Planet Money

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I've listened since it was spun off the TAL Giant Pool of Money show. This podcast used to more interesting. Quality has fallen.
Love the concept behind this as it brings business down to earth.
Look people, I don't even typically think learning about the economy/economics/finances is all that fun but for some reason, I keep listening to this show. I've learned a lot from this podcast. Real, practical things like why you should make sure your finance person is a fiduciary and not just a financial advisor or why the DOW is a bunch of malarky that you shouldn't actually give a dang about. It has also kept me entertained in the process. Episodes are 15-30 minutes long. Perfect length for the car ride to work, a shower, or cleaning a room.
Planet Money always finds new and often unusual ways to make what's going on in the economy interesting and relatable. The quality of the reporting is top notch. I'm also constantly going "how did they find this person" for some of the niche topics they touch on. Fantastic show.
Look, these folks do not need my review. I think of this as the OG podcast. Definitely the first one I listened to. It is the most approachable show about the economy around. You will be smarter for having listened to it. Just don't try to pass off the fun facts as your own because everybody else listens to it as well. Not only are the rouges gallery of hosts all amazing reporters, when they leave PM they go on to do excellent things. PM is tangentially responsible for a whole ecosystem of fine audio entertainment. They are great, though I wish they ran fewer needless reruns. When it is relevant or there is an update, sure, but don't publish just to publish. There is enough content out there.
When last I listened to episode #1000 I was surprised it already existed for so long. It's been part of my podcast subscriptions since I started my podcast habit. This podcast has kept its place in my playlist, which is an achievement since there's so much to choose from.
What can I say. This is the podcast that got me into podcasts. Topics are usually timely and reflective of current events around economic market forces. This isn't about stocks or how to make money, but a more general discussion on economics which is way more interesting than I can make it sound.
One of my favorite podcasts because it's always interesting, while staying fairly light and breezy. I can throw on Planet Money when I want to focus, but also when I'm doing something else. Super easy to follow and great hosts.
Generally a non-alarmist, well-researched show from a reputable source. Mostly featuring interesting concepts or economic experiments. 3/5 adam smiths because they sometimes try too hard to be funny
Just like Invisibilia. When there is a topic that interests me, I love it. Well researched, great topics. My fault for not loving everything about economics so I often find myself skipping a lot of episodes. Good to fall asleep to when there is a more boring one.
One of my go to podcast for not just educational economics 101 but learning new things on community, food, and humor.
Fun short-ish stories about finance and economic case studies
Consistently interesting and sometimes even funny story topics wrapped up in around 20 minutes
NPR self importance, that's what you'll find
Always learn something new listening to them. They make economics approachable and compelling.
Quick and delicious little candies.
Good combination of story and information with some tastful jokes,
Consistantly quality podcast, even if you don't care about economics or business or anything like that
Can be good introduction into basic economic principals. Since it is run by journalists, some important concepts do not get good coverage.
Great podcast outlining some of the generalities of economies across the globe as well as some of the oddities. Wouldn't recommend to those looking for a podcast on personal finance or economic theory.
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Podcast Details

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Podcast Status
Jun 14th, 2014
Latest Episode
Feb 27th, 2021
Release Period
3 per week
Avg. Episode Length
21 minutes
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