The Indicator from Planet Money

Host: Cardiff Garcia & Danielle Kurtzleben
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About the Podcast

At this time, The Indicator’s episodes are focusing on the topic of COVID-19. A little show about big ideas. The Indicator from Planet Money is a spin-off from NPR’s long-standing global economics podcast, Planet Money, named a “top podcast to help you think differently in 2017” by Inc. The Indicator from Planet Money helps you make sense of what's happening today by providing a digestible update in just 5 minutes on today’s major economic news by offering analysis of key stats. With the use of Planet Money‘s hallmark style of witty and narrative journalism, this brand new podcast will provide context to listeners behind the news everyday. Listeners are increasingly seeking ways to integrate news media into their daily lives and The Indicator from Planet Money is designed with today’s media appetite in mind – more than three-fourths of NPR podcast listeners say they are “definitely” interested in short, daily audio news updates. The Indicator is a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else. Releases afternoons, three times a week.

About the Host

Cardiff Garcia & Danielle Kurtzleben

Cardiff Garcia is a co-host of NPR's The Indicator from Planet Money podcast, along with Stacey Vanek Smith. He joined NPR in November 2017. Before joining NPR, Cardiff Garcia was the US editor of FT Alphaville, the flagship economics and finance blog of the Financial Times, where for the past seven years he wrote and edited stories about the US economy and financial markets. He is also the founder and former host of Alphachat, the Financial Times' award-winning business and economics podcast. As a guest commentator he has regularly appeared on media outlets such as Marketplace Radio, WNYC, CNBC, Yahoo Finance, the BBC, and others. As a guest commentator, he has regularly appeared on media outlets such as Marketplace Radio, WNYC, CNBC, Yahoo Finance, the BBC, and others.

Stacey Vanek Smith is the co-host of NPR's The Indicator from Planet Money. She's also a correspondent for Planet Money, where she covers business and economics. In this role, Smith has followed economic stories down the muddy back roads of Oklahoma to buy 100 barrels of oil; she's traveled to Pune, India, to track down the man who pitched the country's dramatic currency devaluation to the prime minister; and she's spoken with a North Korean woman who made a small fortune smuggling artificial sweetener in from China. Prior to coming to NPR, Smith worked for Marketplace, where she was a correspondent and fill-in host. While there, Smith was part of a collaboration with The New York Times, where she explored the relationship between money and marriage. She was also part of Marketplace's live shows, where she produced a series of pieces on getting her data mined. Smith is a native of Idaho and grew up working on her parents' cattle ranch. She is a graduate of Princeton University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in comparative literature and creative writing. She also holds a master's in broadcast journalism from Columbia University.

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