The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. 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. That's what we're going for at <em>Planet Money</em>. People seem to like it.
March 23rd, 2010
Episode 254 of 902 episodes
President Obama signed the health-care bill today. You know this. So what does it mean? Millions of uninsured people will get health insurance. Millions of people with high incomes will pay higher taxes. Medicare spending will grow a little less. But the broader issue of rising health costs will remain a problem. Today's podcast explains all that, with the help of uninsured manfriend and some very bad jokes.
From finding awe in Hubble images to visiting the doctor, science is everywhere in our lives. Whether we wear a white lab coat or haven't seen a test tube since eighth grade, science affects and changes us. We all have a story about science, and at The Story Collider, we want to hear those stories.