The Indicator from Planet Money
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
A little show about big ideas. From the people who make Planet Money, The Indicator helps you make sense of what's happening today. It's a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else. Listen weekday afternoons.
||CleanThe Case For Earmarks||Congressional earmarks have a bad reputation. But, our guest argues, they're just what America needs.||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Recession Predictor||There's a warning sign for the economy with an amazing track record. It's not flashing now, but it's close enough to make us nervous.||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSuch Cryptocurrency. So Amaze.||Dogecoin, a bitcoin spinoff created as a joke, is now worth $1.4 billion. The coin's creator tells us how the joke became real — and explains why he has mixed feelings about the whole thing.||1/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe War On Coal||President Trump's Energy Secretary, Rick Perry, had a plan to prop up the coal industry. This week, a federal commission—led by a Trump appointee—rejected it.||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Quitting Is Awesome||The state of the American job market, as revealed by jobs numbers released this morning.||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat To Do About Inequality||A lot of popular plans for boosting middle-class wages don't work as well as as they used to. Here are a few ideas that might work now.||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHidden Gems of the Jobs Report||Here are three illuminating but largely overlooked numbers from today's jobs report.||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJust Another Manic January||It's going to be a huge month for economic policy.||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCorruption, Protests, and the Price of Eggs in Iran||Thousands of people are protesting in the streets of Iran. Part of the reason: the price of eggs just went through the roof.||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Next Debt Crunch||The U.S. economy is doing great. Here's something to worry about.||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 50-Year Newspaper||Daily news coverage gives us a lopsided view of the world. What would the top stories be if we only got a news update once every 50 years?||12/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOur Indicators Of The Year||Despite all the protectionist rhetoric, global trade grew really quickly this year. Also: a crazy, 80-year ride from sun god to TMI.||12/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Airfare Is Changing||Why some routes are getting more expensive while others are getting cheaper.||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCould The Republican Tax Bill Help Democrats Later?||The Democrats have been struggling with a problem for a while now. The new tax bill could ultimately help them solve it.||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Toll Also Rises||Basic economics says a new toll for commuters makes everybody better off. But what if basic economics is wrong?||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanForget Neutrality||Most Americans have at most one choice for broadband internet. On today's show: How it got that way, and what it means for the debate over net neutrality.||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFull Employment: Are We There Yet?||Why is it so hard to figure out when the economy is at full employment? And why does the Fed keep getting it wrong?||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBitcoin, Unemployment, and Mythical Beasts||Our guest, Tyler Cowen, has smart insights into a ridiculously wide range of subjects. Our conversation is a lightning round that touches everything from the stock market to dystopian novels.||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhere's My Raise?||The unemployment rate is really low, but wages are barely rising. What's going on?||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLoopholes And Deficits||Republicans have been complaining about deficits forever. This was their big chance to do something. Why didn't they?||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPower Pinch||The history of sexual harassment training videos, and the surprising insight it gives us into the current wave of sexual harassment cases.||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing Soon||A new podcast from the people who make Planet Money.||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
So excited for this!
I'm a huge fan of Planet Money, Cardiff and Stacey. Can't wait to see what the team produces!
You just can't go wrong with this Very talented team. I'm in!
And economics teachers jump for joy!
I am sooooo excited to see you finally doing this!! My students love the Planet Money podcasts I use to illustrate concepts but sometimes the complexity level is too high. And now that problem is solved. If you are hiring anyone to write curriculum for this please let me know!!