Planet Money: The Economy, Explained
On NPR's new money show, leading economic thinkers explain the rapidly changing global economy in language we can all understand. Money makes the world go 'round, faster and faster each day. At Planet Money, a multimedia team of reporters tracks down the high rollers, brainy economists, and regular folks who are trying to make sense of the economic crisis. The focus is on clarification, not obfuscation. Difficult concepts come to life: derivatives, short selling, credit swaps, tranches. Flavored with human interest, pop culture, and historical perspective, the show is a dynamic, accessible take on current global financial issues--just what we need in a time of anxiety and confusion. Hosted by Peabody Award-winning journalists Alex Blumberg (This American Life) and Adam Davidson (NPR), the series ranges from a user-friendly introduction to Keynesian economics to a revealing look at crisis-proof banking among the Amish. A fascinating balance of information and entertainment, it answers the questions What is the global economy, and what is it doing to me?