Podcasts Similar to Planet Money

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Rough Translation

Rough Translation

By: NPR

Rating:

4.5 (581 ratings)

How are the things we're talking about being talked about somewhere else in the world? From a Ukrainian battlefield to a Somali prison cell, an Indian yoga studio and a Syrian refugee's first date, host Gregory Warner tells stories that follow familiar conversations into unfamiliar territory. At a time when the world seems small but it's as hard as ever to escape our echo chambers, Rough Translation takes you places.

Code Switch

Code Switch

By: NPR

Rating:

4.5 (1061 ratings)

Ever find yourself in a conversation about race and identity where you just get...stuck? Code Switch can help. We're all journalists of color, and this isn't just the work we do. It's the lives we lead. Sometimes, we'll make you laugh. Other times, you'll get uncomfortable. But we'll always be unflinchingly honest and empathetic. Come mix it up with us.

Radiolab

Radiolab

By: WNYC Studios

Rating:

5.0 (8490 ratings)

A two-time Peabody Award-winner, Radiolab is an investigation told through sounds and stories, and centered around one big idea. In the Radiolab world, information sounds like music and science and culture collide. Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, the show is designed for listeners who demand skepticism, but appreciate wonder. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Freakonomics Radio, Death, Sex & Money, On the Media and many more.

Fresh Air

Fresh Air

By: NPR

Rating:

4.5 (2911 ratings)

Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.

How I Built This with Guy Raz

How I Built This with Guy Raz

By: NPR

Rating:

4.5 (2014 ratings)

How I Built This is a podcast about innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built. Each episode is a narrative journey marked by triumphs, failures, serendipity and insight — told by the founders of some of the world's best known companies and brands. If you've ever built something from nothing, something you really care about — or even just dream about it — check out How I Built This hosted by Guy Raz @guyraz. Follow the show @HowIBuiltThis.

NPR Politics Podcast

NPR Politics Podcast

By: NPR

Rating:

4.5 (5142 ratings)

The NPR Politics Podcast is where NPR's political reporters talk to you like they talk to each other. With weekly roundups and quick takes on news of the day, you don't have to keep up with politics to know what's happening. You just have to keep up with us.

Freakonomics Radio

Freakonomics Radio

By: Stephen Dubner & WNYC Studios

Rating:

4.5 (4618 ratings)

Have fun discovering the hidden side of everything with host Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the best-selling "Freakonomics” books. Each week, hear surprising conversations that explore the riddles of everyday life and the weird wrinkles of human nature—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports. Dubner talks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, social scientists and entrepreneurs — and his “Freakonomics” co-author Steve Levitt. After just a few episodes, this podcast will have you too thinking like a Freak. Produced by WNYC Studios, home of other great podcasts such as “Radiolab," "Death, Sex & Money," and "On the Media."

It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders

It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders

By: NPR

Rating:

5.0 (1093 ratings)

It's been a minute' is another way of saying 'let's catch up.' Host Sam Sanders does just that every Friday with two guests in a conversation about the news, culture, and everything. Not just what happened each week, but how it felt. Plus, Tuesday deep dives — conversations with one guest, or on one topic. The world is complicated and people are, too — and sometimes you just need to talk it out.

Note to Self

Note to Self

By: WNYC Studios

Rating:

4.5 (1460 ratings)

Is your phone watching you? Can wexting make you smarter? Are your kids real? These and other essential quandaries facing anyone trying to preserve their humanity in the digital age. Join host Manoush Zomorodi for your weekly reminder to question everything. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts, including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Freakonomics Radio and many others.

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

By: NPR

Rating:

4.5 (7703 ratings)

NPR's weekly current events quiz. Have a laugh and test your news knowledge while figuring out what's real and what we've made up.