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#914: Trump and Deutsche, A Long Affair
After Donald Trump's companies declared four bankruptcies, several major banks stopped loaning him money. But Deutsche Bank didn't.
#913: Counting The Homeless
From renting hotels to a jobs report-like census in the night, we look at ways communities are helping the homeless.
#407: A Mathematician, The Last Supper, And The Birth Of Accounting
The story of an innovation that changed the way the world works, and of the man who made this innovation possible: Luca Pacioli.
#912: How Uncle Jamie Broke Jeopardy
James Holzhauer took data, probability and a lot of practice with a fake buzzer, and turned it into a fortune on a game show.
#911: You Asked The Listener Question Hotline
We answer a bunch of the questions you asked — and even one you *didn't* ask.
#910: Economics, Sexism, Data
A young economist holds a mirror up to her field. And starts a national conversation about women in economics.
#416: Why The Price of Coke Didn't Change For 70 years
For 70 years, the price of a bottle of Coca-Cola stayed a nickel. Why? The answer includes a half a million vending machines and a 7.5 cent coin.
#909: Dollar Stores Vs Lettuce
Every six hours a new dollar store opens in the U.S. Are they killing grocery stores?
#908: I Am Not A Robot
The remarkable story of the online "CAPTCHA" tests we've all taken to prove that we're not robots.
#907: Two Spring Indicators
The Indicator from Planet Money explores trade wars, peanuts, hurricanes, and happiness.
#644: How Much Does This Cow Weigh?
We wanted to understand an eerie phenomenon that drives everything from the stock market to the price of orange juice. So we asked you to guess the weight of a cow.
#906: The Chicago Boys, Part II
How a ruthless dictator, and a bunch of economists known as the Chicago Boys, took Chile from socialism to capitalism.
#905: The Chicago Boys, Part I
In the late 1950s and early '60s a handful of Chilean students went to study economics at the University of Chicago. What they learned changed their country.
#904: Joke Theft
Copyrighting comedy is expensive. So comedians have devised an informal system of sanctions to protect their jokes from theft. Sometimes it works.
#760: Tax Hero
Joe Bankman, professor at Stanford, figured out a way to make filing your taxes easy and painless. Then the tax lobby found out about it.
#903: A New Way To Pay For College
Some colleges are offering students a new way to pay. It's not a scholarship. It's not a loan. It's more like the students are selling stock in themselves.
#902: The Phoebus Cartel
The story behind two sneaky forces that drive us to buy more products, more often: Planned obsolescence and psychological obsolescence.
#901: Bad Cops Are Expensive
There's an industry of people working to eliminate bad police behavior. They're not activists or protestors. They're insurers.
#189: Why A Dead Shark Costs $12 Million
Today's show is about the fickle market for art. What makes a dead shark cost $12 million, and a photo of steel wool that looks like a tornado cost only $1,265?
#900: The Stolen Company
When an American company named ABRO learns their goods are being counterfeited in China, they start their own trade war.