Planet Money

Planet Money

By: NPR

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4.5 (4412 ratings)

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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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#798: Bad Credit Bureau

10/07/2017

19:04

For most of our lives, Equifax has been slurping up our financial data. Now the company's been hacked and our data is loose. Today, we trace this mess back to two brothers and one fateful decision.

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It feels like all of New York City is arguing about Amazon's new office in Queens. But what do the people in Long Island City think?

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12/01/2018

23:12

Their plan was dangerous, risky, and extremely unpopular. But America copied them anyway. Today on the show: how a tiny country on the other side of the world changed how America runs its economy.

We talk to Kid Rock about how he tried to cut scalpers out of the business — and still sell cheap tickets to his shows.

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#878: Mugshots For Sale

11/23/2018

20:47

We go deep inside the market for online mugshots. Is it extortion? Or is it a First Amendment right?

#877: The Laws of The Office

11/21/2018

24:12

You get what you measure. Work expands to fill the time allotted. Who comes up with this stuff? And is it true?

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A quick history of slow credit cards. This video also available here: https://youtu.be/2IksSNiEo2g

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#876: Patent Deception

11/15/2018

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How World Patent Marketing stole nearly $26 million. And how the acting attorney general was involved.