Myth Busted: Turns Out Bankruptcy Can Wipe Out Student Loan Debt After All

Many Americans who get overwhelmed by student loan debt are told student debt can't be erased through bankruptcy. Now more judges and lawyers say that's a myth and bankruptcy can help.


#966: The Rise Of Putin

Our friends at Throughline dive into the life of Vladimir Putin and try to understand how he became Russia's new tsar. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.


Iran Conflict Could Shift To Cyberspace, Experts Warn

After the U.S. killed Iran's top military leader, government officials and security experts say Iran could retaliate with cyberattacks ranging from destroying data to defacing websites.


Happy Family Organics: Shazi Visram

While she was a student at business school, Shazi Visram ran into an old friend-- a new mother of twins. The friend confided she felt like a bad mom because she had no time to make her kids healthy me


Boeing's 737 Max Crisis Weighs Heavily On Workers, Retirees

Boeing workers and retirees in Washington state are grieving. The pride they felt from designing and building airliners has been tarnished by the company's 737 Max crisis.


Planet Money: Single Women Are Shortchanged In The Housing Market

A new study from Yale School of Management found a gender bias in the housing market means single women often lose out, whether they're buying a home or selling one.


#965: Das Green Old Deal

We team up with Vox's The Impact, to tell the story of how one man changed the way Germany – and arguably the world – uses energy. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.


Senate Is Expected To Pass USMCA With Bipartisan Support

NPR's David Greene talks to NPR's Scott Horsley and Neil Bradley of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, about the Agreement — or USMCA — on its way to becoming law.



We are dedicating an entire show to billboards: good and old-fashioned, or fancy and high-tech. And we put up our own. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.


Trump Signs 'Phase 1' China Trade Deal, But Most Tariffs Remain In Place

President Trump signed a trade deal with China on Wednesday. The agreement relaxes some U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports. In exchange, China is expected to buy more from the U.S.


Apple Declines DOJ Request To Unlock Pensacola Gunman's Phones

Apple rejected a Justice Department request to unlock two phones used by the Saudi gunman who killed three sailors in Florida. It's another standoff between the government and Apple over privacy.


Spindrift: Bill Creelman

Bill Creelman graduated from college in 1996 with a business plan — to sell smoked fish from Nantucket. But over time, that idea morphed unpredictably into a brand that sold cocktail seasonings and su


Foxconn Promised 13,000 Jobs To Wisconsin. Where Are They?

For nearly three years, President Trump has touted a plan to build a huge high-tech manufacturing plant in Wisconsin. But the much-hyped effort hasn't gone quite as planned.


Facebook Revises Rules On Political Advertising

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Washington Post technology reporter Tony Romm about Facebook allowing users to exercise more control over which political ads they see.


#963: 13,000 Economists. 1 Question.

We went to the American Economic Association's annual conference and asked: What's the most useful idea in economics? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.


Live From The HIBT Summit: Marcia Kilgore

Our fifth episode from the 2019 How I Built This Summit features serial entrepreneur Marcia Kilgore, founder of Bliss, FitFlop, BeautyPie and more. The animating question behind all of Marcia's busine


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