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.
October 20th, 2010
Episode 318 of 964 episodes
How does a guy whose mom is a heroin addict -- a guy who drops out of high school, has a kid, and starts working a minimum-wage job at a fast-food restaurant -- climb out of poverty? On today's podcast, we hear the answer from Katherine Newman, a sociologist who studied 300 fast-food restaurant workers in Harlem in the early '90s.
Welcome to the Brain Training Podcast, the daily audio workout for your head. In this podcast we have two games for you, each with three rounds which get progressively harder. To enjoy the full experience, relax, and avoid distractions whilst you listen.