Aggregated reviews for Planet Money

The economy explained. 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.

Uh yes u   (5/5)

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The ads for other podcasts   (1/5)

1 Star for repeating the same ad for subscribing to other podcasts. Over and over and over. And over. Can’t count to 2? The rest of the podcast gets 5 stars.

Country club   (1/5)

Remember when America had the best economy ever and talking heads convinced half of America we were in a recession? Trump, in every category, proved every talking head wrong on every issue.

So awesome!   (5/5)

I watch the news and stuff, but Planet Money takes news and puts it in such an easy to understand and funny mixture. My favorite podcast!

Americans like paying income tax?   (4/5)

You wonder why people continue to “willingly” pay their taxes. And you said because there was a level of “trust” between us and the govt. Really? The IRS threatens us with a fee if we don’t. Not because we WANT to. Cmon now. You know this. Why wouldn’t you mention that?

Ideological Casualty   (1/5)

Tragically, like most national NPR shows, Planet Money has become subservient to an embarrassingly obvious ideology preventing anything resembling objective reporting or commentary on the economy. Very disappointing. Come back to us PM.

Great information   (5/5)

This podcast made me realize my interest in economics.

Amazing podcast   (5/5)

I love the show, it’s AMAZING but can you please try to use a phrase besides “then coronavirus hit” you aren’t the only one but you say it pretty much every episode. Maybe you can ban it like you did with “here’s the thing”, "it turns out”, and “magic pfff”.

Strange. NPR scrubbed a recent episode.   (1/5)

Episode “College Fails” from July 31 was originally an 18 minute episode that I was listening to and paused. Came back to it later and it was replaced with a 26 min copy of the latest episode on behavioral economics. NPR’s planet money site also removed the episode too. Why? I wanted to finish it.

Pushing a narrative   (1/5)

Baseless declarations about masks. We don’t care about your mask narrative.

thanks planet money!!   (5/5)

This podcast is the best. I really like Sarah Gonzalez, I think she’s funny and she is great at interviewing people, especially regular people who happen to get involved with a planet money show

This makes me smarter   (5/5)

I listen every week

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I love this   (5/5)

This is my favorite podcast. This is form a 10 year old form if you can you my username thing I love undertale

Greatly informative and engaging podcast   (5/5)

Thanks guys!

Outstanding   (5/5)

Been a favorite of mine since its early days.

Just love this podcast so much !   (5/5)

Soooo good! Thank you!

Yes!   (5/5)

Thank you. Absolutely love this pod. Takes me back to college, and the fascinating discussions we had. So glad I found this, wish I found it earlier!!!

Love Planet Money   (5/5)

I love it. It is my favorite podcast and I’m 14!!! That shows how it is interesting to kids too. Best show and teaches me lots of cool things.

Noooooo   (1/5)

This is getting racist

My Favorite Podcast   (5/5)

I love listening to Planet Money!! It’s definitely my favorite Podcast; I am always learning something new. While NPR receives public funding, they don’t let that dictate the reporting on the Planet Money Podcast. They do a good job of bringing in intellectual diversity and different points of views on the shows.

Race   (3/5)

Why do you guys so often make everything about race, I have to turn it off, I’m so sick of it

My favorite podcast!   (5/5)

This is my go-to commuting/road trip podcast! I love the topics and focus on “just the right amount of economics.” Excellent interviews, storytelling, non-annoying editing. It’s got it all! I enjoyed Profit and Cocaine most recently, the food bank episode Markets and Pickles, and deep dives into Hertz’ bankruptcy, the wild ginseng market, negative oil prices, raw milk, there are too many great ones to list. Just listen. Painless learning!

I Learn Something New Every Episode   (5/5)

I have yet to find an episode of Planet Money that doesn’t make me stop and think about what I just learned, or stop and think about my own preconceived notions about economics.

Goldstein sounds like he has too much spit in his mouth   (5/5)

Enjoy the show, but when he said “fresh fruit” I felt a spray of saliva.

It really good   (5/5)

It good

Always an interesting take   (4/5)

I love PM takes on current issues -- they are a good place to find intersting facts and perspectives you may not have known enough to consider. A good choice for economic insights on current issues.

Everyone is on Tik Tok   (5/5)


Used to be good   (1/5)

Planet money used to be about economics, but as of late it comes from a very trite left wing perspective. This is boring. Please change.

I do not subcripe you   (2/5)

Because you are on tik too

Stop treating “markets” as ends in themselves.   (1/5)

Stop treating markets as an end in themselves. It’s extraordinary to watch Uber screw people over with surge pricing? The guest economist says all actions in markets are voluntary? THIS IS LUNACY. If everyone thought like “economists”, the world would be a miserable place. The end is quality of life. Not the setting of prices. Sociopaths

Political   (1/5)

Not as money info as you would think.

Tiktok, really?   (3/5)

I value your content. Though, now I’m beginning to wonder if you’re trying to expand your market base to thirteen year olds.

Why are you on TikTok???   (5/5)

Do you want to compromise all of your subscribers?

Loved the Market and Pickles Episode!   (4/5)

Great episode

You are a jewel needing a shine!   (3/5)

Planet Money deserves 5 Stars. I unsubscribed last year to protest fast-talking anchors or guests. Fast-talkers expose their vulnerabilities by limiting interruptions. They just do their jobs. Their audience are told they are ignorant & feeble they can’t understand anyway. They show off their fast articulation of words but meanings don’t matter. Fast-talkers are the worst educators if they can’t keep their listeners focused. Fast-talkers are unprofessional by the metrics of a job interview: You just wasted somebody’s time. Fast-talkers cannot impact people’s memory for long. Their audience will not remember their names, but their faulty communication skills. Fast-talkers don’t qualify to teach anything! Fast-talkers don’t listen well. Fast-talkers are often con artists or chronic liars. It’s like their foreheads hold one of these red labels: LIAR, CON ARTIST, KINGS OF WASTED TIME, UNPROFESSIONAL, ad don’t deserve an audience who wants to listen. BE NORMAL, NOT ABNORMAL! Don’t spoil the content value in your programming. I think you got it by now. Please consider your audience as coming to learn something new, but some basic knowledge, too. Start with 3 minutes of elementary knowledge, definitions, breaking down acronyms, organization structure of your money world, so we can reach your planet. Above all, be respectful to the least educated in your audience. Please spread this advice to everyone you know in the media. But, I’ve come back with the hope that you can change your delivery every time you are on the air. Prove you reside on earth, not anywhere else in the universe. I hope to stay.

Always Interesting   (5/5)

I look forward to listening a new Planet Money episode every few days- they do an excellent job providing information and entertainment. I learn something new every time!

Great!   (4/5)

I cannot listen to Zoe Chase for even 1 min- it’s been so long I almost forgot how bad her weird fake accent is. Overall I really love and have always I’ve learned so much from this show! Highly recommended!

Love this podcast!   (5/5)

I learn so much everytime I listen. I love that things are digestible and relatable.

❤️   (4/5)


My favorite podcast!   (5/5)

Learn something new every single episode, and it’s always so fascinating and entertaining! Keep it going, Planet Money!

Summer school class 1   (5/5)

Enjoyed the program but was frustrated by the example used for “sunk costs”. Movie tickets for a bad movie CAN be recovered! I have done it on several occasions. Theaters are usually quite gracious about that example was distracting to the general concept.

Thanks for Summer School!   (5/5)

Really appreciate the simple explanations.

Thanks for Educating me   (5/5)

This program continues to educate me on how money and the economy work in my life and in the world around me. Thanks for the great work you are doing. And thanks for making things timely and exciting to listen to. I look forward to listening each week. Weirdly, one of my favorite things to look for now is the jobs reports each month.

Best Podcast ever   (5/5)

This is the best podcast I have ever listened to by far. My favorite of all is definitely the hydrox resurrection. 5 stars, check it out.

Easy listen and informative   (5/5)

All time favorite podcast, absolutely love it. I listen to it anytime I get in my car, it’s such an easy listen but yet extremely informative. They take you into a journey from the very beginning until the present day. I enjoy the history and origin they include with all their stories. It makes you think, question and want to read more about the subject. If you are reading this, I cannot express enough how much you will love this podcast. It’s beyond a 5 star rating.

Why Planet Money is legit 5 stars...   (5/5)

It just came to me. Here’s why Planet Money is a 5-star program: economics OF the people, BY the people (AND the experts), FOR the people. In other words: the program successfully... * speaks to economic issues that matter to regular people * interviews experts in BOTH academia and the field (not merely journalists interviewing journalists) * explains economics clearly regular people

Tangible Economic Ideas Explained!   (5/5)

I got hooked to Planet Money after I heard the episode about Suburus. I love the way they make economics tangible to current happenings and explain it in an exciting and understandable way.

The inflation deflation discussion was disappointing   (3/5)

The inflation deflation discussion was disappointing. To have that discussion without explanation of Keynes vs Austrian economics was disingenuous at best. The best example of deflation is technology; Every year a TV gets cheaper... There is a good argument to be made the deflationary nature of technology has combated the wild inflationary policies pursued by the fed. A better bet is to just opt-out and go with bitcoin imo.

Simple language   (5/5)

Thank you for all of the podcasts on planet money. So many issues were explained so well that I want to listen more. Keep up the good work!

Best Learning Resource   (5/5)

One of the best resources to learn about things that affect our society directly and our lives indirectly.

Simple In-Depth Stories Behind the News   (5/5)

I love the way they peel the onion to make us all a little smarter.

Quite Simply The Best   (5/5)

Quite simply, the best podcast out there. Incredibly interesting stories with only a bare backbone of economics, dotted with interviews and interesting people. The varied hosts are vibrant, intelligent, and personable through the podcast, and I always look forward to new episodes. My most recommended podcast to friends, long live Planet Money!

Awesome   (5/5)

You are soooooooooo awesome and I don’t know why anyone would not give 5 stars

What happened?   (1/5)

I love this podcast. It’s totally accessible to people like me, who have no economics background but want to understand what’s happening in this sphere. I’m really confused by what happened with the most recent Fed episode. Totally incomprehensible.

Volker’s Move Deserves Spotlight Too   (5/5)

You marginalized anything the Fed did between the Great Depression and the Great Recession, characterizing it as mundane interest rate manipulation. I would argue that Paul Volker’s interest rate manipulation in the early 80s was anything but mundane, responsible for reining in inflation leading to low interest rates, a growing economy, and a rising stock market for decades.

Amazing- even to non-economy junkies   (5/5)

I am a biologist and am not even remotely interested in economics, but I know I should have at least a basic understanding of the jargon that flies around the media. Planet Money is so well done- always well researched, professional, beautifully produced and relatable. I have recommended this to everyone from my students to my 13 year old nephew.

Fed podcast   (2/5)

So many things wrong with the explanation. Please go read “Creature from Jekyll island” The fed is ruining our economy. Hyper inflation is coming. And all you two did was gush about how incredible the money printing is.

Love it   (5/5)

A lot! Listen to the indicator!


This is now the second time in a year that I have had to go through and delete over 400 episodes from my library THAT IVE ALREADY LISTENED TO because you guys keep screwing up the storage of the recordings. If it happens again, all of my NPR podcasts are gone.

Econ for the masses   (5/5)

I find that this poscast regularly helps me see the world in a different and enriching way. Econ is more than it seems.

Hypocrisy?   (2/5)

Do an episode on Georgia’s opening up but silent on NYC subway and non social distancing Parks?

They make it easy   (5/5)

I greatly appreciate this podcast teaching me all the things I wish I would have learned in school. The podcast teaches in a way that is easy to understand for those of us who aren’t economics majors. I feel more empowered since listening to this podcast and feel like I can be a better advocate for myself when it comes to my money.

Recent Econ junkie convert   (5/5)

I purposefully forgot my Econ classes in high school, avoided them at all costs in college but now I’m my 40s I am intensely interested on how the economy moves today and in the past (funny how that happens). They explain things in ways I can understand and I no longer cringe at a person when they bring up Econ terminology. I started listening 9 months ago and now also listen to their sister podcast “The Indicator” and have been listening to many of their podcasts from the archives. Fascinating how principles of economics are found in nearly everything in life.

Not a money/economics podcast   (1/5)

After listening to dozens of episodes, I have found this podcast usually lacks meaningful analysis involving money or the economy. This is another NPR storytelling podcast without too much critical thinking involved.

Really interesting!!   (5/5)

It’s really interesting even to me ( a 10 year old ) I listen to it when I fall asleep at night! ❤️

Loving the new episodes   (5/5)

I love the episodes, “The Race to Make Ventilators,” “The Economics of Hospital Beds,” Where Do We Get the Two Trillion Dollars,” and #984, “Food and Farmworkers,” about how the farmers and our food supply will be affected by COVID-19. Such interesting topics. Coverage is done in such a listener friendly style. I learned much about how these things work. Inside information. Give these episodes a listen even if you’re not big on economics podcasts. Fascinating. Update:it’s getting better and better. I can’t believe that I, a person not that interested in finance or economics, would love listening about this so much. Thanks for making such an interesting podcast. There’s nothing dry about this podcast. Very entertaining and highly informative.

Best Podcast out there   (5/5)

Been listening for 5 years now. Best podcast and they cover so many interesting and current economic issues of our time

Planet Money Rocks!   (5/5)

Planet Money is a very informative podcast. I enjoy listening in to better understand all the moving parts behind the topics. As an example, the ”Lives vs. The Economy” provided an in-depth explanation about how the value of human life is calculated to determine if the actions taken to save a life is actually worth the investment to prevent a death. I find this podcast to be relative to our current life situations and educational. Thanks!

Really?   (1/5)

This is terrible. Not economics. Biased hosts.

Please, please stop saying “like”   (1/5)

Like, is it a thing in broadcasting school to use “like” all the time?

The perfect balance of technical, clear, and entertaining   (5/5)

Thanks so much for all you do — this show is a GREAT explainer. It’s also interesting, personable and usually entertaining too.

Best podcast for me   (5/5)

I learned so much from this show. The hidden things in our daily lives. They got a good sense of humor too. Such a great podcast.

Excellent deep dive into all aspects of the economy   (5/5)

This is one of the best podcasts on money, finance, and economic history out there. An excellent deep dive into all aspects of our economy and the global economy. It is expertly researched and narrated. I highly recommend it.

Thumbs down   (1/5)

It is the worst show ever.

Great for thoughtful analysis   (5/5)

Often times I seek impartial views on topics I am interested in and this is great.

Good podcast   (4/5)

Great listen but please let us know before you start FaceTiming people on the podcast I thought I pocket dialed someone and panic ensued

Money   (4/5)

The best economics podcast out there as long as they stick to economics. It’s best during bad times unfortunately. On the bright side, the rest of 2020 should have great shows. They still haven’t explained how putting all these stimulus dollars directly into the hands of Americans isn’t going to make our dollars worth less.

Love this show   (5/5)

Turning to this show to quell my nerves around the economy. Love the hosts and their voices. Love how informative this is.

Sort of jumped the shark   (4/5)

I’ve been listening to this podcast for many years now. It has always been really a pleasure. For new listeners- a recurring format is to take some micro-example and use it to tell a broad story in the study of economics. From the sale of bacon weaves at libertarian currency-less camp outs to questioning what happened to the precursor to the Oreo... anyway, my only complaint is that the content quality seems to have gone down over the last year. Their COVID-19 material, however, has been top notch.

GOOD STUFF!   (5/5)

They speak my generation’s language and address my generation’s latest plight. Thanks, NPR, for offering us yet another worthwhile listen. Stay alive and thriving, dudes and dudettes!

Planet Boring   (2/5)

Umm, perhaps it’s time to tackle another project. These guys are out of ideas, which is astounding because a subject as dynamic as this should always have plenty to talk about. I don’t wanna diss on this podcast because I can tell the hosts are working hard but they always seem to miss the mark. The only recent episode I liked was about the guy who sold truffles to NYC restaurants. It was about a niche market and all its complexities. The best part was that they actually got down to the nitty gritty. They talked about dollars and cent. For a podcast with the word “money” in the name, they don’t really talk about money that often.

Long-Time Listener   (5/5)

I’ve loved this show since it helped me understand the Great Recession in 2009-10. Creativity, diversity of techniques and voices, and approachable language all help Planet Money bring economics to anyone who cares to listen.

A gift.   (5/5)

My High School is closed until fall. A part of my assignments for my students is to listen to this podcast and write about what they heard/ learned. Has been a nice addition to trying to be creative with lessons during this situation. Thank goodness for you all. Dr. GC

13 and loves this show   (5/5)

Hi, I absolutely LOVE this show. I am 13 and this is were I love to go to get my economic dose of information each day. Though I am not the main demographic for this show I really in joy it. I feel like I am there with them which is really nice for me because not really any one else into this stuff. So thanks Planet Money for being there for my obsession with economics.Every one should listen to this show.

PM hires females; vocal fry a must   (3/5)

Is it possible to find female reporters that sound any more quacky when speaking, especially the “This is Planet Money, from NPR” announcer? I realize it’s the “in” thing for women to affect Kim Kardashian speech, but it interferes with trying to listen and understand what they are saying. Thankfully, not every woman can sound like Zoe Chace, but it doesn’t mean you all have to try so hard.

Just as superb as at the 2008-2009 beginning   (5/5)

I seem to recall Jacob Goldstein in a different, but still occasional speaking role in addition to his “behind the scenes” support role, within the first 1-10 episodes of Planet Money. I’ve been a follower of Planet Money since the first podcast and really appreciate the quality and usefulness of the information it continues to produce. Thanx to Jacob all the people who made and continue to make Planet Money a premier financial and business podcast. J Ford Johnston Union, KY


Once again I see 300+ plus episodes, that I have already listened to, have been downloaded and marked as unlistened. Can you fix this for good?!?! Its messing up my feed and it applies to other NPR podcasts! 😡

🌎💵   (5/5)

Love this show. Episode #985 was great.

Omg   (5/5)

There so informative and this is the best

Great Show on Ventilator Production   (5/5)

As a retired logistics and manufacturing manager, it was great to hear about the engineers and purchasing professionals using their skills for such an important reason. Thanks!

Covid-19 superstar   (5/5)

Planet Money is what is getting me through this pandemic. They have an uncanny way of answering my questions before I ask them. Planet Money is my go to source for information that explains how this pandemic is being solved, what is being done, what can be done, what should be done. Thank you so much for adding more podcasts during this time of uncertainty. I feel calmer every time I see new episodes has dropped. I feel more centered and prepared and well informed after listening.

Amazing!   (5/5)

Love the show! The ventilator episode was simply amazing story telling keep it up!

Episodes just showed up   (5/5)

For some reason 127 episodes just showed up in my list.

Love it   (1/5)

I love this podcast. It is my go to podcast at night. It has interesting stories with some economic things mixed in.LOVE IT

Episode #983   (1/5)

Complete joke that the name Andrew Yang doesn’t arise. Pathetic display of willful ignorance.

Ridiculous   (1/5)

This is ridiculous. That’s all I have to say.

If you’re into it...fine   (3/5)

I don’t learn anything valuable about our economy, it’s about as informed as asking any random person on the street. You’re better off taking the time and studying economics. If you like the show, great, but I was hoping for something much more in depth than this.

Food and Farmworkers   (5/5)

Planet money is one of The best podcasts. I was bothered by the indifference to the foreign born farm workers. The tone was all concern for United States food consumers.

Athena   (2/5)


Always up to date information   (5/5)

I appreciate Planet Money because it is always the most current information they are sharing in the easiest way to understand, at least for me. Thank you.

The world is more than a virus   (4/5)

For every continued show about the virus this review is losing a star. I love planet money but this is getting ridiculous.

Thanks   (5/5)

I listened for a long time and love the way y’all break it down and the topics you pick. I’m especially thankful for the covid19 episodes. Thank you!

How to Test Podcast   (5/5)

Your podcasts are always informative and interesting with the important nuance included. The podcast on the Coronavirus testing is all that at a time when we needed it most. Thank you for explaining the testing framework and the challenges with the detail and transparency that has been missing in other reporting. I am very grateful.

Useful and relevant facts   (5/5)

Thorough and to the point. Useful and relevant facts. Listens to lots of podcast and this is my favorite, hands down.

Deees eees Sarahhh Gonçalessssss   (5/5)

En deees ees En-Pee-Arr

Easy listening informative.   (5/5)

Sparked a love of economics for me. listen on my way to work. Great story’s and narrative storytelling structure

Middle School   (1/5)

The podcast sounds like it is being delivered by and for Middle Schoolers.

#977 vaccines   (2/5)

If your going to speak in vaccines then you ought to know what’s in them . Aborted fetus cells/ animal cells / heavy toxic metals. Read the CDC website. Go on, read it Placing trust blindly into medical science is deadly.

I ❤️ Planet Money!!!   (5/5)

I have listened to every of the 977 episodes over the last 12 years or so and I’ve learned so much!!! One of the best podcasts ever!

So enjoyable!   (5/5)

Planet Money is one of my favorite podcasts. I realize when I was listening today that it takes me away from the usual depressing & exhausting news that floods my ears & eyes all day long. I love the range of topics & the insight about so so many issues that economics covers. Thank you for your work!

Sets The Bar for Podcasts   (5/5)

This was the first podcast series I listened/subscribed to and I feel like it gave me such a high expectation for all podcasts. It's difficult to find any podcast comparable to Planet Money. Keep up the great work!

Great show.   (5/5)

And when I need to laugh about money, my favorite is Community News with Paul and Sasha.

No More Bits Please   (2/5)

The cheery banter is bad. So bad.

Amazing   (5/5)

This is amazing, I can understand everything well! Good job!

I thought I hated economics...   (5/5)

I thought I hated economics, but listening to this podcast has helped me realize how wrong I was! Each episode is the perfect length, teaching me new things about money, how it’s used and spent, and so much more!

The Best   (5/5)

The best podcast on the market--short, informative, understandable, and interesting! Couldn't think of a better balance if I tried.

BEST economics talk, ever!   (5/5)

I came to this podcast rather late in the game, but boy have I gotten into it. I usually let five or six episodes build up in my feed so I can run through a few at a time on my work commute. A really wonderful breadth of topics in finances, economics, and all that other stuff that usually makes my eyes cross (or be convinced that the economy is like religion, that people use it to believe what they already want to believe and borrow every detail that confirms their bias), but the way this show looks at how oil is processed, or why your gym (and its more hardcore members) are okay with you going once a month (at best)…so many wonderful topics examined here!

Keeps on ticking!   (5/5)

I’ve been listening since inception. Presentations continue as fresh and informative as ever. Keep it up! A favorite podcast.

Best!   (5/5)

Quick, educational, and fun. Listen to this podcast to learn how the world works! It’s more than money or economics, it’s the why of everything.

Great podcast!   (5/5)

I have been listening for years, I love the variety of content and the different types of stories they tell.

Amazing podcast   (5/5)

This is in my top 5 podcasts. They always put out amazing content.

Favorite Pod   (5/5)

Something for everyone to appreciate. Great reporting, interestIng subjects discussed.

Love this   (4/5)

Have learns tons of common knowledge from this podcast. Yay adulting!

Amazing Content, Also Happy With Addition of Mary   (5/5)

My favorite part of this show are the multi-part episodes where they deep dive into a topic (like the Chicago Boys series, or the series on antitrust law.) But even though the multi-parters are few and far between, I still listen to this podcast whenever I get the chance, as it’s always high quality. Also, I want to strongly disagree with a reviewer below: I think that Mary Childs is and was an _excellent_ addition to the show. I listened to her many times during her (seeming) trial period with The Indicator while she was still with Barrons, where she made great and insightful points about the finance world. Now on Planet Money, she brings very welcome joy and enthusiasm to the set, and of all of the recent episodes over the past month or two, I have most liked the ones where she is a host.

Escheats episode   (5/5)

I listened to the escheats episode. I’d never even heard of escheats! Found out I had unclaimed property in NV and from Lowe’s :)

Makes me wish I was an economist   (5/5)

I never thought I would like this, but I find it fascinating! Who would have thought I would be jealous of economists!

Like Mary like Childs   (1/5)

Mary Childs, like you are like unlistenable. Sooo like, take a class in like broadcasting, or like consider reading from like copy and like don’t like add any like, likes. Like Thanks

Love the show & Escheats worked!   (5/5)

I just listened to the Escheats episode today driving back home from work and decided to try to hunt for money and voila!! I had $200 lost with the government!! You guys are going to get a 30% cut on the funds!! Great shows, both Planet Money and The Indicator!!

Extraordinary!   (5/5)

Informative and interesting, I could listen to this for hours and then come out with a smile on my face and a lot smarter

Encouraging dangerous behavior   (5/5)

What a low point for NPR. Reporting on a story that you’re own facts show will sicken children and is also illegal. You have been irresponsible with the presentation of the story. What’s next promotion of the anti-vacation movement.

Epidemiology sure is funny   (1/5)

I generally have enjoyed this show but I was frankly disgusted by the episode about raw milk. I really can’t see how telling the story of public health issues through the lens of a company that is actively trying to skirt federal regulation in order to sell a product that risks spreading disease is appropriate. We live in a country where misinformation about public health and preventable diseases are huge issues; so the response from public radio stations is to drink potentially dangerous products on their show? Disappointed.

Family far trip approved   (5/5)

I’ve listened to some of these with my teens and not been UGH-Gawd’ed out of the car. Win!

Hasn’t worked since last years update issue   (1/5)

Love this show but ever since NPR podcasts had that issue several months ago I haven’t been able to listen. Subscribing to it causes it to download everything multiple times and it overrides my other NPR podcasts. Just seeming to have this issue with Planet Money weirdly

Entertaining, fun, and educational!   (5/5)

I basically like everything about this podcast.

Great Econ Podcast   (5/5)

It’s very entertaining!

Old staple   (5/5)

Should come with all iPhones already subscribed

Title is Deceiving! SO interesting!   (5/5)

Change the title lol. I forget to listen because it sounds boring but it’s NOT! Stories about people and their businesses. Love it!

Escheat Show   (5/5)

From the title, I had no idea that it would be so interesting. The whole gang at Planet Money coninually keeps even the most boring subjects entertaining! Thank you so much!!

Great coverage   (5/5)

I love this addition to what Planet Money has to offer. Quick segments that delve into a subject and move on. The hosts Stacey and Cardiff are great!

Economics Interesting?   (5/5)

Making economics interesting and relevant. Who would of thought that possible?

A great find   (5/5)

I stumbled into this when a recent mixup at NPR caused a feed to cross into my other. I love it

Fantastic   (5/5)

Lots of great insights and useful information; can’t get enough.

favorite podcast   (5/5)

NPR's finest.

Have followed this show since the beginning and love it   (5/5)

*Amazing* journalism. Love everywhere this show has gone. Thank you for all your hard work over the years!!

Streams still crossed   (1/5)

I STILL can not subscribe to both Planet Money without Up First disappearing from my list! If I subscribe from Planet Money no where, not even in the list of NPR shows listed in the podcast app, can I find Up First. If I DO subscribe from PM the ‘subscribe’ button doesn’t change to ‘subscribed’. Please fix this nonsense. It’s been happening for MONTHS and still isn’t resolved.

Learn and connect   (5/5)

A good way to learn about economics in relatable stories!

Political bias   (1/5)

It’s NPR, so no real surprise. But it has the potential of being so good and informative. Sometimes it is and has no slant... sometimes.

Great content   (5/5)

One of my favorite podcasts. Always interesting.

Don’t even like economics, but love this podcast!   (5/5)

I have no particular interest in economics, but this podcast is just so interesting that I’ve developed an affinity for the field.

Excellent   (5/5)

Fairly brief well researched and interesting stories in everything from economics to law. Entertaining and informational ... infotainment

Planet Money is one of my secret weapons   (5/5)

After listening to Big Government Cheese & Peak Sand , I was HOOKED ... it was hard for me to admit because I’ve always thought economic information was kind of boring ...NOT anymore. I love the topics, the reporting and investigating ... I just love it and now I have been turned on to the Indicator ( My fave is Overrated / Underrated).

Mostly interesting   (3/5)

Quick and interesting, well edited stories, but why doesn’t anyone pronounce the middle “t” in the word: important? Impordant or imporant... gag me.

Advanced fairness episode   (5/5)

Love this podcast! The advanced fairness episode reminded me of the way Burning Man allocates it’s tickets. Lottery, guaranteed sales by money, low income lottery, volunteering, and commitment based tickets sales for camps returning year after year. Thanks NPR!

Real-World Economic Exploration   (5/5)

The title of this podcast is particularly apt; this program covers some of the more random corners of the economic landscape throughout the globe. Esoteric subjects are explored and summarized well, often with non-obvious conclusions relevant to broader society. Great for expanding knowledge during a few minutes of down time.

Amazing   (5/5)

Always very entertaining but fun and educational always listening definitely recommend

Fantastic   (5/5)

Love this podcast. Chilled out, yet informative

Things you didn’t even know you needed to know   (5/5)

Planet Money does a fantastic job peeling back the layers of interesting economic topics you weren’t even aware existed. The story telling is fantastic! This is a must listen for anyone who likes to have endless facts about the inner workings of the world around them

Learning to love economics   (5/5)

I started listening to this show when I was overwhelmed by an intro Econ class, and this makes the concepts and big ideas of economics so real and practical. I feel like my eyes are opened to an entirely new way of thinking about the world. Love the show, I’m always learning something new!

Not enough content   (2/5)

The stories are cool but they are very general, if you were to read a Wikipedia article about their topic you would get as much information or more. Commercials take up about 20% of the podcast, and are sprinkled throughout making them annoying to skip through. Production value and hosts are great.

Lame   (1/5)


Love Sarah Gonzales   (5/5)

I just want to give a shout out to Sarah’s hosting skills. I love her style and little jokes. “It’s a boss problem, not like a real problem.” 😂

Foreign interference show   (1/5)

You cannot be serious! We have this going on knowingly by illegal aliens from Mexico, South America, The Caribbean, etc. who vote in our elections yearly!

Favorite podcast!   (5/5)

Love the show.

Planet Money   (5/5)

The is an amazing podcast. Honestly it is great for all ages I love it and I am very young. Wow great job planet money! -Your greatest fan

Great Podcast   (5/5)

They cover a ton of topics from all over the place, all related to economics. I find the perspective neutral and nuanced. Definitely not “pandering to the left”, or “pushing leftist points.” No propaganda here! Definitely recommend.

Great quality. Leans a little too left for me.   (5/5)

Quality of the shows are almost always superb. I don't always feel like the viewpoint is unbiased enough but it's also an NPR podcast so it's expected.

UGH!!!!!😫😫   (3/5)

Annoying to see them push Democratic Party and leftist storylines over and over. Wish they would stop giving their opinions and pushing that kind of stuff and just talk about economics.

I’m an adult because of planet money   (5/5)

Howdy folks. I LOVE Planet Money. The things I learn on planet money are so valuable, and it’s fun to listen to. I can have conversations now about economics with friends and colleagues, which I couldn’t really do or understand pre-PM. As a young professional, it’s important to me to have a holistic view of the world, and Planet Money provides such a great resource to gain knowledge. Thanks team!

One of my favorite podcasts   (5/5)

I listen to many podcasts. When I hear something interesting in a podcast, I tend to tell others. As it turns out, I am often referring to Planet Money. Interesting stories, interesting topics. Thank you for excellent reporting.

Review time   (5/5)

I enjoy listening to it a lot and love it ❤️

Far left pandering   (2/5)

They insert so much leftist agenda it comprises the story. Nobody wants liberal activists in every interview.. but it’s government radio so it’s mostly propaganda. I still listen occasionally

Planet money 💵💰💴💶💷💸   (2/5)

I’m sorry, I don’t get this podcast. I love you’re pirate podcasts.

Downloaded all previous episodes   (2/5)

You guys have got to fix this. You can’t keep having every previous episode the downloading every 6 mos.

Decent but basic   (3/5)

Podcast is a easy listen but some of the content is basic things people already know. Not the podcast for people who have a wide understanding of finance and economics.

Subscribe Now!   (5/5)

Planet Money is one of my favorite podcasts from NPR. It makes me feel smart, lol!

Best best best   (5/5)

Hands down NPR!! This is best podcast you guys make

Seriously, the BEST place for education and fun!   (5/5)

I have been listening to this podcast since my brother recommended it over a year ago. This is my first review. It is the only podcast I hate to miss and if I do, I’m so grateful for backlog of episodes. The hosts tell great stories and educate you about all things money and economics in a way that rivets your attention. I love listening with my kids and we’ve had so many great conversations started by subjects done here on the podcast. Positive, entertaining, and the perfect length. Keep up the great job, Planet Money! ❤️👏

Not Coming Back   (2/5)

I quit listening to this podcast a few years ago. I tried it again just now and find that it's even worse. Topics are a stretch and commentators are dull and tedious.

Quality, valuable information made entertaining   (4/5)

I consume many many podcasts on myriad subjects, including economics and Planet Money is one of the best at exploring complex, interesting topics and conveying them in an understandable and entertaining way. The variety of content provides varied perspectives in varied market contexts. However, there are several episodes that tend to drift away from the economic focus of the podcast and focus more on news items/political issues - it would be nice to make sure that every episode clearly ties in the economics of the material covered I appreciate that they label which episodes are repeats, also find the team members very likable Informative enough to feel valuable, but casual enough that be fun

Sick of the repeats   (2/5)

Half of the episodes are either past episodes you republish or just things I’ve already heard on the indicator... just lazy. Really like the show but I’m so sick of the repeats.

Entertaining, digestable, great intro   (4/5)

This podcast doesn't have an enormous amount of depth, but I consider it a good way to learn about how some basic economic ideas describe or can be applied to many different contexts. Simply learning what ideas are out there can be very difficult, and this podcast is a great way to do just this (I also recommend following up and reading more about the content from episodes that you especially enjoyed!)

Fun & Educational   (5/5)

I love this podcast! It’s a educational podcast that actually captures your attention. I have a short attention span and usually lose interest within a few minutes. But the cast makes all the subjects super fun and interesting. It’s a combination of interviews with a little dramatization. Thanks for educating us!

Usually like the stuff, but....   (1/5)

This Tyler Cohen guy had some dooky bucket takes.

Very consistent   (5/5)

This is a terrific podcast that (usually) covers topics pertaining is some way to money and finance. Some episodes veer somewhat off topic, but in general it provides some dry information in an entertaining manner. My one complaint is that there are times the entertaining takes over the informative and too much light is made of serious topics.

The Boss   (5/5)

This podcast always delivers content that is energizing, prescient and occasionally enlightening for those of us living outside of the US.

Decline in quality   (3/5)

Planet Money used to be a don’t miss podcast for me, but I find myself only interested in about one of four episodes these days. I’m unimpressed by the newer hosts and find that they either struggle to explain complex subjects (which used to be the show’s forte) or struggle to come up with interesting enough stories. An entire episode on French fry coatings? C’mon, guys. You’re better than this.

Issues   (5/5)

I thought it would clear up but I am having trouble subscribing. It seems to mash up with the Up First Podcast. Stoked that I have 3 episodes to catch up on though 😆

No, this is NOT an economist podcast   (3/5)

This podcast has the word “money” in its title and says it is all about economics. The fact is that it is not. It covers everything, including the episodes about protests in Hong Kong that barely mention anything about economics. Their reporters do not even know the definition of currency. So you know how amateur these people are. If you are looking for some real hardcore economics, you should look at Podcasts from Bloomberg.

So fun to listen to   (5/5)

Such a fun listen! The food show may have been my favorite, especially the country song about recycling cans. Very insightful, interesting, and some of it, pretty educational. Lots of ear candy, and a few good plates of “ear stake” too... sorry about dragging out the food analogy. I blame Planet Money.

My favorite   (5/5)

This is by far my favorite podcast - thanks for making the subway commute more enjoyable! Update - DONT EAT ON THE RADIO. gross you guys , please never do this again

Episode 946 was TERRIBLE!!!!   (1/5)

Why,WHY, would you record people crunching loudly into the mic?! Listening to y’all eat crunchy fries was disgusting and legit gave me and my misophonia anxiety. Normally I love this podcast and would give it 4 stars. I just needed to vent my frustrations.

One of best   (5/5)

Planet Money has long been on my short list of podcasts that I always make sure I listen to every week. I learn something new and interesting almost every time. One of the best out there. Please keep it up!

The best economics podcast   (5/5)

ALWAYS entertaining and educational. They have this masterful way of explaining things not too dumbed down but not too high level. Awesome Awesome show.

The Laundromat   (5/5)

I just watched the Netflix movie The Laundromat & I think this podcast would do an excellent job of explaining the Panama Papers & the corruption behind she’ll companies.

All   (5/5)

Excellent, educational show.

Stop pushing old episodes   (1/5)

Podcast keeps pushing 10-20 old episodes into my feed at a time.

It’s the best   (5/5)

I think planet money is the best podcast I have ever listened to.

This podcast is the BEST   (5/5)

I love this podcast, it’s great for everyone! I listen to it with my uncle who suffers from traumatic brain injury and he can’t get enough it has taught the both of us so much in such a fun and easy way!

I’m not even subscribed to this podcast   (1/5)

I’m not subscribed to this podcast so I don’t know why NPR can’t get it together and fix this mess bc it stay popping on my other feeds and downloading dozens of times.

Good   (4/5)


Interesting, informative and even fun to listen to.   (5/5)

I love Planet Money, making me understand matters that I always viewed as complicated or boring. I recommend it all the time and regularly forward episodes to friends. Great job!

Best in the NPR   (5/5)

I have been listening to Planet Money since 2015 and listen to every episcode and they do very good job explaining and make the show very fun.

Meh, alright I think.   (3/5)

It’s alright. Pretty informative but. . . . Not to interesting. In my opinion, could be more jokes. Small jokes even would be cool.

Love this podcast!   (5/5)

Started listening about 3 years ago, and to this day still my favorite podcast. I absolutely love the variety of content, quality of delivery and research, and the constant good vibes. Planet money team if you’re reading this, thank you for everything you do, your podcast is always first up for my commute.

A show for anyone who wants to understand the world a little better!   (5/5)

I love this podcast! I recently started listening and have been bingeing it nonstop. All the episodes are very different from each other, which I love. (Sometimes I get tired of the same old format that some of my other fave podcasts use episode after episode). I am a sociologist and explore economic issues a lot in my research because it provides me with an interesting and different way of looking at the world—this show is a great jumping off point for me when I’m diving into the economic perspective of certain issues. Though I don’t always completely agree with some of the points of view espoused in this show (or rather, the way the problem is approached), the arguments are always very thorough and thoughtful, which I can appreciate no matter what. Plus, it’s so well-researched. I’d recommend this to anyone who wants a podcast they can learn something from, that will get them thinking analytically, that is well-produced, and that sprinkles some (geeky) humor into its script often. Excellent job by NPR as always!!

Just unbelievably awesome   (5/5)

I can’t understand how this amazing reporting can be rated anything but five stars. I’ve learned so much about so many topics through Planet Money. They always select amazing topics and keep it very interesting. I love their approach. So much so that I Blevins bought their T-shirt :) Absolutely recommend!

👍👍   (5/5)


Excellent info.   (5/5)

Excellent info and insight into economic and social infrastructure and presented in a very fun and captivating way! Highly recommend!

Captivating   (5/5)

I am addicted to this podcast. Incredible stories and facts presented in an interesting and understandable way. Thank you, planet money!

Great   (5/5)

I love the show,

The Best   (5/5)

Variety of topics. Always interesting. One of the best podcasts out there.

Economic Ear Candy   (5/5)

Almost every episode has some fun, engaging angle on an economics-related topic I want to understand. Thanks to these folks, I have a working understanding of flood insurance, the cost of solar energy, the cause of the helium shortage, plus tons of other economic topics I never knew I wanted to know. The contributors sound like a group of smart, quirky Millennials who love economics and definitely take sides in economic debates. (The inverted yield curve definitely caused an office schism.) They should make a workplace sitcom about the Planet Money staff. I’d watch.

An excellent podcast   (5/5)

The reporters make their stories fun and educational. I look forward to my car rides for new episodes.

Well written and interesting stories   (5/5)

Great show. Keep up the good work.

excellent podcast   (5/5)

Always interesting. LIke the format. One of my favorites.

Great show!   (5/5)

So topical! Thanks!

I love you   (5/5)

Awesome podcast

Modal American   (5/5)

Wow I was hooked from the beginning. Such a creative thought. This kind of thinking really appeals to my brain. I’m a bigger fan of the show because of episodes like this one

New Favorite   (5/5)

Perfect length great stories

Informative, entertaining, and interesting, but a little progressive   (4/5)

I really enjoy the show. Worth the time, keeps me entertained and learning, especially on my long drives. I wish you presented more some of the conservative and libertarian perspectives. That’s probably a little difficult, being an NPR show, but you still do a really good job. Definitely worth listening to. Keep up the good work!

Enough with the old videos!!   (1/5)

Constantly pollutes my feed with the same old video podcasts. This needs to stop!!

Modal American   (5/5)

What a fun and unique podcast. My favorite in a long time. Well done!

Love it!   (5/5)

The topics are usually really interesting, and the format is fun and easy to understand!

Love the podcast   (5/5)

Love this podcast, my boss recommended it to me after I told her I was majoring in business. Very informational while still keeping the audience interested. I enjoy the guest speakers they have and how unbiased it is!

This is journalism, middle school   (5/5)

It breaks my heart to give one of my favorite shows only 3 stars, but the delivery has gotten really infantile. The stories are as good as ever, but the “and congress was like, ‘blah blah blah’ and the company was like, ‘blah blah blah” gets old and cringey really fast. And the reporters, especially Sarah Gonzalez, have a tendency to interrupt their interviewees to repeat what they said back to them. We got it the first time! You don’t have to act as uninformed as possible for the sake of your audience; you’re allowed to ask intelligent questions! Let your journalists act smart instead of ditzy. I like how the show has always been fun and energetic, but this is honestly getting annoying. Have more respect for your audience, like you used to.

Best podcast ever   (5/5)

This is so informative and fun. Well done NPR.

Addicted!!   (5/5)

Each show just gets better. Thank you, for asking the questions that are in my mind.

I don’t usually rate podcasts... but when I do....   (5/5)

It’s only because you guys did something amazing. I can’t get that song out my head. I thought it was going to be bad. Pls animate it.

Changed for the worse   (1/5)

The stories are still interesting but the presentation is just awful. Stacey Vanek Smith and some of the other reporters are cringeworthy and make this less serious of a show. The best episodes are when David Kestenbaum and Jacob Goldstein are presenting, so if you’re going to listen to the show at least tune in for them.

The Platonic Ideal of a Podcast   (5/5)

Warm voices, great narration, obscure interviews, international perspectives. This is the greatest podcast ever made.

Can’t believe how much I like this podcast   (5/5)

I’ve avoided economics discussions and articles all my life ever since I almost flunked Econ 101 in college. But Planet Money has hooked me. So interesting, paced just right, delightful hosts

Keeps getting deleted   (5/5)

I keep getting Up First icon instead of Planet Money. Then I get unsubscribed from Planet Money on my iPod. Do you have a workaround for this? I reported this earlier: This is one of my favorite podcasts For the past few months, I keep getting unsubscribed since the big update when all NPR shows got “reset”. I just “reset” it again and subscribed. Hope this sticks Otherwise this is should be 5 STARS

Excellent   (5/5)

An interesting podcast about economics with high entertainment value. Excellent production quality, timely topics, and intelligent discourse.

Favorite podcast   (5/5)

One of my favorite podcast. Very entertaining and so interesting.

Say yes to the podcast!   (5/5)

Great podcast! So insightful, makes me want to be an Econ wonk!!

Educational, Interesting   (5/5)

Planet money breaks complicated concepts down and helps me understand how the economy affects my daily life. Great podcast and great production!

Quirky and Informative   (5/5)

I love planet money! Every story is different so I never get bored. They find the most unique stories that are interesting even to non-economists. Highly recommend!

Favorite podcast!   (5/5)

As a math/science teacher it is fascinating to see so many cool practical math applications and it models good investigations. But on a personal level this is my favorite podcast-surprising results always keeps my attention! I have learned so much!

Blah blah blah   (1/5)

Just talks about money I mean people wanna be rich I mean it doesn’t make sense

Love it!   (5/5)

One of my favorite podcasts. I look forward to new episodes each week. I always learn something. Thank you!!

Interesting topics, but not so professional   (3/5)

I like this podcast, but I don’t know where they get some of these reporters, they sound like they pulled them out of high school. The word “important” doesn’t have a silent “t” in the middle and it’s not literally so if it’s not literal. Oy.

Try it out!   (4/5)

So many interesting topics and so many that I would never have thought of!

Great stuff   (5/5)

Variety, intrigue, and... rocket ships. Love the variety of topics and their take on things. A welcome break from politics. A few episodes get a bit SJW, but the most neutral dmshow on NPR

Fantastic!   (5/5)

If you are fan of creative economic niches, this podcast will not disappoint! -Russ

So good   (5/5)

Always interesting. And it’s like you’re in a conversation with friends.

Why????   (1/5)

Why does planet money keep coming up in my podcast feed?!?! I thought NPR fixed this forever ago yet it still happen at least once a week?!?! It’s so annoying because in the process of getting rid of it I accidentally got rid of podcasts I actually enjoy listening to and didn’t even realize it. Please fix this!

Very interesting   (5/5)

Great podcast to listen to. Has a wide variety of content.

Captivating snippets in a short time   (5/5)

Why waste your time while driving? Planet money has such amazingly diverse topics .. and gives a great summation of our current understanding of them in a fun, sharp and well researched way! Narrators are excellent! Thank you!! Driving time put to great use!

Phenomenal Running Podcast   (5/5)

NPR planet money covers a wide range of topics and displays them in an incredibly interesting and thoughtful way. Every show is thought out strategically and the delivery is always powerful. This is a must listen show

Great podcast   (5/5)

Been listening to this podcast for a few years and it really is amazing. Anyone who enjoys how economies and resources make the world go round should dive into this show!

Nothing Compares   (5/5)

One of the main reasons I listen to podcasts, period. Great ideas, topics, and economics. Recommend 11/10

Best podcast out there   (5/5)

I subscribe and listen to a lot of podcasts and if I could only keep one, it would be this one. The perfect balance of fun, informative, and entertaining. Extremely well produced.

Glitchy but great content   (4/5)

I would give 5 stars but I cannot subscribe to the podcast for the life of me. I have attempted to subscribe half a dozen times but the podcast will not remain in my subscriptions. This may be an Apple Podcast issue, nevertheless it is inconvenient and leads to me listening to fewer episodes. Otherwise great stuff+++

Great podcast   (5/5)

Don’t listen to too many podcasts but I really like this one so far- keep it up!

Great podcast!!   (5/5)

PM is one of my favorites! Always interesting, always informative, always lively. I learn so much, even about topics I didn't know I wanted to learn about. Keep up the good work!

Engaging, Informative, and Fulfilling   (5/5)

Planet Money analyzes various topics in a very eloquent and concise manner. I listen to the podcast almost daily and appreciate economics just a little more every time!

Planet education   (5/5)

Planet money is a very well organized and up to date podcast that keeps me in the know

Really interesting topics   (5/5)

I love this show. They always cover really interesting topics and present it in an easily digestible/entertaining way. I now how a wealth of random knowledge!

Professional   (3/5)

I’ve been listening for over a year to the Planet Money podcasts. Really enjoy the topics, especially the ones that are off the beaten path. And the work you do to develop and research the stories is awesome. But please stop joking so much and get back to presenting the stories in a professional manner. The excess laughing detracts from the podcasts.

Hands down my favorite podcast!   (5/5)

Always interesting, entertaining, informative, insightful and yet light-hearted. Perfect. Seriously. I don’t know how they do it - every single time!!!

Great insight   (5/5)

Really enjoy all the different topics of this podcast. Keep them coming please.

My favorite podcast   (5/5)

If you asked me to imagine what my favorite podcast would be, I’d probably say something about science. But day to day, I click this one again and again, more than any others. Interesting and easy to listen to without being depressing. Tough needle to thread these days. Thanks for a consistently great podcast!

Hong Kong   (5/5)

Wow, what an amazing episode. Kudos to Jimmy Lai for being such an inspiration! 🙏

Boo   (1/5)

Yikes Bleh

Perfect snack sized economics for your commute   (5/5)

I love this podcast. Not only are the topics innovative and engaging, but the storytelling is wonderful. There is the right amount of narrative blended with economics and sprinkled with just enough humor to keep it engaging. The individual episodes are just the right size for your commute, a long walk with the dogs, or even to listen to while making dinner. The thought-provoking investigations will stick with you as you ponder your own life choices, not to mention you will have a fountain of new conversational topics for friends and relatives.

The OG podcast   (5/5)

Long time listener, first time reviewer here.... Planet Money is podcasting at its finest - thought provoking, funny and entertaining. I started listening to PM 9 years ago when I had a 35 minute commute to work. This show made the time fly by and even kept me in my car when I arrived to hear the end of the show. So keep it up guys, you’re doing great work!

A transcendently fab podcast   (5/5)

I think if it as the more action packed version of freakonomics. Relevant, digestible, humorous, creative.


Dear Planet Money, why you keep taking over my Up First podcast like some evil zombie ant fungus? What did I ever do to you? I did not subscribe to you so please stop with the auto downloads already.

Inconsistent   (1/5)

This used to be a much better program. Now it can be very inconsistent depending on who the hosts and guests are. Generally 2-host formats are weaker, so I don’t know why NPR uses it for both Planet Money and the Indicator. Think of legendary programs like Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Air Talk with Larry Mantle, and This American Life with Ira Glass. 1 host.

Always interesting   (5/5)

I’m amazed I ever tried this show, money would fall into the “not my thing” category but this show is always interesting no matter the topic and I listen to it all the time.

Glitch confusing Planet Money with Up First   (1/5)

For some reason, the podcast app confuses Planet Money with Up First. I can’t simultaneously subscribe to both. Episodes from one randomly show up in the library of the other.

The Dismal Science Made Sexy   (5/5)

Planet Money is an engaging take on the ways in which economics affects people’s everyday lives. Through personal stories and diving into the economic minutiae of current events, Planet Money makes it obvious that economic topics are relevant to everyone, everywhere, everyday!

Nice bite sized portions👍   (5/5)

Well out together for a little exposure every day.

My new favorite!   (5/5)

Brilliant, engaging, relevant and new favorite podcast!

Must listen! :)   (5/5)

Planet Money is my favorite podcast. It simplifies complex economic concepts into everyday scenarios. I always feel like the episodes are fun and I learn something. I have a long commute and Planet Money makes it easier. Thank you!!!

Good   (5/5)

I listen to it every night

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Listening for 5+ Years   (5/5)

Many excellent stories viewed from the Economics lens and understand the pitfalls of conventional wisdom, assumptions in economics and policy making. Many valuable angles to cover that are unbiased.

Love this podcast   (5/5)

Sweet, smart, short and to the point. Thank you for it!

Centrist economics reporting   (5/5)

Great reporting that isn’t pushing any agenda. This is it. Great for commuting- it’s easy to follow while still going deeper into issues than you’ll see anywhere else in the broadcast space. So much of NPR has a bias I was rather surprised at how centrist Planet Money is. Also check out the Indicator podcast from Planet Money. I love’em both!

Planet Money   (5/5)

I have loved it since the beginning. Listened to every episode!


I subscribed to get better at money management but that is not what this podcast is about. While I haven’t learned how to budget better I have learned a lot about the world and how money ties into everything. It’s FASCINATING and I’m addicted. Apparently I should have been an economist!

Worth listening to every minute   (5/5)

The Planet Money team at NPR is a class act. Every episode is a valuable lesson in making a complex topic digestible and actionable for all listeners. Highly recommend!

I love PM   (5/5)

I don’t know who I like more Kenny Malone or Stacey Vanek Smith, but they’re both great. The show is great and keeps me going at work and in the car.

Informative!   (5/5)

Great podcast for economists and non-economists alike!

Informative and entertaining!   (5/5)

Love this podcast. Always blown away by the information and enjoy the storytelling!

Solid NPR basics   (5/5)

Great economy news and basic concepts in classic NPR fashion.

Yeseducational!!   (5/5)

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Great information in digestable format   (5/5)

I've been listening to Planey Money for a few years. I've been enjoying how they cover the topics - it's very informative but also covered in a fashion that is very engaging.

Excellent content   (5/5)

Love the variety of the stories. Thanks for telling us about the world.

Great for economic imbeciles lilke me   (5/5)

I have to admit - I know virtually nothing about money (except how to spend it foolishly). I married a banker and she handled the major finances for the two of us. This podcast, however, is great way to learn things I never knew in ways that don't make me nod off while driving! The topics picked are fascinating and fresh and their approach to problems by explaining both sides of a story is utterly refreshing. I LOVE THESE PEOPLE! Keep up the great work and THANK YOU!

Great podcast   (5/5)

Planet money is my all time favorite podcast without competition. It’s short and sweet. Updated a couple of times a week. It’s trendy, easy to get into, and fun to listen to. Highly recommended if you are trying to find a podcast to begin with. You won’t regret.

Such a great show   (5/5)

Well researched, well presented

Insightful and witty   (5/5)

They always find clever stories to enlighten and amuse me. I so look forward to new podcasts. Thanks so much for bringing me joy over the week

Great information   (5/5)

These shows have very interesting and well researched episodes. In addition to being informative on a wide range of topics, it is also very entertaining!

Stop What You’re Doing and Listen   (5/5)

Great short stories about interesting facts in the news you’d never hear otherwise. Whenever a new episode comes in it always jumps to top of my list.

How everyday things work   (5/5)

Love this program.

Planet Money is excellent!   (5/5)

I look forward to every new podcast! As a military member in Japan I use podcasts to keep me up to date on what is going on, to learn new things and entertainment. Planet Money has all three on one. Keep up the great work!! Just listened to episode 923 and it was fantastic!! Excellent reporting and could not have been happier with the ending. Thank you for helping so many teachers in need. You helped right a huge wrong! Thank you and the team again for a job well done!

hate to hear your last episide. Unsubbed.   (1/5)

Bye self righteous americans.

Does the job   (5/5)

Consistently well-reported and well-produced. They do a really good job breaking down complex concepts for laypeople (like myself)

Economics Made Fun   (5/5)

I never imagined myself as someone who would enjoy learning about economics. I love this podcast and I learn so much! And now doing my hair in the morning is not so boring. :)

Always interesting and fun   (5/5)

Well researched and well reported

Great podcast   (5/5)

I’m not business oriented at all but this is my favorite podcast. It’s always interesting and well done.

Great for the car ride home!   (5/5)

Short, informative, and highly interesting stories about the economy. I see things much differently now.

I've learned so much from this podcast   (5/5)

I think this was the first podcast I started listening to, 10 years ago now. I haven't heard them all but I've listened to many and love their approach to understanding the world, the economy and everything in it.

Chickens!   (5/5)

I buy this farmer’s beef but haven’t seen any chickens—maybe not enough to sell to my grocery store🙃

So well done   (5/5)

I love this podcast. It is informative and very entertaining. It is well produced and the research is great.

Teach Grant story   (5/5)

Outstanding report on Teach Grants. Shows the importance of a strong and independent press. Thank you!

Venmo podcast   (5/5)

Thought 2 - “is there a light hearted, economically narrated podcast from this story?” I still chuckle when repeating that line. Very informative and useful. Thanks for creating this podcast!!!

Fun   (5/5)

Fun to listen and informative in so many topics that affect us, Neanderthals, in our daily life. 👍

The more you know...   (5/5)

Fascinating and informative.

Thank you!!   (5/5)

Truly appreciate your reporting.

The best podcast - period   (5/5)

In my 30s and been listening for over 9 years now. Listened to maybe 50 other podcasts in that time for hundreds of hours of commuting. Planet money is just simply the best podcast out there. Great stories that anyone would find interesting.

one of my favorites   (5/5)

PM is a great podcast - important, relevant & thorough reporting with lighthearted and humorous touch

Very informative and solid media   (5/5)

Definitely a great podcast for financial, economical news and stories. Highly recommend it.

ordinary   (5/5)

Aflter every show I realized so much to learn

My All-Time Favorite!   (5/5)

Planet Money has been my favorite podcast for nearly a decade and nothing else has ever come close. I love the breadth and scope of the stories they are able to tell and the format and length are perfect.

So Interesting!   (5/5)

They breezily explain interesting economic issues. My favorite was about the Dum Dum factory owner’s desire to move to Mexico. Not why I expected. More please?

Keep coming back   (5/5)

There’s a lot of great podcasts out there. But none of them have kept me coming back for as many years as Planet Money has. Has consistently been my go-to favorite since 2014. Love these folks, their stories, and what I’ve learned listening to them. Thanks Planet Money!

Episode 923 Made Me Cry   (5/5)

Great job, great reporting on the episode Good Teachers, Bad Deal. Always enjoy Planet Money but especially this episode. Thanks for helping to right a wrong.

Best podcast out there!   (5/5)

Perfect length for a commute, this podcast is the best one out there. Never have I been more entertained as I learned things about the world around me. Thank you for producing this!

❤️ 🌎💰!   (5/5)

Planet money is the best. Always interesting

Amusing Enlightening Shocking   (5/5)

I’ve been listening to planet money for several months now and I’ve learned some amazing things. Coke was 50 cents for 70 years! WHAT!!!!! And how numbers derived from Arabic and gave us the ability to perform math equations where Roman numerals did not! FASCINATING! But tonight I listened to the Teach Grant episode and thought to myself...... This is why we have an independent media, investigating wrongs, shedding light and sparking change. This is so different from some of our mainstream sensationalized media tv programs that are more opinion than fact. Thank you Planet Money and NPR! Truly enjoyable!

Informative and entertaining   (5/5)

I enjoy this program immensely.

Fun, lively, yet relaxing   (5/5)

Great vibes all around

My favorite podcast   (5/5)

Always high quality and well done. They make the shows very interesting.

Makes normally mind numbing issues surprisingly digestible   (5/5)

Easy listening AND educational! Hellooooooo Planet Money!

Things I’ve never really thought about   (5/5)

The topics are related to money and the economy. Planet money looks at things like parking, anxiety, city living, etc. and show us how they are effecting us, our money, and our economy. So glad I found it, super entertaining.

Breath of Fresh Air   (5/5)

I’m relatively new to podcasts, I’ve heard several but only recently started listening daily. However this podcast is a blast. Consistently finding fascinating topics and a joy to listen to. Really could not recommend it enough. Every episode that I’ve sent to my friends has been met with rave reviews. Start listening now!

Love it   (5/5)

I love planet money!!! I have been listening since the very beginning and I look forward every week do a new planet money! An amazing podcast you must give it a listen!

Fascinating   (5/5)

Yeah, I know, you are thinking what kind of finance and accounting nerds are excited about a podcast all about money issues in it’s endless variety of forms. Well, give this podcast a try it you will see. It is fascinating the variety of topics they come up with, and even more amazing they manage to make all of them fun. One of my must listen podcast addictions.

Try it you’ll like it!   (5/5)

If you have never had a thought about economics you should still check out this podcast. I particularly like this podcast more than any other npr podcast because it is more science oriented and a little less politics when I start to get tired of politics. Thanks for all the good listening material! You all are most excellent!

Indispensable   (5/5)

My only complaint is that there seems to be no way to directly contribute money to the producers of this show. Instead, I believe I can only give money to NPR. I wish I could just PayPal them some beer money.

Planet Money has me hooked.   (5/5)

Planet Money was one of two shows that got me hooked on podcasting. It is a great show that is of interest to anyone that spends money. In the best of ways it is like crack for your ears.

Excellent   (5/5)

Informative and entertaining. Focuses on important stories not widely covered.

Will this ever work again?   (3/5)

I have subscribed and listened for a long time but I can no longer download or subscribe. I tried emailing but had no response. Saw online I am not the only one. It just keeps downloading episodes of “Up First”. Wish this would get fixed

why can't i subscribe?   (1/5)

i want to subscribe, but it won't let me. tap the subscribe button but it just briefly dims the button when i tap it. this is the only podcast i can't seem to subscribe to. i played an episode and it showed up with the "it's been a minute" artwork, so is this still fallout from your server screw-up from a couple weeks ago? star rating is for technical problems and does not reflect upon the content...

Exclusively talk about Trump   (2/5)

I have been a long time listener. The stories used to be focused on interesting ways the economy impacted everyday events and unusual parts of the world. Over the past few years it has become increasingly dedicated to talking about Trump and politics almost exclusively. I love economics and appreciated the older episodes that focused on the fascinating way economics is involved in everything but can not bare to listen to another episode about tariffs, trade wars, or Trump.

Not about just money   (5/5)

Extremely informative about a vast array of topics that I didn’t know I was interested in before the episodes.

Consistently interesting podcast   (5/5)

I listen to Planet Money pretty consistently, along with the Indicator. Planet money gives you a complex but not overwhelming view of their topics. They site great sources and have interesting guests. If you enjoy learn about history, economics, and culture, listen to Planet Money

Must listen   (5/5)

This is a must listen podcast, every episode. Get ready to learn something new!

Listen to this podcast   (5/5)

Always fascinating topics and discussions. Thanks for producing such excellent content

Episode 919   (5/5)

This episode was incredibly interesting!

Great, informative and easily digestive material   (5/5)

Love the episodes and the variety of topics, even though they all revolve around money, business and finances

Great podcast.   (5/5)

Listen and subscribe. You’ll be entertained.

Highly recommended   (5/5)

I recommend this podcast to everyone I know. It’s super interesting and told in such an engaging way. I never thought I’d be interested in economics, but have gotten into it thanks to this podcast.

A weekly delight!   (5/5)

Planet Money is one of my top podcasts, in a fun and engaging way they take various micro and macro economic issues and create incredibly entertaining shows. Whether your an econ nerd or someone who never follows anything with numbers this is a great podcast!

The best of the best   (5/5)

I oscillate between many different types of podcasts. Some are appealing because of the content, others because of the on-air talent. To date, I haven’t found one that is so consistently exceptional in both categories other than Planet Money. It is by far my favorite. The varied topics, the perfect lengths, the appealing and intelligent reporters, and the overall sense of mission is what makes me such a fan and avid listener. Thank you very much for producing these shows.

Great!   (5/5)

This podcast is consistently fun, informative, and thought-provoking. Would recommend!

Goto Podcast   (5/5)

I love these stories. They always have an interesting take and good historical context for the well picked stories

Great podcast but please change 1 thing   (5/5)

Can you please change way the person who rads the ads reads the ads? It’s really annoying

Annoying radio voices   (1/5)

There’s something about Sally Helm’s voice that just sounds like nails on a chalkboard. It’s such an awesome show, but episodes featuring her are a tough listen. Like a theatrical reading of a Planet Money episode as a children’s story.

Great show   (5/5)

This show along with the Indicator from NPR are my favorite economic podcast as it talks about everything about economy, including historic facts. It is a pro-business podcast that stays away from populist politics.

The Best!   (5/5)

Economics lectures all with a fun twist. Teaches you that the source of everything that happens in the world is tied to money. I’ve learned so much!!!

Absolute favorite podcast!   (5/5)

This is my absolute favorite podcast. I now listen to planet money instead of listening to the news. I appreciate the factual information and non-Pardison reporting. The stories are great and always interesting.

Fun and educational   (5/5)

Great service to those of us who don’t always understand what is going on.

Love it   (5/5)

I love this podcast! Somehow every topic they cover is so interesting! My boyfriend and I love catching up on road trips. And to everyone complaining about the episode issues ya’ll need to chill lol. Giving bad reviews for something non related to the actual content of the podcast is not how the reviews are supposed to work...anyway .. shout out to the PM team for making economics interesting af 🤓

Still can’t subscribe   (1/5)

The NPR podcast snaffu continues for this podcast. I’m unable to subscribe and when I try to manually download individual episodes are placed in the Indicator podcast folder. Please fix the podcast downloading situation!

No longer about economics   (1/5)

It was very good when it was about economics. Like all NPR reporting it's become a tool for presenting their biased agenda. I was a listener from the 1st episode but have now unsubscribed.

learned a lot   (5/5)

The shows are always well researched, entertainingg and educational.

Get off the crappy partisan politics and get back to financial journalism   (1/5)

Used to be okay. Last couple episodes are so obviously one-sidedly political I’m unsubscribing.

Interesting, relevant and fun   (5/5)

I love how the staff digs into topics to describe the economic logic. The podcasts are not very long, are fun to listen to, and I’m hooked!

Sigh..   (1/5)

The propaganda has just gotten to be too much or maybe perhaps I’ve just become more sensitive to it. Either way after years of listening I won’t be any longer.

Delusional   (1/5)

Don’t try to make me listen to a half hour of Russian Collusion BS after the Mueller Report and expect me to stay subscribed. I’m here to learn about finance, not liberal conspiracies. I tried to give NPR a chance, they themselves showed me just how stupid that was

Can’t subscribe   (5/5)

Error still exists with NPR podcasts. Planet Money is still getting confused with Up First. So frustrating! Please fix it.

Stop sending me episodes   (1/5)

I do not subscribe to this and continue to get episodes pushed to my library. 36 episodes to be exact. Please fix this problem!!!!!

Love it   (5/5)

Thank you planet money for making my commute better every day!

Planet money and up first   (5/5)

They keep reversing themselves in my app 🤷‍♀️ I like both the shows and the original mess up actually introduced me to planet money which I wouldn’t have thought I would love! But can you fix it all the way please plant money keeps disappearing and showing up as up first 😆🤦🏼‍♀️

Stop downloading   (1/5)

I do not subscribe to this podcast yet for some reason there are 20 episodes downloaded onto my phone every morning. Please fix this

Still not loading   (1/5)

Hope the folks at NPR will get the podcast/server issue fixed so that this show is available again soon.

Still having problems with Planet Money   (1/5)

Folks, since the podcast server failure, Planet Money cannot be subscribed fails and disappears. Please look into the app software itself as well as the podcast software... I cannot unsubscribe or subscribe like other NPR apps...

Why can’t I resubscribe to Planet Money after NPR’s podcast screwup?!   (1/5)

Why can’t I resubscribe to Planet Money after NPR’s podcast screwup?! Not only can I not resubscribe to Planet Money many days after the tech staff screwed up all the NPR podcast feeds, but I had 300 episodes of The Indicator pushed to my iPhone where I have precious little memory available that is now taken up with 3 GB of mostly previously listened to episodes! With both Planet Money and The Indicator, I can now not determine which episodes I’ve already listened to and which are supposed to be in my queue for later listening! NPR has sunk to a new low by messing up ALL my many NPR podcast feeds. As such a heavy listener, I’m deeply disappointed. These issues have taken and continue to take hours to fix! Time I shouldn’t be wasting fixing NPR’s major f- ups!

Suggestion: Make an archive feed   (3/5)

It would be very helpful if there was an archive feed that posted all the episodes in chronological order, so people who have listened to older episodes won't have them show up again, and people who like to listen to episodes in chronological order (like me) can do so. The NPR Politics podcast is like that, so it shouldn't be hard to do the same for this one.

Love this podcast   (5/5)

Episodes can't come out fast enough

A week later and the spamming continues   (1/5)

I am deleting over 100 unwanted podcasts daily. I guess I’m going to have to unsubscribe to all npr podcasts

Great Podcast   (5/5)

Planet Money was the first NPR podcast that I started listening to a couple years ago. It’s a great one and it makes my day more interesting. Keep up the great reporting!

Long time listener   (5/5)

Planet Money never misses a beat. Excited every time a new episode comes out. Sad every time it’s a rerun

Great way to learn about the economy in a fun way!   (5/5)

The topics they cover are so interesting! As a financial nut, I love hearing about stories that impact our economy from all of the country/world. They discuss the topics in a fun and engaging way and truly know their stuff. Would highly recommend for anyone who is looking to learn new topics in finance and economics!

Happy mistake   (5/5)

To be fair, I'm also having issues with Planet Money showing up as up first album cover but I don’t care. When the problem is fixed, that’ll be great but I only got hooked onto this podcast because of an issue they had so I’m happy to say that is was a pleasant error. Running through all the episodes as I can which can be a little frustrating when the app acts up but overall, great podcasts which I actually listen to throughly and don’t get distracted on my commute. Would highly recommend.

NPR- Fix this!   (1/5)

I have never subscribed to this show (NPR’s Up First is what I want to listen to), but as NPR hosts have explained, there was a giant mixup when they moved to a new podcast service. NPR apologized and vowed to not let it happen again. It then happened again. There are dozens of Planet Money shows that I do not want. NPR, you have until Mother’s Day to correct this issue. If you can’t find a fix, I’ll find other podcasts!

Best thing that could of happened!   (5/5)

I love npr. I always listen. Some times I check out new podcast. So I just thought it was something i put ion my list to give a listen. But I’m very glad that I was able to be a new listener to planet money. The title made it sound like a investment podcast. Not an amazing adventure that it is. My new favorite.

Planet Money & Up First still mixed up   (1/5)

The NPR website says a fix may take up to 48 hours but it’s been several days! Thankfully I didn’t encounter the issue other have with hundreds of episodes being pushed into my feed at once, but I do have older Planet Money episodes downloaded and queued, and they’re still there, but listed as Up First episodes. I have not been able to subscribe back to the actual Planet Money podcast either (tapping the button does nothing). Please fix this soon, I love your podcast and would really rather see it separate from Up First please. Will update my rating when the issue is fixed.

Good when episodes are new   (3/5)

This show is amazing but half new episodes are reruns which I have already listened to

Less biased   (5/5)

I listen to a lot of economics podcasts. This one is less biased.

NPR server added this during update   (5/5)

Best error ever. I’m hooked and now subscribe to the show

Poor service!!!   (1/5)

You jerks pushed 300 episodes at one time!!!

Don’t Subscribe Without Permission   (1/5)

Imagine my surprise when I woke up this morning to find both Planet Money and Story Corps added to my subscribed to list and UpFirst missing. After some digging around, apparently UpFirst is now only available through NPROne. First why wasn't that change heavily advertised in the close notes of the podcast prior to the switch? Second, it was a good show, but not good enough that I’m going to download a separate app to listen. Third, NPR what are you doing deciding to “replace” UpFirst with 2 different shows that I didn’t want or ask for? Poor decision making all around.

Best. Podcast. Ever.   (5/5)

Love this show.


Generally a good show. PLEASE STOP POSTING REPLAYS, it’s very irritating to your core listeners.

My Favorite   (5/5)

I love Planet Money! I always look forward to new episodes.

Exonomics, made entertaining   (4/5)

One f my fave podcasts, even if they do joke around a bit more than I’d wish. I don’t bother with the videos. Grest work PM.

Sic semper gloria NPR   (1/5)

Oh my beloved NPR, how far have you fallen? What was once the bastion of of sane economic stories has become just another mouthpiece for the strong government party. Planet Money delendia est, IMHO

Please stop the videos!   (4/5)

Love the podcast, HATE the videos. I would subscribe to a YouTube channel if I wanted videos. Love everything else Planet money does!

Feeble reporting   (1/5)

Totally irresponsible and anemic reporting on the Chicago boys. To interview primarily (if not exclusively) right-wing extremists, and to virtually ignore the implications of US meddling on the economic state under Allende, is to peddle ignorance. Pinochet implemented one of the most brutal regimes in Latin American history, directly killing, torturing or disappearing at least 40,000 people. They also forgot to mention that the Chilean economy “starts to thrive” again after massive investments to nationalize the banks and copper industry. This kind of cheap reporting has real consequences. Please do better.

Car by a couple hours ago and up by my office they they told her they told   (3/5)

They were my friend upset about their job so their dad told their uio their names of my name were and my mom and their mother were my favorite and their father were my husband and their son were their in and t a bunch of things that this year and you were doing that e a m

Awesome   (5/5)

I love listening to Planet Money. Learning about the whole spectrum is so interesting.

Loving the air horn!   (5/5)


Planet Money is Great!   (2/5)

I am interested in economics and I like how Planet Money puts a humorous twist in it! I definitely recommend this podcast.

Planet Money>>   (4/5)

I’ve been listening to this podcast for years and love it! I’d give it 5 stars but they’ve become more one sided on issues over the past years. While this is understandable, I’d just like to see it go back to balanced reporting. Still awesome tho!! Thanks y’all and keep it up.

This podcast taut me about the economy   (5/5)

I am 11 and before planet Mony I was clueless about economics. #🌎💰 😀👍🏅🥇🥈🥉🎖🏆⚱️🕊🦄💍💎💶💷💰💳💴💵💸⚜️🔱

New Listener   (5/5)

I’ve been listening for the past few weeks and loving every episode. Thank you.

Shake off the Chicago Boys haters!   (5/5)

Fascinating podcast. People saying you swept CIA involvement and Pinochet’s torture under the rug are just angry. You mention these things several times throughout the series. Angry people tend not to listen to everything. That’s their choice to miss out on a wonderful podcast. Keep up the great work!

Glorification of mass murders   (1/5)

A new low for planet money - obviously a tool of big money to brainwash population and push it towards self-enslavement. Slavery is not OK.

So you're now defending torture?   (1/5)

Used to love this podcast, but chicago boys episodes was excruciating to hear. Truly disgraceful.

Chile episodes - white washed violence   (1/5)

Very disappointing reporting. Focused on right wing, upper class people who benefited from Pinochet’s policies. Underplayed the US role in destabilizing the economy under Allende and white washed the violence. Shame on you

Really good, occasionally really great   (5/5)

Consistently a pretty good podcast, The people making it are obviously economy nerds who love the topics and do their best to make interesting stories about other ways to bland subjects. The two-part episode on the Chicago Boys of Chile may have been some of the best work they’ve ever done.

Wildly inane   (1/5)

The inanity of this podcast was boundless and just reached its nadir. A two parter on the Chicago boys, and nary a mention of the CIA’s role in destabilizing Allende and orchestrating his replacement. Not just dumb, but dishonest too.

So Awesome   (5/5)

I love this podcast!! The antitrust trilogy was so cool and I want more about it! Sometimes I think that planet money could go a little deeper into the more complex subjects, but overall is a great podcast.

It shouldn’t be this hard to criticize Nixon   (1/5)

Disappointed to hear such a one-sided account of the Chilean coup, essentially glossing over the immense impact of CIA interference and the murderous nature of the far right in Chile in the 1960s. This level of both-siderism is extremely irresponsible amidst the current rise of the far right and undemocratic forces and practices, which are given cover by the same kind of dishonest narrative this episode is peddling.

Chicago boys part 1   (5/5)

I just finished listening to this and it was awesome. Keep up the good work. Can you make more shows on the economic history of different counties? I’m interested in learning more about South Korea. How did South Korea go from a third world country to the economic powerhouse it is today?

Good info   (5/5)

Teaching people about the things tha really matter --- MONEY $$$

Excellent. Informative and Enjoyable   (5/5)

Planet Money is one of my absolute favorite podcasts. Very informative, but done in such a way that it combines rich and personal stories with totally odd and fascinating economic principles/dynamics. Never disappoints, and always full of sweet knowledge. Super good stuff👍👍

Insightful and interesting!   (5/5)

I love Planet Money! My brain usually stops working when I try to think about money, but this team gets me to understand financial concepts in a way nothing else does. I wish they’d do another series like the t-shirt series they did some years ago—go look those up if you’re looking for some really interesting stories.

Planet Money   (5/5)

Plant Money’s really interesting I have only listened to a few but all them were really good and I am going to keep listening to them,

Love it!   (5/5)

I love the variety of topic Planet Money explores :)

Easy listening, some compelling topics   (5/5)

A fun podcast to tune into. While some topics are ‘meh’ others are captivating and leave me wanting more. Fun and engaging hosts. A good podcast.

Amazing podcast!   (5/5)

If you’re into economics and other topics related to it, then this podcast is worth listening to every week! The various topics discussed here are interesting and educational.


I am in middle school and planet money is able to dumb down economy

Thoughtful stories with awkward delivery   (2/5)

Very interesting and well researched stories on a wide variety of topics. If you are over 30, you may find the upspeak and giggling distracting.

Mixed bag   (4/5)

Some episodes are enrapturing and others bore me to tears!

Interesting content   (5/5)

Every episode is a golden nugget of knowledge. The guests are critical to episodes, they provide great perspective on the topic of the day. The hosts are fun, they make the episodes easy to digest. Thanks NPR!

Good Generalized Podcast   (3/5)

This is the First/gateway podcast I’ve listened to. The show is interesting but I found alternatives that I far prefer to it (such as Motley Fool Money, Freakonomics, and Afford Anything). These other shows are just better informed, more researched, and more in depth than Planet Money is on a variety of finance and personal finance topics.

Been listening for years   (5/5)

It’s a good show. The hosts may change over the years but the quality has remained. I do think they play re-runs a bit more these days but the episodes are light and make you think. A quality npr podcast. Sara Gonzalez’s voice is fine, when she pronounces her own name with a Spanish accent I think that is completely appropriate.

Can’t Stand Sara’s Voice   (1/5)

The content of the show is interesting but Sara seems more concerned with making her voice sound a certain way rather than being engaged with the content. It always sounds like she’s smiling when she’s talking and like she’s just reading a script. When the topic of the show is more serious it can be off-putting. It reminds me of how local radio djs always need to sound upbeat and cheesy like they’re selling something. Makes it difficult to pay attention to the show for me.

Always an interesting view   (5/5)

Economic insights that offer an explanation with interesting stories

Vocal fry!   (4/5)

Show topics very interesting and I enjoy planet money. Except for the woman narrator with her annoying vocal vibration. It is so distracting that I cannot listen. Why some women adopt this method of speaking is beyond me. Please stop!

Too many replays of old episodes   (2/5)

This show is great when they put out new content. But lately, every episode is a rebroadcast. So disappointing

Am impressed with ease of use of podcast   (5/5)

They performed at their duty with honor and respect.

Amazing!   (5/5)

I absolutely love this podcast! It explains economics so well and is compelling and fun to listen to.❤️❤️❤️

Anti-Trust Cases   (5/5)

I'm a teacher and I use these podcasts in my class.....your episodes on Bank Wars (Andrew Jackson--a while ago) and most recently on Ida Tarbell and Standard Oil were very useful and not too long for the average high school student to listen to.....keep 'em coming! Thank you!

Planet Money is the best.   (5/5)

I listen to about 15 different podcasts, and I think Planet Money might be my favorite out of all of them. The reporting is engaging, I really do learn a lot despite the brevity, and I love the often silly blurbs after the ads at the end. There aren’t any hosts I don’t enjoy listening to, but I think Sarah Gonzalez does an especially great job - without pretension, she delivers nuanced reporting in a way that still does justice to the humanity of each story. She’s great! Thanks, Planet Money!

Slide into Economics   (5/5)

I don’t know much about business or economics, but I am super interested in it. This podcast is accessible and a great listen.

Great podcast   (5/5)


No words!!   (5/5)

Honestly, just a top tier podcast. I’m a 21 year old accounting major and I have been wanting to learn more about economics but school doesn’t make it interesting. AT ALL. But who knew I’d get excited about 5 part series on oil, and governments buying large amounts of dairy to help farmers. Plus the podcasters seem fairly young so it really helps me relate. Planet Money is an all around great podcast for anyone looking to learn about economics in an interesting, new way.

Incentivizes Economics!   (5/5)

Truly a fun and enthralling podcast, easy to listen to and the whole cast is enjoyable.

Too good   (5/5)

It’s good now try

Amazing   (5/5)

As someone who is rather young, this is genuinely a great and easy to follow podcast. There’s 1-2 ads per episode. This never really bothers me though, I usually find other awesome podcasts because of these ads. But they cover very interesting and entertaining topics that are entertaining and relevant in a few ways. And even the ones that aren’t really relevant to current day events are still entertaining and well told. Seriously though, this is my favorite podcast ever - I’ve listened to some of these episodes at least 5-9 times. I recommend it to anyone whose interested in these kinds of stories.

Always fun and informative   (5/5)

Episodes are always a good listen. I save them for when I have 20 minutes to listen straight through. The short videos from a few months ago were great too. Hope to see more

“If it’s good enough for Warren Buffett, it’s good enough for me”   (5/5)

I love this podcast because it helps me understand an important topic I don’t care enough to invest into learning myself: economics. It really is “Economics for Dummies” as I saw someone call it on these reviews. I also love the unexpected laughs it’s given me. My boyfriend and I don’t know anything about investing, so we wanted to look into it. To my delight, an episode recently re-ran (with an update) about a bet over whether hedge funds or index funds are more likely to give you a better ROI. After listening to it, I had a whole speech ready to go to convince my boyfriend that index funds are the way to go. To back me up, I played him the podcast, after which he said, “No more evidence needed. If it’s good enough for Warren Buffett, it’s good enough for me.” I died laughing! We also really enjoyed the episode about the fake bank used to track drug traffickers. Thanks for the great times, Planet Money. Keep up the great work!

A Whole New World   (5/5)

Planet Money has opened up a whole new world for me. Over the last few years I have discovered an interest and obsession of mine, I wasn’t aware I had - the most basic principals of our economy is a way that the average Jane can understand and relate to her world. I have listened to every episode, more than once I might add, and always learn something incredibly relevant to my day-to-day life and extremely interesting. Please keep up the excellent work and stories that shows how money has shaped the world and current societies.

Episode #418   (3/5)

All audio is only coming through one earbud for this episode. Great content but tough to listen to when David is whispering in my ear!

Best Economic Podcast!   (5/5)

I have been listening to this podcast almost since it started and am an avid, avid fan. I can't tell you the number of times listening to an episode of Planet Money has come in handy both in my personal, but especially, professional life. Not only do they tell fascinating stories and make economics relatable to every day life, but you learn so much. I can't recomend this podcast enough. And even though the correspondants have changed over the years, they are all wonderful and continue to make the same great podcast year after year.

Liberal Fox Wannabe   (1/5)

Long time ago, npr was one of the best, most factual news source. Now it’s a bunch of liberal pinheads pushing their own political agenda.

Stop the video episodes!!   (3/5)

I like the show, but you’ve got to put video episodes in a different feed. 3* only until the videos stop!

I enjoyed this valentines episode   (5/5)

You guys should do a full episode on the MMA/UFC, Fyre Festival, and crime in families topics. Each could definitely be their own episode!

If there was only one   (5/5)

If I was stuck on a deserted island with a choice of one podcast to have. I would choose planet money. I am excited every time I see a new episode pop up in my feed.

#891 Who won the bet over Bitcoin?   (3/5)

This was a... very bad depiction of Bitcoin as a whole. One of the biggest misinterpretations of Bitcoin is that it will be used for daily payments by everyone - false. The fact that it supports <10 transactions per second is an intentional feature, not a bug. There are scaling technologies that are meant to make Bitcoin work for daily payments (look up layer two, Lightning network). Bitcoin is trying to replace that ~$20trn that gets printed by governments (M0/base money). On top of that, you start layering up different monetary supply levels, which are funds used for various banking things - reserves, checking, savings accounts, etc. Yes, you can still use that printed fiat for regular payments, but the % of people paying $50k in cash for a car or anything is minuscule (in developed countries at least, developing ones may not be able to come up with such sums, but different topic), so credit cards, transfers, etc. exist for a reason - mainly to ease the burden of handling large sums of cash. Bringing up ETH in this bet was a terrible shill for Ethereum, which isn’t even remotely competitive to what Bitcoin’s proposing as an alternative to base money (or maybe it wasn’t since it’s a good betting token, real money is safe). There will be Bitcoin and the rest of the digital assets will be valued in Bitcoin terms as they are even today (just look at cryptocurrency exchanges). In the end, Bitcoin proposes a change to how we view and understand money, which comes with its tradeoffs. It will take time for people to get used to to having to think about what money represents and stop relying on those at the top for one of the most important discoveries in human history (money). It’s going to be harder at first and only the few will have to do the harder job of making Bitcoin work, but adoption curves are a thing for a reason. Other than that, the show is great.

Kyle   (5/5)

Great info

Fun and informative!   (5/5)

I’m a 11 year old 👦🏼 and I am a leader in my class and in my school. I thought I knew it all until I listened to this podcast I think 🤔 it is the best show ever and all those stupid bad reviews don’t look 👀 at them they are stupid this is an 😎 show