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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#892: The Lost Plane

2019-02-06 20:16:00

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.


#891: Who Won The Bet Over Bitcoin?

2019-02-01 17:46:00

Five years ago, two sides met on our show to make a bet about the future of bitcoin. Today, we announce the winner.


#825: Who Started The Wildfire?

2019-01-30 18:16:00

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?


#890: The Division Problem

2019-01-25 18:13:00

Today on the show, we take on one of life's most vexing problems: Sharing.


#688: Brilliant Vs. Boring

2019-01-23 18:50:00

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.


#888: The First Shutdown

2019-01-16 19:39:00

In 1879, Congress and the President were locked in a battle over the rights of African-Americans. It led to the first government shutdown.


#887: You Asked For It, Yet Again

2019-01-11 21:50:00

On today's show we answer questions about silver dollars, Venmo, and Brexit. Why? Because you asked!


#690: All In

2019-01-09 18:25:00

We go inside a professional poker tournament, where some of the smartest betting takes place behind the scenes.


#886: The Price of a Hack

2019-01-04 18:23:00

Hackers are an expensive headache for companies. But there might be a simple economic fix.


#885: Do It For Your Country

2019-01-02 18:57:00

People are the engine that fuels an economy. But what happens when you start running out of people?