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The economy explained. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening.

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Apple v Everybody

When Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney sued Apple over its App Store, it started a war about antitrust and the internet.

21 min2 d ago
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Apple v Everybody

After The Plague

The Black Death was one of the worst catastrophes to ever hit humanity. But it also helped redistribute wealth and make daily life better for a lot of medieval Europeans.

22 min4 d ago
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After The Plague

Waste Land

For 30 years, oil companies convinced the public that all their plastic trash could be, and would be, recycled, when they knew it wasn't true.

24 min1 w ago
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Waste Land

We Buy A Junk Bond

Team Indicator buys Cardiff a surprise present. A terrible, extremely risky, but wildly interesting investment. Then it gets interesting. The company that issued the junk bond declared bankruptcy. But that wasn't the end of the story. | Subscribe to our daily podcast, The Indicator here.

24 min1 w ago
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We Buy A Junk Bond

The Murderer, The Boy King, And The Invention Of Modern Finance

John Law killed a man in a duel, brought the first paper money to France, and became one of the richest people in the world. Then it all collapsed.

21 min2 w ago
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The Murderer, The Boy King, And The Invention Of Modern Finance

SUMMER SCHOOL: Graduation!

Summer School graduates take the stage to show us how we can all see our everyday world through the beautiful lens of economics. | Take the final exam and get your diploma here.

20 min2 w ago
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SUMMER SCHOOL: Graduation!

The Old Rules Were Dumb Anyway

Going to work, seeing the doctor, playing college sports and drinking on the street: How the world will be different after COVID-19.

22 min3 w ago
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The Old Rules Were Dumb Anyway

SUMMER SCHOOL 8: Risk & Disaster

Inside one insurance policy is a world of incentives and bad behaviors. Take the final exam and get your diploma here.

27 min3 w ago
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SUMMER SCHOOL 8: Risk & Disaster

Crisis At The Post Office

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is facing intense political scrutiny and some very old problems in his new job at the U.S. Postal Service.

21 minAUG 22
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Crisis At The Post Office

SUMMER SCHOOL 7: Advertising & Race

A Black ad executive figures out how to reach diverse audiences.

29 minAUG 20
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SUMMER SCHOOL 7: Advertising & Race

Latest Episodes

Apple v Everybody

When Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney sued Apple over its App Store, it started a war about antitrust and the internet.

21 min2 d ago
Comments
Apple v Everybody

After The Plague

The Black Death was one of the worst catastrophes to ever hit humanity. But it also helped redistribute wealth and make daily life better for a lot of medieval Europeans.

22 min4 d ago
Comments
After The Plague

Waste Land

For 30 years, oil companies convinced the public that all their plastic trash could be, and would be, recycled, when they knew it wasn't true.

24 min1 w ago
Comments
Waste Land

We Buy A Junk Bond

Team Indicator buys Cardiff a surprise present. A terrible, extremely risky, but wildly interesting investment. Then it gets interesting. The company that issued the junk bond declared bankruptcy. But that wasn't the end of the story. | Subscribe to our daily podcast, The Indicator here.

24 min1 w ago
Comments
We Buy A Junk Bond

The Murderer, The Boy King, And The Invention Of Modern Finance

John Law killed a man in a duel, brought the first paper money to France, and became one of the richest people in the world. Then it all collapsed.

21 min2 w ago
Comments
The Murderer, The Boy King, And The Invention Of Modern Finance

SUMMER SCHOOL: Graduation!

Summer School graduates take the stage to show us how we can all see our everyday world through the beautiful lens of economics. | Take the final exam and get your diploma here.

20 min2 w ago
Comments
SUMMER SCHOOL: Graduation!

The Old Rules Were Dumb Anyway

Going to work, seeing the doctor, playing college sports and drinking on the street: How the world will be different after COVID-19.

22 min3 w ago
Comments
The Old Rules Were Dumb Anyway

SUMMER SCHOOL 8: Risk & Disaster

Inside one insurance policy is a world of incentives and bad behaviors. Take the final exam and get your diploma here.

27 min3 w ago
Comments
SUMMER SCHOOL 8: Risk & Disaster

Crisis At The Post Office

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is facing intense political scrutiny and some very old problems in his new job at the U.S. Postal Service.

21 minAUG 22
Comments
Crisis At The Post Office

SUMMER SCHOOL 7: Advertising & Race

A Black ad executive figures out how to reach diverse audiences.

29 minAUG 20
Comments
SUMMER SCHOOL 7: Advertising & Race
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