Books in the “Podcast: Planet Money” bookshelf created by NPR

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NPRadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Planet Money5 months ago
Planet Money takes a gamble on three stories about bets gone... every which way.
#941: Three Bets , NPR
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NPRadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Planet Money17 days ago
President Vladimir Putin recently proposed changes to the Russian Constitution in an attempt to consolidate power. Throughline asks, "How did he come to power in the first place?"
#966: The Rise Of Putin, NPR
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NPRadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Planet Money2 months ago
Tom Whitwell made an amazing list of 52 things he learned this year. We dig into our favorite items.
#959: Things We Learned in 2019, NPR
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NPRadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Planet Money2 months ago
We check in on the Universal Postal Union, what happened to the plane that got stuck in Iran, how much Mattress Mack lost betting on baseball, and more.
#961: The Rest Of The Story, 2019, NPR
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NPRadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Planet Money2 months ago
In an era of peak television, screenwriters and their talent agents are fighting over the money. In April, 7,000 screenwriters fired all their agents on the same day.
#960: The Writers Revolt, NPR
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NPRadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Planet Money3 months ago
On today's show, Blackbeard the pirate and a fight between two of the most powerful forces in American law: states' rights and property rights.
#955: Pirate Videos, NPR
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NPRadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Planet Money4 months ago
Charlie Shrem's odyssey in and out of prison is a parable for everything that has happened with bitcoin during its first years: from idealists to outlaws to respectable citizens.
#753: Blockchain Gang, NPR
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NPRadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Planet Money5 months ago
Interest rates are low and getting lower. Some are even negative. Which means we live in a weird world, where people are lending out money and getting back less.
#940: Interest Rates... Why So Negative? , NPR
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NPRadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Planet Money5 months ago
One of the most dramatic things to happen in economics in the last few years was when India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to suddenly "demonetize" the country.
#770: When India's Cash Disappeared , NPR
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NPRadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Planet Money6 months ago
Who is the average American? Bad question. You end up with a clumpy amalgamation of qualities. If you want to know how real people are living, you want the Modal American.
#936: The Modal American, NPR
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NPRadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Planet Money6 months ago
Solar energy used to be a fantasy. Then it arrived, but was too expensive for most people to afford. Now it's cheap. Here's how it happened.
#616: How Solar Got Cheap, NPR
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NPRadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Planet Money6 months ago
Counting elephants is key to saving them. But in the rainforest, they're hard to spot. One scientist is listening for them instead, with the help of artificial intelligence.
#932: Deep Learning With The Elephants, NPR
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NPRadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Planet Money6 months ago
Felipe was an IT professional looking for a new gig. Then a notorious con artist offered him a job. Felipe took the job — and tried to con the con man.
#931: The IT Guy Vs. The Con Artist, NPR
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NPRadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Planet Money7 months ago
Scientists have been studying twins for a long time, trying to figure out how much of human behavior is influenced by the environment, and how much of it is in our genes.
#930: Twins, NPR
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NPRadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Planet Money7 months ago
We shorted America, taking a bet against its entire stock market. Today, we find out the results, and revisit the very first person to short a stock back in the 17th century.
#598: That Time We Shorted America, Part Two, NPR
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NPRadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Planet Money7 months ago
Today on the show, we ignore the advice of some very smart people and bet against something people love.
#597: That Time We Shorted America, Part One, NPR
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NPRadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Planet Money7 months ago
Elizabeth Warren wants to tackle inequality by taxing the wealth of the mega-rich ($50-million-or-more rich). Wealth taxes failed in Europe. Can they work in the U.S.?
#929: Could A Wealth Tax Work?, NPR
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NPRadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Planet Money7 months ago
The Hong Kong protests tap into a complex history between China and the West. It's a story of isolationism, opium wars, and the rise of capitalism.
#928: Hong Kong, NPR
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NPRadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Planet Money7 months ago
One state, two very different stories: Why Huntington Beach won't build new homes during a housing shortage, and what private firefighters say about their industry and inequality.
#927: The Indicator In The House, NPR
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NPRadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Planet Money7 months ago
Recycling in America is on life support. Some towns aren't even picking it up anymore. And it might be a good thing for the planet.
#926: So, Should We Recycle?, NPR
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