Questions & Answers: Ben & Jerry's, Delaware, coupons & goldfish : Planet Money On today's show, we're answering listener questions from the Planet Money inbox. Like, who really benefits from retail coupons? And why are goldfish so cheap?

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You asked for coupons, Delaware, and the truth about goldfish

You asked for coupons, Delaware, and the truth about goldfish

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Goldfish are kept in a plastic bag filled with water at the weekly pet market on Galiff Street as it reopened in Kolkata on September 6, 2020. (Photo by Dibyangshu SARKAR / AFP) (Photo by DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP via Getty Images)
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Here at Planet Money, there's a feeling we get about twice a week. A story has wrapped up...all the loose ends are tied...all the stones are turned over...the T's are crossed and the I's are dotted. And then...it's like a curiosity hangover. We wonder if we'll ever find anything interesting again.

Fortunately, we have a simple solution: the Planet Money mailbox. We love to hear from curious listeners, and, once in a blue moon, we send our reporters out into the world to track down answers to your important questions.

Today, we have four stories inspired by listener mail. We answer questions like, "Why are goldfish so cheap?" and, "Did you know there's a shadow barter economy that's sprung up around Ben & Jerry's?" Our reporting takes us from a graveyard in Vermont to...well, to Delaware. We admit Vermont to Delaware isn't that far, but give us a break, and come along for the ride - it's mail time!

Music: "West Green Road," "Funeral March," "Spanish Tricks," "Ill Science," and "So Long"

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