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 11th, 2011
Episode 416 of 920 episodes
On today's show, we talk to Daniel Yergin, one of the world's most influential thinkers about energy.We talk about the future of energy in America, and about Yergin's new book, The Quest.Yergin's previous book, The Prize, looked at the businessmen and politicians who fought to control oil around the world. The Quest looks beyond oil to alternative energy. The heroes are the engineers and scientists of the energy world — the geeks, in other words.