Keith Romer Keith Romer has been a contributing reporter for Planet Money since 2015.
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Keith Romer

Keith Romer

Reporter, Planet Money

Keith Romer has been a contributing reporter for Planet Money since 2015. He has reported stories on risk-pooling among poker players, whether it's legal to write a spin-off of the children's book Goodnight Moon and the time one man cornered the American market in onions. Sometimes on the show, he sings.

Romer has also worked as a producer and story editor at ESPN's 30 for 30 Podcast where he reported on WNBA players who played overseas for a former KGB spy and — more gamblers — the World Series of Poker that launched the international poker boom. His work has also appeared in The New Yorker and Rolling Stone.

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Another Shortage Caused By The Pandemic: Blood Plasma

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DIY Reparations

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How Jacob Loud's Land Was Lost

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Hacking The Perfect Auction

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What We Can Learn From How Much A Campaign Spends On Political Ads

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After The Plague

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Long Haul Trucking Means Better Prices For Consumers, But Drivers Suffer Low Wages

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A Half-Century History Of Debates Over Postal Service Funding

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Crisis At The Post Office

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Big Rigged

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Slot Flaw Scofflaws

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Blockchain Gang

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