Planet Money

NPR

business, news
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.
Wondering where to start with Planet Money? Fans of the podcast have clipped their favorite moments: check out a list of the best episodes below. Want more podcast clips? Get the Shuffle app.

Best Episodes

Opening Schools And Other Hard Decisions

Oct 16, 2020

"0.15% infection rate is... actually great for a school! This is very good news ๐Ÿฅฐ"

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Emily Oster wanted to understand the risks of opening schools. So she started a massive data collection campaign. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Robinhood's Very Bad Day

Feb 3, 2021

"Why Robinhood stopped yโ€™all from trading GME"

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How the stock trading app works. And why it almost broke last week. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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We Buy a Lot of Christmas Trees

Dec 11, 2020

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Nick and Robert head to the world's largest Christmas tree auction with $1,000 and a truck. And get schooled in the tree market. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Caste Arrives In Silicon Valley

Oct 14, 2020

" I thought I was so done with this BS - Casteism in the Valley?"

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For some Indian employees of big U.S. tech companies, caste discrimination is real. To combat it, first people have to talk about it. That's hard. | Today's episode is from our friends at Rough Translation.

How Desi Invented Television

Jan 23, 2021

"We can thank Desi for all the reruns ๐Ÿ˜“"

The television was invented by Philo Farnsworth in 1927. TV was invented by Desi Arnaz in 1951.
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