NPR launches “The Indicator,” a “Planet Money” spinoff
National Public Radio announced Monday the launch of “The Indicator from Planet Money,” a new podcast that brings insight and context to the worlds of business and economics.
“The Indicator” takes the signature “Planet Money” storytelling approach and delivers it faster, in shorter podcasts, more frequently. Each episode will tell a larger story about our world or break down a big idea, using “Planet Money’s” hallmark style of witty explanatory journalism.
“We are very excited to expand upon the tremendous success of NPR’s ‘Planet Money,'” said Neal Carruth, NPR’s general manager of podcasts, in a statement. “Listeners will get the same high-quality reporting that they have come to expect from ‘Planet Money’ — only more frequently and in short, sharply-focused episodes tailored for the era of smart speakers.”
The new show will publish three times a week and will be hosted by “Planet Money’s” Stacey Vanek Smith and Cardiff Garcia, who comes to NPR from the Financial Times. “The Indicator from Planet Money” will be available in all the places that NPR podcasts are distributed, including the NPR One audio app that connects listeners to a curated stream of public radio news, stories, and podcasts.
“Our goal in each episode is to give our listeners a new lens through which to see the world, explaining the economy in a way that brings it to life,” said Garcia.