NPR: Planet Money

NPR: Planet Money

Three Reasons for the Housing Shortage

America's housing shortage has been decades in the making. A lot of people blame Baby Boomers...

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SUMMER SCHOOL #1: The Stock Market & Penelope The Cow

The first class of Planet Money Summer School starts off with a field trip. With the help of a...

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Banque Worms

Last year, one of the biggest banks accidentally paid off a client's loan to its lenders —...

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Banque Worms

Last year, one of the biggest banks accidentally paid off a client's loan to its lenders —...

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Video Gaming The System

Two groups of people who would never meet in real life collide in a world of wizards and dragons....

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The Great Inflation (Classic)

For much of the 1970s inflation was bad. Prices rose at over 10 percent a year. Nothing could...

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100 Years Since Sadie Alexander

In 1921, Sadie Alexander became the first Black person in America to receive a PhD in economics....

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100 Years Since Sadie Alexander

In 1921, Sadie Alexander became the first Black person in America to receive a PhD in economics....

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Of Memestocks and Milk Bags

We answer your questions about memestocks, milk in bags, the size of cereal boxes, and products...

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Two Indicators: Clogged Ports And Corporate Vets

We bring you two stories from The Indicator on two industries that are undergoing rapid change:...

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The Rest Of The Story, Summer 2021

We follow up on takeout cocktails, college athletes at the Supreme Court, bankrupt Hertz, and the...

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What's A Bubble? (Classic)

Can you tell if the economy is in a bubble? How? And why do bubbles happen? Robert Shiller and...

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Bobby Bonilla Day

How the worst deal in baseball explains one of the most important concepts in economics. |...

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Corporate Fugitive: Carlos Ghosn

Japan once served sushi in the shape of Carlos Ghosn's face. Then Japanese authorities arrested...

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Predictions!

Two forecasters predict the future of the U.S. economy — and promise to come back on the...

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How Uncle Jamie Broke Jeopardy (Update)

James Holzhauer took a math degree, a gambling career, and a buzzer, and turned it into a fortune...

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Used Car Talk

How supply and demand stalled out the used car industry. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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How Stuff Gets Cheaper (Classic)

In the world of consumer electronics, it pays to be cheap. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter...

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Amateur Hour at the Supreme Court

College athletes are considered amateur players. And amateurs don't make any money. But can they...

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Black Wall Street

100 years ago, Black Wall Street was destroyed. But how was it built? And what does it take to...

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