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Nervous TikTok

Listen to Nervous TikTokThe U.S. was going to ban TikTok... and then it didn't. We break down the beef with TikTok, and see what life would have been like without it. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Planet Monet (Classic)

Listen to Planet Monet (Classic)Investors are pouring money into art, but a lot of it is disappearing into storage. We find out why. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

The Bees Go To California (Classic)

Listen to The Bees Go To California (Classic)Almonds taste great. And the logistics behind pollinating almond trees are un-bee-lievable. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Chaos At The Capitol

Listen to Chaos At The CapitolWith an insurrection at the Capitol, we interrupt Planet Money and turn the feed over to tonight's episode of the NPR Politics podcast. | Subscribe to Planet Money's weekly newsletter here.

Bitcoin Losers (Classic)

Listen to Bitcoin Losers (Classic)The Bitcoin market is still crazy, but a lot of people can't even find their Bitcoins. We go looking for lost billions. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

The Rest Of The Story, 2020

Listen to The Rest Of The Story, 2020We check in on The Fed, a vaccine scientist, and the mixed martial arts. Oh, and a bunch of escheaters. So long, 2020! | Support our show here.

How To Stop An Asteroid (UPDATE)

Listen to How To Stop An Asteroid (UPDATE)Some smart people say we should be doing more to protect the Earth from asteroids. The technical issues are relatively easy. The economics — figuring out who's going to pay — are much harder. | Support our show here.

Fork The Government

Listen to Fork The GovernmentA global pandemic might not be the best time to try something new with technology. But Taiwan decided to do it anyway. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

The Mixtape Drama

Listen to The Mixtape DramaMixtapes were the heart of hip-hop culture in the 90s. Until an arrest in 2007 brought it all down. | Today's episode is from our friends at Louder Than a Riot.

The Case Against Facebook

Listen to The Case Against FacebookThe government just filed one of the largest antitrust cases in history against Facebook. Why now? And what will it mean? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

We Buy A Lot Of Christmas Trees

Listen to We Buy A Lot Of Christmas TreesNick and Robert head to the world's largest Christmas tree auction with $1,000 and a truck. And get schooled in the tree market. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

The Stolen Company (Classic)

Listen to The Stolen Company (Classic)When an American company named ABRO learns their goods are being counterfeited in China, they start their own trade war. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

How The Rat Blew Up

Listen to How The Rat Blew UpUnions have been putting giant inflatable rats in front of businesses for years. Now businesses are trying to deflate them, in court. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Before The Shot In The Arm

Listen to Before The Shot In The ArmInventing a vaccine for COVID-19 was hard, but getting billions of doses to billions of people is going to be even harder. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Hot Dog Hail Mary (Classic)

Listen to Hot Dog Hail Mary (Classic)The Falcons are trying something radical: Making their food cheaper. It could break stadium economics.

Swamp Gravy (UPDATE)

Listen to Swamp Gravy (UPDATE)Colquitt, Georgia, was struggling. And then musical theater came along. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

All Your Genes Are Belong To Us

Listen to All Your Genes Are Belong To UsWho owns your genes, anyway? For a while, Big Biotech patented 20% of the human genome. Then a lawyer took them to the Supreme Court. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Trade Show (UPDATE)

Listen to Trade Show (UPDATE)It's been a rough four years for free trade. Today on the show, we present 244 years of trade in 22 minutes. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Biden Time

Listen to Biden TimeFour things Joe Biden can do as president — even if the Democrats don't control Congress. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Worst. Tariffs. Ever. (Classic)

Listen to Worst. Tariffs. Ever. (Classic)One of the few things a new president has a lot of control over is tariff policies. But it wasn't always that way. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.