NPR: Planet Money Podcast

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Money makes the world go around, faster and faster every day. On NPR's Planet Money, you'll meet high rollers, brainy economists and regular folks -- all trying to make sense of our rapidly changing global economy.

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Title: #690: All In

#686: If Elected President

February 26th, 2016

Today, we bring you the future as dreamt up by presidential candidates. Also: sober economists poking holes in the candidates' dreams. Go to Episode

#424: How Much Is A Firefighter Worth?

February 24th, 2016

Firefighters don't go to fires as much as much as they used to. Yet the fire department is still set up the same way. What should change? Go to Episode

#685: Larry vs. The IRS

February 19th, 2016

A lot of people dream of not paying their taxes. Larry Williams scoured the fine print of IRS code, talked to lawyers, settled on a plan, then just stopped… Go to Episode

#505: A Locked Door, A Secret Meeting And The Birth Of The Fed

November 11th, 2015

A 70-year-old man with a bad cold and many mistresses, a nation that's ambivalent about a central bank, and a secret meeting on an island. Today on the… Go to Episode