox's The Impact, to tell the story of how one man changed the way Germany – and arguably the world – uses energy. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
17/01/2020m 39s

BILLBOARDS

We are dedicating an entire show to billboards: good and old-fashioned, or fancy and high-tech. And we put up our own. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
16/01/2024m 9s

13,000 Economists. 1 Question.

We went to the American Economic Association's annual conference and asked: What's the most useful idea in economics? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
10/01/2021m 1s

The Cost Of Free Doughnuts

Free is cool, but it can backfire. On today's show, what happens when you take something that's free and give it a price. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
08/01/2020m 2s

Advanced Fairness At The Marathon

Four lessons for creating fairness from a big race in New York. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
04/01/2023m 56s

How Four Drinking Buddies Saved Brazil

Inflation in Brazil was out of control for a decade. Four former drinking buddies from grad school fixed it. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
01/01/2022m 6s

The Rest Of The Story, 2019

A lot can happen after we put an episode out into the world. In The Rest Of The Story, we check-in on stories we've reported. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here
27/12/1923m 16s

The Writers Revolt

In April, 7,000 TV writers across the U.S. fired their agents. All on the same day. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
25/12/1922m 32s

Things We Learned in 2019

Tom Whitwell made an amazing list of 52 things he learned this year. We dig into our favorite items. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
21/12/1921m 9s

When Reagan Broke the Unions

When air traffic controllers went on strike in 1981, Reagan gave them 48 hours to return. Labor would never be the same. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
19/12/1922m 35s

You're Giving Your Boss A Loan

Getting paid twice a month is like loaning money to your boss. What if you got paid every day? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
14/12/1922m 5s

The Bell Wars

The two biggest handbell companies in the world have been locked in a feud for decades. Why? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
11/12/1921m 7s

The Carriage Tax

People have been arguing over the constitutionality of wealth taxes since 1794, when Washington put a tax on carriages.| Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
07/12/1918m 40s

Slot Flaw Scofflaws

Where there are casinos, there are people trying to cheat. And now, they're using iPhones. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
04/12/1922m 43s

Pirate Videos

Blackbeard, a filmmaker, and a fight between two powerful forces in American law. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
29/11/1919m 35s

We Cooked A Peacock

In the 1600s, a good spice rub was the ultimate display of wealth. People would risk their lives for a sack of cloves. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
27/11/1920m 34s

What Is Foreign Interference, Anyway?

We've heard a lot about illegal foreign meddling in the United States elections. But what about legal foreign participation? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
22/11/1922m 57s

Three Sides Of A Car Loan

7 million Americans are at least 3 months behind on car payments. It's a record but is it a crisis? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
20/11/1926m 4s

Sperm Banks

Denmark is a big exporter of human sperm. And mad cow disease may have helped. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
16/11/1924m 45s

Snakebite

Snakebites are common but antivenom is expensive to develop. So a doctor goes to extreme lengths to find a solution. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
13/11/1924m 35s

Overrated Or Underrated?

Today on the show, economist Tyler Cowen rates the NBA, Karl Marx, Adam Smith, the humanities, your neighbors, and more. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
08/11/1914m 44s

Free Love, Free Market

A free-love commune of perfectionists in upstate New York embraced the free market, and became a blockbuster brand. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
06/11/1922m 24s

The Pigou Club

A hundred years ago, economist Arthur Cecil Pigou explained how to tax things like pollution. Countries are starting to do it. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
02/11/1921m 35s

A Series Of Unfortunate Recessions

A Halloween journey into the economists' worst nightmare, an endless time loop of recession after recession after... | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
31/10/1916m 51s

Some-of-the-Money Ball

Income pools could change the way baseball players, and maybe the rest of us, think about how we get paid. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
25/10/1921m 1s

Fries Of The Future

Fast food delivery is threatening the french fry. So a band of potato scientists go to work. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
23/10/1921m 7s

The Liberty City

A man in Texas had a dream: To build a whole new kind of city, with no property tax, no debt, and a whole lot of freedom. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
19/10/1923m 30s

Blockchain Gang

Charlie Shrem went from living in his parents' basement, to bitcoin millionaire, to federal prison in just a few years. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
16/10/1922m 23s

We Should Have Mentioned That

Sometimes we forget to mention something. And our listeners always let us know. Today on the show, we make good. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
11/10/1922m 31s

BOTUS

Two years ago, we built a machine that bought and sold stocks automatically based on President Trump's tweets. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
09/10/1921m 59s

Unicorn Cowboy

The risk-addicted investor who made WeWork possible and changed the way startups work. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
04/10/1921m 47s

Capitalism In The Courtroom

Investors can fund lawsuits for profit, which gives more people access to the courts. But some worry it will warp the justice system. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
02/10/1921m 18s

Three Bets

We jog to New Jersey to bet on tennis, we solve a mystery in Las Vegas, and we venture into the world of video game loot. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
28/09/1922m 16s

When India's Cash Disappeared

When India suddenly got rid of most of its cash, in an effort to end corruption and modernize its economy, chaos ensued. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
25/09/1925m 1s

Interest Rates... Why So Negative?

All over the world, interest rates are very, very low. In some places, they're negative: you lend out money, and get less back. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
20/09/1919m 30s

Strike One

Strikes these days are pretty boring. But they weren't always like this. In the past, strikers risked their lives. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
18/09/1917m 32s

The Working Tapes Of Studs Terkel

Hear what ordinary people told Studs Terkel about their jobs in the 70s — and what they have to say now. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
13/09/1928m 58s

How To Make It In The Music Business

The hidden economy of producers buying and selling sonic snippets, texting each other beats, and angling for royalties. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
11/09/1922m 37s

The Marshall Plan

Sometimes the way to help yourself is to help your enemy. After WWII, the U.S. launched what might be the most successful intervention in history, rebuilding Germany and also the rest of Western Europe. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
07/09/1921m 13s

Where Dollar Bills Come From

Every dollar bill in the world comes from the same paper mill in Massachusetts. Today on the show, we get a front-row seat to the dollar-making process. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
04/09/1916m 17s

Moving To Opportunity?

In the 90s, the government ran an experiment: What happens if we move people out of high-poverty neighborhoods and into low-poverty ones? Housing policy as hope? The results surprised them. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
30/08/1920m 49s

The Modal American

Kenny takes Jacob on a nerdy quest to find the "typical American." Naturally, it ends up harder⁠—and nerdier⁠—than we planned, and the answer is more subtle than we expected. | Subscribe to our newsletter here.
29/08/1928m 25s

You Asked For A Food Show

The top producer of Top Chef helps us spice up this food edition of listener questions. How do you master the salad bar? Why do Americans refrigerate eggs? The story of Choco Pies and more. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
23/08/1925m 49s

Two Yield Curve Indicators

An inverted yield curve has predicted recessions for the past six decades. The curve is inverted right now. What does that tell us? | Subscribe to our newsletter here.
21/08/1918m 54s

Find The Helium

Helium is so special, and so rare, that the U.S. government once tried to buy it all up. And hide it. But the government's helium stockpile is running low. And we need it for MRI machines and NASA rockets.
16/08/1925m 12s

How Solar Got Cheap

For a long time, only rich people could afford to put solar panels on the roof. Not anymore. Here's what changed.
14/08/1917m 31s

Deep Learning With The Elephants

Elephants are in danger. Counting them is crucial to saving them. But they're hard to see in the rainforest. So scientists are enlisting the help of AI technology.
09/08/1925m 24s

The IT Guy Vs. The Con Artist

A notorious con artist offered Felipe an IT job. He took the job —and tried to con the con man. | Plus, listen to a full double feature all about cons here.
07/08/1921m 53s

Twins

Scientists have studied twins for years, hoping to figure out how big a role genes play in human behavior. Our very own pair of twin reporters are on the case.
03/08/1922m 36s

That Time We Shorted America, Part Two

Everyone said betting against the entire stock market was a terrible idea. We did it anyway. Today, we find out the results, and revisit the first short ever done in the 17th century.
31/07/1919m 58s

That Time We Shorted America, Part One

Today on the show, we ignore the advice of some very smart people and bet against something people love.
26/07/1921m 35s

Could A Wealth Tax Work?

Elizabeth Warren wants to tax the wealth of the mega-rich to help fix inequality. Europe tried this, and failed. Can it work in the U.S.?
24/07/1922m 36s

Hong Kong

In 1960, a 12-year-old boy left mainland China, hidden in the bottom of a fishing boat. He later became one of Hong Kong's richest people. His story is the story of Hong Kong.
19/07/1922m 1s

The Indicator In The House

Two highlights from our daily podcast, The Indicator, about houses. A plan to lower rents pits state against city, and a private firefighter breaks down his business for us. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
18/07/1920m 51s

So, Should We Recycle?

Cities might be picking up your recyclables, but there is a very good chance they aren't being recycled. And that might be a good thing...if you really care about the planet. Part two of a two-part series. ⎸Subscribe to our newsletter here.
13/07/1923m 6s

A Mob Boss, A Garbage Boat and Why We Recycle

In 1987, an Alabama man had an idea. So he made a deal with the mob. And ended up with 3,186 tons of trash no landfill would take. This is the accidental birth of recycling in the U.S. ⎸Subscribe to our newsletter here.
10/07/1925m 3s

Stuck In China's Panopticon

China is building a high-tech surveillance state to capture minorities' every move and word. We go inside it and find that some Americans are involved. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter npr.org/planetmoneynewsletter
05/07/1926m 36s

Eagles vs. Chickens

A farmer in Georgia became more in tune with nature. Then eagles started killing his chickens. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter: npr.org/planetmoneynewsletter
03/07/1920m 35s

Good Teachers, Bad Deal

Teachers made a deal with the Department of Education. They kept their end of the bargain. Why didn't the government?
28/06/1926m 18s

The Cost of Getting Your Money Back

Accidentally sending $1,500 to a stranger on Venmo reveals just how hard it is to get your money back in the new economy.
27/06/1919m 45s

Tales From The Parking Lot

Three stories: A tire-booting vigilante, a surge price conspiracy, and the civil rights fight over parking tickets.
21/06/1923m 44s

What Should We Be Worried About?

The economic recovery turns 10 this month. Don't get too comfortable. There's plenty to be worried about.
19/06/1918m 47s

Are Cities Overrated?

Big cities used to be the land of opportunity for most people. But with changes in work, some economists are wondering: Are cities overrated?
14/06/1917m 52s

The Planet Money Workout

Gyms don't want you to workout. Or at least, not often. It's better for business that way. Economics explains why.
12/06/1917m 12s

The Day Of Two Noons

People didn't always know what time it was. But in the nineteenth century, a high school principal, a scientist, and a railroad bureaucrat synchronized the nation.
07/06/1920m 46s

The Salmon Taboo

In Japan, salmon used to be garbage fish. Today, it's a delicacy. How one Norwegian with a lot of extra fish changed the tastes of a nation.
05/06/1916m 41s

Quit Threat!

Sometimes an economy can get so strong the power dynamic between bosses and workers flips: Full employment. Are we there yet?
31/05/1922m 1s

The Whistleblower Whisperer

Jordan Thomas is a lawyer who represents some of Wall Street's biggest whistleblowers. The life that led him here is extraordinary.
29/05/1923m 15s

How To Meddle In An Election

In which someone runs a science experiment on an actual election, on actual voters, to test the persuasive power of ethically sketchy methods.
24/05/1923m 17s

Trump and Deutsche, A Long Affair

After Donald Trump's companies declared four bankruptcies, several major banks stopped loaning him money. But Deutsche Bank didn't.
23/05/1926m 41s

Counting The Homeless

From renting hotels to a jobs report-like census in the night, we look at ways communities are helping the homeless.
18/05/1922m 0s

A Mathematician, The Last Supper, And The Birth Of Accounting

The story of an innovation that changed the way the world works, and of the man who made this innovation possible: Luca Pacioli.
15/05/1917m 39s

How Uncle Jamie Broke Jeopardy

James Holzhauer took data, probability and a lot of practice with a fake buzzer, and turned it into a fortune on a game show.
10/05/1927m 51s

You Asked The Listener Question Hotline

We answer a bunch of the questions you asked — and even one you *didn't* ask.
08/05/1920m 53s

Economics, Sexism, Data

A young economist holds a mirror up to her field. And starts a national conversation about women in economics.
03/05/1924m 20s

Why The Price of Coke Didn't Change For 70 years

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.
01/05/1920m 34s

Dollar Stores Vs Lettuce

Every six hours a new dollar store opens in the U.S. Are they killing grocery stores?
27/04/1920m 35s

I Am Not A Robot

The remarkable story of the online "CAPTCHA" tests we've all taken to prove that we're not robots.
24/04/1924m 45s

Two Spring Indicators

The Indicator from Planet Money explores trade wars, peanuts, hurricanes, and happiness.
19/04/1921m 8s

How Much Does This Cow Weigh?

We wanted to understand an eerie phenomenon that drives everything from the stock market to the price of orange juice. So we asked you to guess the weight of a cow.
17/04/1919m 15s

The Chicago Boys, Part II

How a ruthless dictator, and a bunch of economists known as the Chicago Boys, took Chile from socialism to capitalism.
12/04/1927m 27s

The Chicago Boys, Part I

In the late 1950s and early '60s a handful of Chilean students went to study economics at the University of Chicago. What they learned changed their country.
11/04/1924m 27s

Joke Theft

Copyrighting comedy is expensive. So comedians have devised an informal system of sanctions to protect their jokes from theft. Sometimes it works.
06/04/1926m 24s

Tax Hero

Joe Bankman, professor at Stanford, figured out a way to make filing your taxes easy and painless. Then the tax lobby found out about it.
04/04/1923m 50s

A New Way To Pay For College

Some colleges are offering students a new way to pay. It's not a scholarship. It's not a loan. It's more like the students are selling stock in themselves.
29/03/1919m 45s

The Phoebus Cartel

The story behind two sneaky forces that drive us to buy more products, more often: Planned obsolescence and psychological obsolescence.
28/03/1931m 4s

Bad Cops Are Expensive

There's an industry of people working to eliminate bad police behavior. They're not activists or protestors. They're insurers.
22/03/1920m 23s

Why A Dead Shark Costs $12 Million

Today's show is about the fickle market for art. What makes a dead shark cost $12 million, and a photo of steel wool that looks like a tornado cost only $1,265?
20/03/1919m 31s

The Stolen Company

When an American company named ABRO learns their goods are being counterfeited in China, they start their own trade war.
15/03/1922m 5s

Cat Scam

The internet was supposed to get rid of middlemen--but instead they are taking over the global economy.
13/03/1923m 0s

Mexico Fights The Fuel Pirates

Thieves are stealing billions of dollars worth of gasoline in Mexico. The President is taking drastic action to cut them off, and it comes at a serious cost. Content warning: Audio of deadly pipeline explosion.
08/03/1917m 59s

The Starbury

The story of an NBA All-Star and an experiment: To make a desirable basketball shoe cheap enough for anyone.
07/03/1925m 18s

Happy Fed Independence Day

The story of the day the Federal Reserve got its independence and the fight—an actual physical fight—to keep it.
02/03/1919m 55s

New Orleans Vs. Airbnb

Airbnb has changed New Orleans. And now landlords and preservationists are fighting over the future of the city.
28/02/1922m 25s

Antitrust 3: Big Tech

What does the rise of dominant tech companies say about competition and the state of antitrust law? Third in a series.
22/02/1923m 56s

Antitrust 2: The Paradox

How Robert Bork won the fight over the very meaning of competition in America, and paved the way for some of the biggest companies we've ever seen.
20/02/1919m 53s

Antitrust 1: Standard Oil

At the turn of the 20th century, Ida Tarbell investigated John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil. What she discovered changed the economy of the United States.
15/02/1923m 53s

A Fake Bank For Money Laundering Run By The Government

To catch drug traffickers, the U.S. government tried something it had never tried before. It set up and ran a fake offshore bank for money laundering. Fake name. Fake employees. Real drug money.
14/02/1919m 37s

Our Valentines 2019

We give a shout out to the stuff we've been obsessing over in the office — those stories that were so good, we wished we had thought of them ourselves.
08/02/1917m 56s

The Lost Plane

In December, a commercial flight had to make an emergency landing in Iran. They discovered that landing there would be easy. Getting out – much, much harder.
07/02/1916m 37s

Who Won The Bet Over Bitcoin?

Five years ago, two sides met on our show to make a bet about the future of bitcoin. Today, we announce the winner.
01/02/1919m 16s

Who Started The Wildfire?

After a wildfire, teams of investigators start combing the wreckage for clues. Finding the cause means, maybe, finding someone to pay. But where's the line between a natural disaster and a human one?
30/01/1921m 14s

The Division Problem

Today on the show, we take on one of life's most vexing problems: Sharing.
25/01/1921m 12s

Brilliant Vs. Boring

John Bogle died last week. His creation — the index fund — changed investing. Today, how his invention set off a million dollar bet between some of the biggest brains on Wall Street, including Warren Buffett.
23/01/1922m 38s

The Pay-What-You-Want Experiment

In 2010, Panera launched several pay-what-you-want cafes. On today's show: How this charitable experiment worked out.
18/01/1919m 19s

The First Shutdown

In 1879, Congress and the President were locked in a battle over the rights of African-Americans. It led to the first government shutdown.
17/01/1915m 26s

You Asked For It, Yet Again

On today's show we answer questions about silver dollars, Venmo, and Brexit. Why? Because you asked!
12/01/1925m 1s

All In

We go inside a professional poker tournament, where some of the smartest betting takes place behind the scenes.
09/01/1920m 54s

The Price of a Hack

Hackers are an expensive headache for companies. But there might be a simple economic fix.
04/01/1916m 19s

Do It For Your Country

People are the engine that fuels an economy. But what happens when you start running out of people?
02/01/1918m 42s

The Rest Of The Story, Winter 2018

We check in on some stories we did this year to see what's changed. Find a full list of the episodes we referenced at our website, NPR.org/money.
28/12/1823m 40s

The Curse Of The Black Lotus

How the card game "Magic: The Gathering" deflated a speculative bubble. You can support our show at donate.npr.org/planetmoney.
26/12/1820m 10s

BONUS INDICATOR: The Calculator That Time Forgot

Most products in this world are vulnerable to creative destruction: as new products are developed, they make old ones obsolete. But there are some exceptions — products that persist, resisting change while economic evolution continues without them. For instance: the graphing calculator. (This episode is from our other podcast, The Indicator from Planet Money. Subscribe to it wherever you get your podcasts.)
24/12/188m 8s

A Very Planet Money Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens wanted to pick a fight with economists. So he invented Ebenezer Scrooge. But did he get it all right? Also: If you want to support our show, head over to donate.npr.org/planetmoney. We appreciate it.
21/12/1826m 55s

Synthetic Reefer Madness

How a professor invented a formula for synthesizing cannabinoids and unintentionally helped launch a drug revolution.
20/12/1828m 36s

BONUS INDICATOR: The Measure Of A Tragedy

Ricardo Hausmann, a Harvard-based Venezuelan economist, has constructed his own indicator, one that captures the horrifying scale of the economic catastrophe in Venezuela. (This episode is from our other podcast, The Indicator. Subscribe to it wherever you get your podcasts.)
17/12/1810m 36s

The Prisoners of the Trade War

A truce in the U.S.-China trade war seemed close. The leaders of China and the United States were meeting to discuss a fix. And then arrests started. It got even more confusing, so today, we call up our man on the ground in Shanghai to make sense of it all. The key to understanding the latest turn in the trade war centers around a giant company most Americans haven't heard of called Huawei. Its rise traces the rise of China's economy and Chinese-style capitalism.
15/12/1817m 46s

What's A Penny Worth?

We try to figure out what makes cents.
13/12/1822m 45s

Is Amazon Good For New York?

It feels like all of New York City is arguing about Amazon's new office in Queens. But what do the people in Long Island City think?
07/12/1821m 37s

Why Car Safety Is A Trade Barrier

The U.S. and Europe just can't agree on car safety standards. That puts car companies in a weird position, makes cars cost more and just seems kind of random and wasteful.
06/12/1821m 0s

The Secret Target

Their plan was dangerous, risky, and extremely unpopular. But America copied them anyway. Today on the show: how a tiny country on the other side of the world changed how America runs its economy.
01/12/1823m 12s

Kid Rock Vs. The Scalpers

We talk to Kid Rock about how he tried to cut scalpers out of the business — and still sell cheap tickets to his shows.
28/11/1822m 20s

VIDEO: The Price Of Coke Stayed The Same For 70 Years — Why?

For 70 years, a Coca-Cola cost a nickel. The price didn't change. How is that even possible? You can also watch the video here: https://youtu.be/Bcz0BJGEVUY
26/11/184m 14s

Mugshots For Sale

We go deep inside the market for online mugshots. Is it extortion? Or is it a First Amendment right?
23/11/1820m 47s

The Laws of The Office

You get what you measure. Work expands to fill the time allotted. Who comes up with this stuff? And is it true?
21/11/1824m 12s

VIDEO: Put A Chip On It

A quick history of slow credit cards. This video also available here: https://youtu.be/2IksSNiEo2g
19/11/184m 27s

Kansas City Vs. Kansas City

A bunch of you asked why so many cities threw billions in tax breaks at Amazon. It reminded us of an episode we did in 2016.
17/11/1822m 8s

Patent Deception

How World Patent Marketing stole nearly $26 million. And how the acting attorney general was involved.
15/11/1828m 34s

VIDEO: A Grave Promise

If you die in America, chances are the cemetery is going to promise to maintain your grave forever. Americans take this for granted, but it's a wacky, wild promise that we maybe should not be making. You can also watch this video here: https://youtu.be/xYDYDThuJe4
12/11/183m 12s

Why Did The Cow Cross The Border?

To take advantage of the surprising benefits provided by an interlocked economic system on the other side.
10/11/1821m 12s

Hot Dog Hail Mary

The Falcons are trying something radical: Making their food cheaper. It could break stadium economics.
07/11/1819m 31s

VIDEO: Inventing Price Tags

For most of human history, you had to haggle over prices before you could buy something. Then came the idea of the price tag.
05/11/185m 48s

The Seattle Experiment

Seattle's radical solution to big money in politics: Flood elections with even more money.
02/11/1822m 58s

The Halloween Tapes

Something spooky has been happening here at Planet Money.
31/10/1824m 32s

Video: The Miracle Apple

We're kicking off a quick season of our bonus video series, Planet Money Shorts. Watch how apples became brands, and started being more than delicious.
30/10/186m 45s

Blacklisted In China

China is trying a bold experiment to help people trust each other more: The social credit score. Will it work? Does it go too far?
26/10/1820m 34s

The First Lottery & How To Beat The Odds

The first lottery was a royal affair with poems, golden flatware and invited criminals. Also, how someone won the lottery over and over.
23/10/1823m 43s

Trump vs. Red Tape

President Trump promised to slash regulations. How has he done?
19/10/1820m 57s

What Causes What?

We try to tell the difference between correlation and causation.
17/10/1819m 24s

The Student Loan Whistleblower

Seth Frotman worked overseeing student loans for the government. He saw things that made him quit, and tell all.
12/10/1820m 32s

The History of Light (Nobel Edition)

Bill Nordhaus just won the economics Nobel. In this show: He shows how history of light is the history of economic growth — of things getting faster, cheaper, and more efficient.
08/10/1821m 51s

Moneyland

We follow writer Oliver Bullough as he explores how stolen money moves around the world, and what that might mean for democracies.
05/10/1821m 35s

Anatomy Of A Scam

Ever seen one of those signs asking if you want to work from home? We find out what happens when you call.
03/10/1823m 28s

Special Report: Asylum Crackdown

We tell the story of a massive crackdown on asylum fraud, and the fallout.
29/09/1834m 56s

Modern Monetary Theory

We rethink everything we know about government spending, taxes, the nature of money... All of it.
27/09/1822m 32s

Tweak This

We propose small fixes for baseball, weddings, salary negotiations and buying your morning coffee. Warning: They may be too rational.
21/09/1818m 0s

The Tale Of The Onion King

How one man took the onion market hostage.
19/09/1816m 23s

The Central (Bankers') Question

We crash a party of central bankers to get an answer to one of the biggest economic questions of our time.
15/09/1822m 9s

For Our 10th Anniversary, Episode #1

In honor of our 10th anniversary, we revisit our very first episode.
12/09/1829m 0s

The 13th Hole

What a hole-in-one gone awry says about the state of charity.
08/09/1820m 49s

When Subaru Came Out

Subaru's sales had been slumping for years. Then they went straight to their biggest fans: Lesbians.
05/09/1820m 18s

Big Government Cheese

That time we accidentally created a cheese surplus so large it had to be stored in a ginormous cave.
31/08/1823m 8s

New Jersey Bails Out

California just did away with cash bail. But credit where credit is due. New Jersey already tried something similar.
29/08/1820m 37s

Food Scare Squad

When food makes people sick all around the country, an army of germ detectives jumps into action.
24/08/1822m 30s

New Jersey Wine

Today on the show: Could New Jersey become the next Napa?
22/08/1820m 30s

The World's Longest Yard Sale

Six states. Three days. One ugly cookie jar. Today on the show: Yard sale!
17/08/1825m 34s

Trash!

The line between trash and recycling is moving a lot these days. It's a tough time to be a recycler.
15/08/1815m 56s

You Asked For Even More

You have a lot of questions... about tariffs, unemployment rates, and RV dealerships, to name a few. We have answers.
10/08/1819m 59s

Open Office

This episode is for everyone who ever had to ask their coworkers to quiet down. Today on the show: We meet the man who stole your office door.
08/08/1819m 6s

Venezuela's Fugitive Money Traders

The Venezuelan government doesn't want you to know the real value of its currency. But Ruben and Mila figured it out. Now they're on the lam.
03/08/1819m 2s

The Postal Illuminati

Is there a secretive postal organization fixing international shipping rates, and giving American businesses a bad deal?
01/08/1822m 15s

Yes In My Backyard

There's a simple way to solve the housing crisis in U.S. cities. Only problem is, almost everybody hates it.
27/07/1819m 41s

The Poop Cartel

What happens when a group of economists applies the number one rule of economics... to number two?
25/07/1824m 19s

The New Socialists

Socialism was political poison in the U.S. for decades. Now it's gaining ground. Who are these new socialists? And what do they want?
20/07/1815m 44s

The One-Page Plan To Fix Global Warming Revisited

Tax carbon emissions. That's basically the whole plan. What's the hold up?
18/07/1824m 6s

Peak Sand

Sand. It's in buildings, windows, your cell phone. But there isn't enough in the world for everyone. And that's created a dangerous black market.
13/07/1818m 54s

LeBron James Is Still Underpaid

The best player in basketball is getting hosed. The NBA team owners, the players, the fans and even LeBron James himself want to keep it that way.
11/07/1821m 39s

Two Summer Indicators

Two stories from our Indicator team. There's a province in China that makes many of the world's flags. It's a unique window on global trade right now. And we find out why so few teenagers are working summer jobs these days.
06/07/1821m 57s

Peanuts And Cracker Jack

It takes strategy and skill to sell snacks at a baseball game. Meet the hot dog vending legend of Fenway Park.
03/07/1824m 21s

The Rest Of The Story Summer 2018

A pesticide wreaks havoc. A listener needs a bitcoin detective. And the search for the rarest economic good continues.
30/06/1821m 7s

The Fake Review Hunter

Fake product reviews are wrecking the internet. But help is on the way: From a bodybuilding fake review hunter.
27/06/1819m 32s

VIDEO: The Chicken Tax

Which came first, the frozen chicken or the tax on foreign trucks? Just kidding, it was the frozen chicken — then came the American tax that helped shape the domestic market for trucks.
25/06/183m 31s

When CEO Pay Exploded

Politicians have argued for decades that CEOs are overpaid. But there's this precise moment in the 1990s when CEO pay suddenly shot up. We find out what happened.
22/06/1821m 7s

It Takes Two To Make A Trade War Fight

President Trump says China is stealing U.S. technology. So we looked into one case. And things got a little complicated.
20/06/1822m 51s

The World's Biggest Battery

California has a ton of solar power. But as soon as night falls, it's gone. Today on the show: How to bottle the sun.
15/06/1821m 8s

Inventing Accidents

The medical world has been trying to cure color blindness for centuries. Then a glass scientist figured it out. By accident.
13/06/1821m 20s

Ungerrymandering Florida

When Florida outlawed partisan gerrymandering, politicians tried to sneak it back in...in disguise.
09/06/1820m 56s

The T-Rex In My Backyard

Meet Sue, the dinosaur who sparked a gold rush for fossils buried in the badlands of North Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana.
06/06/1819m 28s

REDMAP

Meet the man who figured out how to reshape national politics by making tiny investments in the smallest of places.
02/06/1821m 59s

Nice Game

In game theory, sometimes the best way to win, is to lose.
31/05/1816m 58s

Swamp Gravy

Today on the show: A small town stakes its future on writing, directing, and starring in a musical.
25/05/1829m 32s

The Taxi King

Gene Freidman built a taxi empire. We visited him before he was in legal trouble.
23/05/1820m 29s

Showdown at the WTO

The World Trade Organization: Can't live with it, hard to crush your trade opponents without it.
18/05/1819m 22s

Class Action

Class actions run from big civil rights cases to arguments about pepper. Are they noble, or silly?
16/05/1822m 31s

The Land Of Duty Free

We meet the man who invented duty free shopping and find out if these tax free stores are really saving us any money.
11/05/1821m 31s

Fixing Chicken

Today on the show: A chicken index, some Wall Street investors, and an unlikely whistle-blower.
09/05/1819m 31s

The Indicator Goes To California

California is way more than Hollywood. Today on the show, we look at what else is going on in this powerhouse state economy.
04/05/1826m 46s

The Fondue Conspiracy

Today on the show: How a cheese cartel abandoned the rules of economics and convinced the world to eat fondue.
02/05/1816m 41s

A Series of Mysterious Packages

Unordered trinkets have been arriving at homes around the country. We try to find out why.
27/04/1817m 52s

The Bottom Of The Well

Today on the show: the economics of drought, and why the rational thing to do in California right now is use more water.
25/04/1822m 33s

The Belt, The Road And The Money

Today on the show, we connect the dots between New York, Uganda, Prague, and China's thirst for resources. (Music Credit: Thanks to musician Giovanni Kiyingi for the use of his song "Kaleeba" from the album Amakondeere.)
21/04/1822m 29s

The Rational Madness Of The Used Car Salesman

Why are used car commercials so annoying? Meet the original sinner.
19/04/1817m 30s

Tariffied

We're in a full-fledged trade war with China. We dig into the list of tariffs on American products. It gets weird...and delicious.
13/04/1821m 32s

The Less Deadly Catch

Today on the show: how an economic fix helped made the deadliest job in America safer, and why people are angry about it.
11/04/1818m 32s

NDA Tell-All

Today on the show, we talk to one of the most famous NDA breakers of all time, and ask: Is there a legal way out of your NDA?
07/04/1821m 46s

Larry vs. The IRS

What exactly would happen if you didn't pay your taxes? Today on the show, we follow one man who did just that.
04/04/1820m 35s

Worst. Tariffs. Ever.

Tariffs are stupid. This is one of the few things economists can agree on. Today, we bring you the story of the worst tariffs ever.
30/03/1821m 6s

Mulvaney Vs The CFPB

What happens when you put someone who wants to close an agency, in charge of that agency? Today on the show, we find out.
28/03/1821m 41s

An Insider Trader Tells All

A man who got caught insider trading explains everything — what he did, how he did it, and why.
23/03/1819m 42s

The Golden Rules

Planet Money joins the gold rush 170 years late. And the rules are still about the same. How did that happen?
21/03/1819m 29s

The Lollipop War

What do sugar farmers have against candy? A lot, according to candy manufacturers.
16/03/1821m 14s

XXX-XX-XXXX

How did the social security number become the most important identifier in the United States? And is that even a good idea?
14/03/1820m 43s

Rigging The Economy

Two guys from different ends of the political spectrum agree that the economy is rigged. And they think they know who's responsible.
09/03/1819m 50s

The Experiment Experiment

There's something wrong with the way we're doing science. Today on the show, we find out how to fix it.
07/03/1822m 39s

You Asked For More

We ponder the price of chicken, safe haven currencies, and the cash value of coupons. Why? Because you asked.
02/03/1823m 14s

Three Indicators

What do human blood, the conservative tax plan, and beer hops tell us about the world? Find out in today's episode.
28/02/1819m 14s

The Vodka Proof

Vodka is the best selling spirit in the United States, and there are zillions of brands. But is there any difference between them?
23/02/1820m 36s

The Blue Pallet

How do you reinvent something as simple as the wooden shipping pallet?
21/02/1816m 52s

Who Started The Wildfire

After a wildfire, teams of investigators start combing the wreckage for clues. Finding the cause means, maybe, finding someone to pay. But where's the line between a natural disaster and a human one?
16/02/1819m 49s

Our Valentines

If you can't beat 'em, send 'em a valentine.
14/02/1820m 32s
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