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Planet Money

In 2008, after our Giant Pool of Money show, Alex Blumberg and Adam Davidson started Planet Money as a co-production of our show and NPR News. They have a thrice weekly podcast and a blog and http://www.npr.org/money.
  • Money for Nothing and Your Cows for Free.

    503: I Was Just Trying To Help 08.16.2013

    Planet Money reporters David Kestenbaum and Jacob Goldstein went to Kenya to see the work of a ...EconomicsPersonal Finance

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  • Prologue.

    496: When Patents Attack... Part Two! 05.31.2013

    Host Ira Glass and Zoe Chace from NPR’s Planet Money talk with Jim Logan and Richard Baker of ...BusinessTechnology

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  • 2011.

    496: When Patents Attack... Part Two! 05.31.2013

    NPR reporter Laura Sydell and This American Life producer/Planet Money co-host Alex Blumberg ...BusinessEconomics

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  • 2013.

    496: When Patents Attack... Part Two! 05.31.2013

    The dramatic conclusion to Laura and Alex's search for information about Intellectual Ventures, ...BusinessEconomics

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  • Some Like it Dot.

    483: Self-Improvement Kick 01.04.2013

    A young idealist named Octavio Sanchez is chief of staff to the president of Honduras. He gets ...EconomicsPolitics

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  • Prologue.

    455: Continental Breakup 01.20.2012

    Ira Glass asks guest host Alex Blumberg whether we should really care about the current ...Economics

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  • Job Fairies.

    435: How To Create a Job 05.13.2011

    For a look at the nuts and bolts of government job creation, This American Life Senior Producer ...EconomicsGovernmentJobs/Employment

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  • Wednesday, Tuscaloosa AL.

    434: This Week 05.06.2011

    This week Southerners were still digging out in the wake of last week's tornados. David ...Natural Disasters

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  • Thursday, Greenville SC.

    434: This Week 05.06.2011

    Thursday night was a make-or-break evening for candidate Herman Cain at the first Republican ...Politics

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  • ONE PILL TWO PILL, RED PILL BLUE PILL.

    433: Fine Print 2011 04.15.2011

    Planet Money's Chana Joffe-Walt explains why prescription drug coupons could actually be ...EconomicsHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Prologue.

    423: The Invention of Money 01.07.2011

    Ira Glass speaks with several members of the Planet Money team, who all found ...EconomicsHistory

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  • Prologue.

    418: Toxie 11.05.2010

    Host Ira Glass explains how the Planet Money team spent a thousand dollars of their own money to ...Economics

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  • Fire Sale in Kansas City.

    418: Toxie 11.05.2010

    David and Chana buy a toxic asset, from a guy named Wit Solberg, who used to work on Wall Street ...BusinessEconomicsRetail/Commerce

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  • An Old Man Chooses Between Logic and Morals. Logic Wins.

    418: Toxie 11.05.2010

    David and Chana try to track down the actual homeowners in their toxic asset. The toxic asset is ...EconomicsHousing

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  • Flipper. Not the Dolphin.

    418: Toxie 11.05.2010

    David and Chana discover a dark criminal plot inside their toxic asset. They do this with the ...CrimeEconomics

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  • Villains And How To Sue Them.

    418: Toxie 11.05.2010

    David and Chana meet another toxic asset owner, like themselves. Only difference, David and ...Economics

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  • Toxie In a Coma. I Know. It's Serious.

    418: Toxie 11.05.2010

    David and Chana's toxic asset, which has acquired the nickname Toxie, gets sick. And the ...Economics

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  • Wall Street: Money Never Weeps.

    415: Crybabies 09.24.2010

    Ira with Planet Money economics correspondent Adam Davidson on why—even after everything ...EconomicsJobs/EmploymentPresidents

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  • Meriwether County.

    413: Georgia Rambler 07.30.2010

    David Kestenbaum finds that the most unforgettable person in this county is a dead guy. A guy ...AlcoholPoliticsPresidents

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  • Get Rich or Die Trying.

    412: Million Dollar Idea 07.16.2010

    Planet Money's Chana Joffe-Walt has this story about a really ambitious million dollar idea: ...DeathDrugsEconomics

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  • If You Were Stranded on a Desert Island and Could Only Bring One Economic Plan...

    410: Social Contract 06.18.2010

    Why is it that Barbados and Jamaica faced almost identical financial crises, but now Jamaica is ...BusinessEconomicsGovernment

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  • 10,000 Brainiacs.

    408: Island Time 05.21.2010

    Adam Davidson and Chana Joffe-Walt from Planet Money follow one Haitian farmer, with the modest ...Labor

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  • Eat My Shorts.

    405: Inside Job 04.09.2010

    A hedge fund named Magnetar comes up with an elaborate plan to make money. It sponsors the ...EconomicsHousingMusic

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  • Funny You Don't Look Two-ish.

    397: 2010 01.01.2010

    Adam Davidson and Alex Blumberg from our Planet Money team report on economic forecasts for 2010 ...BusinessEconomics

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  • Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana?

    395: Middle of the Night 11.27.2009

    Adam Davidson and Chana Joffe-Walt from Planet Money head to the Hunts Point Market in the ...Jobs/EmploymentRetail/Commerce

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  • One Pill Two Pill, Red Pill Blue Pill.

    392: Someone Else's Money 10.16.2009

    Planet Money's Chana Joffe-Walt explains why prescription drug coupons could actually be ...BusinessDrugsHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Let's Take Your Medical History.

    392: Someone Else's Money 10.16.2009

    Alex Blumberg and Adam Davidson recount how four accidental steps led to enacting the very ...Health Care/MedicineJobs/Employment

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  • Insurance? Ruh Roh!

    392: Someone Else's Money 10.16.2009

    Planet Money correspondent David Kestenbaum investigates the growing popularity of pet ...AnimalsBusinessHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Prologue.

    390: Return To The Giant Pool of Money 09.25.2009

    Host Ira Glass talks with NPR correspondent Adam Davidson about a black tie event he attended in ...BusinessEconomics

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  • Spring 2008.

    390: Return To The Giant Pool of Money 09.25.2009

    We replay sections from the original "Giant Pool of Money," in which This American Life producer ...EconomicsHousingJobs/Employment

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  • Don’t Stop ‘til You Get Enough.

    384: Fall Guy 06.26.2009

    Planet Money's Alex Blumberg and Adam Davidson talk to Ira about the lawsuit phase of the ...BusinessEconomicsLegal System

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  • Investigation Report #1.

    382: The Watchmen 06.05.2009

    Planet Money reporter Chana Joffe-Walt asks a simple question: Who was the federal regulator who ...BusinessEconomicsGovernment

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  • Investigation Report #2.

    382: The Watchmen 06.05.2009

    Alex Blumberg and NPR correspondent (and "Planet Money" reporter) Dave Kestenbaum examine what ...BusinessEconomicsGovernment

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  • The Mod Squad.

    380: No Map 05.15.2009

    Reporter Chris Arnold visits a foreclosure prevention event to find out the painful truth about ...BusinessEconomicsHousing

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  • Unbreaking The Bank.

    377: Scenes From a Recession 03.27.2009

    NPR reporter and Planet Money contributor Chana Jaffe-Walt reports this story of what it really ...BusinessEconomicsJobs/Employment

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  • The Collapse Of The Us Banking System Explained In Just 39 Minutes.

    375: Bad Bank 02.27.2009

    Alex Blumberg and Adam Davidson tackle a very tough subject: Trying to explain exactly what a ...Economics

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  • Act Four Fifteen Trillion Dollar Dismal Science Experiment.

    373: The New Boss 01.30.2009

    Our crack economics duo, Producer Alex Blumberg and NPR International Economics Correspondent ...EconomicsGovernmentHistory

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  • The Not-for-profit Motive.

    366: A Better Mousetrap 2008 10.10.2008

    To deal with the financial crisis, our own government has also had to reinvent itself, with ...EconomicsGovernment

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  • The Day The Market Died.

    365: Another Frightening Show About the Economy 10.03.2008

    Alex Blumberg and Adam Davidson recount the 36-hour period, two weeks ago, when the credit ...BusinessEconomics

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  • Out Of The Hedges And Into The Woods.

    365: Another Frightening Show About the Economy 10.03.2008

    One more confusing financial product that's bringing down the global economy. And one of way to ...BusinessEconomics

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  • Now You Sec Me, Now You Don't.

    363: Enforcers 09.12.2008

    TAL producer Alex Blumberg reports on a peculiar Wall Street practice with a dirty-sounding ...BusinessEconomics

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  • Act One.

    355: The Giant Pool of Money 05.09.2008

    This American Life producer Alex Blumberg teams up with NPR's Adam Davidson for the entire hour ...BusinessEconomicsGovernment

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  • Act Two.

    355: The Giant Pool of Money 05.09.2008

    Alex and Adam's story continues. (23 minutes)BusinessEconomicsGovernment

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