|Hosted by||Alex Blumberg, Zoe Chace, Chana Joffe-Walt, Lisa Chow|
|Length||About 15 minutes|
|Debut||September 6, 2008|
|Provider||National Public Radio / Chicago Public Media|
The podcast launched on September 6, 2008 to cover the global financial crisis of 2008–2009 in the wake of the Federal takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It was created after the success of "The Giant Pool of Money", an episode of This American Life. Currently, episodes are produced two days a week and are around 15 minutes in length.
The Planet Money also provides regular reports for Morning Edition and All Things Considered and occasional episodes of This American Life. Senator Max Baucus praised the show's attempts to explain the financial crisis "in terms the average American starts to understand".
- Schumacher-Matos, Edward (June 22, 2011). "Planet Money Misfires on Local Economic Developers". NPR Ombudsman Blog. NPR. Retrieved February 18, 2012.
Planet Money is a joint venture between NPR and This American Life.
- "'Giant Pool Of Money' Named To Decade Top 10 List". Planet Money. April 5, 2010. Retrieved June 3, 2010.
'The Giant Pool of Money'—the hour-long This American Life episode that explained the housing bust and gave rise to Planet Money—was just named one of the top 10 works of U.S. journalism of the past decade.
- "Podcast Directory: Planet Money". NPR.
- "Fine Print: A 'Back-Door' Bailout?". Planet Money Blog. October 3, 2008.
- "Treasury Sec. Geithner explores ways to pay for health care". C-SPAN archives. March 4, 2009.
- Moryl, R. (2013). "T-shirts, moonshine, and autopsies: Using podcasts to engage undergraduate microeconomics students". International Review of Economics Education 13: 67. doi:10.1016/j.iree.2013.02.001.
- Luther, W. J. (2014). "Using NPR's Planet Money Podcast in Principles of Macroeconomics". SSRN Electronic Journal. doi:10.2139/ssrn.2391013.
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