Jacob Goldstein appears in the following:
Friday, July 17, 2015
We're running an experiment. We're going to use the results in a podcast in a few weeks. The rules are simple: Guess how much this cow weighs.
The cow's name is Penelope.
That's me standing next to her for scale. Here's your one clue: I weigh 165 pounds. ...
Friday, July 03, 2015
On Sunday, the people of Greece will vote on their country's future. What happens when voters are asked to choose between two options that could send their country down two very different paths?
Thursday, June 04, 2015
We have comparison tools just a swipe away, but yet the Internet is still full of middlemen who buy retail and sell it online. NPR follows a middleman and finds out how he can possibly make money.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Today, it's an insult to call someone a Luddite. But that's not fair to the original Luddites — cloth workers who launched a war against the machines that were taking their jobs.
Monday, May 04, 2015
Poor kids who moved to neighborhoods with less poverty did much better than those who didn't move.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Solar power has long been seen as something that's coming in the future — a promising technology that's just too expensive for widespread use. In the past few years, that has started to change.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
One of the Federal Reserve's main jobs is creating money. And the central bank has created a lot of it since the financial crisis — more than $3 trillion. One of the next jobs for the Fed is to make that money disappear.
Friday, March 13, 2015
The top college basketball teams face off next week in the NCAA tournament. And, a panel of judges will hear arguments over whether colleges should be allowed to pay basketball and football players.
Friday, February 27, 2015
At the beginning of the personal computer era, a student in Boston dreamed up the first electronic spreadsheet. It was a $99 piece of software that changed whole industries — and created a new worldview.
Friday, February 13, 2015
Megan McArdle spent years in a doomed relationship. The reason, she says: She fell victim to a common economic fallacy. Our Planet Money team has a love story with an economic idea at its heart.
Thursday, February 05, 2015
Hernando de Soto wanted to figure out why his country, Peru, was stuck in poverty. His answer transformed poor countries around the world.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
There's a new movement to get professional poker players to give a share of their winnings to charity — but most charities don't make the cut. Our Planet Money team explains why.
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Consumer electronics get cheaper year after year. Our Planet Money team visited a company called Monoprice, where employees spend their days trying to figure out how to make stuff get cheaper.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Not all debt collectors work at banks or big, corporate agencies. Many work at small, storefront shops. At least one worked in a former karate studio.
Friday, October 03, 2014
What the fine print in my policy says about how insurance works.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
A new SuperPAC aims to reduce the influence of big money in politics — and it's starting by raising millions of dollars, in part from wealthy donors.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Money market accounts are so dull that many people use them like checking accounts. But they're riskier than checking accounts, and federal regulators are proposing new rules to deal with those risks.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
At the movies, a ticket to a sold-out blockbuster costs the same as a ticket to a bomb playing in an empty theater. Jacob Goldstein of the Planet Money team finds out why.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Simple wooden pallets make transporting items, loading and unloading easier. Our Planet Money team dives deep into the pallet world to see how this ubiquitous item is changing.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Banks lend our money out, and that money can be lost if the bank collapses. One radical solution to this problem is to get rid of the banks. Peer-to-peer lending outfits offer a previ...