Best Podcasts to Listen to: Planet Money

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Planet Money is a long-running podcast from NPR, with its original release being in September of 2008. This means that there are now hundreds, if not thousands of episodes available to listen to.

Planet Money episodes cover a variety of topics, but they all have something to do with the economy, economics, or money (or all three). Each episode is only 15-30 minutes or so, and they are all very well thought-out and explained.

Some recent episodes I have enjoyed listening to were about Bobby Bonilla (he’s a baseball player who is famous for his unique contract), James Holzhauer’s amazing Jeopardy run (and how he broke the game), and why things tend to get cheaper over time. Even if none of these episodes interest you though, there are still plenty of other episodes that you can check out!

If you are interested in learning more about financial concepts and the economy in an engaging way, Planet Money is a podcast worth checking out. All of the stories are not only fascinating to listen to, but are also sure to teach you about concepts and facts you’ve never heard before!

Planet Money Recommendation Rating: 3

This post has now been updated to reflect a new ratings system that I have implemented, which is scored as follows:

1: Something worth checking out if you have time

2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone

3: Something worth prioritizing if interested

4: Something worth making time to check out

5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for


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