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Bubblelicious   Leave a comment

bubbliciousLink: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/10/09/447249562/episode-656-bubblelicious

Summary: In this podcast the Planet Money team investigates the possibility of a bubble in the technology industry in San Francisco. Billions of dollars are being acquired by these tech companies and their over confidence might be an indicator to a future bubble.

Original Air Date: October 9, 2015

Length: 14 mins

Why We Work So Much   Leave a comment

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Link: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/07/24/426017148/episode-641-why-we-work-so-much

Summary: John Maynard Keynes believed that in the future people would work less, he was wrong. The Planet Money team explain the reasons why this has yet to change.

Original Air Date: July 24, 2015

Length: 13 mins 11 sec

Justice Department Investigates Airlines For Possible Price Collusion   Leave a comment

plane-50893_640Link: http://www.npr.org/2015/07/02/419405924/justice-department-investigates-airlines-for-possible-price-collusion

Summary: The Justice Department is planning to investigate 4 major airlines for price collusion. Investigators will question whether the airlines restricted supply to maintain higher ticket prices.

Original Air Date: July 2, 2015

Length: 3 minutes 35 seconds

China, China, China   Leave a comment

china china chinaLink: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/09/09/438948679/episode-649-china-china-china

Summary: In this podcast, the Planet Money team attempt to decipher why economic news about China is so popular in the media and if the indicators are something we should worry about including the stock market and economic growth.

Original Air Date: September 9, 2015

Length: 17 minutes 9 seconds

The Last Euro in Greece   Leave a comment

last euroLink: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/07/08/421228146/episode-637-the-last-euro-in-greece

Summary: The Planet Money team discusses the role the banks played in the Greek debt crisis and how it affected the Greek people.

Original Air Date: July 8, 2015

Length: 13 minutes 38 seconds

The Anti-Store   Leave a comment

Anti-StoreLink: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/09/25/443519599/episode-653-the-anti-store

Summary: In this podcast the planet money team dissects the bulk grocery industry of places such as Price Club, Costco, and Jet to see how much the consumer is really saving and how the businesses make a profit from that.

Original Air date: September 23, 2015

Length: 15 minutes and 9 seconds

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Trash!   Leave a comment

TrashLink: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/03/27/395815221/episode-613-trash

Summary: The Planet Money team investigates the $100 billion industry that is recycling and the downward spiral it has taken due to developments in in other markets.

Original Air Date: March 27, 2015

Length: 13 minutes and 52 seconds

The Curse of the Black Lotus   Leave a comment

blacklotusLink: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/03/11/392381112/episode-609-the-curse-of-the-black-lotus

Summary: Using common goods like magic cards, the NPR team demonstrates market bubbles and how they work as well as how one company deflated theirs.

Original Air Date: March 11, 2015

Length: 16 minutes 56 seconds

The Trouble With The Poverty Line   Leave a comment

Marion Matthew supports herself and her son in New York City on $23,000 a year. According to the government, she does not live in poverty.Link: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/09/20/224511346/episode-487-the-trouble-with-the-poverty-line

Summary: The Planet Money team investigates the outdated qualifications for the Poverty Line in America and the need for a new formula to alleviate the suffering. This podcast includes a brief history of the Poverty Line.

Original Air Date: September 20, 2013

Length: 11 minutes 47 seconds

 

Kenneth Feinberg on placing a value on life   Leave a comment

Link: http://www.marketplace.org/topics/your-money/my-biggest-financial-lesson/kenneth-feinberg-placing-value-life

Summary: Kenneth Feinberg discusses the reality of compensating families of victims of horrific tragedies. He advises we all plan for tomorrow.

Original Air Date: March 27, 2015

Length: 3 minutes 35 seconds