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Summary: 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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 #288: Manufacturing The Song Of The Summer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1430

The story of the secret battle to create the song of the summer — the music industry's holy grail.

 #637: The Last Euro In Greece | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 818

Greece's monetary system is in crisis right now, and the government is closing the financial pipes. The effects are widespread and weird.

 #363: Why People Do Bad Things | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1411

We sit down with a psychologist and a mortgage broker who committed large-scale fraud to try to figure out why respectable people commit fraud.

 #636: Yes Or No | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 937

What do you do when your country's future is put in your hands? On today's show: The referendum in Greece.

 #635: Trade Deal Confidential | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1381

Big trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership are often negotiated in secret. On today's show, trade negotiators tell us what happened when they were locked in a hotel for days on end, and told to hash out a deal.

 #478: The Raisin Outlaw | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1109

A farmer wanted to sell all his raisins, but the federal government said no. So he took it to the Supreme Court.

 #634: Worst Case Scenario | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 965

We ask three economists: Is there some falling anvil that's about to crush the economy?

 #633: The Birth And Death Of The Price Tag | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 991

The price tag is a fairly recent invention. And it's already on its way out.

 #632: The Chicken Tax | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 923

How the American auto industry is built on a trade dispute over frozen chicken parts.

 #631: The Long Run | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 982

Stories about a $50,000 loophole, what neighborhoods mean for kids, and what the Six Million Dollar Man would cost today.

 #630: Free Parking | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1015

The story of a 24-year-old kid and the idea he thought would reduce congestion, cut greenhouse gasses and make urban life easier for everyone. Instead, it brought him nothing but trouble.

 #629: Buy Low, Sell Prime | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 869

Sam Cohen has made a big business out of buying stuff at big retail stores, then turning around and selling it on Amazon. In an era when stores are profit-maximizing machines, how is that possible?

 #628: This Ad's For You | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1373

In the early 1960s, Tom Burrell became the first black man in Chicago advertising. Today on the show, the story of how he changed the way people think about ads and how advertising thinks about us.

 #627: The Miracle Apple | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 837

Today on the show, how we got from mealy, nasty apples to apples that taste delicious. The story starts with a breeder who discovered a miracle apple. But discovering that apple wasn't enough.

 #626: This Is The End | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 759

Machines have been taking jobs forever. In the past, when jobs disappeared, new ones were created. But is this time different?


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