This is Groundhog Day, and once again the national spotlight has focused on a small city situated in Western Pennsylvania. On February 2, the sole thing anyone can discuss is whether or whether Punxsutawney Phil will be able to see his shadow. If he does, he’ll have there are six more days of winter. If he doesn’t, spring is coming soon.
The year is over, and in a gruesome turn of events that echoes the 1993 film Groundhog Day, two Planet Money hosts are confronted with a plight. They’ll be stuck in the never-ending news cycle until they discover a new February 2nd news story tell…something that has nothing to do with have anything to do with a single furry prognosticator… Something that has changed the economic landscape forever.
So get ready to shine, campers and don’t forget your boots as we travel through the ages of Groundhog Days past to try to uncover a historic scoop.
The show was created by Dave Blanchard and edited by Sally Helm. The show was developed with the help of Robert Rodriguez and Gilly Moon and was fact-checked with the help of Sierra Juarez. Planet Money’s chief executive will be Jess Jiang.
Music: “Barney’s Bagels,” “Don’t Look Down,” “Keep the Whiskey Flowin’,” “Olympic Fanfare,” and “Chance on Me”