Planet Money

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The economy explained. 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. Got money on your mind? Try Planet Money+ — a new way to support the show you love, get a sponsor-free feed of the podcast, *and* get access to bonus content. A subscription also gets you access to The Indicator and Planet Money Summer School, both without ads. Learn more at

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Recession referees
Whenever the economic data start to look rough, we're forced to confront a familiar question: Are we in a recession, or about to be? But there are actually only eight opinions in the country that officially matter. Today on the show, we meet the committee that calls recessions. | Subscribe to Planet Money+ in Apple Podcasts or at
Introducing Subscriber-Only Bonus Audio
Help support Planet Money and the reporting we do by subscribing to Planet Money+. Starting next week, subscribers will not only get access to sponsor-free episodes of Planet Money, The Indicator, and Planet Money Summer School, they'll also get bonus content: like extended interviews with experts and economists and behind the scenes of the podcast. If you're not a subscriber, nothing will change about the regular episodes you enjoy each week — those episodes will always remain free. Subscribe to Planet Money+ via our episode page on Apple Podcasts or at Email the show at Here's where subscribers can find more information about unlocking sponsor-free access to The Indicator and Planet Money Summer School:
The tale of the Onion King (Update)
How one man's quest to dominate the onion market changed commodities trading, and potentially how much you pay at the grocery store, forever. | Subscribe to Planet Money+ in Apple Podcasts or at
The debate over what's causing inflation
The last few months have made us acutely aware of inflation. We all agree that it's making our lives harder, but economists disagree about what's causing it. | Fill out our listener survey:
Let them eat lunch
For many Americans, desk lunches are the norm. You might even be having one right now. But what if it didn't have to be this way? | Fill out our listener survey here
The Gecko Effect
Years ago advertising was dominated by cars and beer. Today on the show, how a simple slogan and a talking gecko helped the insurance industry become one of the most dominant forces in advertising. Now, we're all living with the consequences. | Fill out our listener survey here
On the case: Recession, formula, and greenbacks
It was just another day at the office. Then the phone started ringing and the caseload kept growing...on today's show, your favorite Planet Money gumshoes investigate your listener questions. | Fill out our listener survey here.
Homer Simpson vs. the economy
When the beloved Simpsons family made its TV debut in 1989, it squarely represented middle-class America. Today ... not so much. That house, those two cars, those three kids all on one salary doesn't seem so believable anymore. Today we examine the changing reality of what middle-class means in America through the Simpsons. It's a wild, musical journey into the heart of the US economy. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
The bank war (Classic)
In the 1800s, populist president Andrew Jackson went head-to-head with the most powerful banker in America over who should control the country's money. This clash ended in disastrous results.
PM Live: The Most Collectible Comic Book Ever?
What transforms a regular object into a collectible? At our live show earlier this month, we went on a journey through collectibles history. And we had a goal: to turn our Micro-Face comic book into the most collectible item of all time. | Bid on our collectible Micro-Face comic book here!
The NRA's Secret Tapes
Soon after the mass shooting at Columbine High School in 1999, leaders of the National Rifle Association held a conference call to craft their response. Secret tapes from this call obtained by NPR's Investigations team reveal how the NRA developed what would become their standard response after decades of school shootings. | Listen to the original Up First episode:
Investing in mediocrity
Is the key to success in financial markets a matter of luck or skill? One former bond manager shares his strategy: Win big by avoiding winning. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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4.6 out of 5
27710 reviews
nerf111 2022/06/25
I love the podcast can you have mrbeast on it
amazingdude7 2022/06/16
Awesome podcast
This podcast is awesome because it helps kids understand economics in a simple way. Super easy to understand
paulmrbish 2022/06/17
Increasingly irrelevant
The show has gone from highly informative and interesting to increasingly and bizarrely irrelevant. The DJIA has the worst day in years and the nation...
CJ Seattle 2022/06/16
Strongly Recommend
Planet Money and The Indicator are the funniest, most entertaining and delightful NPR podcasts. Really fascinating stuff. Kept me awake and engaged wh...
the creator is a genius 2022/06/13
Awesome podcast
Thanks to planet money I’m finally starting to understand economics in America.
corgi819 2022/06/14
A good listen for economic news
The mak69 2022/06/09
The episode about US currency was awesome. I’ve been listening since the start and love the show. It’s always fun and informative.
boo golf battle 2022/06/07
Planet money us a great podcast
Great podcasts it informs me in all the resent enenomics
KBiran 2022/06/01
I’ve been listening to planet money since 2018 and it never gets old! MUST WATCH, BEST PODCAST EVER!!!! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
junparidiz 2022/05/31
I would love some economic story episode[s]
i think if you make a story time episodes, I think it would be great! Oh, also I love your micro-face!


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