Meet NPR's Planet Money! : Planet Money Planet Money is the most entertaining way to understand the economy. Or that's what someone told us once, anyway.

About 'Planet Money'

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 stories that make sense of the big, complicated forces that move our economy and shape your life. 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 and created a record label so we could see inside streaming payouts.

Since Planet Money launched in 2008 during the financial crisis, it has won many awards including a Peabody and a couple Edward R. Murrow Awards, one for our investigation into Wells Fargo's retaliation against whistle-blowers and one for our "innovative" TikTok.

In 2017, we launched The Indicator, a short daily podcast that takes a number or a term from the news and finds context and big ideas behind it in 10 minutes or less.

You can also hear Planet Money stories on Morning Edition, All Things Considered.

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Planet Money is hosted by: Amanda Aronczyk, Erika Beras, Mary Childs, Nick Fountain, Sarah Gonzalez, Jeff Guo, Alexi Horowitz-Ghazi and Kenny Malone.

The Planet Money production staff is: Dave Blanchard, Sam Yellowhorse Kesler, Emma Peaslee, Willa Rubin and James Sneed.

Planet Money is edited by: Jess Jiang, Molly Messick and Keith Romer.

The Indicator is hosted by: Adrian Ma, Wailin Wong and Darian Woods.

The Indicator production staff is: Corey Bridges, Brittany Cronin, Julia Ritchey and Cooper McKim. Kate Concannon is the Supervising Senior Editor.

Alex Goldmark is the Executive Producer of Planet Money and The Indicator.