Planet Money and How I Built This
Saturdays at 9am
- Hosted by Guy Raz
Planet Money is a multimedia team covering the rapidly changing global economy in a fun and accessible way. The place for clear and innovative financial reporting, Planet Money journalists help listeners understand how dramatic economic change impacts their lives.
Planet Money launched as a podcast in 2008, covering the global financial crisis of 2008–2009 during the Federal takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It was created after the success of "The Giant Pool of Money," an episode of This American Life.
How I Built This is an interview-driven segment hosted by Guy Raz, focusing on the early and often difficult years of building a business from the ground up, including the genesis of familiar brands such as Instagram, Patagonia, Sam Adams Beer, Vice, AirBnB, and Spanx. In each conversation, Guy coaxes stories and reflections from guests that don't appear in their company bios -- or anywhere else. These stories will resonate strongly with anyone who has ever tried to build anything meaningful from scratch.