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Planet Money


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Money makes the world go around, faster and faster every day. On NPR's Planet Money, you'll meet high rollers, brainy economists and regular folks — all trying to make sense of our rapidly changing global economy.

Customer Reviews

Economics for Dummies

Thanks for making this podcast. Coincidentally I went to the podcast listing looking specifically for a show that can help me understand the current financial crisis (me being largely clueless about these matters) and there was this show, recently launched. The host is good at coaxing clear, plain-spoken explanations out of his guests on rather complex, global issues. I hope you consider making the shows longer. At 20 minutes they're easily digestable, but I'd happily continue listening.

Great, but...

The Global Pool of Money episode of This American Life forever changed my understanding of the US and global economies. This podcast continues that great easy-to-understand viewpoint, demystifying the jargon and confusion previously associated with economics. Planet Money keeps me so well informed that my friends and family come to me with questions on the economic cri