Robert Smith appears in the following:
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Today on the show: the economics of drought, and why the rational thing to do in California right now is use more water.
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, April 13, 2018
A tariff is not a targeted strike. China has not placed a tariff on U.S. soybeans, but the mere suggestion that it might, has already begun shifting the global flows of the crop across four continents, creating arbitrary winners and losers well beyond U.S. soy producers.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Today on the show: how an economic fix helped made the deadliest job in America safer, and why people are angry about it.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
What happens when you put someone who wants to close an agency, in charge of that agency? Today on the show, we find out.
Thursday, February 01, 2018
In the final part of the three-part series, the Planet Money satellite gets placed on top of a rocket and the countdown begins. There is a lot that can go wrong when going to space, and it's a nail-biting ride for everyone on launch day.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Once you get a satellite, you need to find a large tube filled with explosive fuel to take your satellite to space. Luckily, there is fierce competition among rocket makers to give you a lift. In the second of three-part series, Planet Money travels from California to New Zealand to see which rocket with blast their satellite to the stars.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Getting to space is easier and cheaper than ever in a new age of tiny satellites one can hold in their hand. With that ease, NPR's Planet Money podcast wanted in, so in this first episode of three, they went on a mission to adopt a satellite. Along the way, they meet the man behind the revolution of tiny satellites and meet their new spacecraft.
Friday, August 11, 2017
Many people go to the fair to ride the tilt-o-whirl or eat funnel cake. NPR's Planet Money team traveled to the Ohio State Fair to witness the ancient art of product salesmanship.
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
We answer one of the most important questions in finance: What actually happens at the end of Trading Places?
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, July 14, 2017
That meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer was two decades in the making. It began in 1996, when an adventurous American went to Russia, trying to make a buck.
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
We visit a company where people work on figuring out how to make stuff get cheaper.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
We visited a libertarian summer paradise. What we found: People paying in gold. Exotic bacon dishes. A nine-year-old selling alcohol.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
President Trump's budget proposal assumes the U.S. economy will grow at 3 percent a year. Most economists call that improbable. We try to figure out what it would take to hit the magic 3 percent.
Friday, June 16, 2017
Qatar was on top of the world. Seemingly overnight, it became a pariah. On this episode, we drill into a rift years in the making: It's a tale of falcons, kidnapping, and a glowing Saudi Arabian orb.
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
The president's budget promises 3% growth. Is that doable? Yes, but he won't like what it would take.
Friday, May 12, 2017
What happened when India's Prime Minister declared most of the paper money in India worthless? We travel to India to see what happened after the country's demonetization.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Economists don't look for jobs in the same way the rest of us do. They are way too rational. They have a system that looks a lot like speed dating.
Friday, May 05, 2017
We visit a job market created by economists, for economists. It's a hyper-efficient, optimized system, tested by game theorists, tweaked by a Nobel Prize winner, but it requires comfortable shoes.