The Indicator from Planet Money A little show about big ideas. From the people who make Planet Money, The Indicator helps you make sense of what's happening today. It's a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else. Listen weekday afternoons.

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A little show about big ideas. From the people who make Planet Money, The Indicator helps you make sense of what's happening today. It's a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else. Listen weekday afternoons.

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How Burlington Powered Through 2020 Without A Website

Burlington shut down its online store right as the pandemic started, but it still weathered 2020 well. In fact, its stock prices just hit an all time high! What's Burlington's secret to success?

How Burlington Powered Through 2020 Without A Website

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How Amazon Defeated The Union

The results are in: Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama will not unionize, for now. We discuss the tactics companies use to keep organized labor at bay.

How Amazon Defeated The Union

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Indicator Favs: How An Econ Experiment Changed Lives

Cardiff picked our final installment of favorites week. We learn about an experiment that led to more low-income students attending an elite college. Sometimes all it takes is the right nudge.

Indicator Favs: How An Econ Experiment Changed Lives

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Indicator Favs: The Case Of The Pricey Fritos

This favorite episode comes in the form of a mystery. Corn prices were falling, but the price of Fritos in the White House press corps break room went up by 20%. The Indicator was on the case.

Indicator Favs: The Case Of The Pricey Fritos

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Indicator Favs: The Rise Of The Machines

In today's classic, the robots take over the show from Cardiff and Stacey as we continue our week of favorite episodes.

Indicator Favs: The Rise Of The Machines

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Indicator Favs: The Recession Predictor

It wouldn't be favorites week at The Indicator without the yield curve. Meet it again for the first time in this classic from the first time Cardiff brought it to the show.

Indicator Favs: The Recession Predictor

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Indicator Favs: Let's Get Ready To Retail

This week we're picking our favorite Indicators and adding a little behind the scenes peek. Today, the first time Stacey and Cardiff realized they share a taste for the bizarre in podcasting.

Indicator Favs: Let's Get Ready to Retail

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Peak Gasoline And Cardiff Fare Thee Well

On this very special episode of Indicators of the Week, we talk about the decline of demand for gasoline and reflect on the past three years of the show with Cardiff.

Peak Gasoline And Cardiff Fare Thee Well

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The Virtual Office

The Indicator team has been working remotely for about a year now. While remote work has its perks, sometimes we miss sharing an office space. Can virtual reality help bridge the gap?

The Virtual Office

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15 Million N95s Without A Buyer

The start of the COVID-19 pandemic led to an N95 mask shortage. Now there's still a shortage, but many American mask manufacturers can't sell their masks. We break down the reasons why.

15 Million N95s Without A Buyer

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