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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Costco made shopping harder, and customers loved it. Now a new company is taking the Costco experience to new extremes.
Friday, August 11, 2017
When we go to the state fair, we don't go for the rides, deep-fried tacos or the butter cow. We head straight for the vendor marketplace to meet the masters of the lost art of salesmanship.
Friday, August 11, 2017
Many people go to the fair to ride the tilt-o-whirl or eat funnel cake. NPR's Planet Money team traveled to the Ohio State Fair to witness the ancient art of product salesmanship.
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
We answer one of the most important questions in finance: What actually happens at the end of Trading Places?
Friday, July 28, 2017
News moves fast. Some of our best stories from this year have new chapters. Here, we catch up on three: Dirty trademarks, trading bots, and the war against the bald eagle.
Friday, July 14, 2017
That meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer was two decades in the making. It began in 1996, when an adventurous American went to Russia, trying to make a buck.
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
We visit a company where people work on figuring out how to make stuff get cheaper.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
We visited a libertarian summer paradise. What we found: People paying in gold. Exotic bacon dishes. A nine-year-old selling alcohol.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
President Trump's budget proposal assumes the U.S. economy will grow at 3 percent a year. Most economists call that improbable. We try to figure out what it would take to hit the magic 3 percent.
Friday, June 16, 2017
Qatar was on top of the world. Seemingly overnight, it became a pariah. On this episode, we drill into a rift years in the making: It's a tale of falcons, kidnapping, and a glowing Saudi Arabian orb.
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
The president's budget promises 3% growth. Is that doable? Yes, but he won't like what it would take.
Friday, May 12, 2017
What happened when India's Prime Minister declared most of the paper money in India worthless? We travel to India to see what happened after the country's demonetization.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Economists don't look for jobs in the same way the rest of us do. They are way too rational. They have a system that looks a lot like speed dating.
Friday, May 05, 2017
We visit a job market created by economists, for economists. It's a hyper-efficient, optimized system, tested by game theorists, tweaked by a Nobel Prize winner, but it requires comfortable shoes.
Friday, April 28, 2017
Today on the show, how a New Hampshire hotel filled with boozing economists saved the global economy.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
One man figured out how to reproduce the magic of an Irish pub, and ship it in a container to anywhere in the world.
Friday, April 07, 2017
NPR's Planet Money team explores why Irish bars look so similar all over the world and what happens when you take an authentic national experience and turn it into an export.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
The tricks and mind games tax collectors use to get people to pay up.
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Each year, millions upon millions of honey bees go on a cross country road trip to make the California almond harvest possible.
Friday, February 10, 2017
President Trump has made American manufacturing a central concern. Can a complicated approach called a border adjustment tax make it happen? Planet Money looks at how it's supposed to work.