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Why Christmas Trees Are So Expensive?

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.


We're looking for two interns!

Monday, February 10, 2020

Calling econ nerds, story junkies, and podcast addicts.


Episode 900: The Stolen Company

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.


Episode 893: Our Valentines 2019

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!


Episode 892: The Lost Plane

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.


Episode 884: The Rest Of The Story, Winter 2018

Friday, December 28, 2018

We check in on some stories we did this year to find all kinds of updates.


Episode 878: Mugshots For Sale

Friday, November 23, 2018

We go deep inside the market for mugshots. Is it extortion? Or is it a First Amendment right?


Atlanta Falcons Cut The Prices For Their Stadium Food, But Is It Working Out?

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?


Acting Attorney General Tied To Company Accused Of Patent Scams

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.


Episode 876: Patent Deception

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.


Episode 874: Hot Dog Hail Mary

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

The Falcons are trying something radical: Making their food cheaper. It could break stadium economics.


2 American Economists Win 2018 Nobel Memorial Prize In 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.


Episode 865: Tweak This

Friday, September 21, 2018

We propose small fixes for baseball, weddings, salary negotiations and buying your morning coffee. Warning: They may be too rational.


An Economics Lesson From The World's Longest Yard Sale

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.


Episode 860: The World's Longest Yard Sale

Friday, August 17, 2018

Six states. Three days. One ugly cookie jar. Today on the show: Yard sale!


Episode 704: Open Office

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

This episode is for everyone who ever had to ask their coworkers to quiet down. Today on the show: We meet the man who stole your office door.


Episode 857: The Postal Illuminati

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Is there a secretive postal organization fixing international shipping rates, and giving American businesses a bad deal?


We're looking for two interns!

Monday, July 09, 2018

You won't have to get coffee. But you might have to ride a hoverboard. Apply by Sunday, July 15th.


Episode 700: Peanuts And Cracker Jack

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

It takes strategy and skill to sell snacks at a baseball game. Meet the hot dog vending legend of Fenway Park.


Episode 849: It Takes Two To Make A Trade War Fight

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

President Trump says China is stealing U.S. technology. So we looked into one case. And things got a little complicated.