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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#627: The Miracle Apple

How we got from mealy, nasty apples to apples that taste delicious. The story starts with a breeder who discovered a miracle apple. But discovering that apple wasn't enough.


 2016-10-13  14m

#728: The Wells Fargo Hustle

We take you inside the headquarters of Wells Fargo bank. It's a place where a bunch of young, stressed-out workers were rewarded for doing some very bad things.


 2016-10-08  18m

#521: The Town That Loves Death

On today's episode, we'll take you to a place where dying has become acceptable dinner conversation. A place that also happens to have the lowest healthcare spending of any region in the country.


 2016-10-05  23m

#727: You Asked For It, Again

New show! You asked us questions about the economy and oddities in your world. We answer.


 2016-10-01  23m

#726: Terms of the Debate

We made an audio glossary for the confusing economic jargon that came up during the first presidential debate.


 2016-09-28  20m

#725: Trade Show

On today's show: The fight over free trade. Come for the man who dreamed of world peace through trade. Stay for Robert Smith in the mean streets of Seattle.


 2016-09-24  37m

#555: Why Is The Milk In The Back Of The Store?

We test two competing theories, from a food writer and an economist. Are customers being forced to walk through the store or is it just practical to keep the milk at the back?


 2016-09-22  16m

#573: Why Textbook Prices Keep Climbing

Prices of new textbooks have been going up like crazy — faster than food, cars, even healthcare. On today's show: Why textbooks have gotten so expensive.


 2016-09-16  15m

#724: Cat Scam

The internet was supposed to get rid of middlemen--but instead they are taking over the global economy.


 2016-09-14  21m

#566: The Zoo Economy

If you're a zoo or aquarium and you want a new animal, you don't use money to get it. You have to find another way. In this episode, we investigate: How many mackerel is a flock of puffins worth?


 2016-09-09  17m