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Jan 20, 2012

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This week on This American Life, Planet Money tells the story of the European debt crisis. Here's a list of all the ways to listen to the show.

If an hour about the euro leaves you wanting more, subscribe to the Planet Money podcast. Read the Europe Q&A we wrote for the New York Times Magazine. And check out our previous podcasts on the crisis (listed here in reverse chronological order):

How Office Politics Could Take Down Europe. The entire euro crisis plays out in a single building in Athens.

Europe Turns On The Bat Signal. The European Central Bank, cast as a reluctant superhero.

Kill The Euro, Win $400,000. A British CEO offers a prize for the person who comes up with the best plan for countries to leave the euro.

France And Germany: A Love Story. A couple tied together by fate.

The Dream Of Europe And The Bailout Of Greece. "We need Greece, we need Spain, we need Italy," a cab driver told us in Frankfurt. "It's the ending of war and it's the beginning of a new future. It's the dream for European peoples."

Germany's Painful Solution To High Unemployment. How Germany transformed its labor market — and still has the scars to prove it.

The Ghost That Haunts Europe's Debt Crisis. "There are two things in German psyche that are important: monetary stability and soccer."

Europe's Worst-Case Scenario. Bank runs. Riots. Collapsing governments.

To Solve Debt Problem, Europe Borrows More Money. Europe is borrowing money to bail out countries that borrowed too much money.

Marrying Off Spain's Troubled Banks. Meet the guy playing matchmaker to Spain's banks.

Tiny Banks, Big Problems. The fate of Spain's economy may lie with a few dozen small banks.

Is Europe's Bailout A Giant Shell Game? A former finance guy thinks so.

Too Big To Save. In the teeth of the financial crisis, Ireland decided to issue a blanket guarantee to all its banks.

Athens And The Bond Kings Of Newport Beach. We talk to the people who borrowed money in Greece — and to the California investors who helped make it possible.

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