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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

Coronavirus: A View From Hong Kong

As coronavirus fears roiled markets this week, we hear from Bloomberg's Tracy Alloway, who's based in Hong Kong, about what it's like to live in a city in the throes of an outbreak

9 MIN3 h ago
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Coronavirus: A View From Hong Kong

How Wealth Has Changed

The world has changed, and nearly two thirds of global wealth is human capital. Policymakers and politicians may not understand just what that means for global politics.

9 MIN1 d ago
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How Wealth Has Changed

The Rise And Fall (And Rise?) Of NASCAR

Last week's Daytona 500 came at a precarious time for NASCAR. Once a behemoth in the world of professional sports, the company is now trying to entice a new generation of race fans.

9 MIN2 d ago
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The Rise And Fall (And Rise?) Of NASCAR

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 MIN3 d 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 MIN4 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 MIN1 w 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 MIN1 w 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 MIN1 w 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 MIN2 w ago
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How Economists Do Valentines

Latest Episodes

Coronavirus: A View From Hong Kong

As coronavirus fears roiled markets this week, we hear from Bloomberg's Tracy Alloway, who's based in Hong Kong, about what it's like to live in a city in the throes of an outbreak

9 MIN3 h ago
Comments
Coronavirus: A View From Hong Kong

How Wealth Has Changed

The world has changed, and nearly two thirds of global wealth is human capital. Policymakers and politicians may not understand just what that means for global politics.

9 MIN1 d ago
Comments
How Wealth Has Changed

The Rise And Fall (And Rise?) Of NASCAR

Last week's Daytona 500 came at a precarious time for NASCAR. Once a behemoth in the world of professional sports, the company is now trying to entice a new generation of race fans.

9 MIN2 d ago
Comments
The Rise And Fall (And Rise?) Of NASCAR

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 MIN3 d 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 MIN4 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 MIN1 w 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 MIN1 w 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 MIN1 w 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 MIN2 w ago
Comments
How Economists Do Valentines
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