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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Emily Lang

Tricking Myself Into Paying My Student Loans

About 44 million people owe nearly 1.5 trillion dollars in student loans all together. But for some people — like our producer Darius Rafieyan — paying them requires some mental adjustments.

Tricking Myself Into Paying My Student Loans

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Constanza Gallardo

Can GIPHY Make It Rain?

GIPHY makes those viral mini-videos that people use to color their texts and emails. They're super popular, but they're free. So how does GIPHY plan to make money?

Can GIPHY Make It Rain?

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JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images

Bitcoin's Energy Bill

The computers that mine Bitcoin use a lot of electricity. That's created some unique arbitrage opportunities in different parts of the world. And causing governments some concern.

Bitcoin's Energy Bill

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Japan's Worker Shortage

Japan's worker shortage has gotten so bad it's forced some companies to declare bankruptcy. The solution? Telling workers to work less.

Japan's Worker Shortage

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Deutsche Bank Breaks The Pizza Barrier

One of the biggest international banks--Deutsche Bank--is laying off 18,000 workers and cutting costs to try and save itself from going under. How did things get so bad?

Deutsche Bank Breaks The Pizza Barrier

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Is LA Ready For A Big Earthquake?

Last week's California quakes have reinforced fears of "the big one", the high-magnitude trembler that seismologists say is inevitable. How ready is the city of Los Angeles?

Is LA Ready For A Big Earthquake?

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Jobs Friday...On Monday

The monthly pace of jobs growth has slowed this year. But that's not necessarily a problem.

Jobs Friday...On Monday

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Architect of the Capitol

The American Economy Of 1776

A look at the assets and liabilities of the American colonies on the eve of revolution.

The American Economy Of 1776

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The Cows Are Taking All The Land

The U.S. is a big place, nearly 1.9 billion acres. On today's Indicator, we look at how all that land is divvied up.

The Cows Are Taking All The Land

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Listener Questions: Consumption & A New Curriculum

Today we answer listener questions: why is so much consumption necessary for a healthy economy (or as our listener put it — why do we have to buy so much crap for the economy to be healthy?). Plus, what are some good economic resources for teenagers?

Listener Questions: Consumption & A New Curriculum

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