Planet Money

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.

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Mask Communication


Behavioral economists have helped us smoke less and save more. Can they help us understand why some people won't wear masks, and find ways to get them to want to?


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SUMMER SCHOOL 5: Trade & Santa


The economics of free trade and what happens when governments get involved.


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   26m
 
 

College Fails


With a month to go before the fall semester starts, universities are closing due to coronavirus, and also making hard cuts and tradeoffs around remote learning.


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SUMMER SCHOOL 4: Pistachios & Scarcity


Learn about scarce resources and the tragedy of the commons from drought-stricken California.


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   28m
 
 

Rest of the Story, Pandemic Edition


Rest of the Story, Pandemic Edition We check in on the people we've met and stories we've covered since this whole thing started. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.


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SUMMER SCHOOL 3: Profit & Cocaine


In our third class, we take all that we've learned about decisions and markets and bring it to a former drug kingpin. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.


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BONUS: The Kerner Commission


In 1967, President Johnson created a commission to investigate racial unrest in America. But, the answer they came up with was not the answer he was hoping for. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.


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Getting Out Of Prison Sooner


Shortening prison sentences might be about morals, but it's definitely about money. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.


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episode 1015: SUMMER SCHOOL 2: Markets & Pickles


In our second class, we meet our old friends supply and demand and do graphs using only the power of the human voice. Then, we show you how markets can be created anywhere by telling the story of a food bank that had too many pickles and not enough pancake syrup. It's economics to the rescue. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.


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episode 1014: Hollywood's Black List


In 2005, an anonymous list of the best unmade scripts in Hollywood shook up the movie biz. This episode: how a math-loving, movie nerd solved Hollywood's script problem. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.


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