VIDEO: A Grave Promise
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VIDEO: A Grave Promise

If you die in America, chances are the cemetery is going to promise to maintain your grave forever. Americans take this for granted, but it's a wacky, wild promise that we maybe should not be making.

#875: Why Did The Cow Cross The Border?

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#875: Why Did The Cow Cross The Border?

To take advantage of the surprising benefits provided by an interlocked economic system on the other side.

#875: Why Did The Cow Cross The Border?

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#874: Hot Dog Hail Mary

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#874: Hot Dog Hail Mary

The Falcons are trying something radical: Making their food cheaper. It could break stadium economics.

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VIDEO: Inventing Price Tags
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VIDEO: Inventing Price Tags

For most of human history, you had to haggle over prices before you could buy something. Then came the idea of the price tag.

#873: The Seattle Experiment

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#873: The Seattle Experiment

Seattle's radical solution to big money in politics: Flood elections with even more money.

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#872: The Halloween Tapes

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#872: The Halloween Tapes

Something spooky has been happening here at Planet Money.

#872: The Halloween Tapes

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Video: The Miracle Apple

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Video: The Miracle Apple

We're kicking off a quick season of our bonus video series, Planet Money Shorts. Watch how apples became brands, and started being more than delicious.

#871: Blacklisted In China

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#871: Blacklisted In China

China is trying a bold experiment to help people trust each other more: The social credit score. Will it work? Does it go too far?

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#676: The First Lottery & How To Beat The Odds

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#676: The First Lottery & How To Beat The Odds

The first lottery was a royal affair with poems, golden flatware and invited criminals. Also, how someone won the lottery over and over.

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#870: Trump vs. Red Tape

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#870: Trump vs. Red Tape

President Trump promised to slash regulations. How has he done?

#870: Trump vs. Red Tape

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#453: What Causes What?
W.W. Norton

#453: What Causes What?

We try to tell the difference between correlation and causation.

#453: What Causes What?

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#869: The Student Loan Whistleblower
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#869: The Student Loan Whistleblower

Seth Frotman worked overseeing student loans for the government. He saw things that made him quit, and tell all.

#869: The Student Loan Whistleblower

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#534: The History of Light (Nobel Edition)

Our own Jacob Goldstein made this candle out of animal fat. Jacob Goldstein/NPR hide caption

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#534: The History of Light (Nobel Edition)

Bill Nordhaus just won the economics Nobel. In this show: He shows how history of light is the history of economic growth — of things getting faster, cheaper, and more efficient.

#534: The History of Light (Nobel Edition)

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#868: Moneyland
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#868: Moneyland

We follow writer Oliver Bullough as he explores how stolen money moves around the world, and what that might mean for democracies.

#868: Moneyland

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#680: Anatomy Of A Scam
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#680: Anatomy Of A Scam

Ever seen one of those signs asking if you want to work from home? We find out what happens when you call.

#680: Anatomy Of A Scam

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#867: Special Report: Asylum Crackdown
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#867: Special Report: Asylum Crackdown

We tell the story of a massive crackdown on asylum fraud, and the fallout.

#867: Special Report: Asylum Crackdown

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#866: Modern Monetary Theory
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#866: Modern Monetary Theory

We rethink everything we know about government spending, taxes, the nature of money... All of it.

#866: Modern Monetary Theory

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#865: Tweak This

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#865: Tweak This

We propose small fixes for baseball, weddings, salary negotiations and buying your morning coffee. Warning: They may be too rational.

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#657: The Tale Of The Onion King

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#657: The Tale Of The Onion King

How one man took the onion market hostage.

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#864: The Central (Bankers') Question
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#864: The Central (Bankers') Question

We crash a party of central bankers to get an answer to one of the biggest economic questions of our time.

#864: The Central (Bankers') Question

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For Our 10th Anniversary, Episode #1
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For Our 10th Anniversary, Episode #1

In honor of our 10th anniversary, we revisit our very first episode.

For Our 10th Anniversary, Episode #1

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#863: The 13th Hole
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#863: The 13th Hole

What a hole-in-one gone awry says about the state of charity.

#863: The 13th Hole

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#729: When Subaru Came Out
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#729: When Subaru Came Out

Subaru's sales had been slumping for years. Then they went straight to their biggest fans: Lesbians.

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#862: Big Government Cheese
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#862: Big Government Cheese

That time we accidentally created a cheese surplus so large it had to be stored in a ginormous cave.

#862: Big Government Cheese

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