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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#987: The Race To Make Ventilators


At maximum output, Seattle-area-based Ventec can produce about 1,000 ventilators a month. That's not going to be nearly enough. So, they called in help.


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#986: America Unemployed


There are 3,283,000 new claims for unemployment – but the unemployment system wasn't designed for that kind of record number. Now 3 million people are asking, "What's next?"


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#985: Where Do We Get $2,000,000,000,000?


The government's economic rescue package will cost so much it's worth writing out the full number: $2,000,000,000,000. Where will that money come from? And what will happen next?


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#984: Food And Farmworkers


In this episode, to understand how the coronavirus might impact our food, we talk to an economist, a farmer, and, of course, the people who really make farms go — the farmworkers.


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#983: You Asked About The Virus Economy


We're here with you! And wow do you have questions. From stock market shutdowns to Coronavirus checks, to "What's the deal with toilet paper?" This episode, we try to answer a few.


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#982: How To Save The Economy Now


The Federal Reserve usually has one main job: Setting interest rates. But in emergencies, another Fed job becomes more important: Trying to prevent a financial crisis.


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#981: How To Test A Country


To try to understand the coronavirus tests we've all been hearing so much about — we take you inside the pandemic testing system.


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#980: The Fed Fights The Virus


The Federal Reserve usually has one main job: setting interest rates. But in emergencies, another Fed job becomes more important: trying to prevent a financial crisis.


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#979: Medicine For The Economy


COVID-19 is hammering our economy. We called up three super smart economists and asked what we should do about it.


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#978: Coronavirus, Oil, and Kansas


How the coronavirus outbreak in China led to a fight over oil in Vienna, and changed lives in America.


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