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VIDEO: Amid the rise in anti-Asian hate, these pairs feel safer walking together

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

In response to an increase in violence against people of Asian descent, some people have started regularly walking with loved ones due to safety concerns. Watch our latest NPR short documentary.


They Lost Loved Ones In 9/11. We Invited Them To Leave A Voicemail In Their Memory

Thursday, September 09, 2021

In the weeks leading up to the 20th anniversary of 9/11, NPR set up a phone booth in New York City and invited people to leave voicemails for someone they lost that day. Here's what they had to say.


VIDEO: Is Recycling Worth It Anymore? People On The Front Lines Say Maybe Not

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

As America continues to lead the world in per capita waste production, it's becoming more and more clear that everybody — from manufacturers to consumers — "over-believes" in recycling.


VIDEO: The Early Days Of The Pandemic As Seen Through Your Camera Roll

Thursday, March 11, 2021

We asked people to send us their last "normal" photo of 2020 and their first pandemic photo. Thousands of you responded. These are some of the stories that defined our pandemic year.


'Chinatown Pretty' Celebrates Asian American Elders And Their Sartorial Flair

Friday, March 05, 2021

This portrait series documents the vibrant street style of seniors in Chinatowns across North America. Amid a pandemic and a surge of anti-Asian hate crimes, it's a reminder of joy and resilience.


Send Us Your Photos Of The End Of 'Normal' 2020 And The Beginning of The Pandemic

Friday, February 19, 2021

After nearly a year, it's easy to forget how suddenly the COVID-19 pandemic upended our lives. We want to see your photos.


The Surprising Business Model Behind Guinness World Records

Friday, September 18, 2020

This is the story of how Guinness got into the business of record-breaking, and how one Planet Money intern broke a world record involving the president of Georgia.


How Economics Went From Medieval to Modern

Thursday, July 23, 2020

There was once a time when there were only occasional federal taxes, no 9-to-5 jobs and farmers markets as far as the eye could see.


VIDEO: 8 Reasons Horror Movies Are Scary Good Business

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Seven of the 10 most profitable films of all time are horror movies, and the reason why is quite simple.


VIDEO: Short Selling Stocks Was Invented As Revenge

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

In the early 1600s there was one stock market with only one company's stock in it, and it didn't take long before someone tried to manipulate the price.


VIDEO: Why Do Irish Pubs Work So Well? There's A Formula To It

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Here's what Kazakhstan, Hong Kong and Ireland have in common: They all have Irish pubs. And a bunch of them are the product of one man: Mel McNally.


Redefining The Bakhu—And The Great American Road Trip—Through Self-Portraiture

Monday, October 15, 2018

A photographer confronts the childhood discomfort she felt wearing traditional Mustangi clothing in public by traveling across the country and posing for portraits in them.