NPR: Planet Money

NPR: Planet Money

Bond Voyage

The government used to be afraid to borrow too much money. Today, it borrows hand over fist. And it's ... fine? |...

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We Buy A Superhero: Loophole

Marvel was not interested in selling us Doorman. But there is another way to jumpstart our superhero empire.|...

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Why Printers Are The Worst

The real money is in the ink. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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We Buy A Superhero: Origins

Marvel has 7,000 characters, many of them forgotten. We want to buy one from their vault and launch our own little...

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Can't Let It Go

Irrational decisions. Things we can't let go. Friend of the show Sam Sanders comes by to talk obsessions. We turn to...

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Fine and Punishment

When you get out of prison, you have to start paying off fees. Some are related to committing a crime. Others are...

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Robinhood's Very Bad Day

How the stock trading app works. And why it almost broke last week. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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Can't Stop GameStop

Video game stores. Hedge Funds. Reddit forums. How this mad lib resulted in the biggest short squeeze in years. |...

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Can't Stop GameStop

Video game stores. Hedge Funds. Reddit forums. How this mad lib resulted in the biggest short squeeze in years. |...

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The World's Biggest Battery (Classic)

California has a ton of solar power. But as soon as night falls, it's gone. Today on the show: how to bottle the sun

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How Desi Invented Television

The television was invented by Philo Farnsworth in 1927. TV was invented by Desi Arnaz in 1951.

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Modern Monetary Theory (Classic)

We rethink everything we know about government spending, taxes, and the nature of money.

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The Great Gatsby

All of it. Read by the staff of Planet Money.

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Nervous TikTok

The U.S. was going to ban TikTok... and then it didn't. We break down the beef with TikTok, and see what life would...

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Planet Monet (Classic)

Investors are pouring money into art, but a lot of it is disappearing into storage. We find out why. | Subscribe to...

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The Bees Go To California (Classic)

Almonds taste great. And the logistics behind pollinating almond trees are un-bee-lievable. | Subscribe to our weekly...

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Chaos At The Capitol

With an insurrection at the Capitol, we interrupt Planet Money and turn the feed over to tonight's episode of the NPR...

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Bitcoin Losers (Classic)

The Bitcoin market is still crazy, but a lot of people can't even find their Bitcoins. We go looking for lost...

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The Rest Of The Story, 2020

We check in on The Fed, a vaccine scientist, and the mixed martial arts. Oh, and a bunch of escheaters. So long,...

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How To Stop An Asteroid (UPDATE)

Some smart people say we should be doing more to protect the Earth from asteroids. The technical issues are...

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