Robert Smith appears in the following:
Thursday, March 11, 2021
The Planet Money team discovered an old superhero languishing in the public domain, a superhero that seems perfect for a radio network. Could NPR rescue him?
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.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
How the card game Magic: The Gathering deflated a speculative bubble.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
We try to figure out what makes cents.
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
The U.S. and Europe just can't agree on car safety standards. That puts car companies in a weird position, makes car cost more and just seems kind of random and wasteful.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
We talk to Kid Rock about how he tried to cut scalpers out of the business, then compare that to what Taylor Swift did.
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.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
We try to tell the difference between correlation and causation.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
How one man took the onion market hostage.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Today on the show: Could New Jersey become the next Napa?
Friday, July 27, 2018
Competition between companies is supposed to keep prices down, but if companies stop competing and start colluding, how do you stop it? In this case economists used text messages and clever design.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
What happens when a group of economists applies the number one rule of economics... to number two?
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Tax carbon emissions. That's basically the whole plan. What's the hold up?
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.
Monday, June 25, 2018
Team Indicator takes on the World Cup. We drink, we cheer, we watch the game and, of course, we bring our economic indicators.
Friday, June 15, 2018
California has a ton of solar power. But as soon as night falls, it's gone. Today on the show: How to bottle the sun.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
In game theory, sometimes the best way to win, is to lose.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Gene Freidman built a taxi empire. We visited him before he was in legal trouble.
Friday, May 18, 2018
The World Trade Organization: Can't live with it, hard to crush your trade opponents without it.
Friday, May 18, 2018
The origin story for those duty free shops in airports go back to a port town in Ireland trying to cash in on the early days of air travel. Since then, the bargains have become much harder to believe in.