#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.


#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 1950's and early '60's 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.


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