Planet Money


The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. 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. That's what we're going for at <em>Planet Money</em>. People seem to like it.

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#880: Is Amazon Good For New York?

2018-12-07 18:41:00

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?


#533: Why Car Safety Is A Trade Barrier

2018-12-05 20:26:00

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.


#879: The Secret Target

2018-11-30 22:21:00

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.


#468: Kid Rock Vs. The Scalpers

2018-11-28 16:52:00

We talk to Kid Rock about how he tried to cut scalpers out of the business — and still sell cheap tickets to his shows.


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

2018-11-26 14:13:00

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:


#878: Mugshots For Sale

2018-11-23 09:31:19

We go deep inside the market for online mugshots. Is it extortion? Or is it a First Amendment right?


#877: The Laws of The Office

2018-11-21 13:00:00

You get what you measure. Work expands to fill the time allotted. Who comes up with this stuff? And is it true?


VIDEO: Put A Chip On It

2018-11-19 13:32:00

A quick history of slow credit cards. This video also available here:


#699: Kansas City Vs. Kansas City

2018-11-16 21:07:00

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.


#876: Patent Deception

2018-11-14 20:35:00

How World Patent Marketing stole nearly $26 million. And how the acting attorney general was involved.