Have you ever struggled to explain to family or friends what you do and what impact your professional sector has on the world? Have you ever been curious what it takes to purchase oil straight from a well? Have you ever found yourself with some free time and you want to get lost in a series that impacts everyone? This podcast series is for you. Created by the US public radio, NPR, the Planet Money program titled Planet Money Buys Oil takes you along oil's travel from well to pipeline to refinery.
Episode 1: We Buy Oil
Episode 2: The Price of Oil
Episode 3: How Fracking Changed the World
Episode 4: How Oil Got Into Everything
Episode 5: Imagine a World Without Oil
About Planet Money (as described on npr.org): Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. That's what we're going for at Planet Money. We produce a twice-weekly podcast and create radio stories for Morning Edition, All Things Considered and This American Life. We also write a blog.