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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

The Invention Of Paper Money

Paper currency has become standard around the world, but that wasn't always the case. Planet Money host Jacob Goldstein tells the story of how paper money came to be — and why it temporarily went away.

9 min12 h ago
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The Invention Of Paper Money

A Few Freaky Facts

Stacey and Cardiff discuss some of the non-obvious ways the coronavirus pandemic — and the policy response to it — has reshaped the U.S. economy.

9 min1 d ago
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A Few Freaky Facts

Jamaican Monetary Policy: Behind The Music

Jamaica's Central Bank has a unique way of explaining its policies: Reggae music videos. The Indicator talks with the Central Bank about why they've taken this unique approach.

9 min2 d ago
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Jamaican Monetary Policy: Behind The Music

Downturn Start-Ups: A Conversation With Guy Raz

Since the pandemic started, nearly 100,000 businesses have closed permanently. Opening a business now might seem crazy. But downturn start-ups have some advantages.

9 min5 d ago
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Downturn Start-Ups: A Conversation With Guy Raz

DIY Firefighting

EEmergency services are spread so thin in the West that some property owners are taking a D-I-Y approach to firefighting.

8 min6 d ago
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DIY Firefighting

How Immigration Is Changing The U.S. Economy

Nearly 17 percent of the U.S. labor force is made up of immigrants. That's up from 12.4 percent in 2000, and 6.7 percent in 1980. What that means for the economy.

9 min1 w ago
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How Immigration Is Changing The U.S. Economy

A Smarter Approach To Lockdowns

The coronavirus has put millions of people out of work. Greg Ip talks about his recent article in the Wall Street Journal and argues that lockdowns are "an overly blunt and economically costly tool."

9 min1 w ago
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A Smarter Approach To Lockdowns

The Birth Of The Greenback

In the mid-1800s, the US had 8,370 kinds of money. How that happened, and what it meant for the US economy.

9 min1 w ago
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The Birth Of The Greenback

The Science of Hoops

The three-point shot has revolutionized basketball, but its unintended consequences could mean trouble for the sport's future.

9 min1 w ago
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The Science of Hoops

Making The Most Of Scarce Space

Lockdowns, working from home, and remote learning have all made personal domestic space more scarce. Emily Anthes has some solutions.

9 min1 w ago
Comments
Making The Most Of Scarce Space

Latest Episodes

The Invention Of Paper Money

Paper currency has become standard around the world, but that wasn't always the case. Planet Money host Jacob Goldstein tells the story of how paper money came to be — and why it temporarily went away.

9 min12 h ago
Comments
The Invention Of Paper Money

A Few Freaky Facts

Stacey and Cardiff discuss some of the non-obvious ways the coronavirus pandemic — and the policy response to it — has reshaped the U.S. economy.

9 min1 d ago
Comments
A Few Freaky Facts

Jamaican Monetary Policy: Behind The Music

Jamaica's Central Bank has a unique way of explaining its policies: Reggae music videos. The Indicator talks with the Central Bank about why they've taken this unique approach.

9 min2 d ago
Comments
Jamaican Monetary Policy: Behind The Music

Downturn Start-Ups: A Conversation With Guy Raz

Since the pandemic started, nearly 100,000 businesses have closed permanently. Opening a business now might seem crazy. But downturn start-ups have some advantages.

9 min5 d ago
Comments
Downturn Start-Ups: A Conversation With Guy Raz

DIY Firefighting

EEmergency services are spread so thin in the West that some property owners are taking a D-I-Y approach to firefighting.

8 min6 d ago
Comments
DIY Firefighting

How Immigration Is Changing The U.S. Economy

Nearly 17 percent of the U.S. labor force is made up of immigrants. That's up from 12.4 percent in 2000, and 6.7 percent in 1980. What that means for the economy.

9 min1 w ago
Comments
How Immigration Is Changing The U.S. Economy

A Smarter Approach To Lockdowns

The coronavirus has put millions of people out of work. Greg Ip talks about his recent article in the Wall Street Journal and argues that lockdowns are "an overly blunt and economically costly tool."

9 min1 w ago
Comments
A Smarter Approach To Lockdowns

The Birth Of The Greenback

In the mid-1800s, the US had 8,370 kinds of money. How that happened, and what it meant for the US economy.

9 min1 w ago
Comments
The Birth Of The Greenback

The Science of Hoops

The three-point shot has revolutionized basketball, but its unintended consequences could mean trouble for the sport's future.

9 min1 w ago
Comments
The Science of Hoops

Making The Most Of Scarce Space

Lockdowns, working from home, and remote learning have all made personal domestic space more scarce. Emily Anthes has some solutions.

9 min1 w ago
Comments
Making The Most Of Scarce Space

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