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#926: So, Should We Recycle?
Cities might be picking up your recyclables, but there is a very good chance they aren't being recycled. And that might be a good thing...if you really care about the planet. Part two of a two-part series. ⎸Subscribe to our newsletter
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510289/edge1.pod.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/pmoney/2019/07/20190712_pmoney_pmpod926v5.mp3 #925: A Mob Boss, A Garbage Boat and Why We Recycle
In 1987, an Alabama man had an idea. So he made a deal with the mob. And ended up with 3,186 tons of trash no landfill would take. This is the accidental birth of recycling in the U.S. ⎸Subscribe to our newsletter
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510289/edge1.pod.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/npr/pmoney/2019/07/20190710_pmoney_pmpod925-13efb332-3cde-44cf-b7e8-36c9fd05d131.mp3 #924: Stuck In China's Panopticon
China is building a high-tech surveillance state to capture minorities' every move and word. We go inside it and find that some Americans are involved. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter npr.org/planetmoneynewsletter
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510289/edge1.pod.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/npr/pmoney/2019/07/20190705_pmoney_pmpod924-ceb1050e-153c-4680-b1ea-e16889413559.mp3 #752: Eagles vs. Chickens
A farmer in Georgia became more in tune with nature. Then eagles started killing his chickens. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter: npr.org/planetmoneynewsletter
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510289/edge1.pod.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/npr/pmoney/2019/07/20190703_pmoney_pmpod752rerun_1-68727497-6f13-45ba-aa6f-2658e3ff0c38.mp3 #923: Good Teachers, Bad Deal
Teachers made a deal with the Department of Education. They kept their end of the bargain. Why didn't the government?
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510289/edge1.pod.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/npr/pmoney/2019/06/20190628_pmoney_pmpod923v2-112482e2-41bf-4b2a-954f-e3716c8b8e1e.mp3 #922: The Cost of Getting Your Money Back
Accidentally sending $1,500 to a stranger on Venmo reveals just how hard it is to get your money back in the new economy.
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510289/edge1.pod.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/pmoney/2019/06/20190626_pmoney_pmpod922.mp3 #921: Tales From The Parking Lot
Three stories: A tire-booting vigilante, a surge price conspiracy, and the civil rights fight over parking tickets.
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510289/edge1.pod.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/pmoney/2019/06/20190621_pmoney_pmpod921.mp3 #920: What Should We Be Worried About?
The economic recovery turns 10 this month. Don't get too comfortable. There's plenty to be worried about.
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510289/edge1.pod.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/pmoney/2019/06/20190619_pmoney_pmpod920.mp3 #919: Are Cities Overrated?
Big cities used to be the land of opportunity for most people. But with changes in work, some economists are wondering: Are cities overrated?
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510289/edge1.pod.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/npr/pmoney/2019/06/20190614_pmoney_pmpod919-36c7fa6c-b711-4977-b360-51ceffc9bab7.mp3 #590: The Planet Money Workout
Gyms don't want you to workout. Or at least, not often. It's better for business that way. Economics explains why.
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510289/edge1.pod.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/npr/pmoney/2019/06/20190612_pmoney_pmpod590_rerun-31fc0ffe-25f4-4c0f-8f38-0fe2d2603bb1.mp3 #918: The Day Of Two Noons
People didn't always know what time it was. But in the nineteenth century, a high school principal, a scientist, and a railroad bureaucrat synchronized the nation.
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510289/edge1.pod.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/pmoney/2019/06/20190607_pmoney_pmpod918v2.mp3 #651: The Salmon Taboo
In Japan, salmon used to be garbage fish. Today, it's a delicacy. How one Norwegian with a lot of extra fish changed the tastes of a nation.
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510289/edge1.pod.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/pmoney/2019/06/20190605_pmoney_pmpod651_rerun.mp3 #917: Quit Threat!
Sometimes an economy can get so strong the power dynamic between bosses and workers flips: Full employment. Are we there yet?
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510289/edge1.pod.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/npr/pmoney/2019/05/20190531_pmoney_pmpod917-4024cc97-f0d6-4401-bf4e-52711152bd4e.mp3 #916: The Whistleblower Whisperer
Jordan Thomas is a lawyer who represents some of Wall Street's biggest whistleblowers. The life that led him here is extraordinary.
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510289/edge1.pod.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/npr/pmoney/2019/05/20190529_pmoney_pmpod916-3c38222a-1786-4732-8199-2055f4ecdbe8.mp3 #915: How To Meddle In An Election
In which someone runs a science experiment on an actual election, on actual voters, to test the persuasive power of ethically sketchy methods.
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510289/edge1.pod.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/npr/pmoney/2019/05/20190524_pmoney_pmpod915v2-2615b4d3-49ce-4570-8e78-9a7fc34c117c-4801343f-c00c-4906-89b3-174a22da0440.mp3 #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.
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510289/edge1.pod.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/npr/pmoney/2019/05/20190522_pmoney_pmpod914_v2-18318b85-893f-4dc3-8b94-6ba0f5cab0dc.mp3 #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.
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510289/edge1.pod.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/npr/pmoney/2019/05/20190517_pmoney_pmpod913_1-fc10db96-b796-462f-a01c-7e2d4be95a69.mp3 #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.
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510289/edge1.pod.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/npr/pmoney/2019/05/20190515_pmoney_pmpod407rerun-6a190b8b-0748-447c-9e9e-87a9ddb47b09.mp3 #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.
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510289/edge1.pod.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/npr/pmoney/2019/05/20190510_pmoney_pmpod912-d9b9ea2a-17fa-4bd0-b3e5-26933ddc5b4d.mp3 #911: You Asked The Listener Question Hotline
We answer a bunch of the questions you asked — and even one you *didn't* ask.