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The UAW strike is not the first time a union weaponized the element of surprise

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.


Did an honesty researcher fabricate data?

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.


When is the deadline for Congress to come up with a solution on the debt limit?

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.


The rise and fall of FTX

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.


Why pollsters are having a tough time surveying voters

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.


Free stuff from the Internet is likely too good to be true, and it could be a scam

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.


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.