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Friday, October 20, 2023
The United Auto Workers union is showing the power of surprise as they threaten future strikes. That tactic was pioneered by a different union. Flight attendants.
Friday, July 28, 2023
Duke professor and behavioral scientist Dan Ariely has been accused of using falsified data in research into ways to make people more honest. New info makes the case against him look stronger.
Monday, February 20, 2023
Experts are calculating when the deadline is for Congress to come up with a debt limit solution in order to keep the U.S. solvent and paying its bills.
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Nick Fountain, co-host of NPR's podcast Planet Money, reports on the rise and fall of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX and its former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried.
Tuesday, November 08, 2022
It's gotten a lot tougher to poll voters these days. People aren't picking up the phone, nobody wants to talk to pollsters and it's becoming a crisis for the polling industry.
Friday, September 02, 2022
There's an online scam where the scammer acts as a secret middleman between unsuspecting shoppers and the good. Here's how it works and what you should look out for.
Thursday, December 17, 2020
To figure out why evergreens are so costly this year, the Planet Money team decided to get into the tree business. NPR shares what they've found.
Monday, February 10, 2020
Calling econ nerds, story junkies, and podcast addicts.
Friday, March 15, 2019
When an American company named ABRO learns their goods are being counterfeited in China, they pursue lawsuits, extraditions, sting operations and more to make it stop.
Friday, February 08, 2019
We're back for our annual tradition: Channeling another year's worth of jealousy and self-loathing into a whole episode just for you. Happy Valentine's Day!
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
On today's show, we follow a commercial flight that made an emergency landing in Iran last December. And we discover that landing in Iran would be easy. Getting out – much, much harder.
Friday, December 28, 2018
We check in on some stories we did this year to find all kinds of updates.
Friday, November 23, 2018
We go deep inside the market for mugshots. Is it extortion? Or is it a First Amendment right?
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Sports fans have gotten used to exorbitant prices for food and drinks at stadiums. They know they're a captive market. But could the stadiums be missing out by charging too much?
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker was on the advisory board of a sham company that bilked hundreds of inventors out of nearly $26 million dollars. We examine how the scam worked.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Matthew Whitaker, the acting attorney general, sat on an advisory board of World Patent Marketing. Now the company is being called a scam.
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
The Falcons are trying something radical: Making their food cheaper. It could break stadium economics.
Monday, October 08, 2018
Economists William Nordhaus and Paul Romer will share the prize for reshaping the understanding of the long-term determinants of economic growth, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said.
Friday, September 21, 2018
We propose small fixes for baseball, weddings, salary negotiations and buying your morning coffee. Warning: They may be too rational.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Two economics reporters drive the length of an event known as The World's Longest Yard Sale — stretching from Alabama to Michigan — in search of economic wisdom. They discover a truth of behavioral economics and a couple French records, too.