Planet Money


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… Read more
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Best Episodes

Robinhood's Very Bad Day

Feb 3, 2021

"Why Robinhood stopped y’all from trading GME"



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

Opening Schools And Other Hard Decisions

Oct 16, 2020

"0.15% infection rate is... actually great for a school! This is very good news πŸ₯°"


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

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We Buy a Lot of Christmas Trees

Dec 11, 2020



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… Read more

Caste Arrives In Silicon Valley

Oct 14, 2020

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


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… Read more

How Desi Invented Television

Jan 23, 2021

"We can thank Desi for all the reruns πŸ˜“"

The television was invented by Philo Farnsworth in 1927. TV was invented by Desi Arnaz in… Read more
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