Minu (left) and her younger sister Shumi (right) worked on the Planet Money men's t-shirt. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Episode 497: Love, Betrayal And The Planet Money T-Shirt

On today's show: the lives of two sisters and the rise of the garment industry in Bangladesh.

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Episode 498: The Last T-Shirt In Colombia

In the latest installment of our T-shirt series, we move from Bangladesh to Colombia — and we see an entirely different world.

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The Hansa Kirkenes carried all 6,078 of the Planet Money women's T-shirts from Cartagena, Colombia, to Miami. Eric Helton for NPR hide caption

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Episode 501: A Shirt, A Meat Grinder And The Book Of Everything

On today's show, the Planet Money T-shirts arrive at the Port of Miami. But they're not quite here yet.

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Episode 502: The Afterlife Of A T-Shirt

The U.S. exports over a billion pounds of used clothing every year — and much of that winds up in used clothing markets in sub-Saharan Africa.

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