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.
February 1st, 2011
Episode 346 of 960 episodes
On today's podcast, we talk with Nicholas Phillipson, the author of "Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life." Besides learning about the intellectual and political world Smith inhabited, we hear a bit about the man himself — how he wasn't just awkward but a bit of a mama's boy.