Planet Money

#513: Dear Economist, I Need A Date
Strong Feelings About Dodd-Frank
Hacking The iPhone For Fun, Profit, And Maybe Espionage
Can Trump Take The Money?
The Invention Of 'The Economy'
What's It Worth To You?
Tax Hero
The Bank War
The Business Genius Behind Get Out
The Fine Print
The Tough, The Sweet, The Nosy
Pub In A Box
When Business Loves Regulation
The Holiday Industrial Complex
Georgetown, Louisiana, Part One
Georgetown, Louisiana, Part Two
The Dollar At The Center Of The World
A Chat With Ben Bernanke
Speed Dating For Economists
When India's Cash Disappeared, Part One
When India's Cash Disappeared, Part Two
Small Change
Slot Flaws Scofflaws
Unspeakable Trademark
The Invisible Wall
The Pigweed Killer
Here We Grow Again
Free Love, Free Market
The Prisoner's Solution
What the Falcon's Up With Qatar?
Shrimp Fight Club
On Second Thought
Libertarian Summer Camp
The Money Fixers
How Stuff Gets Cheaper
Budget Time
New Jersey Bails Out
Meeting The Russians
Board Games
The Starbury
Buy Low, Sell Prime
Rest of the Story 2017, Vol. 1
The Eddie Murphy Rule
Google Is Big. Is That Bad?
Can You Patent a Steak?
Robert And Kenny Go To The Fair
The Anti-Store
Robocall Invasion
The Hydrox Resurrection
Rough Translation in Ukraine
Tips From Spies
The Ransom Problem
This Ad's For You
This Week in Time Bombs
Hard Work Is Irrelevant
How To Make It In The Music Business
Is Record Breaking Broken?
The Basic Income Experiment
Mr Jones' Act
Flood Money
The Benefits of Bankruptcy
Bad Credit Bureau
Corporate! Income! Tax!
North Korea's Capitalists
Free Money
The Death Show
Is the NCAA An Illegal Cartel?
The Hotel at the Center of the World
Nudge, Nudge, Nobel
If Teens Ran the Fed
Your Cell Phone's A Snitch
Bagging the Birkin
War And Peace And Cows
Walmart's Pickle
The Free Food Market
Anatomy of a Hustle
SPACE 1: We're Going To Space
SPACE 2: Wait, Why Are We Going To Space?
SPACE 3: Rocket Shopping
SPACE 4: 3 2 1
BONUS: The Indicator, From Planet Money
High Rise, Low Returns
SPACE 4: 3 2 1
BONUS INDICATOR: Forget Neutrality
The Santa Suit
The Tax Plan Is Huge
BONUS INDICATOR: How Airfare Is Changing
The M&M Anomaly
The Rest of the Story 2017
When The U.S. Paid Off The Entire National Debt
Bitcoin Losers
The Invisible Plumbing Of Our Economy
The Gun Man
The Problem Of The Root
A Bet On The Future Of Humanity
Tax Me If You Can
P Is For Phosphorus
The Other Davos
The Shortest Super Bowl
The Secret Document that Transformed China
Planet Monet
Our Valentines
Who Started The Wildfire
The Blue Pallet
The Vodka Proof
Three Indicators
You Asked For More
The Experiment Experiment
Rigging The Economy
The Lollipop War
The Golden Rules
An Insider Trader Tells All
Mulvaney Vs The CFPB
Worst. Tariffs. Ever.
Larry vs. The IRS
NDA Tell-All
The Less Deadly Catch
The Rational Madness Of The Used Car Salesman
The Belt, The Road And The Money
The Bottom Of The Well
A Series of Mysterious Packages
The Fondue Conspiracy
The Indicator Goes To California
Fixing Chicken
The Land Of Duty Free
Class Action
Showdown at the WTO
The Taxi King
Swamp Gravy
Nice Game
The T-Rex In My Backyard
Ungerrymandering Florida
Inventing Accidents
The World's Biggest Battery
It Takes Two To Make A Trade War Fight
When CEO Pay Exploded
VIDEO: The Chicken Tax
The Fake Review Hunter
The Rest Of The Story Summer 2018
Peanuts And Cracker Jack
Two Summer Indicators
LeBron James Is Still Underpaid
Peak Sand
The One-Page Plan To Fix Global Warming Revisited
The New Socialists
The Poop Cartel
Yes In My Backyard
The Postal Illuminati
Venezuela's Fugitive Money Traders
Open Office
You Asked For Even More
The World's Longest Yard Sale
New Jersey Wine
Food Scare Squad
New Jersey Bails Out
Big Government Cheese
When Subaru Came Out
The 13th Hole
For Our 10th Anniversary, Episode #1
The Central (Bankers') Question
The Tale Of The Onion King
Tweak This
Modern Monetary Theory
Special Report: Asylum Crackdown
Anatomy Of A Scam
The History of Light (Nobel Edition)
The Student Loan Whistleblower
What Causes What?
Trump vs. Red Tape
The First Lottery & How To Beat The Odds
Blacklisted In China
Video: The Miracle Apple
The Halloween Tapes
The Seattle Experiment
VIDEO: Inventing Price Tags
Hot Dog Hail Mary
Why Did The Cow Cross The Border?
VIDEO: A Grave Promise
Patent Deception
Kansas City Vs. Kansas City
VIDEO: Put A Chip On It
The Laws of The Office
Mugshots For Sale
VIDEO: The Price Of Coke Stayed The Same For 70 Years — Why?
Kid Rock Vs. The Scalpers
The Secret Target
Why Car Safety Is A Trade Barrier
Is Amazon Good For New York?
What's A Penny Worth?
The Prisoners of the Trade War
BONUS INDICATOR: The Measure Of A Tragedy
Synthetic Reefer Madness
A Very Planet Money Christmas Carol
BONUS INDICATOR: The Calculator That Time Forgot
The Curse Of The Black Lotus
The Rest Of The Story, Winter 2018
Do It For Your Country
The Price of a Hack
All In
You Asked For It, Yet Again
The First Shutdown
The Pay-What-You-Want Experiment
Brilliant Vs. Boring
The Division Problem
Who Started The Wildfire?
Who Won The Bet Over Bitcoin?
The Lost Plane
Our Valentines 2019
A Fake Bank For Money Laundering Run By The Government
Antitrust 1: Standard Oil
Antitrust 2: The Paradox
Antitrust 3: Big Tech
New Orleans Vs. Airbnb
Happy Fed Independence Day
The Starbury
Mexico Fights The Fuel Pirates
Cat Scam
The Stolen Company
Why A Dead Shark Costs $12 Million
Bad Cops Are Expensive
The Phoebus Cartel
A New Way To Pay For College
Tax Hero
Joke Theft
The Chicago Boys, Part I
The Chicago Boys, Part II
How Much Does This Cow Weigh?
Two Spring Indicators
I Am Not A Robot
Dollar Stores Vs Lettuce
Why The Price of Coke Didn't Change For 70 years
Economics, Sexism, Data
You Asked The Listener Question Hotline
How Uncle Jamie Broke Jeopardy
A Mathematician, The Last Supper, And The Birth Of Accounting
Counting The Homeless
Trump and Deutsche, A Long Affair
How To Meddle In An Election
The Whistleblower Whisperer
Quit Threat!
The Salmon Taboo
The Day Of Two Noons
The Planet Money Workout
Are Cities Overrated?
What Should We Be Worried About?
Tales From The Parking Lot
The Cost of Getting Your Money Back
Good Teachers, Bad Deal
Eagles vs. Chickens
Stuck In China's Panopticon
A Mob Boss, A Garbage Boat and Why We Recycle
So, Should We Recycle?
The Indicator In The House
Hong Kong
Could A Wealth Tax Work?
That Time We Shorted America, Part One
That Time We Shorted America, Part Two
The IT Guy Vs. The Con Artist
Deep Learning With The Elephants
How Solar Got Cheap
Find The Helium
Two Yield Curve Indicators
You Asked For A Food Show
The Modal American
Moving To Opportunity?
Where Dollar Bills Come From
The Marshall Plan
How To Make It In The Music Business
The Working Tapes Of Studs Terkel
Strike One
Interest Rates... Why So Negative?
When India's Cash Disappeared
Three Bets
Capitalism In The Courtroom
Unicorn Cowboy
We Should Have Mentioned That
Blockchain Gang
The Liberty City
Fries Of The Future
Some-of-the-Money Ball
A Series Of Unfortunate Recessions
The Pigou Club
Free Love, Free Market
Overrated Or Underrated?
Sperm Banks
Three Sides Of A Car Loan
What Is Foreign Interference, Anyway?
We Cooked A Peacock
Pirate Videos
Slot Flaw Scofflaws
The Carriage Tax
The Bell Wars
You're Giving Your Boss A Loan
When Reagan Broke the Unions
Things We Learned in 2019
The Writers Revolt
The Rest Of The Story, 2019
How Four Drinking Buddies Saved Brazil
Advanced Fairness At The Marathon
The Cost Of Free Doughnuts
13,000 Economists. 1 Question.
Das Green Old Deal
The Rise Of Putin
Escheat Show
The Trouble With Table 101
The Island No One Owns
Small Change
Raw Milk Deal
Our Valentines 2020
The CryptoQueen
Indicate This
Michael Milken
Vodka Proof
Reparations In New Zealand
Terms Of Service
Where's The Vaccine?
Coronavirus, Oil, and Kansas
Medicine For The Economy
The Fed Fights The Virus
How To Test A Country
How To Save The Economy Now
You Asked About The Virus Economy
Food And Farmworkers
Where Do We Get $2,000,000,000,000?
America Unemployed
The Race To Make Ventilators
The Economics Of Hospital Beds
What If No One Pays Rent?
The Big Small Business Rescue
Lives Vs. The Economy
The Mask Mover
Negative Oil
Making It Work
Buybacks And Bailouts
About That Hazard Pay
Georgia's Open Question
Journey To The Center Of The Fed
The Restaurant From The Future
Episode 1,000
How To Get Trillions To Millions
J. Screwed
Three Big Ideas
Small America Vs. Big Internet
Where'd The Money Go, And Other Questions
Police Unions And Police Violence
The Very First Vaccine
Patent Racism
The Problem Of The Root (2018)
Money And Justice
Owner Of A Broken Hertz
Seed Spy
Inflation, Deflation
Reparations For Police Brutality (UPDATE)
Planet Money Summer School
SUMMER SCHOOL 1: Choices & Dating
Hollywood's Black List
SUMMER SCHOOL 2: Markets & Pickles
Getting Out Of Prison Sooner
BONUS: The Kerner Commission
SUMMER SCHOOL 3: Profit & Cocaine
Rest of the Story, Pandemic Edition
SUMMER SCHOOL 4: Scarcity & Pistachios
College Fails
SUMMER SCHOOL 5: Trade & Santa
Mask Communication
SUMMER SCHOOL 6: Taxes & Donald Duck
Big Rigged
SUMMER SCHOOL 7: Advertising & Race
Crisis At The Post Office
SUMMER SCHOOL 8: Risk & Disaster
The Old Rules Were Dumb Anyway
Your Brain On Retail Trading
SUMMER SCHOOL: Graduation!
The Murderer, The Boy King, And The Invention Of Modern Finance
We Buy A Junk Bond
Waste Land
After The Plague
Apple v Everybody
REDMAP (Update)
Sell Me Your Climate Bombs
Trump's Tiny Taxes
Call Center Call Out
Rethinking Black Wealth
Political Ad Nauseam
Caste Arrives In Silicon Valley
Opening Schools And Other Hard Decisions
Hey Google, Are You Too Big?
Frame Canada
Who Gets To Vote In Florida?
What Economy Are You Voting For?
What's Next for the Economy?
Hacking The Perfect Auction
Worst. Tariffs. Ever. (Classic)
Biden Time
Trade Show (UPDATE)
All Your Genes Are Belong To Us
Swamp Gravy (UPDATE)
Hot Dog Hail Mary (Classic)
Before The Shot In The Arm
How The Rat Blew Up
The Stolen Company (Classic)
We Buy A Lot Of Christmas Trees
The Case Against Facebook
The Mixtape Drama
Fork The Government
How To Stop An Asteroid (UPDATE)
The Rest Of The Story, 2020
Bitcoin Losers (Classic)
Chaos At The Capitol
The Bees Go To California (Classic)
Planet Monet (Classic)
Nervous TikTok
The Great Gatsby
Modern Monetary Theory (Classic)
How Desi Invented Television
The World's Biggest Battery (Classic)
Can't Stop GameStop
Robinhood's Very Bad Day
Fine and Punishment
Can't Let It Go
We Buy A Superhero 1: Origins
Why Printers Are The Worst
We Buy A Superhero 2: Loophole
Bond Voyage
We Buy A Superhero 3: Resurrection
Happy Fed Independence Day (Update)
The Marriage Pact
Nigeria, You Win! (Update)
The $69 Million JPEG
The Even More Minimum Wage
The New Shape Of Pasta
You Asked For Shots, Tuna, Metal, and Money
Socialism 101
The Curse Of The Black Lotus (Update)
Two Indicators: Boomtown & Bye Bye
How Jacob Loud's Land Was Lost
About Your Extended Warranty
Workin' 9 To 5
India, Farming, and the Free Market
The Writers Revolt (UPDATE)
We Buy A Superhero 4: Sellout
The $100 Million Deli
We Buy A Superhero 5: Hollywood
DIY Reparations
Emission Impossible
Hot Cheetos
Blood Money
Get The Vaccine, Lose The Skinny Jeans
Big Government Cheese (CLASSIC)
Runaway Recommendation Engine
One Hack to Fool Them All
Black Wall Street
Amateur Hour at the Supreme Court
How Stuff Gets Cheaper (Classic)
Used Car Talk
How Uncle Jamie Broke Jeopardy (Update)
Corporate Fugitive: Carlos Ghosn
Bobby Bonilla Day
What's A Bubble? (Classic)
The Rest Of The Story, Summer 2021
Two Indicators: Clogged Ports And Corporate Vets
Of Memestocks and Milk Bags
100 Years Since Sadie Alexander
The Great Inflation (Classic)
Video Gaming The System
Banque Worms
SUMMER SCHOOL 1: The Stock Market & Penelope The Cow
Three Reasons for the Housing Shortage
SUMMER SCHOOL 2: Index Funds & The Bet
Mobile Home Parked
SUMMER SCHOOL 3: Smooth Spending & The 401K
Big Little Ideas
SUMMER SCHOOL 4: Bonds & Becky With The Good Yield
Two Indicators: Will Remote Work Kill The Office?
SUMMER SCHOOL 5: Bubbles, Bikes, & Biases
The Lost Archives of Sadie Alexander
SUMMER SCHOOL 6: Crypto & Commencement
Two Indicators: Water Pressure
This Is Your Brain On Drug Ads
Flood Money (Classic)
Afghanistan's Money Problem
Two Indicators: Women And Work
Original Sign
When Luddites Attack (Classic)
When The U.S. Paid Off The Entire National Debt (Classic)
The Rent Help Is Too Damn Slow
We set up an offshore company in a tax haven (Classic)
LIBOR pains
How Do You Feel? (Classic)
Hire power
Bonus: Janet Jackson's 'Control'
Burnout (Classic)
Two indicators: Congressional Game Theory and the Debt Ceiling
Nice work week, if you can get it
Night of the living inflation
The Wheat Whisperer
Moonshot in the arm
Planes, trains and bad bridges
Auction fever (Classic)
Of boats and boxes
A trunk full of truffles (Update)
You asked for real raises, free shipping, and a special delivery
Day of the Debt
A locked door, a secret meeting and the birth of the Fed (Classic)
Consider the lobstermen
Is a Stradivarius just a violin? (Classic)
Two music indicators
We buy a lot of Christmas trees (Classic)
No shortages of labor stories
Planet Money's Supply Chain Holiday Extravaganza
Bell wars (Classic)
The economic indicator of the year
The holiday industrial complex (Classic)
The rest of the story, 2021
HBO 2.0
No such thing as a free return
The rapid testing show
Patent racism (classic)
'Soul Train' and the business of Black joy
Two indicators: supply chain solutions
The Spider-Man Problem
The M&M anomaly (Classic)
Uncle Sam wants YOU to fight inflation
A SWIFT getaway
Our Valentines 2022
Waste land (Bonus)
SPAM strikes back
Predictions: Inflation!
How bad is inflation?
Putin's big bet: Sanction-proofing Russia
'Fortress' Russia put to the test
Of oligarchs, oil and rubles
The dollar at the center of the world (Classic)
Grocery delivery wars
Escape from Russia
Tech giants and tiny dogs
Two inflation Indicators: Corporate greed and mortgage rates
Fashion Fair's makeover
The Bond King
When bricks were rubles
Turkey's runaway inflation problem
How manatees got into hot water
Peanuts and Cracker Jack (Classic)
The student loan paaaaauuuuuse
TikTok to the top
Finally, our comic book
Risky business
Planet Money book club
Escheat show (Classic)
The day Russia adopted the free market
A 12-year-old girl takes on the video game industry (UPDATE)
Buy now, pay dearly?
How the burrito became a sandwich (Classic)
Investing in mediocrity
The NRA's Secret Tapes
PM Live: The Most Collectible Comic Book Ever?
The bank war (Classic)
Homer Simpson vs. the economy
On the case: Recession, formula, and greenbacks
The Gecko Effect
Let them eat lunch
The debate over what's causing inflation
The tale of the Onion King (Update)
Recession referees
When Subaru came out (Classic)
Suitcases, secret lists, and Citizens United
Two crypto crash Indicators
A tale of two cityhoods
SUMMER SCHOOL 1: Recessions & Rap Battles
Best by, sell by, use by
SUMMER SCHOOL 2: GDP & What Counts
Little House on the Blockchain
SUMMER SCHOOL 3: Booms, Busts & Us
Two recession Indicators
BONUS: Micro-Face: The Musical
SUMMER SCHOOL 4: Inflation & Drinking Buddies
A new way to pay for college (Update)
SUMMER SCHOOL 5: Car Parts, Celery & The Labor Market
Carried interest wormhole
SUMMER SCHOOL 6: Trade & The Better Life
Inflation Reduction Actually
SUMMER SCHOOL 7: The Fed & Volcker's Socks
Wake up and smell the fraud
SUMMER SCHOOL 8: Productivity & Getting Lit
Breaking down the price of gasoline
The salvage car Silk Road
Two Indicators: unlikely economic relationships
The Good, the Bad, and the Uggly
Vibecession Vibes Session
The Midnight Connection
Econ's Brush with the Law
The miracle apple (Classic)