Pod Rating: Great
#680 Anatomy of a Scam
Planet Money is part of a slew of Podcasts from NPR. As with most of the NPR podcasts Planet Money is a radio show, so the podcasts are journalistic and well done. Hosts tackle a financial subject in a light professional manner.
This weeks episode deals with the quasi legal world of telemarketing. Using a recorded phone conversation from a recent case, Planet Money crew and a telemarketer guest provide a deconstruction of a telemarketing scam from the pitch to the close.
It is a good and sometimes uncomfortable listen, and very educational. It was one of those podcasts that everyone should listen to. Eventually we could reach a heavenly state of no telemarketing.