Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. That's what we're going for at Planet Money.
We find creative, entertaining ways to make sense of the big, complicated forces that move our economy. That's why we made a t-shirt and traced the supply chain around the world from cotton field to factory; bought 100 barrels of crude oil--paying cash out of a briefcase for fun--then followed it from ground to gas tank; launched a satellite; and built an adorable algorithmic trading Twitter bot, and adopted an abandoned superhero and built a merchandising empire.
Since Planet Money launched in 2008 during the financial crisis, it has won many awards including a Peabody and an Edward R. Murrow Award for our investigation into Wells Fargo's retaliation against whistle-blowers.
In 2017, we launched The Indicator, daily podcast that takes a number or a term from the news and finds context and big ideas behind it each weekday in 10 minutes or less.
You can also hear Planet Money stories on Morning Edition, All Things Considered.
Planet Money is hosted by: Amanda Aronczyk, Erika Beras, Mary Childs, Jacob Goldstein, Sarah Gonzalez, Alexi Horowitz-Ghazi and Kenny Malone.
The Planet Money production staff is: Dave Blanchard, Nick Fountain, Darius Rafieyan, James Sneed, and Bryant Urstadt, Senior Editor.
The Indicator is hosted by Stacey Vanek Smith with Darian Woods.
The Indicator production staff is: Brittany Cronin, Jamila Huxtable and Kate Concannon, Supervising Senior Editor.
Alex Goldmark is the Executive Producer of Planet Money and The Indicator.