NPR: Planet Money

NPR: Planet Money

Hire power

Noncompete agreements have become an integral part of job contracts. A show about what they are...

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How Do You Feel? (Classic)

We tend to think of economists as cold, unfeeling, attempting to be as rational as possible. But...

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LIBOR pains

For decades, banks used one rate to help set all other rates: LIBOR. After it came out that it'd...

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We set up an offshore company in a tax haven (Classic)

The Pandora Papers released this week reveal how many world leaders allegedly hold wealth through...

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The Rent Help Is Too Damn Slow

Congress created a massive pile of money to help people pay rent during the pandemic. Why have so...

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When The U.S. Paid Off The Entire National Debt (Classic)

There was one time the U.S. federal government stopped borrowing and paid off every penny of...

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When Luddites Attack (Classic)

A couple centuries ago, a group of English clothworkers set out to destroy the machines that had...

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Original Sign

A request for dozens of stop signs flummoxes a town and angers a resident. A show about...

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Two Indicators: Women And Work

Women start a lot of businesses, but when it comes time for them to grow, many hit a wall, or the...

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Two Indicators: Women And Work

Women start a lot of businesses, but when it comes time for them to grow, many hit a wall, or the...

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Afghanistan's Money Problem

Afghanistan's economy changed — almost overnight — after the Taliban retook control...

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Flood Money (Classic)

Bill Pennington's house floods a lot: Three times over the course of three years. And every time...

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Do You Want To Live In A Bounty Economy?

The Texas abortion law includes an unusual provision: a financial incentive to report others. On...

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A Quest To Support Women-Led Businesses

A reporter frustrated by the gender and race gap in company CEOs sets out to buy products only...

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This Is Your Brain On Drug Ads

Apologies to listeners who received two episodes in their feed today. The U.S. is one of two...

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Two Indicators: Water Pressure

It's another extremely dry, hot summer for the American West. Our daily podcast, The Indicator...

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SUMMER SCHOOL 6: Crypto & Commencement

In the last class of Planet Money Summer School Season 2, we cover one more important market...

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The Lost Archives of Sadie Alexander

The work of our first Black economist was lost to history. Professor Nina Banks set out on a...

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SUMMER SCHOOL 5: Bubbles, Bikes, & Biases

Investing during a bubble can leave you bust. But how to tell the difference between a bubble...

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Two Indicators: Will Remote Work Kill The Office?

It's Stacey vs Greg in a face off on the future of the office. Each takes a side, armed with...

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