Alex Goldmark is the senior producer of Note to Self, a storytelling show about how technology is changing society. Subscribe here to get Note to Self shows delivered right to your devices. Follow him on Twitter @alexgoldmark.
He covers how technology is changing the way we live and work without getting all obsessed by the gadgets and gizmos. Previously his reporting focused on sustainable transportation from bike lane planning to high-speed rail. He is an occasional contributor on business and social impact stories for Marketplace and NPR News programs as well as magazines like GOOD and Fast Company. He is a visiting assistant professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Follow him on Twitter @alexgoldmark.
Alex Goldmark appears in the following:
Friday, January 11, 2019
On today's show we answer questions about silver dollars, Venmo, and Brexit. Why? Because you asked!
Friday, December 28, 2018
We check in on some stories we did this year to find all kinds of updates.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Parkinson's Law says work expands to fill the time allotted. Goodhart's Law says you get what you measure. Has anyone ever tested these laws of the modern workplace?
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Buying a lottery ticket is a bad deal. The odds are against you, even with a giant pot. But there was one time someone figured out how to flip the odds in his favor by buying all the tickets.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The first lottery was a royal affair with poems, golden flatware and invited criminals. Also, how someone won the lottery over and over.
Friday, October 19, 2018
President Trump promised to slash regulations. How has he done?
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
We rethink everything we know about government spending, taxes, the nature of money... All of it.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
In honor of our 10th anniversary, we revisit our very first episode.
Friday, July 27, 2018
There's a simple way to solve the housing crisis in U.S. cities. Only problem is, almost everybody hates it.
Friday, June 29, 2018
A pesticide wreaks havoc. A listener needs a bitcoin detective. And the search for the rarest economic good continues.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
In game theory, sometimes the best way to win, is to lose.
Friday, April 13, 2018
We're in a full-fledged trade war with China. We dig into the list of Chinese tariffs on American products. It gets weird...and delicious.
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, April 14, 2017
Planet Money built a stock trading Twitter bot. The big puzzle is figuring out which company to buy or sell, and how to get a computer to tell the difference between Apple the company and the fruit.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Planet Money tries to make a program that reads Donald Trump's tweets and then trades stocks. The first step is training the program to interpret the tweets using something called sentiment analysis.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Big investment firms on Wall Street are replacing human stock pickers with computer programs. That has created a big demand for data to feed into the computer programs.
Friday, April 07, 2017
On today's show, we get in on the future of investing. We build an automated stock-trading bot. It analyzes the twitter feed of President Donald Trump, then trades stocks with real money. Our money.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Don't throw a turkey leg. Don't go ALL CAPS rage over racism on Twitter. This Thanksgiving, when the conversation makes your blood boil, take some deep breaths and just LARA.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
During the campaign, Trump said he wants to keep lobbyists out of his administration, but it isn't so easy. President Obama tried. Most people agree, running a government without lobbyists isn't easy.
Monday, September 19, 2016
It's pretty easy to buy a tank of gasoline. It's not so easy to buy a tanker of crude oil. Here's what happened when a team of radio reporters tried it.