Planet Money

NPR’s Planet Money airs twice a week
How Do You Feel? (Classic)
Planet Money Business News 10-13-2021 19:47
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......
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LIBOR pains
Planet Money Business News 10-08-2021 21:27
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 rac...
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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 w...
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The Rent Help Is Too Damn Slow
Planet Money Business News 10-01-2021 20:37
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. | Subsc...
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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 we...
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When Luddites Attack (Classic)
Planet Money Business News 09-24-2021 19:12
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 new...
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Original Sign
Planet Money Business News 09-22-2021 21:45
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...
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Two Indicators: Women And Work
Planet Money Business News 09-17-2021 20:35
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 ...
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Afghanistan's Money Problem
Planet Money Business News 09-15-2021 19:57
Afghanistan's economy changed — almost overnight — after the Taliban retook control of the country | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
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Flood Money (Classic)
Planet Money Business News 09-10-2021 18:23
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 rep...
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