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The Indicator from Planet Money

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The Indicator from Planet Money

The Indicator from Planet Money

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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.

Latest Episodes

Why Netflix Turned To Junk

Netflix had to become a content producer to compete with other streaming services. To raise the money to pay for all that content, the company turned to junk bonds.

9 MIN22 h ago
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Why Netflix Turned To Junk

For Richer Or... Richer

The effects of assortative mating, or, what happens when people increasingly marry only other people with similar incomes and education.

9 MIN1 d ago
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For Richer Or... Richer

The Indicator The Candidates Should Be Talking About

Political Economist Jared Bernstein watched this week's Democratic debate. Many economic issues came up, but he thinks the candidates need to start talking about how much U.S. households are saving.

9 MIN4 d ago
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The Indicator The Candidates Should Be Talking About

Timecard Capitalists

People who make the highest salaries are increasingly the same people who draw the highest incomes from their capital.

9 MIN6 d ago
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Timecard Capitalists

Meet Our Junk Bond!

Last year, Team Indicator bought a junk bond! The bond was from a company called Hornbeck Offshore Services. On today's show, we learn more about the company and we check in on our investment.

9 MIN6 d ago
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Meet Our Junk Bond!

Listener Questions: Minimum Wage & Gender-Fluid Tadpoles

Cardiff takes on the national debt, minimum wage, and gender-fluid tadpoles to get answers to your burning questions.

9 MIN1 w ago
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Listener Questions: Minimum Wage & Gender-Fluid Tadpoles

How Economists Do Valentines

It's an Economic Valentine! Economics isn't known as a language of love. But economists Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers say it's central to their relationship and to their decisions as a couple.

9 MIN1 w ago
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How Economists Do Valentines

For Rent: Fast Fashion

Buy or rent? That's becoming a question for manufacturers of more and more types of products. Now fast fashion brands are trying to get in on the movement, too.

9 MIN1 w ago
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For Rent: Fast Fashion

The First Milestone In The History of Economics

The first milestone in the history of economics was an 8th century B.C. poem — a lecture by an ancient Greek poet to his deadbeat brother.

9 MIN1 w ago
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The First Milestone In The History of Economics

Why Cheap Solar Could Save the World

In the last fifteen years, the cost of solar energy has declined so sharply that it has recently become the cheapest form of energy in the world. Now, major companies are jumping in to invest, but will the markets follow?

9 MIN2 w ago
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Why Cheap Solar Could Save the World

Latest Episodes

Why Netflix Turned To Junk

Netflix had to become a content producer to compete with other streaming services. To raise the money to pay for all that content, the company turned to junk bonds.

9 MIN22 h ago
Comments
Why Netflix Turned To Junk

For Richer Or... Richer

The effects of assortative mating, or, what happens when people increasingly marry only other people with similar incomes and education.

9 MIN1 d ago
Comments
For Richer Or... Richer

The Indicator The Candidates Should Be Talking About

Political Economist Jared Bernstein watched this week's Democratic debate. Many economic issues came up, but he thinks the candidates need to start talking about how much U.S. households are saving.

9 MIN4 d ago
Comments
The Indicator The Candidates Should Be Talking About

Timecard Capitalists

People who make the highest salaries are increasingly the same people who draw the highest incomes from their capital.

9 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Timecard Capitalists

Meet Our Junk Bond!

Last year, Team Indicator bought a junk bond! The bond was from a company called Hornbeck Offshore Services. On today's show, we learn more about the company and we check in on our investment.

9 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Meet Our Junk Bond!

Listener Questions: Minimum Wage & Gender-Fluid Tadpoles

Cardiff takes on the national debt, minimum wage, and gender-fluid tadpoles to get answers to your burning questions.

9 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Listener Questions: Minimum Wage & Gender-Fluid Tadpoles

How Economists Do Valentines

It's an Economic Valentine! Economics isn't known as a language of love. But economists Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers say it's central to their relationship and to their decisions as a couple.

9 MIN1 w ago
Comments
How Economists Do Valentines

For Rent: Fast Fashion

Buy or rent? That's becoming a question for manufacturers of more and more types of products. Now fast fashion brands are trying to get in on the movement, too.

9 MIN1 w ago
Comments
For Rent: Fast Fashion

The First Milestone In The History of Economics

The first milestone in the history of economics was an 8th century B.C. poem — a lecture by an ancient Greek poet to his deadbeat brother.

9 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The First Milestone In The History of Economics

Why Cheap Solar Could Save the World

In the last fifteen years, the cost of solar energy has declined so sharply that it has recently become the cheapest form of energy in the world. Now, major companies are jumping in to invest, but will the markets follow?

9 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Why Cheap Solar Could Save the World
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