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English, Financial News, 1 season, 635 episodes, 16 hours, 12 minutes
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A weekly roundup of the most important stories from the worlds of business and finance, hosted by Felix Salmon.
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Biden Zaps Chinese EVs

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss the motivations and impacts of new tariffs plus the cultural forces behind China’s economic policy. Also: Congress is trying to figure out what to do with AI, and Melinda French Gates is getting her groove back. In the Plus segment: Rates for new mortgages suck right now, but what if you could buy out someone existing one? Also: Do you have a donor-advised fund? Do you pay fees on it? Felix invites you to weigh in on his Axios poll for DAF holdersl If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our regular show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing and Cheyna Roth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/18/202454 minutes, 41 seconds
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Money Talks: Can Math Really Crack the Stock Market?

The “Fama–French model” is a Nobel laureate-designed tool for predicting the stock market. It guides hundreds of billions in investments. The problem? Its numbers keep shifting. For this Money Talks, Felix Salmon chats with Planet Money host Mary Childs about her deep dive for Bloomberg into finance mathematics. They question the nature of investing, markets, and reality itself. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our regular show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing and Cheyna Roth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/14/202448 minutes, 13 seconds
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How Neoliberalism Scammed America

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers are joined by legal scholar Mehrsa Baradaran, author of The Quiet Coup: Neoliberalism and the Looting of America. Mehrsa explains the roots of the neoliberalism movement and how the myth of free market made the American economy more oppressive, especially against black and brown people. Also: A misogynistic party culture has been revealed at the FDIC, and small banks are feeling the economic pinch. In the Plus segment: The California wildfires weren’t caused by Jewish space lasers — but there was malfeasance behind the scenes. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our regular show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing and Cheyna Roth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/11/202457 minutes, 38 seconds
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Will New DEA Rules Light Up the Weed Business?

This week: A new DEA designation for cannabis means high times for pot smokers, but what about the industry? Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss the future of the cannabis business, Binance founder Changpeng “CZ” Zhao’s lax, four-month prison sentence, and why Americans keep buying more cheap junk (but spend fortunes on ravioli). In the Plus segment: Elon Musk fired Tesla’s Supercharger network team: a bold move, or just a dumb one? If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our regular show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing and Cheyna Roth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/4/202450 minutes, 30 seconds
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Money Talks: How to Get Fit Like the 1%

Too busy running the rat race to…run? Former Wall Street Journal fitness columnist Jen Murphy has some advice. She chats with host Emily Peck about making time for diet and exercise and the value of investing in your health at any age and stage of life. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our regular show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing and Cheyna Roth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/30/202434 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Rich People Restaurant Crisis

This week: a reservation at Carbone New York may cost a thousand dollars, but you’ve always got a table at Slate Money! Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss restaurant reservation resellers, the FTC’s new non-compete clause ban, and Biden’s rules for airline fees that make getting refunds easier than ever. In the Plus segment: After sell-or-be-banned legislation, is it the end for TikTok in America? If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our regular show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing and Cheyna Roth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/27/202444 minutes, 8 seconds
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Tesla’s Toxic Relationship With Musk

This week: Elon Musk wants his colossal, court-blocked pay package, and Tesla’s board wants to give it to him. Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers also chat with Alicia Montgomery, current Slate audio VP and veteran of NPR, to discuss what is — and isn’t — behind NPR’s troubles. Also: inflation is high, but does the Fed really need to cut rates? In the Plus segment: Why Biden is going after Chinese steel. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our regular show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing and Cheyna Roth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/20/202452 minutes, 57 seconds
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Money Talks: Felix Wins His Crypto Bet

Five years ago, tech investor Ben Horowitz of Andreessen Horowitz bet our own Felix Salmon a 100-year-old bottle of wine that 10% of Americans would be using Bitcoin to pay for something by now. Ben lost, of course, but he’s ready to double down with a new digital wager! He and partner Chris Dixon discuss the past and present of crypto, blockchain, and AI. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our regular show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing and Cheyna Roth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/16/202435 minutes, 43 seconds
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Why America’s Internet Sucks

This week, Slate Money hacks the mainframe! Washington Post tech writer Shira Ovide joins Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers to discuss what’s wrong with America’s internet industry, how YouTube became the media empire no one talks about, and the promise and peril of the AI toothbrush. In the Plus segment: OpenAI is using YouTube to train ChatGPT. Is that legal? If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our regular show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing and Cheyna Roth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/13/202454 minutes, 27 seconds
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EVs Need a Charge-Up

This week: Americans are less revved up about EVs. Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss if Elon Musk’s mischief has played a role in slowing sales. Also: the crisis in the wine industry, and how a combination investigative publication/hedge fund wants to blow the lid off corporations — while shorting their stock. In the Plus segment: the proxy battle for the future of Disney.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our regular show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing and Cheyna Roth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/6/202440 minutes, 15 seconds
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Money Talks: How to Escape the Invisible Factory

For this edition of Money Talks: Are you feeling trapped in Zoom/Teams/Slack purgatory? Author Cal Newport’s book Slow Productivity: The Lost Art of Accomplishment Without Burnout has a way forward. Host Emily Peck speaks with him about how the digital office became an “invisible factory” and how you can take back control of your working life. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional discussion segment for every regular episode of Slate Money. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing and Cheyna Roth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/2/202439 minutes, 22 seconds
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How Do You Bribe a President? Meme Stocks.

This week: Truth Social is the latest meme stock, and buying it could win favor with a president. Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss what Truth Social means for Trump, whether Sam Bankman-Fried’s 25-year sentence is too harsh, and a Visa/Mastercard antitrust settlement that could change credit card fees as we know them. (Platinum holders beware.) In the plus segment: Why a global chocolate shortage is racking the candy industry. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our regular show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing and Cheyna Roth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/30/202444 minutes, 3 seconds
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Is Apple’s Monopoly Good for Us?

This week: Biden’s comin’ for your iPhone! Or at least, his administration wants to make it less restrictive to third-party developers. Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss the new Apple DOJ lawsuit, how Reddit can leverage its massive IPO, and new rules for real estate brokers that could change the home-buying experience. In the Plus segment: Unilever is dropping Ben & Jerry’s. When did America stop screaming for ice cream? If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our regular show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing and Cheyna Roth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/23/202453 minutes, 22 seconds
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Money Talks: What Happens When a Country Won’t Pay Its Debt?

For this edition of Money Talks, Felix Salmon chats with Jay Newman, the former hedge fund manager who helped Elliot Management recover $2.4 billion from Argentina after that country defaulted on its loans. Jay shares his philosophy on sovereign debt and recounts a 16-year battle full of judicial intrigue. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our regular show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing and Cheyna Roth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/19/202446 minutes, 19 seconds
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Work is Mid 🤷‍♀️

This week: Americans don’t care as much about work. They have better things to do. Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss the prospect of a four-day workweek and what it could mean for the economy. Also: How Liquid Death made water rad as hell, and the uncertain fate of TikTok in America. In the Plus segment: Tanning is back! Producer Cheyna Roth joins the hosts to discuss the rising popularity of tanning salons and self-tan products.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our regular show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing and Cheyna Roth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/16/202448 minutes, 50 seconds
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Money Talks: Her Boyfriends Couldn’t Handle Her Success

In a special episode of Money Talks, Emily Peck chats with writer/director Chloe Domont, whose feminist thriller Fair Play explores what happens when an ambitious woman outshines her well-meaning but insecure partner. It was inspired by Chloe’s experience surpassing the men in her own life. (But there is a happy ending!) If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our regular show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing and Cheyna Roth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/12/202430 minutes, 13 seconds
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Are Wallets Obsolete?

The New York Times declared that physical wallets are on the outs. But is digital enough? Felix Salmon Emily Peck and Elizabeth Spiers discuss! Also: Steve Mnuchin’s heroic $1 billion bailout of New York Community Bank, and new rules requiring public companies to report their carbon emissions. In the Plus segment, a leaked Department of Labor email to a mysterious group of “super users” may reveal why January’s inflation numbers spiked.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our regular show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing and Cheyna Roth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/9/202444 minutes, 26 seconds
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Money Talks: Citibank’s Kid Millionaire

In this Money Talks. Felix Salmon chats with former trader Gary Stevenson, author of The Trading Game: A Confession. In the book and conversation, Gary tells how a card game made him Citibank’s youngest trader…and how betting on economic downfall made him its most profitable. Why did he walk away at the top of his game? If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our regular show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing and Cheyna Roth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/5/202439 minutes, 34 seconds
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Musk vs. the AI Overlords

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Elizabeth Spiers ponder the future of computers, cars, and…fast food? They discuss why Elon Musk is suing Sam Altman and OpenAI and the altruistic origins of ChatGPT. Also: Wendy’s “surge pricing” gaff had customers crying foul and Apple’s electric car has been scrapped. In the Plus segment: The downfall of Macy’s and the American department store.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work.  Podcast production by Jared Downing and Cheyna Roth. Clips in the show: After segment one: The Thinking Machine - MIT 1961 After segment two: 1975 Wendy’s Commercial Plus outro: Scene from Miracle on 34th Street Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/2/202447 minutes
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Is Capital One’s Discover Deal Doomed?

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Elizabeth Spiers come with 0% interest and no fees! They discuss what the proposed merger between Capital One and Discover would mean for the rest of us and why the government probably won’t let it happen. Also: How long will Nvidia’s chip empire last, and why there are suddenly so many car washes everywhere. In the Plus segment: The gang reveals their all-time favorite kitchen gadgets.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing and Cheyna Roth. Clips and references in the show: “‘I’m gonna get totally and utterly X-ed.’: Constructing drunkenness” 1986 Discover ad “Car Wash” by Rose Royce Vintage car wash documentary Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/24/202442 minutes, 23 seconds
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Money Talks: I Was a Billionaire’s Right Hand

Felix Salmon sits down with Carrie Sun, whose book Private Equity: A Memoir recalls her life as the right-hand woman of a billionaire hedge fund manager. Burnt out on corporate life, Carrie wanted a low-key day job while she pursued her writing career. Instead, she found herself in a world of high-octane Wall Street hustle where profit is paramount. She and Felix discuss Wall Street culture,  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our regular show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing and Cheyna Roth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/20/202428 minutes, 24 seconds
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America is Beating Everyone

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Elizabeth Spiers explain why factories, energy, stimulus money, and immigration have helped the U.S. economy succeed where its rivals struggle. Also: The failed Universal Music deal that silenced Taylor Swift music on TikTok, and why a typo by Lyft was the scourge of after-hours traders. In the Plus segment: Why is chocolate chip ice cream so hard to find? If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing and Cheyna Roth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/17/202449 minutes, 8 seconds
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Disney's Wish Upon a (Pop) Star

BREAKING NEWS: Felix Salmon paid money to watch the Taylor Swift concert movie, he reveals it in a tell-all chat with Emily Peck and Elizabeth Spiers. They discuss CEO Bob Iger’s efforts to keep Disney the fairest entertainment company in the land and why New York Community Bank’s financial straits could be a win for ordinary renters. Also, has the backlash against the SAT test been misguided? Dartmouth thinks so. In the Plus segment, the gang explains Superbowl commercial trends. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing and Cheyna Roth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/10/202443 minutes, 47 seconds
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Money Talks: You Should Buy Art

In this Money Talks, Bianca Bosker, author of “Get the Picture,” chats with Felix Salmon about her adventures going undercover in the fine art world. Bianca worked as a museum security guard and gallery assistant, among other gigs, and got an inside peak at the smoke and mirrors of creating, collecting, and curating. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing and Cheyna Roth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/6/202448 minutes, 31 seconds
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Why Musk Lost $56 Billion

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss why a Delaware judge blocked Tesla’s $55 billion compensation package for Elon Musk and what it means for his Mars dreams. Also: the meteoric rise and catastrophic fall of DNA testing service 23andMe, and Felix gives us a glimpse into the world of Sotheby’s and mega-high-end art auctions. In the Plus segment: News platform The Messenger had $50 million to spend. Why did it fold in less than a year? If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing and Cheyna Roth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/3/202443 minutes, 57 seconds
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Money Talks: Is Pop Finance Rubbish?

In an off-week bonus episode of Money Talks, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers chat with Yale finance professor James Choi, who has cross-referenced the advice of more than 50 pop finance books with actual economic theory. How much should you save in your 20s and 30s? Should you put your money in a savings account or the stock market? Is it bad to change your retirement plan? James Choi spills the finance tea! If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing and Cheyna Roth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/30/202440 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Rent is Still Too Damned High

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss record-breaking rents that see most renters forking over more than 30% of their dough. Also: Infant apparel brand Kyte Baby’s maternity leave scandal, and why Josh wine is such a hit. In a British Slate Plus segment: An American professor says to put salt in our tea; Felix cries foul and explains how to make a proper English cuppa. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing and Cheyna Roth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/27/202452 minutes, 5 seconds
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Money Talks: Live in an Empty Office

For this edition of Money Talks, Grace Rauh, director of the 5BORO Institute, makes the case for office-to-residential conversion. The pandemic pushed people out of offices, and they don’t want to come back. Meanwhile, demand for affordable, urban housing is on the rise. Can we solve both problems at once? Grace and Felix Salmon discuss.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing and Cheyna Roth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/23/202441 minutes, 35 seconds
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Antitrust, Boomer Style

This week, Axios tech and policy reporter Ashley Gold joins Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers to discuss the scuttled Spirit/Jet Blue merger and the ambitious anti-trust efforts of Trade Commission chair Lina Kahn. Also: how hybrid work won the office wars and why conflict in the Middle East isn’t really affecting oil prices. In the Slate Plus segment: Will a squabble with Epic Games crack Apple’s stranglehold on the app market? If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing and Cheyna Roth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/20/202443 minutes, 12 seconds
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Apple Maps is Finally Good

Last week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spears asked you to weigh in on your preferred map app: Reigning champ Google, or late bloomer Apple? This week, they reveal your answers and discuss the merits of each. Also: Boeing’s airplane malfunctions, and what Bitcoin’s ETF approval means for crypto. In the Plus segment: Untangling the plagiarism drama of billionaire Bill Ackman and his wife Neri Oxman. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/13/202448 minutes, 8 seconds
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Money Talks: Glossier’s Glamorous Girl Boss

In our inaugural edition of Money Talks, Felix Salmon sits down with veteran fashion writer Marisa Meltzer, author of Glossy: Ambition, Beauty, and the Inside Story of Emily Weiss's Glossier. Marisa discusses the real-life woman behind Glossier’s iconic CEO, the feminism of the beauty industry, and why French is the language of glamour. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our regular show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/9/202439 minutes, 2 seconds
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Is Billionaire Charity a Sham?

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spears debate the value of massive, tax-deductible donations that spend years in administrative limbo. Also: Biden is cranking up production in American factories, and private equity may be making healthcare sick. In the Plus segment: Should we be afraid of Trump in 2024? (Spoiler: Yes.) We’re also excited to announce Money Talks, a new interview series from Slate Money. Every second Tuesday, Felix or Emily will sit down for one-on-one chats with authors, analysts, investors, entrepreneurs, and other movers and shakers of the business world. Tune in this Tuesday, January 9 for Felix’s conversation with Marisa Meltzer, author of Glossy: Ambition, Beauty, and the Inside Story of Emily Weiss's Glossier. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/6/202448 minutes, 4 seconds
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America’s Boring Superweapon

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers chat with Henry Farrell, author of Underground Empire: How America Weaponized the World Economy. Henry explains how American hegemony shifted from guns and tanks to SWIFT codes and internet policies. Can China or Russia beat it at its own game? If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/30/202352 minutes, 57 seconds
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Our Surprisingly Great Year

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and guest host Edmund Lee, media reporter for the New York Times, recap the 2023 economic year, which saw strong growth, reduced inflation, and soaring stocks. Also: What a potential Warner Bros.-Paramount merger means for the entertainment business, and why a growing number of pedestrians are being killed by cars at night. In the Plus segment: Can the news industry profit from ChatGPT?  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/23/202349 minutes, 22 seconds
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Slate Money Goes to the Movies: This Is Spinal Tap

In ancient times, hundreds of years before the dawn of history, director Rob Reiner gave the world a band named Spinal Tap. No one knows who they were or what they were doing … except for legendary designer Paula Scher, the mind behind 40 years of music artwork and branding. She chats with Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers about the true stories that inspired the classic mockumentary. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/18/202339 minutes, 49 seconds
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Is Starbucks Still a Union Buster?

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers speculate on the Federal Reserve’s surprising new interest rates, whether Starbucks’ store closings are anti-union, and the financial machinations of Dodgers pitcher Shohei Ohtani. In the Plus segment, Felix and Emily hash it out over the usefulness of the UN’s climate change conference.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/16/202341 minutes, 54 seconds
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Slate Money Travel: Hotels That Don’t Rip You Off

This week, Pavia Rosati, founder of travel platform Fathom, chats with Felix Salmon and the hotel industry in the post-COVD era. They discuss why prices are so unpredictable, those exorbitant fees for coffee and yoga classes, and how the industry is recovering from a historic crash.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work.  Podcast production by Jared Downing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/11/202351 minutes, 3 seconds
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The War on Self-Checkouts

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss their Christmas shopping strategies and whether it’s time for self-checkouts to check out. Also: What big airline mergers mean for those of us in economy class, and whether the podcast bubble has finally burst. In the Plus segment: Do we really need to have meetings? If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Jared Downing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/9/202351 minutes, 21 seconds
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Slate Money Goes to the Movies: Jerry Maguire

This week, sports journalist Mina Kimes joins the huddle with Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers to discuss the 90s football rom-com Jerry Maguire. Mina explains how real-world sports agents do business, and the squad debates whether a young Tom Cruise can keep this somewhat poorly-aged classic on the varsity string. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort and Jared Downing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/4/202347 minutes, 42 seconds
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This Year, Give Cash

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Elizabeth Spiers speak with Rory Stewart of GiveDirectly and the author of “How Not to Be a Politician.” They discuss the faults of many approaches to philanthropy, and why giving cash to those in need may be the most effective way to help.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/2/202332 minutes, 59 seconds
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Slate Money Travel: Maybe We Should Walk

In this episode of Slate Money Travel, Felix Salmon speaks with Craig Mod about why he loves to walk on vacation. Check out Craig Mod’s latest book, “Things Become Other Things”.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/27/202331 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Big Crazy at OpenAI

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss Sam Altman’s triumphant return to OpenAI and ponder the future of the artificial intelligence industry. They also discuss the legal woes of crypto exchange Binance and its CEO Changpeng Zhao. Finally: the economic policies of Argentina’s president-elect Javier Milei. In the Plus segment: Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers joins OpenAI’s board of directors Podcast production by Jared Downing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/25/202352 minutes, 9 seconds
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Slate Money Goes to the Movies: Dumb Money

In the first episode of Slate Money Goes to the Movies, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Elizabeth Spiers talk with Joe Nocera, author of “The Big Fail” about Dumb Money. Can you make a good movie about something that happened two years ago? What’s it like to watch the COVID pandemic on the big screen? Who made money in the GameStop craze?  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/20/202348 minutes, 30 seconds
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How Salt Built America

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers chat with Ed Conway, economics and data editor of Sky News, whose new book “Material World” tells how a handful of everyday resources built civilization — and remain incredibly important today. Also: the astounding secrets of car paint…and why new cars look like mud. Podcast production by Patrick Fort and Jared Downing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/18/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 43 seconds
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Slate Money Travel: Jet-setting Like A Journalist

In the first episode of Slate Money’s Travel series, Felix Salmon talks with The New York Times’ Lydia Polgreen about her time as a foreign correspondent and big-time business exec. What was it like to carry $10,000 in cash? And how buttery is the leather on a private jet?  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/13/202333 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Bully of Bridgewater

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers are joined by Rob Copeland of The New York Times to discuss his new book The Fund: Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates, and the Unraveling of a Wall Street Legend, which examines the vast difference between Ray Dalio’s public persona and Bridgewater’s private reality. Then, Felix, Emily and Elizabeth cover the end of the SAG-AFTRA strike, and WeWork’s bankruptcy.  In the Plus segment: More with Rob Copeland! Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/11/202347 minutes, 25 seconds
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Slate Money Goes to the Movies: The Insider

The Slate Money crew is joined by a familiar voice in Jordan Weissmann to discuss “The Insider”. They talk about the many conflicts of interest, how to make journalism look interesting, and the problem with Michael Mann movies. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/6/202352 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Crypto Crimes of Sam Bankman-Fried

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers tackle the verdict in the Sam Bankman-Fried trial and a lawsuit against realtors. They also discuss the UAW contract negotiations and how it will affect car manufacturers in the rest of the United States.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/4/20231 hour, 20 seconds
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Why Dimes Shouldn’t Exist

Felix Salmon, Elizabeth Spiers and Emily Peck talk about the latest GDP numbers and why people still feel bad about the economy. They also break down two big fossil fuel mergers, and Felix explains why dimes shouldn’t exist. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/28/202349 minutes, 29 seconds
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Slate Money Goes to the Movies: BlackBerry

In this episode of the Movies series, the Slate Money gang talks with BNN Bloomberg’s Amanda Lang about “BlackBerry”. Are there really vampires in Waterloo, Ontario? Why are all movie business guys just people who yell?  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/23/202339 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Cable Sports Apocalypse

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers are joined by Sara Fischer, senior media reporter at Axios, to break down recent media deals with sports leagues, and why cord-cutters are going old school and buying TV antennas. They also discuss Marc Andreessen’s unhinged tech manifesto. In the Plus segment: The recent survey of consumer finances. Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/21/202358 minutes, 15 seconds
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SBF (Sweaters, Birkenstock, FTX)

Felix Salmon, Elizabeth Spiers and Emily Peck talk about the latest in the Sam Bankman-Fried trial. They also discuss the (maybe bad???) Birkenstock IPO, and why your sweaters are getting worse.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/14/202355 minutes, 55 seconds
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Slate Money Goes to the Movies: Barbie

In this episode of the Movies series, the gang talks with Slate’s Cheyna Roth about Barbie. Is Barbie an anti-capitalist movie? Does Ryan Gosling steal too much of the show? And what message does Barbie’s success send to Hollywood?  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work.  Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/9/202340 minutes, 18 seconds
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Is Ozempic Eating Into Snack Profits?

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers talk about how Ozempic affects food buying habits, the rise in mortgage and interest rates, and the decrease in stock buybacks.  In the Plus segment: The correlation between life expectancy and having a college degree.  Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/7/202337 minutes, 40 seconds
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Delta Sky Miles vs The Two-Percent

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers are the two-percent! Well, not Emily, to be clear. They dig into what’s going on with all the changes to Delta Sky Miles, the newest lawsuit by the FTC against Amazon, and why LinkedIn is and is not the worst.  In the Plus segment: What do you do with a concrete banana?  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Cheyna Roth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/30/202352 minutes, 3 seconds
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What is Your Face Worth?

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers are joined by Kashmir Hill to talk about her new book, Your Face Belongs to Us. They dig into the way facial recognition technology is used in unexpected (and sometimes creepy) ways. They also talk about the A.I. revolution and Rupert Murdoch’s “exit” from the Fox empire.  In the Plus segment: Kashmir talks about tracking her husband.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Cheyna Roth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/23/202355 minutes, 40 seconds
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Slate Money Criminals: TheraNOPE

 In this episode of the Criminals series, the gang talks with Rebecca Jarvis, host of “The Dropout” about Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos. Who were the real victims of Holmes’ crimes? How did her lofty goals drift into scandal? And where does she sit on a scale of “one to evil”? If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/18/202341 minutes, 58 seconds
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Old School Union, New School Strike

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss the auto workers strike and how the UAW is using some tactics it's never tried before. They’ll also get into how things went down with the big Arm IPO and talk about the latest census data on poverty.  In the Plus segment: Tiny homes are mostly just click bait. Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/16/202338 minutes, 54 seconds
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Optimal Illusions: The False Promise of Optimization

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers are joined by Coco Krumme to discuss her book Optimal Illusions: The False Promise of Optimization.  In the Plus segment: The story in Felix’s newsletter today on why the city of Birmingham in the UK has gone bankrupt.   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/9/202341 minutes, 8 seconds
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Slate Money Criminals: The $5 Billion Fraud

Felix Salmon and Elizabeth Spiers speak with Tom Wright, the author of Billion Dollar Whale to discuss Malaysian fraudster Jho Low. They talk about how he used political connections to live a lavish lifestyle and buy Leonardo DiCaprio an Oscar.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work.  Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/4/202341 minutes, 37 seconds
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You Better Not Be Working

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers talk about the state of working in the United States three years after the COVID pandemic began. They discuss the latest in the efforts in the SEC’s attempts to litigate cryptocurrencies. And finally, can you be a guilt-free investor?  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work.  Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/2/202352 minutes, 47 seconds
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Twelve Ways to Help Fix the World

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers speak with author and academic Bjorn Lomborg about his latest book, “Best Things First”. How does Bjorn’s advice differ from effective altruism? And where should you donate your own money? If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/26/202349 minutes, 22 seconds
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Slate Money Criminals: John Ackah Blay-Miezah

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers speak with Yepoka Yeebo, author of Anansi’s Gold: The Man Who Looted the West, Outfoxed Washington, and Swindled the World. Yeebo explains how John Ackah Bley-Miezah convinced people that he held the keys to a large fortune. All they needed to do was help him access it.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/21/202346 minutes, 25 seconds
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Rao’s Pasta Sauce is the Zoom of Food

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss FDIC chair Martin Guenberg’s proposal to let big bank debt holders lose money before the uninsured depositors. Also, Rao’s upscale cornering of the red sauce market leads to its $2.7 billion sale to Campbell’s. Finally “The Wig”: Argentina’s right-wing primary winner Javier Milei’s arresting mop and his plan to toss out the currency. In the Plus segment: Why can’t it be Halloween all year round? If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work.   Podcast production by Kevin Bendis and Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/19/202353 minutes, 25 seconds
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ESPN Bets on Sports Betting

Felix Salmon and Elizabeth Spiers are joined by Cardiff Garcia (host of The New Bazaar) to discuss ESPN’s big new investment in sports betting. They break down the state of a lawsuit over how much UFC fighters get paid. Finally, they talk about the increasing allure of private credit.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/12/202347 minutes, 45 seconds
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Slate Money Criminals: Bernie Madoff

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers kick off Slate Money’s series on some of the biggest financial scandals in recent history. This week they are joined by Joe Berlinger, director of “Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street”. Berlinger tells the Slate Money crew about Madoff and how his infamous Ponzi scheme ultimately came tumbling down.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/7/202344 minutes, 31 seconds
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America’s Credit Rating Went Down. So What?

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers talk about the recent downgrade of America’s credit rating by one agency. They also cover how Taylor Swift and Beyonce are changing concert tours, and figure out whether or not anyone is judging you during a business lunch.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/5/202353 minutes, 19 seconds
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Will The UPS Union Deal Deliver?

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers talk about the tentative agreement between UPS and their unionized workers. They discuss how Goldman Sachs’ Apple credit card went bad, and a new study reveals how household income influences Ivy League admission rates. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/29/202357 minutes, 27 seconds
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Wal-Mart v. Amazon: The Battle for Retail’s Soul

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers are joined by author Jason Del Rey to talk physical retail’s woes. They discuss Jason’s new book, Winner Sells All: Amazon, Walmart and the Battle for Our Wallets. Then they dig into what is going on with physical retail space and how looting can help Amazon and other resalers. And finally, why the IRS is investigating crypto bros in Puerto Rico.    In the Plus segment: What happened to Taco Tuesday? If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/22/202357 minutes, 1 second
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Trouble in the House of Mouse

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers talk about Disney’s challenges especially now that writers and actors are both on strike. They discuss the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on student loans. And finally, what to do if your bank suddenly closes your account.  In the Plus segment: Giant cruise ship!  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/15/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 10 seconds
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Can Threads Take Down Twitter?

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers talk about Threads, the new competitor to Twitter. They also discuss Janet Yellen’s trip to China and what it means for American foreign policy. Finally, have tipping and service charges gone too far? In the plus segment: Pregnant workers now have more workplace rights. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/8/202354 minutes, 42 seconds
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How The Affirmative Action Ruling Changes Corporate America

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Elizabeth Spiers take on the Supreme Court’s decision on affirmative action. They also talk about the (very good!) marketing campaign behind the upcoming Barbie movie, and the (less good) influencer campaign for SHEIN.  In the Plus segment: Vanna White needs a raise!  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/1/202343 minutes, 48 seconds
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The NCAA is…What, Exactly?

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Anna Szymanski break down the last two years of the college sports economy. Players can get paid for their name, image, and likeness. Is that a good thing? And how interest rate hikes have put private equity firms at risk.  In the plus segment: Why college sports coaches make so much, and how that might be changing. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/24/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 30 seconds
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Could Global Inequality Actually Be…Good?

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss what the decline in global economic inequality really means for our future, why you shouldn’t take luxury pictures right after you burn an industry to the ground, and why the Instant Pot couldn’t survive.  In the Plus segment: Felix’s piece on why you shouldn’t stress about commercial real estate.   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/17/202346 minutes, 39 seconds
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The SEC’s Crypto Crackdown

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers talk about the SEC lawsuits against Binance and Coinbase. Then they are joined by Slate’s own Henry Grabar for a chat about his new book, Paved Paradise: How Parking Explains the World. In the plus segment: More conversation with Henry Grabar  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/202356 minutes
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The Economic Tale of the Writers Strike

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers talk about the ongoing WGA strike, the latest news on the Fed’s fight against inflation, and how CEOs are courting Chinese business while staying in America’s good graces.  In the Plus segment, movie theaters are trying everything to get you back into the cinema, including booze and gourmet food.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/3/202354 minutes, 56 seconds
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Succession S4 Ep10: Fairly Explosive Mega-F***

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers are joined by NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik to discuss the series finale of Succession. It all comes down to this; who wins, who loses, and, who gets ‘the kiss from Daddy’? The Tom/Greg Taylor Swift video. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work.   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli and Patrick Fort.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/29/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 54 seconds
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Rainbow Rage

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss the conservative backlash to corporate LGBTQIA+ Pride campaigns, Nvidia’s soaring stock and what it means for the future of AI, and what’s up with Germany’s economic slowdown. In the Plus segment: Elizabeth's piece on strivers and Succession.   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli and Patrick Fort.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/27/202346 minutes, 31 seconds
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Succession S4 Ep9: Church and State

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers are joined by filmmaker, activist (and member of a real-life media dynasty) Abigail Disney to discuss the penultimate episode HBO’s Succession. At Logan’s funeral, speeches are made and power is brokered as the future of Waystar Royco hangs in the balance.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work.   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli and Patrick Fort.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/22/202354 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Debt Ceiling is Dumb

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss this big debate over the debt ceiling and why it’s so dumb, Sam Altman’s request for AI regulation, and the theory of “greedflation”.  In the Plus segment: British accents!   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli and Patrick Fort.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/20/202351 minutes, 20 seconds
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Succession S4 Ep8: Election Night

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, Elizabeth Spiers, and guest Euan Rellie discuss the Election Night episode of Succession season 4. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/15/202350 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Felix Wrote A Book Episode!

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss Felix’s new book The Phoenix Economy: Work, Life, and Money in the New Not Normal.     In the Plus segment: monkeys and immigration policy.   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli and Patrick Fort.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/13/202349 minutes
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Succession S4 Ep7: Two Indias (And Two Episode Directors)

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers are joined this week by a star-studded lineup to discuss episode seven of HBO’s Succession. Author Taffy Brodesser-Akner, plus Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (the directors of this episode) join the gang to talk about the Roys’ election tailgate party.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/8/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 12 seconds
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Why The First Republic Failure Is Different

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers talk about the failure of First Republic Bank, the (maybe) end of interest rate hikes, and how the shopping app Temu is shaking up e-commerce. Also, a more humane approach to chickens. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/6/202349 minutes, 38 seconds
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Succession S4 Ep6: Living+

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Elizabeth Spiers are joined by Ed Lee of the New York Times for a spoilery recap of episode six of the final season of HBO’s Succession. They talk about Waystar’s investors meeting, Roman’s attempts to fire some people, and Tom and Shiv’s new game.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/1/202357 minutes, 26 seconds
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“Traffic”: Ben Smith and the Death of the Social Web

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Elizabeth Spiers are joined by Semafor editor-in-chief Ben Smith to discuss his new book. They also break down Tucker Carlson’s departure from Fox News and the end of Buzzfeed News. In the Plus: A throwback to the olden days of blogging.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/29/202348 minutes, 30 seconds
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Succession S4 Ep5: Bleed The Swede

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers are joined by Peter Kafka of Vox. They discuss episode five of the final season of HBO’s Succession, including a drug-fueled party, a very normal trip to Norway, and why the baguette may in fact be mightier than the bagel. Also, bags of blood. Really.  Check out how the Succession timeline (kind of) works.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/24/202347 minutes, 48 seconds
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Elon’s Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss the biggest business, tech and finance stories of the week. This week, Fox News settles with Dominion, Elon’s rocketship blows up, and Apple has a savings account now.  In the plus: Quantifying the value of domestic labor.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/22/202355 minutes, 24 seconds
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Succession S4 Ep4: Succession!

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers are joined by graphic designer Michael Bierut to recap the fourth episode of the last season of HBO’s Succession. The family attends Logan’s wake where big moves are made. Someone gets a surprising phone call. And where did that piece of paper come from? If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/17/20231 hour, 2 minutes
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The China Problem

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers go over China’s expanding role in the international debt market. They discuss a new problem with the American mortgage system, and dive into the wild world of the collectibles market. In the Plus segment, Rupert Murdoch’s email divorce. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/15/202352 minutes, 32 seconds
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Succession S4 Ep3: Logan F---s Off

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers are joined by Slate’s Lizzie O’Leary to go over the shocking third episode of the last season of HBO’s Succession. Are Tom and Shiv going to get back together? What was in the “Logistics” folder? And was Connor’s wedding actually nice?  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort and Ben Richmond.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/10/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 38 seconds
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How to Win at Roulette

Slate Money hosts Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Elizabeth Spiers talk about the podcasting economy and if the bubble has burst—or if it will soon. They also talk about Anthony Scaramucci’s hedge fund troubles, and a story about how to win at roulette.  In the Plus segment: The implications of Supreme Court Justice Thomas’ ties to a billionaire, and the broader politicization of the American judicial system. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort, with technical assistance from Ben Richmond. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/8/202349 minutes, 25 seconds
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Succession S4 Ep2: F---ing Pirates

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Elizabeth Spiers are joined by The New Yorker’s Clare Malone to recap the latest episode of HBO’s Succession. Will Kerry get on ATN? Will the Kids squash the GoJo deal? Is anyone going to come to Connor’s wedding?  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort and Ben Richmond.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/3/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Layoff Dopamine Hit

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers are joined by Kevin Delaney, co-founder of Charter. They discuss the layoffs that have swept across multiple industries, and if letting workers go actually solve the issues CEOs say they are. They also take a look at how work has changed during the pandemic, digging into how middle managers have the worst jobs, and how having too many meetings sucks.  In the Plus segment: Who does the radical candor system actually help?  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work.  Podcast production by Anna Phillips and Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/1/20231 hour, 6 seconds
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Succession S4 Ep1: High-Calorie Infosnacks

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers are joined by author and journalist Jim Stewart to recap episode one, season four of HBO’s Succession. They talk architecture, business deals, and parallels between the television drama and real-life media moguls. Podcast production by Anna Phillips and Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/27/20231 hour, 1 minute, 24 seconds
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Too Big, To Fail, Too Furious

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss the rescue of Credit Suisse. They also break down the politics behind federal deposit insurance, and what will come out of this week’s Congressional hearings about TikTok. Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/25/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 28 seconds
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Normal Bank Failure

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers dive into the drama in the banking world. They discuss the fallout of the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and its subsequent government takeover. They also take some listener questions about SVB! Felix, Emily and Elizabeth also discuss Credit Suisse, and how government policy may change for banks that are “too big to fail”.  In the Plus segment: What was it like to have an SVB bank account in the last week?   Podcast production by Anna Phillips and Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/18/202357 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Banks Special

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers are joined by American Banker national editor Kevin Wack to discuss all things banking, including retail banking, why it’s so difficult to switch banks and why neobanks aren’t more successful. They also discuss the Wells Fargo fake accounts scandal.   In the Plus segment: the lead up to the Silicon Valley Bank downfall.   Podcast production by Anna Phillips and Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/11/202348 minutes, 41 seconds
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Microchips and Child Care

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss a stipulation in the CHIPS Act that requires companies who take federal funding from the CHIPS Act to provide child care options for their employees. They also discuss the political controversy over ESG investing, and the confusion over a new partnership that will allow Amazon employees to pay for their mortgage with Amazon stock. In the Plus segment: restaurant ordering etiquette. Podcast production by Anna Phillips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/4/202348 minutes, 44 seconds
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Homebuilders are Doing Great

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss why the market for newly built homes is outperforming the market for existing homes. They also talk about the increased employment rate for people with disabilities, as well as the new slew of charges against Sam Bankman-Fried.   In the Plus segment: the new World Bank president.   Podcast production by Anna Phillips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/25/202352 minutes, 54 seconds
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Rihanna for World Bank President

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers explain why the president of the World Bank is stepping down, and throw out some guesses of who might replace him. They also discuss the train derailment in Ohio, and the influx of subpar online advertisements.   In the Plus segment: How should Felix market his upcoming book?   Podcast production by Anna Phillips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/18/202352 minutes, 12 seconds
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Will A.I. Kill the Internet?

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss Microsoft’s attempt to break into artificial intelligence assisted search with a revamp of their Bing search engine. They also talk about record high profits for oil companies and Bed Bath & Beyond’s financial shenanigans.   In the Plus segment: Tether.   Podcast production by Anna Phillips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/11/202354 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Drug that Debunks Free Will

This week, former Slate Money host Cathy O’Neill joins Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers to discuss the technical glitch at the New York Stock Exchange. They also talk about a new study that found the IRS disproportionately audits Black taxpayers, and about Ozempic, a shockingly effective – and expensive – weight loss drug.   In the Plus segment: a debate over Slack etiquette.   Podcast production by Anna Phillips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/4/202358 minutes, 1 second
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Chip War

This week, Chris Miller joins Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers to discuss his new book, Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology. They discuss the crucial role of microchips, the global dynamics of microchip design and manufacturing, and how chips factor into US-China relations.   In the Plus segment: Moore’s Law.   Podcast production by Anna Phillips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/28/202350 minutes, 19 seconds
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It’s Not TV

This week, Felix Gillette joins Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers to talk about his new book It's Not TV: The Spectacular Rise, Revolution, and Future of HBO and discuss the state of streaming, the relationship between sports and advertisers, and the decline of the movie theater industry.   In the Plus segment: YouTube.   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/21/202357 minutes, 41 seconds
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Is Inflation Ova?

This week Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss how the avian flu has skyrocketed egg prices, even as inflation continues to plateau. They also talk about the ongoing controversy over gas stoves and scrutinize a recent article about Columbia Business School’s new campus.   In the plus segment: Noma, an extravagant restaurant in Copenhagen hailed as the world’s best restaurant, is closing. What does that say about that status of “fine dining”?   Podcast production by Anna Phillips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/14/202347 minutes, 37 seconds
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Burning Platforms

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss the FTC’s proposed non-compete ban, the bank run at Silvergate, and the cause of Southwest’s absolute meltdown this holiday season.   In the Plus segment: E-bikes.   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/7/202344 minutes, 13 seconds
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The 2022 Markets Wrap-Up

In this New Year’s Eve special, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers are joined by Ritholtz Wealth Management CEO Josh Brown to discuss all things markets.   Podcast production by Anna Phillips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/31/202252 minutes, 42 seconds
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In Defense of Nepotism

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss the proposed changes to retirement plans in Congress’s 2023 spending bill. They also talk about the current boom in cocaine production and debate whether or not nepotism is as bad as everyone says.   In the Plus segment: Felix, Emily, and Elizabeth admit what they each got wrong about 2022.   Podcast production by Anna Phillips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/24/202253 minutes, 23 seconds
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Should You Care About the Dot Plot?

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers explain what the Fed’s interest rate dot plot means. They also talk about Microsoft’s attempted acquisition of video game developer Activision, and the latest details of the SBF scandal.   In the Plus segment: the revival of the office holiday party.   Podcast production by Anna Phillips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/17/202253 minutes, 34 seconds
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The NYT Strike: End of the Wordle Streak

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers talk about the Trump Organization’s tax fraud conviction, why workers at The New York Times went on strike and ChatGPT, a shockingly articulate AI chatbot.   In the Plus segment: How to tackle holiday gifting.   Podcast production by Anna Phillips. Thanks Avast.com! Learn more about Avast One at Avast.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/202251 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Tale of Two Bobs

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers talk about the CEO shakeup at Disney, shrinkflation, and Sam Bankman-Fried’s unusual post-scandal media appearances.   In the Plus segment: the controversy over Balenciaga’s new ad campaign.   Podcast production by Anna Phillips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/3/202255 minutes, 49 seconds
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Fleishman is in Trouble

 This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers are joined by New York Times Magazine writer and Fleishman is in Trouble author Taffy Brodesser-Akner to talk about wealth, class and the media industry, specifically through the lens of the Fleishman is in Trouble book and new limited TV series.   In the Plus segment: what is everyone thankful for this Thanksgiving?   Podcast production by Anna Phillips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/26/202241 minutes, 31 seconds
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Enron 2

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss updates in the collapse of crypto exchange platform FTX and how the situation compares to past business downfalls. They also talk about Joan Didion’s estate sale.   In the Plus segment: the death of Twitter.   Podcast production by Anna Phillips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/19/20221 hour, 42 seconds
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WTF SBF

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and What Next TBD host Lizzie O’Leary discuss the ongoing disaster at crypto exchange platform FTX. They also talk about the slightly smaller meltdowns at Twitter and Meta.   In the Plus segment: the sale of Paul Allen’s art collection.   Podcast production by Anna Phillips. Thanks Avast.com! Learn more about Avast One at Avast.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/12/202257 minutes, 57 seconds
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Homecoming

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers are joined by Financial Times columnist and editor Rana Foroohar to discuss her new book, Homecoming: The Path to Prosperity in a Post-Global World.   In the Plus segment: What’s the deal with workplace surveillance?   Podcast production by Anna Phillips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/5/20221 hour, 5 seconds
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Memelord Takeover

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers are joined by Bloomberg Opinion columnist Matt Levine to talk about his Bloomberg Businessweek article The Crypto Story. They also discuss Elon Musk finally closing his Twitter deal and restructuring at Credit Suisse.   In the Plus segment: more crypto!   Podcast production by Anna Phillips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/29/202255 minutes, 53 seconds
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Meet Me by the Fountain

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers are joined by design critic Alexandra Lange to talk about her book Meet Me by the Fountain: An Inside History of the Mall on the evolution of shopping malls in America. In the Plus segment: How online shopping has affected malls.   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Thanks Avast.com! Learn more about Avast One at Avast.com If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/22/202252 minutes, 40 seconds
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We Can’t Quit Elon

This week, Emily Peck, Elizabeth Spiers and guest host Ed Lee discuss inflation, the first policymaker to win an economics Nobel Prize, and begrudgingly, updates in the Elon Musk Twitter saga.   In the Plus segment: introducing a new anti-woke bank.   If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work.   Podcast production by Anna Phillips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/15/202248 minutes, 15 seconds
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Felix Learns What A Condo Is

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers are joined by housing market analyst and real estate appraiser Jonathan Miller to answer all their burning real estate questions including what’s going on with mortgage rates, how do new luxury buildings affect prices, and why is rent so damn high?   In the Plus segment: Why do people want so much space?   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/8/202257 minutes, 44 seconds
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Skandal!

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers are joined by Dan McCrum of the Financial Times to discuss the economic crisis in the UK, Skandal! Bringing Down Wirecard, the Netflix adaptation of his recent book, and the 10-year-old who is selling paintings for six figures. In the Plus segment: Porsche’s IPO Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Thanks Avast.com! Learn more about Avast One at Avast.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/1/202251 minutes, 16 seconds
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First Class Food Fomo

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss the sale of Citrix, Barbados’ Blue Bonds, and how fancy food could save airlines.   In the Plus segment: The economics of timeshares.   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/24/202243 minutes, 41 seconds
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It's All Paul Newman’s Fault

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss the tax implications of Patagonia’s founder giving the company a climate change nonprofit, the US railroad strike that almost was, and Adobe’s acquisition of Figma.   In the Plus segment: Farm shares   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/17/202253 minutes, 43 seconds
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DWAC SPAC Setback

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss England’s late queen and new prime minister, the troubles of DWAC’s SPAC, and the demise of girlboss hangout The Wing.   In the Plus segment: Citibank’s victory.   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/10/202248 minutes, 34 seconds
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Quiet Quitting

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss the reasons behind the current labor shortage, the concept of “quiet quitting”, and the proposed fast-food labor council in California.   In the Plus segment: Stacy-Marie Ishmael returns to talk about Michael Saylor’s alleged tax evasion.   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/3/202245 minutes, 7 seconds
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APE

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss the Biden administration student loan debt forgiveness plan, the cancellation saga of Dan Price, and AMC’s “APE units”.   In the Plus segment: More on student loan debt forgiveness.   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/27/202248 minutes, 59 seconds
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What is Flow?

This week, Felix Salmon, and Elizabeth Spiers are joined by Eric Newcomer to discuss his piece on Marc Andreessen’s surprising choice to back Adam Neumann’s new company Flow, the current VC landscape, and Bed, Bath & Beyond’s wild meme-stock moment.   In the Plus segment: Eric’s interview with Uber’s former business chief.   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/20/202247 minutes, 18 seconds
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Digital Banks are Doomed

This week, Felix Salmon, and Elizabeth Spiers are joined by Edmund Lee of the New York Times to discuss why it’s so hard to understand what inflation actually is, why Goldman Sach’s Marcus and other digital banks just aren’t working, and the surprising sale of Reorg for a cool $1.3 billion. In the Plus segment: Elon Musk selling tons of his Tesla stock.   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/13/202259 minutes, 44 seconds
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Not For Sale…Yet

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss the merging of HBOMax and Discovery+, a new study on the effect of abortion restrictions on women’s wages, and people paying to be on podcasts.   In the Plus segment: Lobster rolls.     Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/6/202239 minutes, 41 seconds
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What Did Larry Say To Joe?

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss the merits of the Inflation Reduction Act and Larry Summers’ role in moving it along, the low GDP numbers, and a listener question about corporate landlords.   In the Plus segment: This week’s Slate piece on the sham that is college financial aid.       Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/30/202246 minutes, 18 seconds
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There Shouldn’t Be So Many Yachts

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss Amazon’s acquisition of One Medical, the complications of start-ups offering loans to employees against their stock options, and Evan Osnos’ New Yorker article on the rise of the superyacht.   In the Plus segment: Why are Facebook and Instagram so bad now?   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/23/202249 minutes, 26 seconds
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Multibillionaire Toddler

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss Elon Musk vs Twitter, the big banks getting big texting fines, and the ethically questionable academic study funded by Uber.   In the Plus segment: The Gates Foundation   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/16/202253 minutes, 13 seconds
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Them's The Breaks

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss this week’s good jobs report versus the bad economic vibes, Boris Johnson’s ousting as Prime Minister, and the stark decline in the quality of air travel.   In the Plus segment: What are the odds that two former FBI directors would be audited?   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/9/202253 minutes, 34 seconds
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RIP Coupons

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss the repercussions of states banning abortions, Lydia DePillis’ piece in The New York Times about the decline of coupons, and the artworld scandal over some fake some Jean-Michel Basquiat paintings. In the Plus segment: Stores have too much stuff and no one is buying it.   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/2/202242 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Supertall Episode

This week Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Elizabeth Spiers are joined by author and architect, Stefan Al to talk all about skyscrapers and his new book, Supertall. They talk about the human desire to build tall buildings (and the backlash to them), why parts of New York don’t work, but Hong Kong does, and why people keep paying premiums for apartments that sway.  In Slate Plus: All about glass.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/25/202251 minutes, 8 seconds
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Bubblicious Crypto

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss the Fed raising interest rates by 75 basis points, the crypto crash, and Revlon filing for bankruptcy.  In the Plus segment: Kraken  Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/18/202251 minutes, 40 seconds
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Bad Vibes Economics

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss everyone’s premature bad vibes about the economy right now, financial literacy programs in high schools, and Larry Ellison’s Hawaiian island. Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/11/202250 minutes, 28 seconds
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Happy Platy Jubes!

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss Sheryl Sandberg’s exit from Meta, how the war in Ukraine is affecting the international food supply, and Queen Elizabeth’s Platy Jubes. In the Plus segment: Emily nerds out on the CPI Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/4/202240 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Man Who Broke Capitalism

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers talk to David Gelles of the New York Times about his new book The Man Who Broke Capitalism: How Jack Welch Gutted the Heartland and Crushed the Soul of Corporate America—and How to Undo His Legacy. They discuss the infamous former CEO of GE and his lasting negative effect on the American corporate landscape.  In the Plus segment: More with David Gelles.  Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. David Gelles is an author and a correspondent on the Climate desk at the New York Times. Thanks Avast.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/28/20221 hour, 38 seconds
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That's Not ESG

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers talk about Tesla dropping out of the ESG index, Grubhub’s disastrous promo, and Tiktok’s terrible worker conditions.    In the Plus segment: The going rate of a lost tooth.   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/21/202247 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Brady Supply Shock

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers talk about the latest big meltdown in the cryptomarket, the ongoing baby formula shortage, and the economics of hiring Tom Brady. In the Plus segment: The recent sale of one of Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe paintings. Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/14/202239 minutes, 36 seconds
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From What’s Your Problem?: Becoming a Dog Ramp Mogul

We're sharing a special preview of the new podcast, What’s Your Problem? from Pushkin Industries. What’s Your Problem? explains the problems really smart people are trying to solve right now, from creating a drone delivery service to building a car that can truly drive itself. Jacob Goldstein, former host of Planet Money, talks with innovators about the future they’re trying to build – and the problems they have to solve to get there. In this preview, Jacob talks with Ramon van Meer, who is trying to figure out how to grow a niche business (ramps for wiener dogs!) when a pandemic blows up your supply chain. You can listen to What’s Your Problem at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/wypmoney. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/12/202212 minutes, 44 seconds
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37.8% Scammier

This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck and Elizabeth Spiers talk about the Fed’s half point interest rate hike, big business’s dance around future abortion ban implications, and the wild west of newly, unregulated art auctions. In the Plus segment: More overseas investors jump on board with Elon Musk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/7/202253 minutes, 44 seconds
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Slate Money Goes to the Movies: The Bonfire of the Vanities

Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies. Taffy Brodesser-Akner, journalist and author of the novel turned soon-to-be television show, Fleishman Is in Troublejoins Felix and Emily to talk about the 1990 dark comedy The Bonfire of the Vanities. They get into why Emily hated this movie, the differences between the movie and the book, and all the racism. Plus, there’s some behind-the-scenes industry talk. Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/202253 minutes, 29 seconds
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Everything Is Market Manipulation

This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck and Elizabeth Spiers talk about what’s happening with Disney and the Reedy Creek improvement district, Elon Musk’s alignment with the far right, and the criminal charges filed against Archegos founder, Bill Hwang.  In the Plus segment: All about tipping. Mentioned In the Show:  “Let’s Be Clear About What It’s Like to Be Harassed on Twitter” by Elizabeth Spiers “Disney Strategy Is to Stay Silent to Soften Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s Blow” by Robbie Whelan “Elon Musk Might Break Twitter. Maybe That’s a Good Thing” by The Ezra Klein Show   Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Thanks Avast.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/30/202251 minutes, 8 seconds
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Slate Money Goes to the Movies: Office Space

Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies. Cardiff Garcia, co-founder of Bazaar Audio, joins Felix and Emily to talk about the 1999 cult classic, Office Space. They get into how office life has changed since the movie’s premier, whether Peter would actually make a good manager, and poor, poor Milton. Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/26/202251 minutes, 53 seconds
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Two Scaramuccis

This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck and Elizabeth Spiers talk about the shakeup in the streaming world with Netflix considering ads and CNN+ folding, the end of the public transportation mask mandate, and inflation.  In the Plus segment: Elon Musk, one more time. Mentioned In the Show:  “Netflix, Facing Reality Check, Vows to Curb Its Profligate Ways” by Joe Flint “Inattention and Prices Over Time: Experimental Evidence from ‘The Price Is Right’ (1972-2019)” by Jonathan Hartley “Musk’s Twitter funding is secured” by Issie Lapowsky   Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/23/202252 minutes, 26 seconds
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Slate Money Goes to the Movies: The Talented Mr. Ripley

Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies. Former Slate editor Jared Hohlt joins Felix and Emily to talk about the 1999 thriller The Talented Mr. Ripley…along with another movie! They get into the sexual politics of the movie and the furniture in it, how the movie stacks up against the Patricia Highsmith novel it’s based on, and get into the 1975 grift movie, Fox and His Friends.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/19/202252 minutes, 14 seconds
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They’re Big and They’re 99 Cents

This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck and Elizabeth Spiers talk about whether or not Elon Musk will really take over Twitter, how AriZona Iced Tea holds inflation at bay, and why office perks are basically carnival prizes minus the fun.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/16/202253 minutes, 59 seconds
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Slate Money Goes to the Movies: It’s a Wonderful Life

Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies. Author and algorithmic auditor Cathy O’Neil joins Felix and Emily to talk about the 1946 Christmas classic, It’s a Wonderful Life. They talk about whether Jimmy Stewart is too entitled to be this upset, the banks of the 1940s, and the finances of heaven.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/12/202245 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Edit Button

This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck and Elizabeth Spiers talk about Elon Musk taking a board seat on Twitter, a Staten Island Amazon warehouse’s successful unionization, and whether individuals sending money to Ukraine is helpful.   In the Plus segment: Felix is bad at hotdesking.  Mentioned In the Show:  “Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace” by Jodi Kantor and David Streitfeld “Worker-to-Worker Organizing May Finally Have Its Moment” by Steven Greenhouse “Jamie Dimon to Work-From-Homers: You Win” by Holden Walter-Warner “Amazon Workers’ Union Victory is Turbocharging a New Labor Movement” by Emily Peck “How Governments Are Multiplying Aid to Ukraine” by Felix Salmon Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/9/202247 minutes, 36 seconds
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Slate Money Goes to the Movies: The Big City

Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies. Shazna Nessa of The Wall Street Journal joins Felix and Emily to talk about the 1963 Bengali film, The Big City. They talk about how the feminist themes resonate today, what makes it an “art house” film, and why the ending seems like a low point, but doesn’t feel like one.   Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Thanks Avast.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/5/202243 minutes, 20 seconds
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Yachts Are Overrated

This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Slate Pay Dirt columnist, Elizabeth Spiers. They talk about how women (mostly college educated) might be doing okay in the workforce, and what happened when Barclays didn’t check the right box and Axie Infinity didn’t notice it didn’t have an SEC shelf registration.  In the Plus segment: The inflation and war nexus with gas prices. Mentioned In the Show:  “Young women earn more than men in 16 U.S. cities” by Emily Peck  “Research: College-educated women did not leave labor force during pandemic” by Emily Peck  “Understanding the economic impact of COVID-19 on women” by Claudia Goldin “Mississippi passes equal pay law with loopholes” by Emily Peck  “Credit Suisse faces US probe after telling investors to ‘destroy documents’ linked to oligarch yacht loans” by Matt Egan Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/2/202252 minutes, 4 seconds
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Slate Money Goes to the Movies: Jackie Brown

Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies. Author and businessman, Ben Horowitz joins Felix and Emily to talk about the quietest Quentin Tarantino movie, Jackie Brown. They get into Ordell Robbie’s bad retirement plan, the romance of Jackie Brown and Max Cherry, and why you need to re-watch it when you’re old.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Thanks Avast.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/29/202247 minutes, 1 second
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The Bond King

This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Mary Childs, host of NPR’s Planet Money to talk about her upcoming book, The Bond King, the exodus of Midtown’s working population, and Grimes’s confession to DDoS-ing the music blog “Hipster Runoff.” In the Plus segment: Behind the scenes of Mary’s publication journey. Mentioned In the Show:  “Midtown Manhattan With Fewer Office Workers: Imagining the Unthinkable” by Kate King, Roque Ruiz, and Konrad Putzier  “’I actually go canceled for this’ Grimes Reflects on 10 Moments from Her Life” by Vanity Fair Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Thanks Avast.com!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/26/202253 minutes, 56 seconds
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Slate Money Goes to The Movies: The Harder They Come

Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies. The Wall Street Journal’s Vipal Monga joins Felix and Emily to talk about the Jamaican crime film, The Harder They Come. They discuss the mix between crime and music, what makes the movie good (and bad), and the film’s treatment of women.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/22/202245 minutes, 20 seconds
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Proxy for Vibes

This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Elizabeth Spiers, co-author of the Slate Pay Dirt column. They talk about whether the fed hike is a big deal, the American dollar and why it might not be around forever, and Citigroup providing red state employees travel benefits to access abortion clinics.  In the Plus segment: Sarah Bloom Raskin withdrawing her nomination for Fed vice chair. Mentioned In the Show:  “Axios Markets” by Emily Peck and Matt Phillips  “Poll: Just 24% of workers think their employer cares about their well-being” by Emily Peck   Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/19/202257 minutes, 2 seconds
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Slate Money Goes to the Movies: The Big Short

Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies. Author of several books, Kurt Andersen joins Felix and Emily to talk about the 2015 Adam McKay film, The Big Short. They dig into the merits of the Margot Robbie in a bathtub scene, what the movie gets wrong, and who the real heroes are.    Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/15/202258 minutes, 28 seconds
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Lambos or Food Stamps

This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Stanford student and Palladium writer, Ginevra Davis, to talk about who is really hurt by businesses pulling out of Russia, what is going on with nickel and Russia, and the current state of being Gen-Z.    In the Plus segment: Emily starts a generational war.  Mentioned In the Show:  “When the Stagnation Goes Virtual” by Ginevra Davis “The Moral Hazard Lessons From Nickel Market Disaster” by James Mackintosh    Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/12/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 9 seconds
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Omni-Channel Curious

This week Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by the New York Times’ “On Tech” columnist Shira Ovide for an all-tech deep dive. Starting with the war in Ukraine, they explore the tech giants’ grappling with Russian restrictions, Amazon’s inflated image as the omnipotent retailer, and the United States’ flagging broadband access. In the Plus segment: The bill banning forced arbitration Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Kevin Bendis Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/5/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 20 seconds
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Trillion Dollar Triage

This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Wall Street Journal reporter, Nick Timiraos. They discuss the evolving crisis in the Ukraine and what impact (if any) sanctions would have on Russia, all the problems with inflation and how the fed deals with inflation, and Timiraos’s upcoming book, Trillion Dollar Triage.  In the Plus segment: Money markets and the feds as firefighters   Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/26/202259 minutes, 6 seconds
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IP Lasagna

This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Alexandra Roberts, professor at the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, for an all trademark episode of Slate Money. They talk about everything from social media to rights of publicity to counterfeits and parodies.  In the Plus segment: Can Felix continue to use Felix the Cat as his Twitter avatar?  Mentioned In the show:  “MSCHF’s New Drop is Illegal (On Purpose This Time)” by Alexandra Pauly “Bad Spaniels Make Bad Law: Ninth Circuit Says Dog Toy is an Expressive Work Entitled to First Amendment Protection” by Jared Kagan “Inside the Cottage Industry Trying to Revive Aunt Jemima and Other Brands with Racist Roots” by Beth Kowitt   Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/19/202257 minutes, 47 seconds
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Bedazzle Your Elliptical

This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Kevin Roose of The New York Times to talk about the crypto money launder scheme Heather Morgan and Ilya “Dutch” Lichtenstein are accused of taking part in; the possible usefulness of crypto; and what’s going on with Forbes. In the Plus segment: The Sotheby’s auction of CryptoPunks.  Mentioned In the show:  “How The Crypto Couple Went From Wannabe Tech Luminaries To Targets In The Biggest Financial Seizure In Justice Department History” by David Jeans and Cyrus Farivar  “Maybe There’s a Use for Crypto After All” by Kevin Roose “Joe Rogan Wrapped: A Year of COVID-19 Misinformation, Right-Wing Myths, and Anti-Trans Rhetoric” by Alex Paterson  “Podcasts Are No Longer Private Conversations” by Kaitlyn Tiffany  “Binance’s Unusual Forbes Deal Comes Amid SPAC Drama” by Sara Fischer   Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/12/202254 minutes, 1 second
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Something Something Metaverse

This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by management consultant and sports fan Robin Timothy of to talk about Facebook’s sudden loss of users and revenue, why the Olympics are both problematic and boring, and the Brian Flores NFL lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in coach hiring.  In the Plus segment: A big gold cube. Mentioned In the show:  “Brian Flores’ NFL Lawsuit: Can He Prove Systemic Racism? What We Know About Claims of ‘Sham Interviews’ and Incentivizing Tanking, Plus What’s Next” by Kevin Seifert “An Artist Placed a Cube Made From $11.7 Million Worth of Gold in Central Park – Protected By Its Own Security Detail” by Dorian Batycka   Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/5/202256 minutes, 52 seconds
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Sick of The Beatles

This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Vipal Monga. They discuss the implications of the continued pumping of oil at one of the world’s dirtiest oil patches, how Canada’s housing situation compares with the U.S. and why ‘old’ music is suddenly so popular now. In the Plus segment: The latest on Fintech. Mentioned In the show:  “One of the World’s Dirtiest Oil Patches Is Pumping More Than Ever” by Vipal Monga   “Big Hot Sauce Wants More Hot Sauce” by Austin Carr  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/29/202249 minutes, 58 seconds
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Davos Man

This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by economics journalist and author, Peter Goodman. They discuss Goodman’s new book “Davos Man: How the Billionaires Devoured the World” Microsoft’s biggest deal ever, and what’s going on with 5G networks and airplanes.  In the Plus segment: Peloton is down, will it survive? Further Reading: “Microsoft Buys Scandal-Tainted Activision in Bet on Metaverse” by Dina Bass and Nate Lanxon  “Xbox CEO Phil Spencer on Reviving Old Activision Games as Microsoft Positions Itself as Tech’s Gaming Company” by Gene Park  “Why Airlines Are Worried About 5G” by Andrew Ross Sorkin, Jason Karaian, Sarah Kessler, Stephen Gandel, Michael J. de la Merced, Lauren Hirsch, and Ephrat Livni “Peloton Stock Plunges Following Report It Will Halt Production” by Aaron Gregg “Peloton to Halt Production of its Bikes, Treadmills as Demand Wanes” by Lauren Thomas “A New Take on Voice: The Influence of BlackRock’s ‘Dear CEO’ Letters” by Andrea Pawliczek, A. Nicole Skinner, and Laura Wellman Sign up for Emily’s newsletter here!  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/22/202248 minutes, 37 seconds
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…And My Lollipop

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Ranjan Roy of Margins talk about the death of ZIRP (a zero-interest rate policy) and what that means for the future; Felix’s glee about the sale of Citi Bank’s Mexican unit, Banamex; and the puzzle game sweeping the Internet.  In the Plus segment: Ken Griffin’s Citadel Securities gets big investment from crypto.  Mentioned In the Episode:  Axios Markets Newsletter “America’s labor shortage is bigger than the pandemic” by Emily Peck “Buy ‘Floki’: A cryptocurrency inspired by Elon Musk’s dog is making an ad push in London” by Carla Mozee    Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/15/202252 minutes, 59 seconds
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Stacy’s Goodbye Cocktails

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Stacy-Marie Ishmael talk about the split verdict in the trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, the short supply (and high prices) of COVID rapid tests, and whether restaurants should be allowed to sell cocktails to-go. Plus, we say goodbye to Stacy during her last episode of Slate Money.  In the Plus segment: The New York Times’ purchase of The Athletic Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/8/202250 minutes, 50 seconds
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One Really Long Year

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Stacy-Marie Ishmael are joined by Joe Weisentahl of the Bloombergpodcast Odd Lots. They discuss this past very long year in markets – from labor to crypto to supply chains; what’s up and what’s making them go ‘huh?’ and how we should maybe be grateful to Steve Mnuchin.  In the Plus segment: How the lumber supply chain issue had very little to do with lumber.  Mentioned In the show:  “This is the Booming Movement to Abolish Work as We Know It” by Odd Lots podcast “The Effect of Earned Versus House Money on Price Bubble Formation in Experimental Asset Markets” by Brice Corgnet, Roberto Hernan-Gonzalez, Praveen Kujal, and David Porter “Gambling With the House Money and Trying to Break Even: The Effects of Prior Outcomes on Risky Choice” by Richard H. Thaler and Eric J. Johnson   Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/1/202258 minutes, 47 seconds
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Hire Someone to Rob You

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Stacy-Marie Ishmael talk all about retirement with Teresa Ghilarducci, retirement expert and professor at the New School for Social Research. They dig into what’s wrong with the retirement system and who is currently benefiting from its brokenness, how people can get the most out of retirement investments and the role gender plays in retirement planning.  In the Plus segment: Succession’s Logan Roy’s retirement plan.    Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/25/202155 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ban the Bra!

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Stacy-Marie Ishmael talk about the psychic weight of another COVID wave and what it means for the economy, the environmental and employee problems with fast fashion, and what to expect now that Reddit is going public. In the Plus segment: The Block vs Block fight. Mentioned In the show:  “’I Was Wrong’: Omicron Wrecks CEOs’ Plans for Office Return” by Jennifer Surane and Angelica LaVito “The End of a Return-to-Office Date” by Emma Goldberg “How Shein beat Amazon at its own game – and reinvented fast fashion” by Louise Meaghan Tobin and Wency Chen Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Check out Work Check here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/18/202156 minutes, 28 seconds
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Succession: Mr. Darcy How Could You?!

Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO's wonderful drama about the lives of the superrich Roy family. So, every Monday, we'll be discussing the previous night's episode with spoiler-filled glee. For Episode 8, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined bySlate’s Lizzie O’Leary to talk about the Jeremy Strong New Yorker profile, the botched coup, and Tom’s big move. Podcast production by Cheyna Roth.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/13/202153 minutes, 57 seconds
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Better Does Worse

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Stacy-Marie Ishmael talk about Better.com’s CEO firing tons of employees via Zoom, DoorDash’s dark stores and increased hiring, and New York City Council passing a measure to allow non-citizens to vote in local elections. In the Plus segment: What’s going on with inflation now. Mentioned In the show:  Better.com CEO Firings “Better CEO ‘Taking Time Off Effective Immediately’: Email” by Maxwell Strachan “The Dark Side of 15-Minute Grocery Delivery” by Lev Kushner and Greg Lindsay  “Closed Movie Theaters Leave Void From Small Towns to Big Cities” by Brian Eckhouse and Dave Merrill  "Cream Cheese Is the Latest Casualty of Cyberattacks” by Elizabeth Elkin and Deena Shanker “How a Cream Cheese Shortage is Affecting N.Y.C. Bagel Shops” by Ashley Wong Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/11/202153 minutes, 3 seconds
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Succession: Eat the Mozzarella!

Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO's wonderful drama about the lives of the superrich Roy family. So, every Monday, we'll be discussing the previous night's episode with spoiler-filled glee. For Episode 8, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Rachel Syme of The New Yorker to talk about the terrible parents of Succession, the fabulous – and not quite working – fashion choices, and Roman’s…ahem…picture.  Podcast production by Cheyna Roth.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/6/20211 hour, 28 seconds
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The Side Gig

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Stacy-Marie Ishmael talk about the problems facing Buzzfeed as it goes public, understanding the latest jobs report amidst the new COVID-19 variant, and the transition of the company Square to Block.   In the Plus segment: Debating whether Twitter should become a paid for subscription service.   Mentioned In the show:  Block Heads on BLOCK’s new website    Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/4/202153 minutes, 53 seconds
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Succession: “Rubberneck the Train Wreck”

Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO's wonderful drama about the lives of the superrich Roy family. So, every Monday, we'll be discussing the previous night's episode with spoiler-filled glee. For Episode 7, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined bytheir fellow Slate Money co-host, Stacy-Marie Ishmael to talk about Kendall’s crazy birthday party, asking for receipts for He-Man lunchboxes, and why Roman keeps making deals in bathrooms.  Podcast production by Cheyna Roth.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/29/202148 minutes, 28 seconds
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Fist Bumps for Zelda

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Stacy-Marie Ishmael are joined by Gene Park of The Washington Post for a very special all-gaming episode. They get into the massive economy behind video games, the complexities of the multiverse, what games make you a “gamer” and discuss how gaming can actually be really social.    In the Plus segment: What makes a great gaming chair.   Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/27/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 1 second
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Succession: "Clown Town"

Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO's wonderful drama about the lives of the superrich Roy family. So, every Monday, we'll be discussing the previous night's episode with spoiler-filled glee. For Episode 6, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined byjournalist, author and Godmother of Slate Money Succession, Taffy Brodesser-Akner to talk about Soy Boys, the fascists, and Tom’s diner regiment in preparation for prison. Podcast production by Cheyna Roth.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/22/20211 hour, 31 seconds
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Arriving Today

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Stacy-Marie Ishmael are joined by author Christopher Mims to talk about his new book, Arriving Today, what’s really going on with the supply chain crisis, the logistics of how Amazon works, and the crazy story of a crypto group trying to get a copy of the U.S. Constitution at auction.    In the Plus segment: The people you don’t think about in the supply chain.      Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth To learn more about Work Check, visit https://link.chtbl.com/workcheck?sid=podcast.slatemoney Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/20/20211 hour, 43 seconds
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Succession: “Belligerent Zucchini”

Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO's wonderful drama about the lives of the superrich Roy family. So, every Monday, we'll be discussing the previous night's episode with spoiler-filled glee. For Episode 5, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Edmund Lee, longtime media industry reporter for The New York Times to talk about the real-life influences behind Sandy and Sandy, the big board meeting, and invisible cats.   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/15/202158 minutes, 2 seconds
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Billionaire Slap Fight

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Stacy-Marie Ishmael talk about the deconglomeration of Johnson & Johnson and General Electric, the impact worker revenge has on inflation, and Elon Musk’s big Twitter poll costing him ten percent of his stocks. In the Plus segment: Talking on background.  Mentioned in the show:  “’It’s a walkout!’ Inside the fast-food workers’ season of rebellion” by Greg Jaffe “Updating The Verge’s background policy” by Nilay Patel Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/13/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 10 seconds
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Succession: “Goons and Stooges and Rough-Jacks”

Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO's wonderful drama about the lives of the superrich Roy family. So, every Monday, we'll be discussing the previous night's episode with spoiler-filled glee. For Episode 4, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined byMichael Mechanic, author of Jackpot: How the Super-Rich Really Live – and How Their Wealth Harms Us All to talk about the arrival of Adrian Brody, trying to kill your father with the sun, and how true to life Succession really is.  Podcast production by Cheyna Roth.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/8/20211 hour, 1 minute, 2 seconds
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Twelve Gallons of Milk

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Stacy-Marie Ishmael talk about a recent CNN segment claiming milk has gone from $1.99 per gallon to $2.79 per gallon, the United Nations climate summit in Scotland, and the conflict surrounding the Penguin Random House merger attempt with Simon & Schuster.  In the Plus segment: Holding a tungsten cube.    Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/6/202152 minutes, 24 seconds
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Succession: "Caucasian Rich Brain"

Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO's wonderful drama about the lives of the superrich Roy family. So, every Monday, we'll be discussing the previous night's episode with spoiler-filled glee. For Episode 3, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Matt Haber, Newsletter Editor for the Alta Journal, to armchair psychoanalyze Kendall, talk about the daddy issues of the Roy children, and debate whether Tom will actually go to prison.   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/1/202153 minutes, 32 seconds
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Backdoor to Monarchy

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Stacy-Marie Ishmael talk about Facebook’s transformation to Metaverse, how the billionaire income tax would work (and why it won’t happen), and Hertz’s new deal with Tesla.  In the Plus segment: How a butt dial blundered a coup. Mentioned In the show:  “Why Hertz’s big Tesla deal is such a blockbuster” by Rebecca Heilweil “Democrats’ billionaire tax would heavily target 10 wealthiest Americans, but alternative plan is emerging” by Jeff Stein, Andrew Van Dam and Tony Romm “How the Billionaires Income Tax Would Work” by Richard Rubin  “What the Metaverse Is, Who’s in It and Why It Matters” by Nate Lanxon  “Facebook’s Doppelganger ETF Rakes in Cash on Mistaken Identity” by Vildana Hajric and Claire Ballentine “Facebook just revealed its new name: Meta” by Kim Lyons  “Rogers Chairman Fires Board for Firing Him for Firing CEO” by Matt Levine     Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/30/202152 minutes, 7 seconds
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Succession: “Snake Linguini”

Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO's wonderful drama about the lives of the superrich Roy family. So, every Monday, we'll be discussing the previous night's episode with spoiler-filled glee. For Episode 2, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by author and rich people expert Kurt Anderson, to talk about and whether Logan is in a decline, Kendal’s big speech, and those doughnuts.    Podcast production by Cheyna Roth.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/25/202147 minutes, 39 seconds
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Will You Accept These Cookies?

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Stacy-Marie Ishmael talk about ad tracking and big changes at Apple, what’s going on with tuna bonds, and big businesses buying up real estate. In the Plus segment: Legacy admissions.  Mentioned In the show: “Snap’s Stock Plummets as It Blames Apple’s Privacy Changes for Hurting Its Ad Business” by Sarah E. Needleman “Zillow pauses homebuying as tech-powered flipping hits snag” by Patrick Clark “Credit Suisse agrees to pay $475 million in fines over the ‘tuna bond’ affair in Mozambique” by Matthew Goldstein “Amherst College drops admissions edge for children of alumni” by The Associated Press Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/23/20211 hour, 34 seconds
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Succession: "Weevils in the Flour Sack"

Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO's wonderful drama about the lives of the superrich Roy family. So, every Monday, we'll be discussing the previous night's episode with spoiler-filled glee. For the series premier, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Janine Gibson, assistant editor of Financial Times to talk about Geri's glass cliff promotion, who might be going to jail, and all the best one liners. Podcast production by Cheyna Roth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/18/202143 minutes, 41 seconds
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Felix Hates Polls

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Stacy-Marie Ishmael talk about spoiled customers acting out, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva and the scandal plaguing her job position, and a new poll finding that a third of households making less than $50,000 in the U.S. lost or spent their savings during the pandemic.  In the Plus segment: The Coinbase proposal for an entirely new regulation system for cryptocurrency. Mentioned In the show:  “Almost 20% of U.S. Households Lost Entire Savings During Covid” by Simone Silvan “Unruly customers threaten economic recovery” by Hope King “IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva survives China scandal: What you need to know” by Bjarke Smith-Meyer  “Policy goals for crypto market regulation” by FTX Research “Operational Framework of the Digital Asset Policy Proposal” by GitHub Podcast production by Cheyna Roth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/16/202152 minutes, 20 seconds
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Succession: Next Cove Please, Julius!

Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO’s wonderful drama about the lives of the superrich Roy family. So, every Monday we’ll be discussing the previous night’s episode with spoiler-filled glee. To kick us off after a long wait for season 3, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by The New Yorker's Rebecca Mead to talk about her piece, "The Real C.E.O of 'Succession'", how sorry we should feel for the Roy "children," and the mic drop ending of season 2. Podcast production by Cheyna Roth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/202142 minutes, 2 seconds
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Trillions

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Stacy-Marie Ishmael are joined by Robin Wigglesworth to talk about his new book Trillions. They get into active investing, what’s going on with Tether, and the art company Masterworks.    In the Plus segment: Snacks.    Mentioned In the show:  “Why Masterworks is worth $1 billion” by Felix Salmon “Anyone Seen Tether’s Billions?” by Zeke Faux “Former Pepsi C.E.O. Indra Nooyi on the Truth of Corporate Responsibility” by David Marchese “You’re snacking more when working from home, too right ?” by Emily Peck   Email: [email protected]  Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/9/202155 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Contrarian

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Stacy-Marie Ishmael are joined by Max Chafkin to talk about his new book The Contrarian. They get into the life and drama of Peter Thiel, insider trading, and the Ozy Media scandal.   In the Plus segment: What will Peter Thiel do with all his money?  Mentioned in the show:  “Goldman Sachs, Ozy Media and a $40 Million Conference Call Gone Wrong” by Ben Smith “Most Americans Today Believe the Stock Market is Rigged, and They’re Right” by Liam Vaughan Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Cheyna Roth.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/2/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 57 seconds
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Too Big to Disappear

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Stacy-Marie Ishmael talk about the precarious position of the huge Chinese real-estate company Evergrande, the debt ceiling and revolving door of tax policies, and the foreign policy dustup over submarines.  In the Plus segment: Corruption in the Treasury Department.  Mentioned In the show:  “Understanding Evergrande, the Chinese Real Estate Conglomerate That’s Nearing Collapse,”by Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway for Bloomberg’s Oddlots Axios Capital Newsletter, by Felix Salmon Axios Closer Newsletter, by Courtenay Brown “How Accounting Giants Craft Favorable Tax Rules From Inside Government,” by Jesse Drucker and Danny Hakim for the New York Times     Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck, @s_m_i  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/25/202146 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Minaj Effect

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Stacy-Marie Ishmael talk about vaccine mandates and the spread of vaccine misinformation (ahem, Nicki Minaj), the New York magazine piece on delivery workers in New York City, and the Treasury Department’s report on U.S. child care.    In the Plus segment: The crypto carry trade.  Mentioned In The Show:  “Revolt of the Delivery Workers,” by Josh Dzieza for New York  Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen on Shortages in the Child Care System  “Why the Stable Coin Users WIll Inherit the Earth,” by Joe Weisenthal for Bloomberg   Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck, @s_m_i  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/18/202151 minutes, 12 seconds
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Shutdown

Historian and author Adam Tooze joins Felix Salmon and Emily Peck to talk about his new book Shutdown: How Covid Shook the World’s Economy and his Substack piece on the sanctions on Afghanistan.  In the Plus segment: Lessons from the COVID-19 crisis.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/11/202152 minutes, 53 seconds
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Porn and Propaganda

Joseph Bernstein of Buzzfeed News joins to talk about his Harper’s cover story on antidisinformation, the big OnlyFans porn debacle, and the rise of shoplifted items being sold on Amazon.    In the Plus segment: Renaissance Technologies. Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/4/202152 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Cult of We

Eliot Brown of the Wall Street Journal joins Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Stacy-Marie Ishmael to talk about his book The Cult of We about the wild rise of WeWork under its eccentric founder Adam Neumann, attempting to answer their many questions such as, “Why?”. They talk blitzscaling, founder control, and why we keep giving white men with good hair so much money.  In the Plus segment: Unpublished tidbits from Eliot’s book.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @s_m_i, @EmilyRPeck  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/28/202150 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Crypto Episode

This week, cryptocurrency expert Maya Zehavi joins Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Stacy-Marie Ishmael to answer all their questions about the world of crypto. (And they have a lot.)  In the Plus segment: CBDCs. Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @s_m_i, @EmilyRPeck  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/21/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 23 seconds
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Pandemic of Rage

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Stacy-Marie Ishmael discuss the effects of the Delta variant, rising gas prices, and the rise of ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ fintech.  In the Plus segment: Mr. White Hat. Mentioned in the Show: “How the Pandemic Now Ends’,” by Ed Yong for the Atlantic  “Biden’s OPEC Plea Is Really Directed at Anxious Drivers,” by Liam Denning for Bloomberg “How Sweden Became the Silicon Valley of Europe,” by Colm Fulton and Supantha Mukherjee for Reuters  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/14/202159 minutes, 23 seconds
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Slate Money: Movies: Sense and Sensibility

Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies.  For the final episode of the season, author and Slate Money favorite, Taffy Brodesser-Akner returns to talk about Sense and Sensibility….and, in a major plot twist, the JLo vehicle Maid in Manhattan! They’ll discuss what these two films could possibly have in common, the villainization of gold diggers, and why Emily felt Sense and Sensibility was a horror film. Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/10/202154 minutes, 10 seconds
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Finance Blogger Reunion

This week, Felix Salmon and Stacy-Marie Ishmael are joined by their fellow finance-blogging alum, Cardiff Garcia. Cardiff sheds some light on the current situation in Cuba, they discuss skewed incentives in investment banking, and the state of bookselling.  In the Plus segment: The Fed chair decision. Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @s_m_i  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/7/202151 minutes, 23 seconds
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Slate Money: Movies: Glengarry Glen Ross

Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies.  Mary Childs of Planet Money joins Felix and Emily to talk about the 1992 film Glengarry Glen Ross, adapted by David Mamet from his play of the same name. They discuss toxic masculinity in the workplace, short-termism, and why this film kept Mary up all night.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/3/202158 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Super App Dream

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, are joined by Cezary Podkul of ProPublica to talk about his in-depth article on unemployment insurance fraud, Robinhood’s IPO and ambitions of being a “super app,” and everything that’s going on with private companies in China and the stock market in Hong Kong.  In the Plus segment: Payment for order flow.  Mentioned in the show: “How Unemployment Insurance Fraud Exploded During the Pandemic” by Cezary Podkul for ProPublica  “U.S. SEC says Chinese IPO hopefuls must provide additional risk disclosures” by Echo Wang, Scott Murdoch, and Kane Wu for Reuters “Hong Kong's Status as a Financial Center Seems Safe” by Felix Salmon for Axios “The Time Tax” by Annie Lowrey for The Atlantic Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/31/202157 minutes, 49 seconds
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Slate Money: Movies: Citizen Kane

Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies.  Ben Smith, media columnist for The New York Times, joins Emily and Felix to discuss the urtext of business-themed movies, Orson Welles’ 1941 film Citizen Kane. They discuss Charles Foster Kane’s real life counterpart William Randolph Hearst, the portrayal of Jewish characters in the 1940s, and how much (or little) the media industry has changed since Kane’s day. Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/27/202149 minutes, 13 seconds
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Expendable Men

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Stacy-Marie Ishmael discuss the billionaire space race we saw this week, Johnson & Johnson’s “Texas two-step” plan, and two big workplace issues -- expenses and meetings.  In the Plus segment: Private markets.  Mentioned in the show: “Are You a Bezos?” by Jacob Bernstein for the New York Times “Emergency Skin” by N. K. Jemisin ‘Just Expense It’ is Corporate Speak for ‘Our Policies Assume You’re Rich’ by Stacy-Marie Ishmael for Fortune.  “Nasdaq Gets Serious About Private-Company Share Trading” by Felix Salmon for Axios.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/24/202145 minutes, 29 seconds
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Slate Money: Movies: Parasite

Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies.  Dodai Stewart of The New York Times joins Emily and Felix to discuss the stunning winner of the 2020 Best Picture Oscar, Parasite. They discuss class solidarity (or lack thereof), how the film’s themes translate to America, and why only the rich can afford luxuries like planning, trust and using all their senses. Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/20/202157 minutes, 53 seconds
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Normalize Venison

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Stacy-Marie Ishmael discuss the inflation spike, Felix’s favorite solution to the deadly deer problem, and Netflix getting into video games.  In the Plus segment: French pastry.  Mentioned in the show: “How Do You Measure Inflation?” on The Indicator by Planet Money “How to Solve America’s Wild Deer Problem? Eat Them” by Frank Hyman for the Wall Street Journal “The Market Solution to the Deer Problem” by Felix Salmon for Axios  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck, @s_m_i  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/17/202146 minutes, 21 seconds
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Slate Money: Movies: The Fountainhead

Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies.  Michael Bierut, graphic designer and self-described “recovering Ayn Rand fan”, joins Felix and Emily to discuss the 1949 film adaptation of The Fountainhead. They cover the film’s remarkable architecture, the clunky, long-winded dialogue, and its surprising watchability--despite Ayn Rand’s insistence on controlling everything.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/13/202152 minutes, 11 seconds
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Compliance Is a Journey

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Stacy-Marie Ishmael discuss Biden’s wide reaching new executive order, regulatory arbitrage in fintech, and China’s crackdown on Didi.   In the Plus segment: The four-day work week.  Mentioned in the show: “Owning Chinese Companies Is Complicated,” by Matt Levine for Bloomberg.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck, @s_m_i  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/10/202157 minutes
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Slate Money: Movies: The Hudsucker Proxy

Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies.  Katherine Bell, Editor in Chief of Quartz, joins to talk about The Hudsucker Proxy. They discuss the heightened depiction of corporate culture, circles, and yet another female reporter character who sleeps with her source.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/6/202145 minutes, 27 seconds
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Everything is Concrete

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Stacy-Marie Ishmael discuss Robinhood’s FINRA fine, the use and longevity of concrete following the tragic collapse of a Miami condo building, and AirBnB’s secretive (and well-funded) violent crime cover-ups. In the Plus segment: Krispy Kreme.  Mentioned in the show: “Airbnb Is Spending Millions of Dollars to Make Nightmares Go Away,” by Olivia Carville “Convenience > Compassion,” by Framing “No, You Can’t Recycle a Bowling Ball (But People Sure Keep Trying)” by Eleanor Cummins for Curbed Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck, @s_m_i Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/3/20211 hour, 1 minute, 24 seconds
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Slate Money: Movies: Magic Mike

Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies.  Shane Ferro, former economics journalist and current public defender, stops by to talk about how Magic Mike is a film about the gig economy and the precarity of freelance work in a post Great Recession world.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/29/202150 minutes, 1 second
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Free Britney

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Stacy-Marie Ishmael discuss the apparently abusive conservatorship of Britney Spears, the failures of COVAX and worldwide vaccine distribution, and Peter Thiel’s shocking Roth IRA.  In the Plus segment: Small businesses in the pandemic. Mentioned in the show: “The Darker Story Just Outside the Lens of Framing Britney Spears,” by Sara Luterman for the New Republic “A Beautiful Idea: How COVAX Has Fallen Short,” by Ann Danaiya Usher for the Lancet  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck, @s_m_i  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/26/202156 minutes, 30 seconds
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Slate Money: Movies: Thank You For Smoking

Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies.  Joanne Lipman, author and journalist, joins to talk about the 2005 film Thank You For Smoking. They discuss the terrible trope of female reporters sleeping with their sources, The Marlboro Man, and “moral flexibility.”  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/22/202157 minutes, 30 seconds
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Hipster Antitrust

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Stacy-Marie Ishmael discuss Lina Khan and tech antitrust, Anna Wiener’s New Yorker piece on Silicon Valley, and the New York Times investigation into working at Amazon.  In the Plus segment: MacKenzie Scott gives again. Mentioned in the show: “The Separation of Platforms and Commerce,” by Lina M. Khan for the Columbia Law Review “Does Tech Need a New Narrative,” by Anna Wiener for the New Yorker “The Amazon That Customers Don’t See,” by Jodi Kantor, Karen Weise, and Grace Ashford for the New York Times “The Latest Pandemic Supply Shock: Child Care Workers” by Patrick Sisson for Bloomberg CityLab “Seeding by Ceding” by MacKenzie Scott Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck, @s_m_i Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/19/202155 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Weirdo Camp

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Stacy-Marie Ishmael talk about the ProPublica report on the tax returns of US billionaires, how Uber prices are changing and what it means, and the consequences of Bitcoin becoming legal tender in El Salvador.  In the Plus segment: UI fraud. Mentioned in the show: “The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax” by Jesse Eisinger, Jeff Ernsthausen and Paul Kiel for ProPublica “We Ran the Treasury Department. This Is How to Fix Tax Evasion.” by Timothy F. Geithner, Jacob J. Lew, Henry M. Paulson Jr., Robert E. Rubin and Lawrence H. Summers for the New York Times “Farewell, Millennial Lifestyle Subsidy” by Kevin Roose for the New York Times “Cryptocurrency Comes to Retirement Plans as Coinbase Teams Up With 401(k) Provider” by Anne Tergesen for The Wall Street Journal  “There’s a New Vision for Crypto, and It’s Wildly Different From Bitcoin” by Joe Weisenthal for Bloomberg  “Half of the Pandemic's Unemployment Money May Have Been Stolen” by Felix Salmon for Axios Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck, @s_m_i  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/12/202156 minutes, 49 seconds
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Are SPACs Scams?

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Stacy-Marie Ishmael talk about AMC’s meme stock moment and the pros and cons of working from home. Then, Charles Duhigg of the New Yorker and Slate’s How To! podcast, joins to talk about his recent article on Chamath Palihapitiya. In the Plus segment: The latest Jobs Report.  Mentioned in the show: “Employees Are Quitting Instead of Giving Up Working From Home,” by Anders Melin and Misyrlena Egkolfopoulou for Bloomberg “Commuting is Psychological Torture,” by Luke O'Neil “The Pied Piper of SPACs,” by Charles Duhigg for the New Yorker “America’s Cruel Unemployment Experiment,” by Emily Stewart for Vox Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck, @s_m_i Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/5/202158 minutes, 37 seconds
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Win-Lose

Joe Weisenthal of Bloomberg joins Slate Money to talk about his take on inflation, Exxon’s new activist investors, and Amazon buying MGM.  In the Plus segment: Joe on the importance of semiconductors.  Mentioned in the show: "It’s Time to Talk About Something and Inflation Isn’t the Right Word for it,” by Joe Weisenthal for Bloomberg “What Scaremongering About Inflation Gets Wrong,” by Rebecca L. Spang for the Washington Post "Daniela Gabor on the Critical Case Against Private Sector ESG,” by Joe Weisenthal for Bloomberg "The Texas Winter Storm and Power Outages Killed Hundreds More People Than the State Says,” by Peter Aldhaus, Stephanie M. Lee, and Zahra Hirji for Buzzfeed "How the Texas Legislature Could Change the state's Power Grid This Session,” by Erin Douglas and Mitchell Ferman Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck, @s_m_i Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/29/202155 minutes, 36 seconds
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Male Mass Hysteria

Edmund Lee of the New York Times joins Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Stacy-Marie Ishmael to talk about AT&T's massive WarnerMedia-Discovery merger, this week’s Bitcoin crash, and burnout.   In the Plus segment: Future media merger speculation.  Mentioned in the show: “U.S. Telecoms Decide Focusing on Pipes Isn’t So Dumb After All,” by Nic Fildes, Anna Nicolaou ,and Sujeet Indap for the Financial Times  “‘Why the Bitcoin Crash Was a Big Win for Cryptocurrencies,” by Jim Bianco for Bloomberg  “The Lie of ‘No One Wants to Work’,” by Gaby Del Valle for Eater Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck, @s_m_i  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/22/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Blackmail Episode

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Stacy-Marie Ishmael are joined by Brad Stone to talk about the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack and his new book Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire, covering things like AMI’s extortion of Bezos, what the single cow burger tells about who Bezos has become, the impact of Amazon’s labor practices, and many more Bezos/Amazon topics.  In the Plus segment: Neobanks.  Mentioned in the show: “No Thank You, Mr. Pecker,” by Jeff Bezos “Colonial Pipeline Paid the Ransom. Bad Move,” by Timothy L. O'Brien for Bloomberg  “The Deadly Toll of Amazon’s Trucking Boom,” by Paris Martineau for The Information “Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace,” by Jodi Kantor and David Streitfeld for the New York Times  “Simple Banking Customers Still Locked Out; Parent BBVA Says Its Customer Service Crashed,” by Mike Rogoway for Oregon Live Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck, @s_m_i Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/15/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 19 seconds
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Having Children is Hard

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Stacy-Marie Ishmael talk about the disappointing jobs report and how it relates to falling birth rates, the Bill and Melinda Gates divorce news and Trump’s Facebook ban. In the Plus segment: The Peloton treadmill recall.  Mentioned in the show: “The Great Birth Rate Freak-Out” by Jill Filipovic MIT Media Lab director resigns over financial ties to Jeffrey Epstein” by Felix Salmon for Axios “How an Élite University Research Center Concealed Its Relationship with Jeffrey Epstein” by Ronan Farrow for The New Yorker Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck, @s_m_i  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/8/202149 minutes, 41 seconds
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Protection Money

Stacy-Marie Ishmael joins as a co-host this week with Felix Salmon and Emily Peck to talk about the pandemic’s Big Tech boom, the car market, and the controversy over Basecamp’s office culture. In the Plus segment: Wirecard.  Mentioned in the show: “Breaking Camp,” by Casey Newton for the Verge “How Big Tech Won the Pandemic,” by Shira Ovide for the New York Times ”About the Apple Card,” by Jamie Heinemeier Hansson  “How the Paper Trail Went Cold in KPMG’s Special Audit of Wirecard,” by Dan McCrum and Olaf Storbeck for the Financial Times.  "The Weird, Extremely German Origins of the Wirecard Scandal" by Adrian Daub  for The New Republic Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/1/202155 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Not So Super League

Peter Thal Larsen of Breakingviews joins Felix Salmon and Emily Peck to talk about the mess with soccer’s Super League, what happened with Greensill, and the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.   In the Plus segment: Immersive Vincent Van Gogh exhibits. Mentioned in the show: “They Hacked McDonald’s Ice Cream Machines—and Started a Cold War,” by Andy Greenberg for Wired.  “Dueling Van Gogh Exhibits Cause Confusion Across America,” by Selene San Felice for Axios.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/24/202154 minutes, 46 seconds
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Wood-Pulp-Based Media

This week, legendary graphic designer Michael Bierut joins Felix Salmon and Emily Peck to discuss the late Bernie Madoff and his relation to the Coinbase direct listing, the concept of vaccine passports, and print media versus digital media.  In the Plus segment: Logos. Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/17/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 11 seconds
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Slate Money: Movies: Working Girl

Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies.  For the season finale, Jolie Hunt, CEO of Hunt & Gather, joins Felix Salmon and Anna Szymanski to talk about the 80s classic Working Girl. They discuss the class dynamics at play, the actual business taking place in the film, and what makes it such an enjoyable fairytale. Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/13/202142 minutes, 48 seconds
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Corporations are People Too

Yinka Adegoke of Rest of World joins Felix Salmon and Emily Peck to talk about President Joe Biden’s plan to raise corporate taxes, the U.S. housing bubble, and the rise of fintech in emerging markets. In the Plus segment: Is child care infrastructure? Don’t pick up! The Rise and Fall of a Massive Industry Based on Missed Calls by By Atul Bhattarai for Rest of World Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/10/202152 minutes, 34 seconds
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Slate Money: Movies: Margin Call

Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies.  Lizzie O'Leary, host of Slate’s What Next TBD, joins to talk about Margin Call, the 2011 drama about the financial crisis. They’ll talk about how realistic the film is, the nuanced depiction of the people behind the crisis, and Lizzie’s experience as a political reporter covering the real thing.   Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/6/202153 minutes, 35 seconds
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It’s Finally Infrastructure Week

Writer and former host of Studio 360, Kurt Andersen, joins Felix Salmon and Emily Peck to talk about Biden’s long awaited and much needed infrastructure plan, the Archegos dustup on Wall Street and the union vote at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama.  In the Plus segment: Post-pandemic Broadway. Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/3/202152 minutes, 26 seconds
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Slate Money: Movies: The Devil Wears Prada

Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies.  This week, Felix and Anna are joined by Edmund Lee of The New York Times to talk about The Devil Wears Prada. They discuss the film’s dated depiction of the magazine and fashion industries, Andy’s judgey friends, and of course, the IRL Miranda Priestly, Anna Wintour. Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/30/202154 minutes, 39 seconds
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Boaty McBoatface

Max Cho, a product manager at Google, joins Felix Salmon and Emily Peck to talk about that cargo ship stuck in the Suez Canal and its effect on supply chains, the bloodbath at Medium and the media in general, and what the post-pandemic return to the office will look like. In the Plus segment: The price of Bitcoin.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/27/20211 hour, 1 minute, 11 seconds
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Slate Money: Movies: There Will Be Blood

Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies.  This week, Felix and Anna are joined by Niala Boodhoo of Axios to discuss the Paul Thomas Anderson oil epic There Will Be Blood. They’ll delve into the religious symbolism in the film, analyze Daniel Plainview’s family values and get into some of the history behind the story.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/23/202144 minutes, 45 seconds
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Patent Races and Racism

Economics professor Lisa D. Cook stops by to discuss her New York Times article on the wide-ranging economic impact of discrimination, the racist history of patents and innovation, and vaccine IP questions.  In the Plus Segment: Mobile money.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/20/20211 hour, 11 seconds
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Slate Money: Movies: The Social Network

Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies.  This week, Felix and Anna are joined by Paul Ford, podcaster and CEO of Postlight, to discuss the 2010 David Fincher movie The Social Network and let’s just say...he does not recommend it. They’ll discuss what the movie gets wrong in retrospect, what makes the writing of the female characters so terrible and other reasons The Facebook Movie just does not hold up.  “Discussing Skateboarding with Director Werner Herzog” by Ian Michna & Rob Fraebel for Jenkem Magazine Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/16/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Data Detective

Economist, journalist, and podcaster Tim Harford returns to the show to discuss his new book The Data Detective: Ten Easy Rules to Make Sense of Statistics with Felix Salmon and Emily Peck. They also chew over President Joe Biden’s new stimulus bill and the Beeple NFT. In the Plus Segment: Florence Nightingale. Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/13/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 41 seconds
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Slate Money: Movies: Wall Street

Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies.  This week, Felix and Anna are joined by Josh Brown, CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management and Wall Street superfan, to talk about Oliver Stone’s 1987 ode to yuppie culture. They’ll discuss the corporate raider culture of the 80s, the era of “smiling and dialing” and the wonky legality of insider trading.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/9/20211 hour, 1 minute, 16 seconds
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The Plague Cycle

Charles Kenny, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, joins Felix Salmon and Emily Peck to talk about his new book The Plague Cycle: The Unending War Between Humanity and Infectious Disease, vaccine distribution, and how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the global economy long term.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/6/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 46 seconds
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Slate Money: Movies: 9 to 5

Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies.  This week, Felix and Anna are joined by Louise Roug, International executive Editor at HuffPost, to talk about the hit 1980 comedy 9 to 5. They discuss how the film’s original, darker tone was abandoned, why its themes are, sadly, still so relevant today and, of course, the wonderful Dolly Parton.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/2/202136 minutes, 37 seconds
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Four Lost Cities

Author and science journalist, Annalee Newitz joins Felix Salmon and Emily Peck to talk about their new book Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age, electric vehicles and why the internet may be doomed.    In the Slate Plus segment: The payments infrastructure in the US.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/27/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 27 seconds
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Slate Money: Movies: Michael Clayton

Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies.  This week, Felix and Anna are joined by Peter Kafka, a senior correspondent at Recode and host of the Recode Media podcast, to talk about the 2007 Oscar-winning film Michael Clayton. They break down some of the plot issues, get into what makes it a good New York film, and Anna will explain why she really hates this movie.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/23/202145 minutes, 54 seconds
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Farewell, Anna!

It’s Anna Szymanski’s final (regular) episode as a host of Slate Money. So, in true Anna fashion, she, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck get wonky on the Texas power grid and Citibank’s $500 million error. Plus, Anna answers your questions for her!  Don’t worry, there is more Anna coming in our Slate Money Goes to the Movies miniseries! Next up: Michael Clayton.    In the Slate Plus segment: Anna argues her biggest contrarian take--liking Tom Brady.  Bloomberg Odd Lots  Bloomberg Surveillance  BBC Global News   Banking with Interest Citibank legal docs.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/20/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 49 seconds
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Slate Money: Movies: Indecent Proposal

Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies.  This week, Felix and Anna are joined by Taffy Brodesser-Akner to discuss the 1993 film Indecent Proposal starring Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson and Robert Redford. They get into topics like whether there can possibly be a feminist read of this film, the moral value of money and why Taffy quotes this movie all the time in her professional life.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Taffy Brodesser-Akner is an author and a journalist for New York Times Magazine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/16/202149 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Bitcoin Simulation

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Anna Szymanski talk about Tesla’s $1.5 million Bitcoin investment, the recent growth of fast fashion and Bumble’s IPO.  In the Slate Plus segment: Birkinstocks. (Not to be confused with Birkenstocks.)   ‘Ultra-fast Fashion Is Eating the World’ by Rachel Monroe for the Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/03/ultra-fast-fashion-is-eating-the-world/617794/  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/13/202150 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Powerful and The Damned

Lionel Barber, former editor of the Financial Times, joins Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Anna Szymanski to discuss his book The Powerful and the Damned: Private Diaries in Turbulent Times, the “devil's bargain” involved with being a journalist who has direct access to some of the most powerful people in the world, and what it’s like to run a newspaper like the Financial Times.   In the Slate Plus segment: Nick Clegg. Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/6/202153 minutes, 56 seconds
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What’s Going On With Game Stop?

You asked for it! Slate Money devotes the whole episode to explaining the crazy GameStop story that has taken over everything this week. Hope King (formerly of Cheddar, CNN, Business Insider) joins Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Anna Szymanski to help untangle the situation.    In the Slate Plus segment: What does AMC have to do with all of this? Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/30/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Price You Pay for College

Ron Lieber of The New York Times joins Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Anna Szymanski to talk about his book The Price You Pay for College on the economics of higher education, and how to work within the (terrible) system to get the COVID-19 vaccine.  In the Slate Plus segment: Pardons.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/23/202149 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Land of Somewhat Normal

Cathy O‘Neil returns to Slate Money to talk with Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Anna Szymanski about Biden’s $1.9 trillion economic package, social media platforms banning Trump, and hackers attacking Parler...and male chastity belts.  In the Slate Plus segment: The near future of COVID. Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/16/202151 minutes, 41 seconds
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Checks and Roblox

Slate Money talks about the insurrection at the Capitol, those $2,000 stimulus checks, and Roblox’s plan to go public through a direct listing.  In the Slate Plus segment: The Google union.  ‘Trump’s $2,000 Stimulus Checks Are a Big Mistake’ By Lawrence H. Summers for Bloomberg Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: Felix Salmon on Twitter / https://twitter.com/felixsalmon Emily Peck on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmilyRPeck Anna Szymanski on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Three_Guineas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/9/202149 minutes, 1 second
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Money Is Made-Up

Jacob Goldstein of Planet Money joins Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Anna Szymanski to talk about his book Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing and explain the varied history of this thing we call “money”. In the Slate Plus segment: A deeper dive into Jacob’s wonky Numbers Round number.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/2/202149 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Price of Peace

Zach Carter joins Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Anna Szymanski to talk about his book The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes and discuss the life and philosophy of the man whose ideas built the foundation for modern economics.  In the Slate Plus segment: Best books of 2020.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/26/202037 minutes, 12 seconds
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Slate Money: Movies: Trading Places

Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies.  In this special holiday preview episode, Felix and Anna are joined by Yinka Adegoke, the Africa editor for Quartz, to discuss the classic Christmas/commodities-trading comedy Trading Places. They talk about the rampant 1980s-ness of it all, what is actually happening with the frozen concentrated orange juice, and how the film stacks up as a finance movie overall.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/22/202037 minutes, 31 seconds
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Keeping Up With MacKenzie

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Anna Szymanski discuss Massachusetts regulators’ complaint against the Robinhood app, how MacKenzie Scott is giving away billions, and all the One Percenters leaving big cities. In the Slate Plus segment: Currency manipulation.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/19/202046 minutes, 40 seconds
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IPOpalooza

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Anna Szymanski discuss the DoorDash and Airbnb IPOs, the massive antitrust lawsuit against Facebook, and vaccine ethics.  In the Slate Plus segment: Should we just take away Zuck’s special shares? Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/12/202054 minutes, 18 seconds
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Cloud Chat

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Anna Szymanski discuss Salesforce’s $27.7 billion acquisition of Slack, Nasdaq’s proposed plan to require more diverse boards, and Amazon’s big hiring spree.  In the Slate Plus segment: Will we go back to the movies? Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/5/202041 minutes, 53 seconds
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Nerd EGOT

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Anna Szymanski discuss Janet Yellen’s historic appointment to Treasury Secretary, Penguin Random House buying Simon & Schuster for more than $2 billion and why you might want to think twice before giving to United Way Worldwide on Giving Tuesday.  In the Slate Plus segment: A Brexit check in.  United Way Accused Of Retaliation Against Women Employees by Emily Peck for HuffPost Is Dunkin’s $500 Tandem Bike Real? An Investigation. by Jillian Capewell for HuffPost Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/28/202053 minutes, 51 seconds
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"Dear Jay" Letter

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Anna Szymanski talk Steve Mnuchin’s move to cut off the Fed’s emergency funding programs, and Affirm, Airbnb and Doordash all filing to go public.  In the Slate Plus segment: The holidays and COVID-19. Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/21/202046 minutes, 11 seconds
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Self-Loathing Postmodern Hypebeasts

Jacob Weisberg returns to Slate Money to discuss the impact of Pfizer’s vaccine announcement, Spotify’s acquisition of Megaphone to and Supreme being sold for $2.1 billion. In the Slate Plus segment: Jacob on the White House transition.  Sales of Gap's khaki pants almost doubled after MSNBC 'chartthrob' Steve Kornacki wore them for his election-week coverage by Grace Dean for Business Insider.  When It Comes to Steve Kornacki, Please Don’t Cock Block Leslie Jones by Halle Keifer for New York Magazine.  Can Supreme survive its acquisition by VF Corp? By Marc Bain for Quartz.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/14/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Fiscal Genie

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Anna Szymanski discuss the economic ramifications of the election, China blocking the Ant IPO, and the Department of Justice’s antitrust suit against Visa. In the Slate Plus segment: How Twitter and Facebook handled the election.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/7/202045 minutes, 29 seconds
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All Policies are Economic Policies

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Anna Szymanski discuss the effect of the US president on the economy, dual interest rates and whether or not PetSmart and Chewy should split up.  In the Slate Plus segment: The new Gmail logo.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/31/202049 minutes, 14 seconds
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Little Googlettes

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Anna Szymanski discuss the antitrust case against Google, the life and death of Quibi, and Purdue Pharma’s $8.3 billion fine. In the Slate Plus segment: Goldman Sachs.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/24/202049 minutes, 46 seconds
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Comfortable Pants Auction

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Anna Szymanski talk tax evasion at Vista Investment Group, the issues with company performance reviews and auction theory.  In the Slate Plus segment: What news is wake-up-in-the-middle-of-the-night news? Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/17/202050 minutes, 38 seconds
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China’s Gilded Age

Professor Yuen Yuen Ang joins Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Anna Szymanski to discuss her book China’s Gilded Age: The Paradox of Economic Boom and Vast Corruption and how it relates to China and the United States. In the Slate Plus segment: China’s future.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/202058 minutes, 35 seconds
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Razzle-Dazzle to Juke the Algos

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Anna Szymanski discuss Trump’s taxes, controversy at Coinbase, and spoofing.  In the Slate Plus segment: Palantir. Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/3/202047 minutes, 18 seconds
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Who’s Exercising?

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Anna Szymanski discuss the FinCEN files, Buzzfeed News and ICIJ’s big report on money laundering and banks, the economic stress of getting COVID-19, and the big money in exercise,  In the Slate Plus segment: COVID-19 thoughts. Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/26/202049 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ban Facebook

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Anna Szymanski discuss Snowflake’s crazy IPO, what’s wrong with Facebook, and the NVIDIA-Arm merger (which is more interesting than it sounds). In the Slate Plus segment: One Billion Americans by Matthew Yglesias Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/19/202056 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ironic Normcore Trifles

Ben Schott joins Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Anna Szymanski to discuss Citigroup’s new CEO Jane Fraser (and everyone’s preoccupation with her gender), the struggle between parents and non-parents in the workplace and the phenomenon of “blands”. In the Slate Plus segment: Nikola.    Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/12/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ecomagination

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Anna Szymanski discuss the current U.S. labor market, the oddities of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, and the sad state of GE. In the Slate Plus segment: Retail investing.    Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/5/202045 minutes, 55 seconds
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Rolling Dice

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Anna Szymanski discuss the Fed’s new monetary policy announcement, direct listings on the stock market, and all the ways to play Felix’s hypothetical dice game.  In the Slate Plus segment: The Dow.   Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/29/202050 minutes, 4 seconds
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Finders Keepers

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Anna Szymanski discuss the finances of the USPS, the fate of brick and mortar retail after the pandemic, and Citigroup’s $900 million payment to Revlon lenders...that they sent by accident. And in the Plus segment: Productivity in lockdown.   Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/22/202049 minutes, 30 seconds
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Y/N/FU

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Anna Szymanski are joined by Edmund Lee of the New York Times to discuss Fortnite versus Apple, the reliability of statistics, and the life of Sumner Redstone.  And in the Plus segment: Stock splits.    Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/15/202058 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Riches of This Land

Felix Salmon and Anna Szymanski are joined by Jim Tankersley of the New York Times to discuss his book The Riches of This Land: The Untold, True Story of America's Middle Class, TikTok, and the digital future of media.  And in the Plus segment: The economy in the Trump era.   Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/8/202044 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Salmon Legacy

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Anna Szymanski are joined by Felix’s cousin Thomas Harding to discuss his book, Legacy: One Family, a Cup of Tea and the Company that Took On the World , on the unusual financial history of the Salmon family, generational wealth, and financial inequality. And in the Plus segment: More with Thomas Harding. Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/1/202042 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Bad Pac-Man

Emerging markets experts Lee Buchheit and Mitu Gulati join Felix Salmon and Anna Szymanski to discuss how emerging markets are faring in the COVID-19 crisis, the Argentine debt default, and Pac-Man.  And in the Plus segment: Lee’s crisis sovereign-debt-relief plan.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/25/202056 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ghosting the News

This week, Emily Peck, Felix Salmon, and Anna Szymanski went live on Facebook with Margaret Sullivan to discuss her book Ghosting the News and take listener questions about the local news crisis. In the Plus Segment: More with Margaret Sullivan. Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/18/202051 minutes, 47 seconds
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Quick Bites

This week, Emily Peck, Felix Salmon, and Anna Szymanski discuss the Robinhood app that’s gamifying the stock market, Quibi’s big failure, and the rising number of food insecure children in the US.  In the Slate Plus segment: PPP shaming.  Slate Money Live 7/15 at 7pm: https://slate.com/live/wednesday-night-live-with-slate-money.html Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/11/202039 minutes, 47 seconds
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'Good News is Good News' Territory

This week, Emily Peck, Felix Salmon, and Anna Szymanski discuss the advertising boycott of Facebook, environmental, social, and governance investing, and the implications of the latest jobs report.  In the Slate Plus segment: Netflix. Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/4/202046 minutes, 13 seconds
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Get a Beer and COVID-19

This week, Emily Peck, Felix Salmon, and Anna Szymanski discuss the reopening and reclosing of states amid COVID-19 spikes, visas and immigration in the United States, and the messy collapse of the German fintech company Wirecard.  In the Slate Plus segment: Bill Ackman and SPACs. Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/27/202047 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Deficit Myth

Professor Stephanie Kelton joins Emily Peck, Felix Salmon, and Anna Szymanski for a long awaited episode on Modern Monetary Theory. She answers their many questions about MMT and discusses her book The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People’s Economy. In the Slate Plus segment: How we feel about the stock market.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/20/202058 minutes, 46 seconds
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Good Science/Crap Science

Cathy O’Neil is back! She joins Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Anna Szymanski to explain why COVID-19 models are confusing, talk about the media world’s big reckoning with its own racism, and discuss the Ford Foundation’s new bonds plan.  In the Slate Plus segment: A tech startup that’s trying to detect women’s orgasm.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/13/202056 minutes, 40 seconds
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Systemic Interventions

This week, Stacy-Marie Ishmael, the editorial director of the Texas Tribune, joins Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Anna Szymanski to talk about the May jobs report, the Black Lives Matter protests, and the economic history of African Americans, and what reparations might look like. In the Slate Plus segment: A longer conversation on corporate donations.  “Kicked Off the Land,” by Lizzie Presser for The New Yorker Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/202050 minutes, 17 seconds
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Financial Therapy

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Anna Szymanski talk to Amanda Clayman, a therapist who specializes in money issues. Amanda answers listener questions and discusses topics like student loan guilt and pandemic money hoarding. In the Slate Plus segment: Family history and money.    Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/30/202055 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Facebook Pandemic

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Anna Szymanski talk about the economic of vaccines, how Facebook is totally (unfortunately) winning this pandemic and the question of work from home pay based on where you live. In the Slate Plus segment: The Weight Watchers layoffs.    Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/23/202055 minutes, 30 seconds
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Seamless Is a Verb

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Anna Szymanski talk about the possibility of a merger between Uber and Grubhub, the potential collapse of the child care industry, and they get to some of the questions they missed on their Wednesday night Facebook Live Q&A. In the Slate Plus segment: Questions from the live Q&A  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/202044 minutes, 59 seconds
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Cities and Coronavirus

Urban theorist Richard Florida joins the Slate Money hosts to discuss all sorts of questions around cities and coronavirus--such as how population density factors into the virus’ spread, why certain cities are faring better than others, and what our cities might look like after the pandemic.   In the Slate Plus segment: The reaction to COVID-19 and climate change.    Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/9/202051 minutes, 4 seconds
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Slate Money: Food: Food Waste

In this Slate Money mini-series, Felix Salmon talks to guests about the economics of food. This week, Austin Bryniarski joins to discuss his theory that the war on food waste is a little too easy for everyone to get behind and might ultimately serve as a distraction from bigger environmental and social issues.  For more info, read his article The War on Food Waste is a Waste of Time by Austin Bryniarski for The Outline. Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/5/202026 minutes, 7 seconds
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How is Boeing Okay?

This week Felix, Anna, and Emily discuss the process for reopening states, what’s going on with big business right now, and the gross domestic product that’s hidden in our homes.  In the Slate Plus segment: The meat industry.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/2/202044 minutes, 37 seconds
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Slate Money: Food: Alternative Meat

In this Slate Money mini-series, Felix Salmon talks to guests about the economics of food. This week, Tad Friend joins to discuss the growing alternative meat industry, the plant-based crusade of Impossible Foods CEO Pat Brown and the significant environmental benefits of ditching the beef patty. "Value Meal" by Tad Friend for The New Yorker Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/28/202032 minutes, 17 seconds
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Why Are Republicans Being So Mean?

This week Felix, Anna, and Emily discuss the price of oil, the Paycheck Protection Program round two, and the results of their informal poll on stimulus checks.  Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on Slate Money each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our show. In the Slate Plus segment: The United States Oil Fund. Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/25/202054 minutes, 40 seconds
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Slate Money: Food: Sustainability

In this Slate Money mini-series, Felix Salmon talks to guests about the economics of food. Dan Barber of Blue Hill joins Felix to discuss how COVID-19 is revealing the flaws in the farm-to-table model, the utilitarian origins of cuisine and what a truly sustainable local food system would look like.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/21/202045 minutes, 2 seconds
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Giant Money Gun

This week Felix, Anna, and Emily discuss the Paycheck Protection Program funds running out, Amazon’s current percentage of evil, and why companies would pay out dividends right now. “Coronavirus at Smithfield pork plant: The untold story of America's biggest outbreak” by Jessica Lussenhop in BBC News  In the Slate Plus segment: Pandemic Bonds.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/18/202047 minutes, 41 seconds
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Slate Money: Food: Reservations

In this Slate Money mini-series, Felix Salmon talks to guests about the economics of food. Remember going to restaurants? Marissa Conrad joins to talk about the complex economy of restaurant reservations and how apps like OpenTable and Resy are changing the game.  “We Suck at Reservations” by Marissa Conrad for New York Magazine Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/14/202030 minutes, 48 seconds
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Too Big to Be Small

This week Felix, Anna, and Emily talk about Felix’s theory that this is a “Bayesian” crisis, the Fed’s newest lending program which includes businesses that aren’t exactly big or small, and the stock market’s major rally.  “The Economic Devastation Of COVID-19 Is Hitting Women Particularly Hard,” by Emily Peck in the Huffington Post Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on Slate Money each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our show. In the Slate Plus segment: Zoom.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/11/202049 minutes, 12 seconds
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Slate Money: Food: Fast Food

In this Slate Money mini-series, Felix Salmon talks to guests about the economics of food. Marcia Chatelain, author of Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, joins to discuss the complex relationship between fast food franchises and African American communities.   Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/7/202031 minutes, 2 seconds
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Banana Disruptions

Felix, Anna and Emily discuss the issue of small business loans in the stimulus bill, why the toilet paper shortage might not be overhyped and Trump’s oil tweet which is quite possibly the most market moving tweet ever. “What Everyone’s Getting Wrong About the Toilet Paper Shortage,” by Will Oremus in Medium “Trump’s Labor Department Takes A Hacksaw To Coronavirus Paid Sick Leave” by Emily Peck in the Huffington Post. In the Slate Plus segment: The ad market during the COVID-19 pandemic.    Email: [email protected] Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/4/202046 minutes, 20 seconds
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Slate Money: COVID-19: April 1, 2020

Every Wednesday, the Slate Money hosts discuss what’s going on right now amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Today, Emily, Anna, and Felix discuss the question of paying rent and mortgages amid the massive layoffs due to COVID-19. Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/1/202017 minutes, 3 seconds
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Slate Money: Food: GMOs

In this Slate Money mini-series, Felix Salmon talks to guests about the economics of food. Michael Specter joins Felix to talk coronavirus, GMOs, industrial farming and various other topics that affect public health.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/31/202039 minutes, 22 seconds
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Big Business and Bailouts

This week, Felix, Emily, and Anna talk to Rich Lesser of Boston Consulting Group about how big businesses are coping right now and the relief bill that was just passed. Then they discuss what the Fed is doing, and what’s going on at Amazon.  “U.S. airlines don’t need a bailout to stay in business” by Richard Squire  In the Slate Plus segment: Ecuador. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on Slate Money each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our show. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/28/202046 minutes, 1 second
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Slate Money: COVID-19: March 25, 2020

In this weekly, day-of update, the Slate Money hosts discuss what’s going on right now amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Today, Emily, Anna and Felix discuss the $2 Trillion relief package and how the US government stacks up in the crisis.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/25/202020 minutes, 28 seconds
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Slate Money: Food: Technology

In this Slate Money mini-series, Felix Salmon talks to guests about the economics of food. Jordan Thaeler of WhatsBusy joins Slate Money Food to talk about the tech and data side of the food biz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/24/202034 minutes, 24 seconds
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A Bigger Hammer

This week, the Slate Money hosts discuss the government’s plan to send out checks, the senators who used inside information to profit off the COVID-19 pandemic, and the latest news from China.  “Coronavirus: The Hammer and the Dance,” by Tomas Pueyo And in the Slate Plus segment: Brazil. Email us your questions about personal finance during the pandemic at [email protected]! Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/21/202051 minutes, 23 seconds
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Slate Money: COVID-19: March 18, 2020

In this weekly, day-of update, the Slate Money hosts discuss what’s going on right now amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/18/202020 minutes, 27 seconds
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Slate Money: Food: Costco

In this Slate Money mini-series, Felix Salmon talks to guests about the economics of food. In the first episode of the mini-series, Felix talks to Zachary Crockett about the cult of Costco and what makes the no-frills warehouse such an alluring shopping experience. (Especially now that everyone is stockpiling toilet paper.) And you can read Zachary’s piece on Chik-fil-A here.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/17/202031 minutes, 50 seconds
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The World is Falling Apart

This week Ben Hubbard, author of “MBS: The Rise to Power of Mohammed bin Salman”, joins Felix, Emily, and Anna to discuss the global economic effects of the Coronavirus, the oil situation in the Middle East and the pros and cons of working from home.  In the Slate Plus segment: More on “MBS: The Rise to Power of Mohammed bin Salman” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/14/202051 minutes, 15 seconds
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Jack Jack

This week Felix, Emily, and Anna discuss the Fed’s emergency, coronavirus-driven rate cut; the life of Jack Welch and the troubles of Jack Dorsey; and Lebanon’s Ponzi scheme. “‘Knowing the Right People’: The Embattled Concierge With Elite Connections” by Tabby Kinder and Daniel Thomas  In the Slate Plus segment: “Paul Singer, Doomsday Investor,” by Sheelah Kolhatkar in the New Yorker.   Email: [email protected] Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/7/202052 minutes, 13 seconds
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Old Bob, New Bob

This week, Felix Anna and Emily talk about how coronavirus is affecting the stock market, Disney’s two Bobs, and the crazy story of the “Madoff of France.” In the Slate Plus segment: The four-hour work week. 'America’s Broken Social Safety Net Can’t Withstand The Coronavirus' by Emily Peck 'The Leap Day Employee Finally Gets Her Birthday Off This Year' by Alison Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/29/202042 minutes, 47 seconds
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Housing Bonanza

Conor Dougherty joins Slate Money to talk about his new book Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America and all things housing crisis.  Plus: An extra long housing bonanza. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/22/20201 hour, 1 minute, 33 seconds
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Jeff Bezos’ Midlife Crisis

On this week’s episode, Felix, Anna, and Emily discuss Judy Shelton, Trump’s nominee to the Federal Reserve Board, tech antitrust investigations, and the JEDI (Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure) contract. In the Slate Plus segment: Wells Fargo ends forced arbitration for sexual harassment.  'Behind Amazon’s HQ2 Fiasco: Jeff Bezos Was Jealous of Elon Musk'- https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2020-02-03/amazon-s-hq2-fiasco-was-driven-by-bezos-envy-of-elon-musk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/15/202049 minutes, 49 seconds
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Media Media

Edmund Lee, media journalist for The New York Times, joins the Slate Money hosts to discuss the demented rollercoaster that is Tesla stock, The New York Times’ surprising subscription numbers and the revenue of Youtube and other social media sites. Plus: Spotify buying The Ringer. Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/8/202057 minutes, 50 seconds
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Brexit Day

Izabella Kaminska, editor of FT Alphaville, joins the Slate Money hosts from London to discuss Brexit Day, ESG (environmental, social and governance) and LIBOR (London InterBank Offered Rate).  Plus: An extra long Brexit segment.  Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/1/202057 minutes, 55 seconds
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Speaking of Terrifying...

The Slate Money hosts discuss such terrifying topics as facial recognition technology, the coronavirus, and Australian bushfires. Plus: SmileDirectClub. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/25/202043 minutes, 44 seconds
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Trans-Pacific Tractor Beams

The Slate Money hosts discuss the newest trade deals, Visa buying Plaid and the Rooney Rule. Plus: Nike Vaporfly shoes. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck  Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/18/202047 minutes, 4 seconds
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Megxit

The Slate Money hosts discuss what a split with the Royal Family means for Meghan and Harry financially, how Trump’s wine tariff will mess with the industry, and index funds and voting. Plus: Is war good for the stock market? 'The Hidden Dangers of the Great Index Fund Takeover' By David McLaughlin and Annie Massa 'She Was a Star of New York Real Estate, but Her Life Story Was a Lie' by Julie Satow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/11/202049 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Big Mistake of The 2010s

The Slate Money hosts discuss the news from Iran and its effect on oil prices, the biggest mistakes in the past decade of government policies, and the legacy of former NBA Commissioner David Stern.  Plus: Carlos Ghosn. ‘The 2010s Were an Economic Tragedy’ by Jordan Weissmann  ‘The Reformed Broker’ by Joshua M. Brown Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/4/202038 minutes, 37 seconds
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Cautionary Tales

Tim Harford joins Slate Money to discuss his new podcast Cautionary Tales, Christmas cards and the black market for Chinese sand.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/28/201935 minutes, 38 seconds
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Saving for the Second Coming

This week Felix, Emily, and Anna discuss the state of Boeing, the new California law for contract workers, and the incredible wealth stockpiled by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In the Slate Plus segment: book recommendations.  Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/21/201943 minutes, 30 seconds
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The End of the World As We Know It

This week Felix, Emily, and Anna discuss the end of the World Trade Organization, the life of Paul Volcker and Away’s toxic workplace. And in the Slate Plus segment: Hydrocarbons. This episode is brought to you by LightStream. Get an additional interest rate discount at lightstream.com/money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/14/201945 minutes, 27 seconds
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Slate Money: SWAG: Cars

In this Slate Money mini-series, Felix Salmon will investigate SWAG -- Silver Wine Art Gold -- and other things people invest in.  In the last episode of the mini-series, Felix talks to Hannah Elliott of Bloomberg about what makes a car collectible. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/201936 minutes, 4 seconds
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ABC

This week Felix, Emily, and Anna discuss Larry and Sergey, aka The Boys, stepping away from Alphabet, Uber’s big safety report and Silver Lake’s investment in Manchester City soccer. And in the Slate Plus segment: Argentina. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/7/201946 minutes, 6 seconds
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Slate Money: SWAG: Wine

In this Slate Money mini-series, Felix Salmon will investigate SWAG -- Silver Wine Art Gold -- and other things people invest in.  This week, Felix talks to Dan Rosenheck of The Economist about a literal liquid asset: wine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/3/201934 minutes, 24 seconds
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Open Borders

This week, economist and professional contrarian Bryan Caplan joins Slate Money to discuss his books on parenting, education, and, his latest, a graphic novel called Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/30/201955 minutes, 24 seconds
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Slate Money: SWAG: Luxury Goods

In this Slate Money mini-series, Felix Salmon will investigate SWAG -- Silver Wine Art Gold -- and other things people invest in.  This week, Felix talks to Max Bittner, CEO of Vestiaire Collective, about why luxury goods like watches, handbags and designer clothing are not just consumables. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/26/201927 minutes, 43 seconds
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Taylor Swift is a Volatile Asset

Felix and special guest Janine Gibson of the Financial Times call Emily and Anna from Oxfordshire, England to discuss the situation in Hong Kong, TikTok, and stanning Taylor Swift and her fight for artist ownership. In the Slate Plus segment: The Hummus Wars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/23/201942 minutes, 5 seconds
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Slate Money: SWAG: Gold

In this Slate Money mini-series, Felix Salmon will investigate SWAG -- Silver Wine Art Gold -- and other things people invest in.  This week, Felix talks to Justina Vasquez of Bloomberg News about how and why people have been investing in gold for a very, very long time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/19/201939 minutes, 34 seconds
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Cloud Kitchens

This week Felix, Emily, and Anna discuss the potentially sexist tendencies of the Apple Card algorithm, why tech is killing restaurants and the new big player in streaming, Disney+. And in the Slate Plus segment: Bolivia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/16/201948 minutes, 47 seconds
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Slate Money: SWAG: Cryptocurrency

In this Slate Money mini-series, Felix Salmon will investigate SWAG -- Silver Wine Art Gold -- and other things people invest in.  This week, Felix talks to Nathaniel Popper of The New York Times about whether cryptocurrency is a real investment asset or a total gamble.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/12/201944 minutes, 33 seconds
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Iberian Siestas

On Slate Money this week: CEOs being fired for consensual relationships with subordinates, including, this week, Steve Easterbrook of McDonald’s Austin Frakt’s New York Times story about sleep being good for your salary Felix’s Axios piece on the allure of private. money And in the Slate Plus segment: Saudi Aramco’s plans to go public Email: [email protected] Podcast production by Phii Surkis Follow Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/9/201944 minutes, 9 seconds
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Slate Money: SWAG: Art

In this Slate Money mini-series, Felix Salmon will investigate SWAG -- Silver Wine Art Gold -- and other things people invest in that don’t have any cash flows.  This week, Felix sits down with Julia Halperin, Executive Editor of Artnet News to talk about when, if ever, art is a good investment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/5/201950 minutes, 38 seconds
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Don't Be Evil

Rana Foroohar joins Slate Money to discuss her book Don’t Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles -- and All of Us, the Facebook vs Twitter war over political ads, NCAA players finally getting paid, and PG&E and the California wildfires.  And in the Slate Plus segment: Fitbit and Google. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/2/201949 minutes, 18 seconds
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Pancake Brains

This week Felix, Emily, and Anna discuss the latest news on WeWork, Emily's article on the so-called leadership and empowerment seminar at Ernst & Young that told women their brains were like pancakes, among other indignities, and Felix’s recent review of Darkness by Design: The Hidden Power in Global Capital Markets by Walter Mattli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/26/201955 minutes, 24 seconds
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Slate Money: Succession: Bonus Episode With Gerri!

Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO’s wonderful drama about the lives of the superrich Roy family, so every Monday we’ll be discussing the previous night’s episode with spoiler-filled glee. In this extra special bonus episode, J. Smith-Cameron, aka Queen Gerri herself, and the New York Times Magazine’s Taffy Brodesser-Akner join Felix and Emily to discuss which of her lines were actually improvised, how she reacted to the Roman/Gerri storyline, what kinds of storylines and scenes were cut from the season, and more insights and hilarious tidbits from the show.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/21/201958 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Robopocalypse Edition

This week Felix, Emily and Anna discuss the threat of robots taking our jobs, TurboTax and the Vanity Fair piece on Wall Street supposedly making money on the chaos of Trump. And in the Slate Plus segment: D.E. Shaw.    Email: [email protected] Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/19/201950 minutes, 29 seconds
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Slate Money: Succession: S2E10: “Thank You For the Chicken”

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10/14/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Economists' Hour

New York Times writer Binyamin Appelbaum joins Slate Money to discuss his new book The Economists' Hour,the concept of putting a dollar value on a human life and the NBA’s whole thing with China.  And in the Slate Plus segment: The latest from the Fed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/201953 minutes, 11 seconds
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Slate Money: Succession, S2E9, "You Can’t Make a Tomlette Without Breaking Some Gregs”

Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO’s wonderful drama about the lives of the superrich Roy family, so every Monday we’ll be discussing the previous night’s episode with spoiler-filled glee. This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Lizzie O’Leary and John Collins to speculate on the “blood sacrifice”, analyze Roman’s newfound competency and reveal which Roy Family member they are. ‘Shiv Roy’s Turtlenecks Will Destroy You’ by Emilia Petrarca  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/7/20191 hour, 32 seconds
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Money & Happiness

This week, Laurie Santos joins Felix, Anna, and Emily to discuss the ideas around money and happiness that she explores in her podcast The Happiness Lab, and some of the science may surprise you. And as an added bonus, Taffy Brodesser Akner (who was in the studio for Slate Money: Succession) kicks off the conversation by explaining why she doesn’t want to be happy. In the Slate Plus segment: Laurie talks about how The Happiness Lab grew out of the most popular course in Yale’s 300-year history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/5/201948 minutes, 13 seconds
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Slate Money: Succession, S2E8, “L to the OG”

Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO’s wonderful drama about the lives of the superrich Roy family, so every Monday we’ll be discussing the previous night’s episode with spoiler-filled glee. This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Sarah Ellison and Gabe Roth to discuss Kendall’s new lady, the plot against Rhea and, of course, “Ken WA”. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/30/201955 minutes, 13 seconds
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Implosions

Felix, Emily and Anna sit down to discuss the continuing insanity at WeWork, the fate of Juul amid recent health scares and the mess made by the collapse of British travel agency Thomas Cook.  Plus: Elizabeth Warren and Wall Street.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/28/201947 minutes, 3 seconds
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Slate Money: Succession, S2E7, “Bolus of Gubbins”

Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO’s wonderful drama about the lives of the superrich Roy family, so every Monday we’ll be discussing the previous night’s episode with spoiler-filled glee. This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Lydia Polgreen of HuffPost and her wife Candace Feit. They discuss the extremely watchable horribleness of Caroline, Logan and Rhea’s mysterious relationship and the reasoning behind of Candace’s tweet claiming that Succession is “the queerest show on tv (without any queer storylines)”.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/23/201959 minutes, 42 seconds
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Super Pumped

This week, Mike Isaac of the New York Times joins to talk about his new bookSuper Pumped which tells the dramatic story of Uber’s rise and fall. He and the hosts also get into the whole WeWork IPO debacle and the strike at GM. Plus: The Repo Market. This episode is brought to you by LightStream. Get an additional interest rate discount at lightstream.com/money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/21/201950 minutes, 17 seconds
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Slate Money: Succession, S2E6, “Yuppie RoboCop”

Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO’s wonderful drama about the lives of the superrich Roy family, so every Monday we’ll be discussing the previous night’s episode with spoiler-filled glee. This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Taffy Brodesser-Akner of the New York Times. They discuss Rhea’s role in the whole succession question, the meaning of “Argestes” and the many reasons to love Gerri.  Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About Roman’s Quirky Sits on Succession? by Megh Wight Let’s Talk About the Clothes on “Succession” by Rachel Syme Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/16/201948 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Meritocracy Trap

This week, Yale Professor Daniel Markovits joins Emily and Felix to discuss his new book ‘The Meritocracy Trap’, Jeffrey Epstein and the MIT Media Lab, and the Volfefe Index. Plus: Bill Gates and Jeffrey Epstein. Follow@felixsalmon,@EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/14/201952 minutes, 49 seconds
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Slate Money: Succession, S2E5, “Good Cop, Misogynist Cop”

Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO’s wonderful drama about the lives of the superrich Roy family, so every Monday we’ll be discussing the previous night’s episode with spoiler-filled glee. This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Jacob Weisberg, former editor of Slate, and Katie Baker of The Ringer. 'It's a Woman's World: The True Heroes of Succession" by Katie Baker Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/9/201951 minutes, 28 seconds
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Omnishambles

This week, Felix explains this whole Brexit mess, Emily talks about Amazon’s irresponsible delivery polices and Anna finally gets to talk about Argentina. Plus: Walmart vs guns. Host Emily Peck, Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski Follow@felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas,@EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/7/201950 minutes, 5 seconds
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Slate Money: Succession, S2E4, "Nazis. Terrible, Right?”

Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO’s wonderful drama about the lives of the superrich Roy family, so every Monday we’ll be discussing the previous night’s episode with spoiler-filled glee. This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Slate’s own Allison Benedikt. Follow: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas,@abenedikt  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/2/201950 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ab Roller with Wifi

This week, Felix, Emily and Anna are back in the studio to talk about Bill Dudley’s thoughts on Trump and the Fed, dig into the viability of Peloton and WeWork and to finally weigh in on Twitter’s great Chicken Sandwich Wars. Plus: GE Follow@felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas,@EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/31/201936 minutes, 8 seconds
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Slate Money: Succession, S2E3, “French Kissing an Armadillo”

Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO’s wonderful drama about the lives of the superrich Roy family, so every Monday we’ll be discussing the previous night’s episode with spoiler-filled glee. This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Slate’s resident Succession stan, June Thomas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/26/201947 minutes, 33 seconds
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Q&A

Slate Money has been asking for your all your business and economics questions for weeks. And now it’s finally time to get some answers! Like are CDs actually useful to anyone? Are RSUs a fair form of compensation? Is the Gold Standard a dated concept? What exactly is Anna’s political philosophy? Plus: Slate Money: Succession guest Ryan McCarthy joins for a discussion of podcast recommendations!  Follow@felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas,@EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/24/201952 minutes, 12 seconds
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Slate Money: Succession S2E2: “Don’t Be an A**hole. You Don’t Have Principles.”

Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO’s wonderful drama about the lives of the superrich Roy family, so every Monday we’ll be discussing the previous night’s episode with spoiler-filled glee. This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Ryan McCarthy - who, as the former Editor in Chief of Vice, has a slightly personal connection to this episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/19/201940 minutes, 26 seconds
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India

For a special India Edition of Slate Money, Felix, Emily and Anna are joined by economist Raghuram Rajan to talk about the economics of India and his new book The Third Pillar. And in Slate Plus: More with Raghuram Rajan. Follow@felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas,@EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/17/201939 minutes, 26 seconds
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Slate Money: Succession S2E1: "Silica Mud Treatment"

Don't worry, Slate Money is obsessed with Succession too. So we're going to be recapping and discussing the latest episode every week.  For the season premiere, Felix and Emily are joined by journalist Edmund Lee to talk about the real world counterparts to the characters, proper yachting attire and all the best Kendall insults.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/12/201946 minutes, 2 seconds
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Naked Swimmers

This week, Emily Peck is out, so How To! Host Charles Duhigg joins Felix Salmon and Anna Szymanski to discuss Chinese currency manipulation, the economics of agriculture, and instant payments. And in Slate Plus: The effective embargo on Venezuela. Follow: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas,@cduhigg Production by Phil Surkis Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/10/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 12 seconds
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One Dimensional Checkers

This week, the Slate Money hosts discuss Jay Powell’s announcement that the Fed is cutting interest rates for the first time in over a decade, delve into the messed up economics of generic drugs and follow up on the whole Equifax refund debacle. And in Slate Plus: The latest college scam! Follow@felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas,@EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/3/201948 minutes, 29 seconds
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Slate Money Extra: Scott Kupor

In this Slate Money Extra, Felix sits down with Scott Kupor, managing partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. Scott and Felix discusses the world of venture capital as covered in his new book, 'Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It'. They get into the complex relationship between entrepreneurs and VCs, the question of diversity in the world of startups and reasoning behind preferred stock. Twitter: @FelixSalmon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/30/201951 minutes, 25 seconds
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Toby for Prime Minister

This week, Slate Money talks about Facebook’s $5 billion FTC fine, the UK’s new Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the truth about the safety of safe deposit boxes. Plus a cameo from Toby the Dog! Equifax Settlement- https://slate.com/technology/2019/07/equifax-settlement-money-how-to-claim.html Emily's Article - https://www.huffpost.com/entry/sexual-harassment-ernst-young-arbitration-bill_n_5d371887e4b004b6adb65597 And in the Slate Plus segment: European Central Bank Email: [email protected]: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas,@EmilyRPeck Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/27/201945 minutes, 9 seconds
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But the Gift Cards

This week, the Slate Money hosts talk about Elizabeth Warren’s plan for Private Equity, the surprising effects of gentrification, and Netflix’s current downtick. And in the Slate Plus segment: Cats. Email: [email protected]: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas,@EmilyRPeck Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/20/201950 minutes, 23 seconds
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Smoke Filled Rooms

This week, Slate Money invites Neil Irwin, Senior Economics Correspondent for The New York Times, to the show to discuss Jeffrey Epstein, Christine Lagarde and his article on Economic Orthodoxy. And in the Slate Plus segment: Who will run the IMF now? Email: [email protected] Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas,@EmilyRPeck, @Neil_Irwin Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/13/201946 minutes, 53 seconds
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Cribsheet

This week, economics professor and author Emily Oster joins the Slate Money team to talk about what she learned writing her booksExpecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know andCribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool. And in the Slate Plus segment: More Emily Oster! Email: [email protected]: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas,@EmilyRPeck, @ProfEmilyOster Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/6/201944 minutes, 24 seconds
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Apocalyptic Vibes

This week, Slate Money talks about the exit of Jony Ive, the man behind Apple’s most iconic designs, discusses the employee upset at Wayfair over the company’s involvement with detention centers and answers a listener question about the Chinese bank Baoshang.  == That Photo of Jony Ive == And in the Slate Plus segment: Billionaires and their taxes.    Email: [email protected]: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas,@EmilyRPeck Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/29/201939 minutes, 17 seconds
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Literally Making Money

This week, Slate Money talk about Libra, Facebook’s new cryptocurrency, the merits of upzoning and the Beyond Meat IPO. And in the Slate Plus segment: The billionaire who bought Sotheby’s.  Email: [email protected]: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas,@EmilyRPeck Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/22/201947 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Tweak Harder Edition

This week, Felix, Anna and Emily discuss the issues with Youtube’s policies, how bookstores are actually surviving the Amazon Era and the job that nobody seems to want--Well Fargo’s CEO. And in the Slate Plus segment: Why you should be careful when talking about Chinese pork. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/15/201942 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Not So Frandly Edition

This week, Slate Money talks about the latest from the Federal Reserve, why Democrats are starting to turn on tech companies and Qualcomm’s grip on the industry. Tim Lee on Qualcomm Email: [email protected]: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas,@EmilyRPeck Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/8/201952 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Panda Edition

This week, Slate Money talks about Trump’s trade wars with China and Mexico, the Fiat/Chrysler Renault merger and MacKenzie Bezos’ giving pledge. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/1/201946 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Temperature Edition

This week, Slate Money discusses Robert Smith’s major gift to the graduating class of Morehouse College, why office air conditioning might be a detriment to productivity and the debate around carbon offsets. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/25/201945 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Backwardation Edition

This week, Slate Money discusses the question of land redistribution in South Africa, the future of real estate broker fees and goes deep on the economics of oil. And in the Slate Plus segment: The Koons Rabbit that just sold for $91 million. Email: [email protected]: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas,@EmilyRPeck,  Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/18/201943 minutes, 21 seconds
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The 5th Birthday Edition

It’s Slate Money’s 5th birthday! And one of the show’s original hosts, Slate’s own Jordan Weissmann, has returned to celebrate. Felix, Anna, Emily & Jordan discuss the China tariffs, long vs short term investing and the Uber IPO and driver strikes. And in the Slate Plus segment: Trump’s taxes.  Email: [email protected]: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas,@EmilyRPeck, @JHWeissmann Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/11/201956 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Eat a Hamburger Edition

This week, Slate Money delves into the whole mess with Herman Cain and Stephen Moore, discusses the business of kidnapping and talks about why Jack Dorsey is being called the “Gwyneth Paltrow” of Silicon Valley. And in the Slate Plus segment: What’s going on at the NRA? Email: [email protected]: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas,@EmilyRPeck Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. This episode is brought to you by LightStream. Get an additional interest rate discount at lightstream.com/money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/4/201944 minutes
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Slate Money Extra: Live Q&A with Joseph Stiglitz

In this bonus episode, Felix leads a live Q&A with Nobel prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz on his new book 'People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent'. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/30/201953 minutes, 43 seconds
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The GOOP Face Oil Edition

This week, Taffy Brodesser-Akner comes on the show to talk about her New York Times Magazine piece on the arbitration against Sterling Jewelers, the parent company that owns brands like Kay, Jared and Zales. Plus, Taffy weighs in on the celebrity industrial complex -- a topic she knows a lot about after spending 8 months with Gwyneth Paltrow for a story. And in the Slate Plus segment: Chip and Joanna Gaines’ new network. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/27/201945 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Inspecting Our Own Meat Edition

This week, the Slate Money hosts discuss IPOs, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and all the money super rich people are throwing at Notre Dame Cathedral. And in the Slate Plus segment: Disney+ Email: [email protected]: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas,@EmilyRPeck Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/20/201942 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Puerto Rico Edition

This week, the Slate Money hosts are joined by Natalie Jaresko. She talks about her time as the Minister of Finance in Ukraine and her current position as the Executive Director of the Financial Oversight and Management Board of Puerto Rico. And in the Slate Plus segment: Creditors and Puerto Rico. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/13/201950 minutes, 6 seconds
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Slate Money: Travel: Budget Travel Can Be Cool

This week on Slate Money: Travel, Felix talks to Lale Arikoglu of Condé Nast Traveler and the Women Who Travel podcast, who is adamant that budget travel doesn’t have to be lame. Lale talks about how to take an amazing trip without breaking the bank.  Email: [email protected]: @felixsalmon Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/9/201923 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Evil Empires Edition

On this week’s episode of Slate Money, Emily, Felix, and Anna discuss the New York Times Magazine story on the Murdoch family, the Bezos’ divorce settlement and Saudi Aramco. In the Slate Plus segment: Congestion pricing in Manhattan. Email: [email protected]: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas,@EmilyRPeck Podcast production by Jessamine Molli Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/6/201944 minutes, 4 seconds
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Slate Money: Travel: Bringing the Kids

Kim Barrington Narisetti of the Urban Crayon Press joins Felix to discuss the somewhat daunting prospect of traveling with kids. Kim explains how to get kids excited about travel, how to adjust your strategy as they age and even how to make chicken feet a more appealing snack.  Email: [email protected] Twitter: @felixsalmon Podcast production by Jessamine Moll.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/2/201921 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Bad Pharma Edition

On this week’s episode, Emily Peck, Felix Salmon and Anna Szymanski discuss Apple’s list of new services, the Purdue Pharma settlement and Lyft going public. In the Slate Plus segment: Where have all the suits gone? Email: [email protected]: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas,@EmilyRPeck Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/30/201941 minutes, 47 seconds
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Slate Money: Travel: The Death of First Class

This week on Slate Money: Travel, Felix talks to Charles Read of the Economist about why First Class cabins are giving way to Business Class and private jets. Email: [email protected]: @felixsalmon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices