We answer a bunch of the questions you asked — and even one you *didn’t* ask.
The Indicator from Planet Money explores trade wars, peanuts, hurricanes, and happiness.
Thieves are stealing billions of dollars worth of gasoline in Mexico. The President is taking drastic action to cut them … More
That time we accidentally created a cheese surplus so large it had to be stored in a ginormous cave.
There’s a simple way to solve the housing crisis in U.S. cities. Only problem is, almost everybody hates it.
Sand. It’s in buildings, windows, your cell phone. But there isn’t enough in the world for everyone. And that’s created … More
A pesticide wreaks havoc. A listener needs a bitcoin detective. And the search for the rarest economic good continues.
Three short stories about putting a price on something hard to value precisely. We go from $4.66 under a pillow … More
Truffles are a lumpy, smelly fungus. They’re also one of the most coveted foods in the world. Why are they … More
Most of us don’t think of citizenship as a product. It’s something more: It’s part of who you are. On … More