Planet Money

Planet Money

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.

Episode 761: The Bank War

March 24, 2017

20:55 Listen
#760: Tax Hero

March 22, 2017

22:54 Listen
#759: What's It Worth To You?

March 17, 2017

18:51 Listen
#522: The Invention Of 'The Economy'

March 15, 2017

17:19 Listen
#758: Can Trump Take The Money?

March 10, 2017

21:00 Listen
#596: Hacking The iPhone For Fun, Profit, And Maybe Espionage

March 8, 2017

19:13 Listen
#757: Strong Feelings About Dodd-Frank

March 3, 2017

25:11 Listen
#513: Dear Economist, I Need A Date

March 1, 2017

23:13 Listen
#756: The Bees Go To California

Feb. 24, 2017

22:54 Listen
#654: When The Boats Arrive

Feb. 22, 2017

15:45 Listen
#755: The Phone At The End Of The World

Feb. 17, 2017

19:23 Listen
#754: I'm So Happy For You!

Feb. 13, 2017

20:55 Listen
#753: Blockchain Gang

Feb. 10, 2017

22:17 Listen
#436: If Economists Controlled The Borders

Feb. 8, 2017

19:35 Listen
#752: Eagles vs. Chickens

Feb. 3, 2017

17:28 Listen
#751: The Thing About That Border Tax

Feb. 1, 2017

19:54 Listen
#750: Retraining Day

Jan. 27, 2017

19:44 Listen
#632: The Chicken Tax

Jan. 25, 2017

16:56 Listen
#749: Professor Blackjack

Jan. 20, 2017

19:05 Listen
#748: Undoing Obama

Jan. 18, 2017

23:28 Listen
#747: The Man Who Sued Iran

Jan. 13, 2017

25:37 Listen
#577: The Kansas Experiment

Jan. 11, 2017

21:18 Listen
#746: Wall Street Goes To Vegas

Jan. 6, 2017

20:45 Listen
#443: Don't Believe The Hype

Jan. 4, 2017

17:40 Listen
#745: The Rest Of The Story, 2016 Edition

Dec. 30, 2016

18:48 Listen
#744: The Last Bank Bailout

Dec. 27, 2016

16:54 Listen
587: Jubilee! (?)

Dec. 23, 2016

20:00 Listen
#743: 50 Ways to Leave Your Union

Dec. 21, 2016

17:01 Listen
#742: Making Bank

Dec. 16, 2016

13:01 Listen
#592: Bell Wars

Dec. 14, 2016

19:28 Listen
#741: Amy and Steve vs. Facebook

Dec. 9, 2016

18:09 Listen
#740: Burnout

Dec. 7, 2016

19:26 Listen
#739: Finding The Fake-News King

Dec. 2, 2016

18:45 Listen
#534: The History Of Light

Nov. 30, 2016

20:29 Listen
#738: Russian Cowboys

Nov. 25, 2016

18:16 Listen
#737: 17 Deals In 17 Minutes

Nov. 23, 2016

17:00 Listen
#736: Messy Nobel

Nov. 18, 2016

25:17 Listen
#574: The Buffalo Talk-Off

Nov. 16, 2016

18:29 Listen
#735: President Trump

Nov. 11, 2016

24:36 Listen
#734: The Trump Indicators

Nov. 9, 2016

13:15 Listen
#733: A Trunk Full of Truffles

Nov. 4, 2016

21:42 Listen
#413: Our Fake Candidate Meets The People

Nov. 2, 2016

22:53 Listen
#732: Bad Form, Wells Fargo

Oct. 28, 2016

17:10 Listen
#387: The No-Brainer Economic Platform

Oct. 26, 2016

24:27 Listen
#731: How Venezuela Imploded

Oct. 21, 2016

19:00 Listen
#730: Self Checkout

Oct. 19, 2016

20:27 Listen
#729: When Subaru Came Out

Oct. 14, 2016

19:50 Listen
#627: The Miracle Apple

Oct. 12, 2016

14:07 Listen
#728: The Wells Fargo Hustle

Oct. 7, 2016

18:32 Listen
#521: The Town That Loves Death

Oct. 5, 2016

23:43 Listen
#727: You Asked For It, Again

Sept. 30, 2016

23:44 Listen
#726: Terms of the Debate

Sept. 27, 2016

20:25 Listen
#725: Trade Show

Sept. 23, 2016

37:13 Listen
#555: Why Is The Milk In The Back Of The Store?

Sept. 21, 2016

16:09 Listen
#573: Why Textbook Prices Keep Climbing

Sept. 16, 2016

15:12 Listen
#724: Cat Scam

Sept. 14, 2016

21:05 Listen
#566: The Zoo Economy

Sept. 9, 2016

17:22 Listen
#723: The Risk Farmers

Sept. 7, 2016

20:35 Listen
#532: The Wild West of the Internet

Sept. 2, 2016

18:12 Listen
#722: The New Telenovela

Aug. 31, 2016

20:32 Listen
#721: Unbuilding A City

Aug. 26, 2016

19:22 Listen
Oil #5: Imagine A World Without Oil

Aug. 24, 2016

26:29 Listen
Oil #4: How Oil Got Into Everything

Aug. 19, 2016

25:10 Listen
Oil #3: How Fracking Changed the World

Aug. 17, 2016

27:05 Listen
Oil #2: The Price Of Oil

Aug. 12, 2016

22:25 Listen
Oil #1: We Buy Oil

Aug. 10, 2016

18:20 Listen
#524: Mr Jones' Act

Aug. 5, 2016

17:03 Listen
#715: The Sewing Robot

Aug. 3, 2016

17:07 Listen
#548: Project Eavesdrop

July 29, 2016

16:13 Listen
#714: Can a Game Show Lose?

July 27, 2016

21:11 Listen
#576: When Women Stopped Coding

July 22, 2016

17:13 Listen
#713: Paying for the Crime

July 20, 2016

25:59 Listen
#712: I Want My Money Back

July 15, 2016

19:43 Listen
#711: Hooked on Heroin

July 13, 2016

17:38 Listen
#710: The Brexit Break-Up

July 8, 2016

19:16 Listen
#575: The Fondue Conspiracy

July 6, 2016

15:49 Listen
#709: The Quiet Old Lady Who Whispers "Fair Use"

July 1, 2016

18:17 Listen
#708: Bitcoin Divided

June 29, 2016

18:35 Listen
#707: Brexit

June 24, 2016

14:43 Listen
#538: Is A Stradivarius Just A Violin?

June 22, 2016

21:25 Listen
#706: Water's Worth

June 17, 2016

12:17 Listen
#583: Cow Noir

June 15, 2016

19:41 Listen
#705: The Muscle Patents

June 10, 2016

19:42 Listen
#563: The Future Of Work Looks Like A UPS Truck

June 8, 2016

13:18 Listen
#704: Open Office

June 3, 2016

18:41 Listen
#463: How To Get A Country To Trust Its Banks

June 1, 2016

18:05 Listen
#703: How To Hide A Million Dollars In Plain Sight

May 27, 2016

18:27 Listen
#217: The Art Of Living At The Poverty Line

May 25, 2016

22:28 Listen
#702: Nigeria, You Win!

May 20, 2016

16:19 Listen
#366: How To Make It In The Food Truck Business

May 18, 2016

12:52 Listen
#701: A Bank Without Interest

May 13, 2016

17:39 Listen
#430: Black Market Pharmacies And The Spam Empire Behind Them

May 11, 2016

17:52 Listen
#700: Peanuts and Cracker Jack

May 6, 2016

21:31 Listen
#699: Why Did The Job Cross The Road?

May 4, 2016

20:11 Listen
#698: The Long Way Home

April 29, 2016

16:13 Listen
#417: Lance Armstrong and The Business of Doping

April 27, 2016

18:25 Listen
#697: Help Wanted

April 22, 2016

19:31 Listen
#468: Kid Rock Vs. The Scalpers

April 20, 2016

18:16 Listen
#696: Class Action

April 15, 2016

20:41 Listen
#695: Put A Chip On It

April 13, 2016

18:08 Listen
#694: The Gun That Wouldn't Shoot

April 8, 2016

19:33 Listen
#562: A Mall Divided

April 6, 2016

13:23 Listen
#693: Unpayable

April 1, 2016

19:22 Listen
#403: What Can We Do With Our Shell Companies?

March 30, 2016

21:18 Listen
#692: The Secret Life Of Line 24

March 25, 2016

21:10 Listen
#691: The Great Unbundling

March 23, 2016

29:10 Listen
#690: All In

March 18, 2016

17:37 Listen
#390: We Set Up An Offshore Company In A Tax Haven

March 16, 2016

28:40 Listen
#689: A Hedge Fund, A Country, And A Big Sailboat

March 11, 2016

16:02 Listen
#418: The Government's Fake Bank For Drug Money

March 9, 2016

16:38 Listen
#688: Brilliant vs. Boring

March 4, 2016

21:08 Listen
#687: Buy This Passport

March 2, 2016

20:16 Listen
#686: If Elected President

Feb. 26, 2016

20:31 Listen
#424: How Much Is A Firefighter Worth?

Feb. 24, 2016

18:13 Listen
#685: Larry vs. The IRS

Feb. 19, 2016

20:18 Listen
#684: The Return Of The Colonel

Feb. 17, 2016

15:02 Listen
#683: Our Valentines

Feb. 12, 2016

24:07 Listen
#466: DIY Finance

Feb. 10, 2016

14:34 Listen
#682: When CEO Pay Exploded

Feb. 5, 2016

20:50 Listen
#681: The Oil Kingdom

Feb. 3, 2016

15:44 Listen
#680: Anatomy Of A Scam

Jan. 29, 2016

22:23 Listen
#679: You Asked For It

Jan. 27, 2016

18:15 Listen
#678: Auction Fever

Jan. 22, 2016

14:57 Listen
#283: Why Do We Tip?

Jan. 20, 2016

17:36 Listen
#677: The Experiment Experiment

Jan. 15, 2016

20:46 Listen
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Jan. 13, 2016

21:27 Listen
#675: The Cost Of Crossing

Jan. 8, 2016

19:03 Listen
#15: Delicious Cake Futures

Jan. 6, 2016

15:18 Listen
#674: We Cooked A Peacock

Jan. 1, 2016

20:11 Listen
#673 The Rest of the Story, 2015 Edition

Dec. 30, 2015

19:42 Listen
#672: Bagging The Birkin

Dec. 25, 2015

17:10 Listen
#671: An Insider Trader Tells All

Dec. 23, 2015

18:58 Listen
#670: The Santa Suit

Dec. 18, 2015

16:38 Listen
#590: The Planet Money Workout

Dec. 16, 2015

15:14 Listen
#669: A or B

Dec. 11, 2015

15:47 Listen
#668: Frank Sinatra's Mug

Dec. 9, 2015

17:46 Listen
#667: Auditing ISIS

Dec. 4, 2015

21:39 Listen
#216: How Four Drinking Buddies Saved Brazil

Dec. 2, 2015

21:19 Listen
#666: The Hoverboard Life

Nov. 27, 2015

17:16 Listen
#665: The Pickle Problem

Nov. 25, 2015

17:35 Listen
#664: The Great Inflation

Nov. 20, 2015

24:45 Listen
#416: Why The Price Of Coke Didn't Change For 70 Years

Nov. 18, 2015

19:07 Listen
#663: Money Trees

Nov. 13, 2015

17:52 Listen
#505: A Locked Door, A Secret Meeting And The Birth Of The Fed

Nov. 11, 2015

15:32 Listen
#662: OMG TPP

Nov. 6, 2015

22:09 Listen
#661: The Less Deadly Catch

Nov. 4, 2015

18:11 Listen
#660: The T-Rex In My Backyard

Oct. 31, 2015

19:23 Listen
#518: Your Organs, Please

Oct. 28, 2015

19:48 Listen
#659: How To Make $3 Trillion Disappear

Oct. 23, 2015

15:25 Listen
#550: When Salaries Aren't Secret

Oct. 21, 2015

18:28 Listen
#658: Strike One

Oct. 16, 2015

15:59 Listen
#657: The Tale Of The Onion King

Oct. 14, 2015

15:51 Listen
#656: Bubblelicious

Oct. 9, 2015

14:01 Listen
#564: The Signature

Oct. 7, 2015

16:34 Listen
#655: Pay Patients, Save Money

Oct. 2, 2015

19:01 Listen
#654: When The Boats Arrive

Sept. 30, 2015

15:12 Listen
#653: The Anti-Store

Sept. 25, 2015

15:09 Listen
#386: The Power of Free

Sept. 23, 2015

19:09 Listen
#652: The Hydrox Resurrection

Sept. 18, 2015

18:11 Listen
#651: The Salmon Taboo

Sept. 16, 2015

15:35 Listen
#650: The Scariest Thing In Hollywood

Sept. 11, 2015

22:33 Listen
#649: China, China, China

Sept. 9, 2015

17:09 Listen
#648: The Benefits of Bankruptcy

Sept. 5, 2015

20:29 Listen
#200: The Moonshine Stimulus

Sept. 2, 2015

17:17 Listen
#647: Hard Work Is Irrelevant

Aug. 28, 2015

19:06 Listen
#502: The Afterlife Of A T-Shirt

Aug. 26, 2015

20:08 Listen
#646: Why Can't We Bet On Elections?

Aug. 21, 2015

19:01 Listen
#500: The Humble Innovation At The Heart Of The Global Economy

Aug. 19, 2015

19:56 Listen
#645: How To Stop An Asteroid

Aug. 14, 2015

12:46 Listen
#497: The Sisters Who Made Our T-Shirt

Aug. 12, 2015

21:29 Listen
#644: How Much Does This Cow Weigh?

Aug. 7, 2015

18:06 Listen
#496: Where The Planet Money T-Shirt Began

Aug. 5, 2015

20:24 Listen
#643: The Taxi King

July 31, 2015

17:46 Listen
#642: The Big Red Button

July 29, 2015

16:05 Listen
#641: Why We Work So Much

July 24, 2015

13:11 Listen
#640: The Bottom Of The Well

July 22, 2015

21:30 Listen
#639: Where To Hide €50,000, And Other Stories From Greece

July 18, 2015

19:06 Listen
#638: Tweak The World

July 15, 2015

15:51 Listen
#288: Manufacturing The Song Of The Summer

July 10, 2015

23:50 Listen
#637: The Last Euro In Greece

July 8, 2015

13:38 Listen
#363: Why People Do Bad Things

July 3, 2015

23:31 Listen
#636: Yes Or No

July 1, 2015

15:37 Listen
#635: Trade Deal Confidential

June 26, 2015

23:01 Listen
#478: The Raisin Outlaw

June 24, 2015

18:29 Listen
#634: Worst Case Scenario

June 19, 2015

16:05 Listen
#633: The Birth And Death Of The Price Tag

June 17, 2015

16:31 Listen
#632: The Chicken Tax

June 12, 2015

15:23 Listen
#631: The Long Run

June 10, 2015

16:22 Listen
#630: Free Parking

June 5, 2015

16:55 Listen
#629: Buy Low, Sell Prime

June 3, 2015

14:29 Listen
#628: This Ad's For You

May 29, 2015

22:53 Listen
#627: The Miracle Apple

May 27, 2015

13:57 Listen
#626: This Is The End

May 22, 2015

12:39 Listen
#625: The Last Job

May 20, 2015

16:39 Listen
#624: I, Waiter

May 16, 2015

16:56 Listen
#623: The Machine Comes To Town

May 13, 2015

24:17 Listen
#622: Humans vs. Robots

May 8, 2015

23:40 Listen
#621: When Luddites Attack

May 6, 2015

20:01 Listen
#620: Why Batteries Suck

May 1, 2015

16:11 Listen
#372: How Do You Decide Who Gets Lungs?

April 29, 2015

17:24 Listen
#619: The Free Throw Experiment

April 24, 2015

17:53 Listen
#399: Can You Patent A Steak?

April 22, 2015

18:53 Listen
#618: The Square Deal

April 17, 2015

14:55 Listen
#617: How Do You Feel?

April 15, 2015

18:30 Listen
#616: How Solar Got Cheap

April 10, 2015

15:59 Listen
#361: The Matzo Economy

April 8, 2015

20:31 Listen
#615: A 12-Year-Old Girl Takes On The Video Game Industry

April 3, 2015

17:05 Listen
#614: Two Radio Guys Walk In To A Bar

April 1, 2015

14:00 Listen
#613: Trash!

March 27, 2015

13:51 Listen
#443: Don't Believe The Hype

March 25, 2015

18:13 Listen
#612: The Indicator Strikes Back

March 20, 2015

18:09 Listen
#611: Community

March 18, 2015

20:13 Listen
#610: The Prisoner's Solution

March 13, 2015

17:03 Listen
#609: The Curse Of The Black Lotus

March 11, 2015

16:55 Listen
#608: Shorters Gonna Short

March 6, 2015

16:36 Listen
#517: The Fastest Growing, Least Popular Airline In America

March 4, 2015

14:33 Listen
#607: Captive Market

Feb. 27, 2015

20:31 Listen
#606: Spreadsheets!

Feb. 25, 2015

20:36 Listen
#605: 'What Goes Up'

Feb. 20, 2015

14:00 Listen
#604: Hey Big Spender

Feb. 18, 2015

17:46 Listen
#603: A Rose On Any Other Day

Feb. 13, 2015

17:36 Listen
#510: The Birth Of The Minimum Wage

Feb. 11, 2015

16:53 Listen
#602: Big Weed

Feb. 6, 2015

19:59 Listen
#601: The Chocolate Curse

Feb. 4, 2015

18:11 Listen
#600: The People Inside Your Machine

Jan. 30, 2015

22:47 Listen
#599: The Invisible Wall

Jan. 28, 2015

18:38 Listen
#598: The Very First Short

Jan. 23, 2015

19:03 Listen
#597: We're Short America

Jan. 21, 2015

20:53 Listen
#253: Gold Standard, R.I.P.

Jan. 16, 2015

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#252: The Gold Standard

Jan. 14, 2015

16:51 Listen
#596: Johnny Mnemonic's Secret Door

Jan. 9, 2015

18:50 Listen
#222: The Price Of Lettuce In Brooklyn

Jan. 7, 2015

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595: The Rest Of The Story, 2014 Edition

Dec. 31, 2014

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#594: Board Games

Dec. 30, 2014

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#593: Who Had The First Job?

Dec. 24, 2014

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#592: Bell Wars

Dec. 22, 2014

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#591: War? What War?

Dec. 20, 2014

19:35 Listen
#590: The Planet Money Workout

Dec. 17, 2014

15:35 Listen
#589: Hello, I'm Calling From La Mafia

Dec. 12, 2014

19:35 Listen
#588: The Technology Tango

Dec. 10, 2014

20:32 Listen
#587: Jubilee! (?)

Dec. 5, 2014

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#271: A City On The Moon

Dec. 3, 2014

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#586: How Stuff Gets Cheaper

Nov. 28, 2014

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#585: Chasing The Dread Pirate Roberts

Nov. 26, 2014

20:18 Listen
#474: The North Korea Files

Nov. 21, 2014

24:55 Listen
#584: What The Lebron?

Nov. 19, 2014

17:22 Listen
#583: Cow Noir

Nov. 14, 2014

20:10 Listen
#582: Guarding The Secret Path

Nov. 12, 2014

16:49 Listen
#581: Free Money

Nov. 7, 2014

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#580: The Other Side Of The Pump

Nov. 5, 2014

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#579: Is The NCAA An Illegal Cartel?

Oct. 31, 2014

19:32 Listen
#578: How To Steal A Million Barrels Of Oil

Oct. 29, 2014

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#400: What Two Pasta Factories Tell Us About The Italian Economy

Oct. 24, 2014

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#577: The Kansas Experiment

Oct. 22, 2014

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#576: When Women Stopped Coding

Oct. 17, 2014

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#381: Why It's Illegal To Braid Hair Without A License

Oct. 15, 2014

15:29 Listen
#575: The Fondue Conspiracy

Oct. 11, 2014

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#574: The Buffalo Talk-Off

Oct. 8, 2014

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# 573: Why Textbook Prices Keep Climbing

Oct. 3, 2014

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#572: Jewelers, Futurists And Whistleblowers

Oct. 1, 2014

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#571: Why Raising Money For Ebola Is Hard

Sept. 26, 2014

16:25 Listen
#477: Waiting For Robot Nannies

Sept. 24, 2014

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#570: The Fine Print

Sept. 19, 2014

18:29 Listen
#569: How To Divide An Imaginary Pie

Sept. 17, 2014

27:32 Listen
Episode 568: Snoops, Hackers And Tin Foil Hats

Sept. 12, 2014

17:16 Listen
#567: Getting Unstuck

Sept. 10, 2014

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#566: The Zoo Economy

Sept. 5, 2014

18:10 Listen
#565: The Story Of Alibaba

Sept. 3, 2014

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#564: The Signature

Aug. 29, 2014

17:17 Listen
#563: "I Was Wrong"

Aug. 27, 2014

18:40 Listen
#562: A Mall Divided

Aug. 22, 2014

13:51 Listen
#485: What's Your Major?

Aug. 20, 2014

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#561: How The Future Looked 50 Years Ago

Aug. 15, 2014

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#560: Hunting For The Hundreds

Aug. 13, 2014

17:46 Listen
#559: Detroit's Water Bill

Aug. 8, 2014

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#451: Why Some People Love Tax Day

Aug. 6, 2014

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#558: Spending Big Money To Fight Big Money

Aug. 1, 2014

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#557: Doing Business Like A Refugee

July 30, 2014

19:16 Listen
#556: Some Assembly Required

July 25, 2014

15:38 Listen
#555: Why Is The Milk In The Back Of The Store?

July 23, 2014

17:25 Listen
#554: How The Burrito Became A Sandwich

July 18, 2014

15:41 Listen
#552: The Dollar At The Center Of The World

July 16, 2014

20:54 Listen
#552: Blockbusters, Bombs And The Price Of A Ticket

July 11, 2014

18:10 Listen
#551: The Case Against Patents

July 9, 2014

17:01 Listen
#471: The Eddie Murphy Rule

July 4, 2014

27:23 Listen
#550: When Salaries Aren't Secret

July 2, 2014

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#549: A Teenager's Guide to Doing Business in North Korea

June 27, 2014

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The Real Price Of College

June 25, 2014

15:15 Listen
#548: Project Eavesdrop

June 20, 2014

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#547: How To Punish A Bank

June 18, 2014

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#546: Fear, Negativity And Pawn Shops For The Rich

June 13, 2014

14:40 Listen
#454: The Blue Pallet

June 11, 2014

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#544: The M&M Anomaly

June 6, 2014

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#472: The One-Page Plan To Fix Global Warming

June 4, 2014

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#543: A World Without Banks

May 30, 2014

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#542: Can An Economy Be Too Good?

May 28, 2014

16:06 Listen
#541: Who Owns The Air?

May 24, 2014

16:47 Listen
#540: Great Expectations

May 21, 2014

18:33 Listen
#539: What's A Penny Worth?

May 17, 2014

20:26 Listen
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