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.
For decades, most websites ended in either .com, .net, or .org. But a few years ago, everything changed.
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.
Why is it so hard to knock down 17 vacant houses in a shrinking city?
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?
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.
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.
Second of five episodes. Oil is priced down to the penny, and the price changes every day. Who sets that price?
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.
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.
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.
The computer or phone that you use knows a lot about you. It knows your secrets — and it might be giving them away.
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.
A lot of computing pioneers were women. For decades, the number of women in computer science was growing. But in 1984, something changed.
A tale of violence, payback, and how to make things right.
Three stories of people getting their money back — or trying to. From a hospital, a scammer, and the ever-exciting global bond market.