Planet Money

NPR’s Planet Money airs twice a week
Day of the Debt
Planet Money Business News 11-26-2021 00:10
We make a loan to the U.S. government, and it does not go the way we thought it would. Plus: the story of that one time the U.S. defaulted. Subscribe ...
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It's listener question time. We've got answers about "free" shipping, full employment, when a raise isn't a raise, Taylor Swift, crypto seizures and o...
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A trunk full of truffles (Update)
Planet Money Business News 11-19-2021 23:58
Truffles are one of the most expensive and sought after ingredients in the world. Today, we look back at our NYC adventure with a truffle smuggler and...
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Of boats and boxes
Planet Money Business News 11-17-2021 16:19
We take a trip to ports on the east and west coasts to ask what's on everyone's mind: why are they so clogged? And how can we fix it? | Subscribe to o...
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Auction fever (Classic)
Planet Money Business News 11-12-2021 18:44
Today, we go on a Planet Money roadtrip to learn the secrets of the auction world. We find some amazing bargains, some shady strategies and a giant bi...
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Planes, trains and bad bridges
Planet Money Business News 11-10-2021 20:49
The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill has passed Congress, but what exactly is in it? Today, the important, surprising, delightful line items. | Subsc...
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Moonshot in the arm
Planet Money Business News 11-05-2021 19:39
COVID-19 prompted the quickest vaccine development in history. An inside look at how the government and pharmaceutical companies joined forces to make...
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The Wheat Whisperer
Planet Money Business News 11-03-2021 19:40
Southeast Asia is one of the biggest growth markets for American wheat. Where did this taste for wheat come from and who is responsible?
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Night of the living inflation
Planet Money Business News 10-29-2021 18:42
We look at a hidden form of inflation affecting our economy — we're calling it "skimpflation." The Indicator tells a spooky tale about the inflation d...
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Nice work week, if you can get it
Planet Money Business News 10-27-2021 20:32
The 40 hour work week has been the standard for 80 years. What will it take to lower that? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
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