Alex Blumberg

Alex Blumberg appears in the following:

Episode 189: Why A Dead Shark Costs $12 Million

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Today's show is about the fickle market for art. What makes a dead shark cost $12 million, and a photo of steel wool that looks like a tornado cost only $1,265?


Episode 472: The One-Page Plan To Fix Global Warming ... Revisited

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Tax carbon emissions. That's basically the whole plan. What's the hold up?


Episode 427: LeBron James Is Still Underpaid

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

LeBron James is getting hosed. The NBA team owners, the players, the fans and even LeBron James himself want to keep it that way.


No Risk, No Reward: Calculating StartUp Risks

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The risks you take when you decide to start your own business, and the risks your investors take with you.

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Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt

Friday, December 06, 2013

What exactly goes into making a t-shirt nowadays? NPR’s Planet Money decided to find out. Planet Money co-founder and producer for This American LifeAlex Blumberg, shares what they learned.

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Host ProFile: 'I Love Figuring Stuff Out And Explaining It To People'

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

As co-host of Planet Money, Alex Blumberg is making a t-shirt (well, about one thousand of them) – and bringing listeners on the complicated global odyssey behind the production of the basic cotton tee. In a series of reports airing on All Things Considered and Morning Edition ...


Planet Money Explains the Eurozone Crisis

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Live from WNYC's Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. Watch live video here.

Founders of Planet Money, Adam Davidson and Alex Blumberg, help break down how we got to this moment of European disunion, and what the future may hold for the Euro.


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The Greene Space

The Brian Lehrer Show Live

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

10:00 AM

Watch the live webcast on Wednesday, June 13th at 10am.  The Brian Lehrer Show concludes their in-depth series, End of War.

Please Explain: Lobbying

Friday, April 27, 2012

It's estimated that over $3 billion was spent on lobbying efforts last year. On this week's Please Explain, Alex Blumberg from NPR's Planet Money describes how lobbying works, the role that all that money plays in politics, and what kind of influence that money buys. Call us at 212-433-9692 with your questions, or leave them in a comment below!

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They're Bad

Monday, March 02, 2009

Planet Money’s Alex Blumberg of This American Life and NPR international business and economics correspondent Adam Davidson take another look at the financial crisis -- bad banks, toxic assets and taxpayer bailouts.

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Just the Facts

Monday, March 02, 2009

Budgets, bank bail-outs, stimulus spending – big numbers are at stake. Planet Money’s Adam Davidson and Alex Blumberg talk about their latest special, “Bad Bank” and Politifact’s Bill Adair fact-checks the debate over all those dollars. Plus, managing the mayhem at a Brooklyn car service.

Another Frightening Update on the Economy

Monday, October 20, 2008

Alex Blumberg, a producer at This American Life, and NPR correspondent Adam Davidson, talk about recent economic events.

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Equal Pay for Equal Work

Monday, October 20, 2008

In the latest installment of 30 Issues in 30 Days: both candidates say they support pay equity—but how would they implement it? And what does equal pay for equal work really mean to each of them? Plus: a conversation with former Goodyear manager Lilly Ledbetter. The overturning of her pay ...