If money is one of the themes that unifies this podcast, then it may just as aptly be called ‘Planet Persistence’, or ‘Planet Character’. Follow one woman’s wrangle to buy a Birkin bag ("having the money isn't the hard part [...] they haze you" #672), one man’s mission to sell cheese ("it was like OPEC but for cheese" #575), or one gent’s goal to own a dinosaur museum ("one of the main [Jurassic Park] characters is actually based on him." #660). If Planet Money covers the economic side of off-beat social issues, what it highlights is the coming together of economics and passion to incentivise often bizarre behaviour…Read More
Planet Money, NPR
Hosts: Ailsa Chang, Cardiff Garcia, Jacob Goldstein, Noel King, Kenny Malone, Robert Smith, and Stacey Vanek Smith.
Production team: Nick Fountain, Sally Helm, Alex Goldmark, Darius Rafieyan, and Bryant Urstadt.
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