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Workin' 9 To 5

Listen to Workin' 9 To 5The movie "9 to 5" used humor to highlight the struggles of women in the workplace 40 years ago. Where are we now? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

About Your Extended Warranty

Listen to About Your Extended WarrantyCalls about "extended auto warranties" blow up our phones over and over. But what are these robocalls actually offering? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

How Jacob Loud's Land Was Lost

Listen to How Jacob Loud's Land Was LostToday's show: the arcane laws that have cost Black landowners their property, and the lawyer who is trying to fix those laws. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Two Indicators: Boomtown & Bye Bye

Listen to Two Indicators: Boomtown & Bye ByeWe look at housing prices in Montana, an oil market milestone, and give a fond farewell. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

The Curse Of The Black Lotus (Update)

Listen to The Curse Of The Black Lotus (Update)When the popular card game Magic: The Gathering entered a speculative bubble, its creators found a way to keep it from bursting. We check in to see if their strategy is still working. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Socialism 101

Listen to Socialism 101Today on the show: The critics of capitalism. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

You Asked For Shots, Tuna, Metal, and Money

Listen to You Asked For Shots, Tuna, Metal, and MoneyListeners send us questions every day. It's about time we answer a few of them. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

The New Shape Of Pasta

Listen to The New Shape Of PastaWhat do you do when you can't find the perfect pasta shape? You invent a new shape. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

The Even More Minimum Wage

Listen to The Even More Minimum WageThe tipped minimum wage hasn't changed for decades. Is now finally the time? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

The $69 Million JPEG

Listen to The $69 Million JPEGAn artist called Beeple just sold a piece at Christie's for millions. But it wasn't a painting... it was a kind of crypto. We speak with him and the others behind the first NFT auction. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Nigeria, You Win! (Update)

Listen to Nigeria, You Win! (Update)Nigerians heard a radio ad offering millions of dollars for people with business proposals. They thought it was a scam. It wasn't. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

The Marriage Pact

Listen to The Marriage PactThey say true love is hard to find. Whoever says that isn't an economist. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Happy Fed Independence Day (Update)

Listen to Happy Fed Independence Day (Update)The story of the day the Federal Reserve got its independence and the fight — an actual physical fight — to keep it. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

We Buy A Superhero 3: Resurrection

Listen to We Buy A Superhero 3: ResurrectionWe have found the perfect superhero. Now we just have to make him our own. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Bond Voyage

Listen to Bond VoyageThe government used to be afraid to borrow too much money. Today, it borrows hand over fist. And it's ... fine? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

We Buy A Superhero 2: Loophole

Listen to We Buy A Superhero 2: LoopholeMarvel was not interested in selling us Doorman. But there is another way to jumpstart our superhero empire.| Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Why Printers Are The Worst

Listen to Why Printers Are The WorstThe real money is in the ink. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

We Buy A Superhero 1: Origins

Listen to We Buy A Superhero 1: OriginsMarvel has 7,000 characters, many of them forgotten. We want to buy one from their vault and launch our own little Planet Money franchise. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Can't Let It Go

Listen to Can't Let It GoIrrational decisions. Things we can't let go. Friend of the show Sam Sanders comes by to talk obsessions. We turn to economics for advice, clarity and comfort. | Subscribe to Sam's podcast, It's Been A Minute.

Fine and Punishment

Listen to Fine and PunishmentWhen you get out of prison, you have to start paying off fees. Some are related to committing a crime. Others are not. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.