It's the thought that counts. Unfortunately, sometimes it's not always so clear what that thought was.
One car dealership tries to make its monthly quota: 129 cars. It is way more chaotic than we expected.
The history of racial housing discrimination in the United States and what has been done—and hasn't been done—to rectify it.
Sarah Koenig's mother lives by a set of rules about conversation. We tried to prove her wrong.
The story of a police officer and a squirrel. Plus, a small town production of Peter Pan goes off the rails.
Stories of people whose lives are altered when seemingly boring documents like birth certificates and petitions are used against them.
Which is better: flight or invisibility?
What should a person suspected of murder say?
A teenage girl becomes a whole new person when she becomes the school mascot — a tiger — at her high school.
More than 150 Americans die each year on average after accidentally taking too much acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol.
How a stolen library book got one man into his dream school and changed his life forever. Or at least that's the story he tells himself.
Planet Money looks at a charity that's decided to just give people money.
A journalist gets a disturbing tip: a phone number to a group of refugees being held hostage in the Sinai desert.
An American woman suddenly trades her life for one in a place most people might think twice about: Juarez, Mexico.
Ira asks the producers to talk about their very favorite moments on the show.
The story of a guy named Kirk Johnson, who started a list of Iraqis who needed to get out of their country.
People who know something's a bad idea, but convince themselves to do that thing anyway.
All of the stories in the show are things that have taken place in the last seven days.
Why people say our patent system may be discouraging, not encouraging, innovation.
Why has the conversation on climate change been stuck in the same place for years?
A man decides to take a trip from Philadelphia to San Francisco—by foot.
Israeli soldiers take snapshots of Palestinian boys, one house at a time, in the middle of the night.
Did a beloved family doctor with no criminal history suddenly up and strangle his own father?
A white guy who only wants to date Asian women has to adjust to the reality of a real actual Asian woman in his life.
The startling rise of the number of people on disability in America.
We asked listeners to send us their best coincidence stories, and we got more than 1,300 submissions!
Part two of our program on Harper High School in Chicago, where in the last year 29 current and recent students were shot.
We spent five months at a high school in Chicago where in the last year 29 current and recent students were shot.
A couple decides to sleep with other people before they tie the knot. Plus, more stories of love making us do crazy things.
The proxy battle over a woman’s honor that became a presidential obsession.
We got a tip about a meat plant selling pig intestines as fake calamari and decided to investigate.
A perfectly normal guy gets rid of everything he owns, changes his name, says goodbye to his friends—and begins walking.