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Planet Money

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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 #532: The Wild West of the Internet | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1092

For decades, most websites ended in either .com, .net, or .org. But a few years ago, everything changed.

 #722: The New Telenovela | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1232

One telenovela actress-turned-executive decided to write a new kind of drama. Her show changed the landscape of Spanish language TV--and of all TV.

 #721: Unbuilding A City | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1162

Why is it so hard to knock down 17 vacant houses in a shrinking city?

 Oil #5: Imagine A World Without Oil | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1589

Last of five episodes. We follow the Planet Money oil to a gas station. And we ask: What would our world look like if there were no fossil fuels?

 Oil #4: How Oil Got Into Everything | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1510

Fourth of five episodes. Oil is in our sneakers, our clothes, and the computer or phone you're using right now. On today's show: The story of the man who made it happen.

 Oil #3: How Fracking Changed the World | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1625

Third of five episodes. The Planet Money oil faces a test, we sell it, and we meet the man who set off the fracking boom in America.

 Oil #2: The Price Of Oil | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1345

Second of five episodes. Oil is priced down to the penny, and the price changes every day. Who sets that price?

 Oil #1: We Buy Oil | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1100

First of five episodes. We're getting into the oil business. We go to Kansas, and negotiate with a preacher to buy 100 barrels of crude.

 #524: Mr Jones' Act | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1023

There's an obscure law that governs just about anything that travels by ship in the U.S. — bananas, hairdryers, gasoline, even people. Economists do not like it. But it just won't go away.

 #715: The Sewing Robot | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1027

Building a robot that can sew even simple clothes is surprisingly hard. A retired professor in Atlanta thinks he's solved the problem. It could bring textile manufacturing back to America.

 #548: Project Eavesdrop | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 973

The computer or phone that you use knows a lot about you. It knows your secrets — and it might be giving them away.

 #714: Can a Game Show Lose? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1271

Crafting a TV game show is a balancing act. Producers have to carefully calibrate the rules, the drama and the prizes just right. Sometimes they get it way wrong.

 #576: When Women Stopped Coding | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1033

A lot of computing pioneers were women. For decades, the number of women in computer science was growing. But in 1984, something changed.

 #713: Paying for the Crime | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1559

A tale of violence, payback, and how to make things right.

 #712: I Want My Money Back | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1183

Three stories of people getting their money back — or trying to. From a hospital, a scammer, and the ever-exciting global bond market.


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