NPR: Planet Money

NPR: Planet Money

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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One Hack to Fool Them All

How a single hack pried open the networks of giant corporations and the U.S. government itself. |...

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Runaway Recommendation Engine

Recommendation systems have changed how we choose what we want. But are they choosing what we...

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Big Government Cheese (CLASSIC)

That time the U.S. government accidentally created a cheese surplus so large it had to be stored...

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Get The Vaccine, Lose The Skinny Jeans

Two stories from our Indicator team about the sometimes-unlikely people who shape what we buy and...

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Blood Money

The United States is one of the few countries that lets companies pay people for their blood...

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Hot Cheetos

A janitor walks out of a chip factory with a bag of dustless Cheetos and changes the global snack...

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Hot Cheetos

A janitor walks out of a chip factory with a bag of dustless Cheetos and changes the global snack...

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Hot Cheetos

A janitor walks out of a chip factory with a bag of dustless Cheetos and changes the global snack...

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Hot Cheetos

A janitor walks out of a chip factory with a bag of dustless Cheetos and changes the global snack...

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Emission Impossible

Carbon offsets have become a popular tool to combat climate change. But how effective are they? |...

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DIY Reparations

Some Vermonters were tired of waiting around for reparations. So they decided to take matters...

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A Superhero Goes To Hollywood

In the last and greatest chapter to our superhero saga, Micro-Face tries to make the jump from...

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A Superhero Goes To Hollywood

In the last and greatest chapter to our superhero saga, Micro-Face tries to make the jump from...

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The $100 Million Deli

Why is a single New Jersey deli worth so much? And what does it tell us about how the stock...

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A Superhero Sells Out

Two months ago, Planet Money got its own superhero. Today, we sell him out. | Subscribe to our...

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The Writers Revolt (UPDATE)

We have a winner in an epic Hollywood story. A couple years back, 7,000 TV writers across the...

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