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#884: The Rest Of The Story, Winter 2018

2018-12-28 15:04:22

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.



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#884: The Rest Of The Story, Winter 2018

2018-12-28 15:04:00

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.



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#609: The Curse Of The Black Lotus

2018-12-26 13:03:20

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



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#609: The Curse Of The Black Lotus

2018-12-26 13:03:00

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



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BONUS INDICATOR: The Calculator That Time Forgot

2018-12-24 13:01:19

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.)



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#883: A Very Planet Money Christmas Carol

2018-12-21 16:53:00

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.



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#883: A Very Planet Money Christmas Carol

2018-12-21 16:53:00

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.



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#882: Synthetic Reefer Madness

2018-12-19 20:09:00

How a professor invented a formula for synthesizing cannabinoids and unintentionally helped launch a drug revolution.



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#882: Synthetic Reefer Madness

2018-12-19 20:09:00

How a professor invented a formula for synthesizing cannabinoids and unintentionally helped launch a drug revolution.



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BONUS INDICATOR: The Measure Of A Tragedy

2018-12-17 16:28:00

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.)