Planet Money

Planet Money

By: NPR

Rating:

4.5 (4412 ratings)

Description:

The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. 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. That's what we're going for at Planet Money. People seem to like it.

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