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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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 #711: Hooked on Heroin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1058

Scoring a fix is cheap and today's heroin is strong. But that's just part of the reason why America got hooked. Today on the show, we trace the roots of America's heroin epidemic with a dealer, a user, and a DEA agent.

 #710: The Brexit Break-Up | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1156

Brexit is like a breakup. So today, a divorce story in two acts. We hear from both sides: The people who voted to leave, and the Europeans being left.

 #575: The Fondue Conspiracy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 949

When you think of cartels, maybe you think of drugs, maybe you think of oil. But what probably doesn't come to mind? Swiss cheese.

 #709: The Quiet Old Lady Who Whispers "Fair Use" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1097

Where is the line between being inspired by somebody's creative work and stealing it?

 #708: Bitcoin Divided | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1115

Bitcoin was supposed to revolutionize the way money works. But the thing people love about it may be destroying it.

 #707: Brexit | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 883

What just happened in the UK? And what's coming next?

 #538: Is A Stradivarius Just A Violin? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1285

How much of a brand is real? How much is in our heads?

 #706: Water's Worth | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 737

If your country's main export is water, what happens when your wells run dry?

 #583: Cow Noir | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1181

There is a crime wave in the West right now. Cattle rustling — stealing cattle — is on the rise. The crime is as old as America, and it's making a big comeback.

 #705: The Muscle Patents | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1182

Two bodybuilders go at it over a Stanford University patent. And we dive in to make sense of it.

 #563: The Future Of Work Looks Like A UPS Truck | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 798

Technology means that no matter what job you have — whether you're alone in a truck on an empty road or sitting in a cubicle in front of a computer — your company can now track everything you do.

 #704: Open Office | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1121

This episode is for everyone who's ever had to ask their coworkers to quiet down or walk laps of the office to make a private phone call. Today on the show: We meet the man who stole your office door.

 #463: How To Get A Country To Trust Its Banks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1085

It's something you can see on every day and on every block in most major cities. But in Myanmar, a country that was cut off from the rest of the world for decades, an ATM is a small miracle

 #703: How To Hide A Million Dollars In Plain Sight | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1107

How do you secretly stash away a million dollars? One way is to hide the money in plain sight, right in the heart of New York City. Today's show: the case of who owns Apartment 5B.

 #217: The Art Of Living At The Poverty Line | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1348

Meet a single mother who makes $16,000 a year and managed to fund a vacation at a Caribbean resort with an interest-free loan from one of the world's largest banks.


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