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Slate Money

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A weekly roundup of the most important stories from the worlds of business and finance, hosted by Felix Salmon. Part of the Panoply Network.
Protection Money Edition
Nov 18 • 53 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political risk consultant Anna Szymanski discuss:The sale of Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator MundiReplacing Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection BureauThe…
Well-Endowed Edition
Nov 11 • 56 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political-risk consultant Anna Szymanski discuss:Corruption in Saudi ArabiaWilbur RossUniversity endowments and the Paradise PapersIn Slate Plus: Stealing the World Cup from Qatar.If…
Powell’s Books Edition
Nov 4 • 48 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political risk consultant Anna Szymanski discuss:The Republican tax planThe opioid crisis and the Sackler familyIncoming Federal Reserve Board Chair Jay PowellIn Slate Plus:…
Tiran and Sanafir Edition
Oct 28 • 51 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political-risk consultant Anna Szymanski discuss:Sexual harassmentSaudi Arabia’s $500 billion city NEOMTrading cryptocurrenciesIn Slate Plus: Why do bankers like higher interest…
Codfather Edition
Oct 21 • 69 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political risk consultant Anna Szymanski are joined by Financial Times journalist Robin Wigglesworth to discuss:The size of the Norwegian sovereign wealth fundScandinavian economicsThe…
Some of My Best Friends Are Petroleum Engineers Edition
Oct 14 • 60 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, and political risk consultant Anna Szymanski are joined by economist Tim Harford to discuss:Richard Thaler’s Nobel prizeTim Harford’s book, Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern EconomyBrexitCheck out other Panoply podcasts at…
Africa Edition
Oct 7 • 56 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, and political risk consultant Anna Szymanski are joined by Quartz’s Africa editor Yinka Adegoke to discuss:Lagos and NairobiChina in AfricaThe political scandal in South AfricaOn Slate Plus, we continue talking to Justin about…
Krautrock Edition
Sep 30 • 48 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, political risk consultant Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, discuss:Taking part of Eminem’s music public with guest Justin Kalifowitz of Downtown Music PublishingBondholders of Puerto Rican debtThe…
Anna’s Air Quotes Edition
Sep 23 • 54 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, political risk consultant Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, discuss:- Toys R Us filing for bankruptcy- The new startup Loftium- Sukuk bondsCheck out other Panoply podcasts at panoply.fm.Email:…
Homicidal Sexbots Edition
Sep 16 • 49 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, political risk consultant Anna Szymanski, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and Cathy O’Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destruction, discuss:EquifaxThe scandal at SoFiHomicidal sexbotsCheck out other Panoply podcasts at…
Peripatetic Headquarters Edition
Sep 9 • 53 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, political risk consultant Anna Szymanski, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and Jacob Weisberg, chairman and editor in chief of the The Slate Group, discuss:Ticket sale scamsThe sale of legacy media brands like the New…
Rebuilding Edition
Sep 2 • 52 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, political risk consultant Anna Szymanski, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss:- Hurricane Harvey and flood insurance- Construction productivity- Tax reformCheck out other Panoply podcasts at panoply.fm.Email:…
Bet the Farm Edition
Aug 26 • 52 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, political risk consultant Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss:- Passive investing- Driscoll’s strawberries- The banana markeCheck out other Panoply podcasts at panoply.fm.Email:…
Only Way Is Ethics Edition
Aug 19 • 61 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, senior strategy officer at a political risk startup Anna Szymanski, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and VP and Managing Director of Impact Investing at Enterprise Community Partners Julia Shin discuss:- The disbanding of…
Disney World Edition
Aug 12 • 51 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, senior strategy officer at a political risk startup Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss:- Pink slime and food libel- Disney and Netflix- Office open seating plansCheck out other Panoply podcasts at…
Shared Values Edition
Aug 5 • 47 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, senior strategy officer of a political risk startup Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss:- The rising stock market- The composition of index funds- EtsyCheck out other Panoply podcasts at…
Bad Eggs Edition
Jul 29 • 75 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss:- Anthony Scaramucci and the sale of SkyBridge Capital- Slumps in productivity- Hampton Creek’s board members leaving the company- A…
Fake Loans Edition
Jul 22 • 50 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss:- Private student loan debt- Donald Trump and Deutsche Bank- Hedge funders evading taxesCheck out other Panoply podcasts at…
Cash Offer Edition
Jul 15 • 51 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss:- Visa’s push to go cashless- Coding boot camps- Warren Buffett trying to get into the utilities marketCheck out other Panoply podcasts…
White Collar Crime Edition
Jul 8 • 50 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, author Jesse Eisinger, and archeologist Larry Coben discuss:- The Chickenshit Club by Jesse Eisinger- Sexual harassment in Silicon Valley- Hobby Lobby’s attempted acquisition of ancient…
Methodologically Problematic Edition
Jul 1 • 43 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss:- Google being fined for antitrust violations in the E.U.- The bailout of two Italian banks- Seattle’s minimum wageCheck out other…
Independent Directors Edition
Jun 24 • 66 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss:- Uber CEO Travis Kalanick stepping down- Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods- Bancor and ICOsCheck out other Panoply podcasts…
Scams Edition
Jun 17 • 51 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann are joined by Call Your Girlfriend podcast host Aminatou Sow to discuss:Amanda Chantal Bacon and GOOPPyramid schemes and HerbalifeEmail…
Mayday Mayday Edition
Jun 10 • 53 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss:- The UK election- The Spanish banking crisis- If Qatar is financing extremismCheck out other Panoply podcasts at panoply.fm.Email:…
Dinosaur Edition
Jun 3 • 52 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss leaving the Paris Agreement, credit scores at a record high, and Goldman Sachs buying Venezuelan bonds.Check out other Panoply podcasts…
Bureaucrats Gone Wild Edition
May 27 • 52 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss corruption in Brazil, US fracking and the effects on OPEC, and Paul Romer’s war on bankspeak.Check out other Panoply podcasts at…
Spinning Wheels Edition
May 20 • 44 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss: - The auto industry as an indicator of a slowing economy- Artificial intelligence as the next big innovation- Apple’s new…
Disappearing Edition
May 13 • 52 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss: - Matthew Desmond’s piece on the mortgage interest deduction in the New York Times Magazine.- The low level of the Volatility Index-…
Talking TED Talks Edition
May 6 • 52 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and author of Weapons of Math Destruction Cathy O’Neil discuss: - Cathy O’Neil’s recent TED Talk- The world of TED Talk conferences- The industry of…
Pointless Vanity Edition
Apr 29 • 45 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, and Huffington Post senior reporter Emily Peck, discuss:Sheryl Sandberg’s new book on grief, Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy.Former Microsoft CEO Steve…
Pet Cause Edition
Apr 22 • 55 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, discuss:The bizarre circumstances surrounding Arconic CEO Klaus Kleinfeld’s resignation.Portland’s radical decision to divest from all…
Liquidity Edition
Apr 15 • 51 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, discuss:South Africa’s credit rating downgrade to junk status.How markets aren’t responding predictably to recent economic events.Minneapolis…
“You Say Beeta, I Say Beta” Edition
Apr 8 • 46 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, discuss:ProPublica’s report that minority neighborhoods pay higher car insurance premiums than whiteRentberry, a controversial new company that…
Pour Decisions Edition
Apr 1 • 69 min
In the follow-up to Slate Money’s much-beloved original wine episode, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and author Bianca Bosker dive into her new book Cork Dork. They discuss:The difference between natural and…
Thinx Twice Edition
Mar 25 • 39 min
Hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and Huffington Post senior reporter Emily Peck discuss:Thinx founder Miki Agrawal’s sexual harassment allegationsHow venture capital placed massive strains on the promising digital…
Scary White People Edition
Mar 18 • 45 min
Hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political analyst and emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, discuss: The future of the European Union in the face of rising populismIceland’s lifting of capital controlsHow…
Soft Power Edition
Mar 11 • 41 min
Hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and Laurel Touby, founder of Mediabistro, discuss: The eccentric billionaire owner of SoftBank, Masayoshi Son.How Swift cut North Korean banks off from the global financial system.If…
Hedge Funds Behaving Badly Edition
Mar 4 • 48 min
Hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and Sheelah Kolhatkar, New Yorker staff writer and author of Black Edge, discuss the turmoil at Bridgewater Management, how a hedge funder tried to take down Herbalife, and the…
Relatively Non-Evil Edition
Feb 25 • 49 min
On this week’s Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and Heather Long, CNNMoney’s senior markets and economy writer, discuss:The fallout from Uber’s sexual harassment allegations.The attempted takeover of…
Vanishing Edition
Feb 18 • 49 min
This week, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and Leigh Gallagher, author of the book, The Airbnb Story: How Three Ordinary Guys Disrupted an Industry, Made Billions … and Created Plenty of Controversy, discuss:Snap…
Creativity Edition
Feb 11 • 53 min
On Cathy’s final episode, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destruction, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, chat with Derek Thompson, author of Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction.…
Cathy’s Dream Edition
Feb 4 • 50 min
It’s an all-Cathy episode today on Slate Money! Hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil, author of, Weapons of Math Destruction, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss three topics handpicked by Ms O’Neil. They are:- How the big-data…
Jump Ship Edition
Jan 28 • 41 min
Hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destruction, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, discuss:America’s about-face on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and what that means for the country. How Citigroup…
Xi Loves Me Edition
Jan 21 • 46 min
This week’s Slate Money comes to you from the World Economic Forum in Davos! Hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann are joined by Adrian Monck, head of communications at the WEF, and Rana Foroohar, the soon-to-be…
Ballpoint Pen Edition
Jan 14 • 47 min
Today on Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil, author of, Weapons of Math Destruction, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss:- The mysterious history of the Bic Cristal Ballpoint pen - Bond investing in a rising-rate…
Pink Collar Edition
Jan 7 • 45 min
Today on Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil, author of, Weapons of Math Destruction, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss:- The growing number of pink-collar caregiving jobs, which men often don’t want- Trump’s dicey…
Craft Beer Edition (Live)
Dec 31, 2016 • 68 min
Today’s episode comes to you live from Brooklyn’s Union Hall! Hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil, author of, Weapons of Math Destruction, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann are joined by:Steve Hindy — Brooklyn Brewery FounderDan Kenary…
Doomed Youth Edition
Dec 24, 2016 • 48 min
Today on Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil, author of, Weapons of Math Destruction, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss: America’s growing lead poisoning problem The actual effectiveness of China’s educational…
Unhealthy Markets Edition
Dec 17, 2016 • 42 min
Today on Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil, author of, Weapons of Math Destruction, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss:The hidden consequences of attaching health grades to employeesThe Fed’s recent rate hike How…
Up In The Air Edition
Dec 10, 2016 • 43 min
Today on Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil, author of, Weapons of Math Destruction, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann devote the whole episode to aviation and discuss:United Airlines’ new Basic Economy fareTrump’s plan to…
Munchkin Edition
Dec 3, 2016 • 40 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil, data scientist and author of Weapons of Math Destruction, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discus Trump’s economic team.Topics discussed on today’s show…
Optimism Edition
Nov 26, 2016 • 56 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil, data scientist and author of Weapons of Math Destruction, Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann and special guest, Laura Arnold the Co-Chair of the Laura and John Arnold…
Monopoly Money Edition
Nov 19, 2016 • 51 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destruction, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weisman are joined by ProPublica financial reporter Jesse Eisinger to discuss:- The practice of paying…
Oh Sh*t Edition
Nov 12, 2016 • 47 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil, author of, Weapons of Math Destruction, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weisman, summarize where we are post election. Topics discussed on today’s show:Why markets didn’t…
Live Forever Edition
Nov 5, 2016 • 44 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil, data scientist and author of Weapons of Math Destruction, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann breakdown the cost of living forever.Topics discussed on today’s show…
Bad Romance Edition
Oct 29, 2016 • 50 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil, data scientist and author of Weapons of Math Destruction, and Recode’s Edmund Lee breakdown the breakups and mergers in business and finance news this week.Topics discussed on…
Hothouse Edition
Oct 22, 2016 • 45 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil, data scientist and author of Weapons of Math Destruction, Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weisman breakdown how things are heating up with the HFC deal, proposed NYC Airbnb…
Hot Mess Edition
Oct 15, 2016 • 52 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil, data scientist and author of Weapons of Math Destruction, Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann talks to English economist and author of Messy: The Power of Disorder to…
Shadow Courts Edition
Oct 8, 2016 • 53 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion; Cathy O’Neil, data scientist and author of Weapons of Math Destruction; and Time correspondent Haley Sweetland Edwards talk about Haley’s new book on shadow courts, the current plight of active…
Down to Earth Edition
Oct 1, 2016 • 47 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil, data scientist and author of Weapons of Math Destruction, and Wall Street Journal reporter and host of WSJ Heard on the Street Miriam Gottfried talks the highs and lows of this…
Robot Apocalypse Edition
Sep 24, 2016 • 53 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil, author of the upcoming, Weapons of Math Destruction, and Ryan Avent, author of The Wealth of Humans: Work, Power, and Status in the Twenty-first Century discuss how jobs are…
Turning Point Edition
Sep 17, 2016 • 47 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and Senior Finance Correspondent at Business Insider, Linette Lopez (@lopezlinette).Topics discussed on today’s show include:-What the lending firm,…
Weapons of Math Destruction Edition
Sep 10, 2016 • 48 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil, author of, Weapons of Math Destruction, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann dive into Cathy’s new book, “Weapons of Math Destruction.” We discuss the worst math how…
Preserving Optionality Edition
Sep 3, 2016 • 47 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil, author of the upcoming, Weapons of Math Destruction, and Slate Moneybox columnist, Jordan Weisman, discuss: Apple’s overseas tax problem.How the university Harvey Mudd transformed…
Worse Than Marxism Edition
Aug 27, 2016 • 43 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and Senior Finance Correspondent at Business Insider, Linette Lopez (@lopezlinette). Topics discussed on today’s show include:Why the brokerage firm…
Product Edition
Aug 20, 2016 • 54 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann talk the economics of 21st century products with Paul Ford (@ftrain), writer and co-founder of the digital product…
Onanism Edition
Aug 13, 2016 • 45 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil, author of the upcoming, Weapons of Math Destruction, and Josh Barro, Senior Editor at Business Insider, discuss hedge funds, declining US productivity, and technological…
Scuttlebutt Edition
Aug 6, 2016 • 54 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil, author of the upcoming, Weapons of Math Destruction, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss the scuttlebutt at Wal-Mart, Uber, and in Massachusetts law.Topics…
Size Matters Edition
Jul 30, 2016 • 48 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann talk big data.Topics discussed on today’s show include:-Verizon buys Yahoo for 4.8 billion-MSCI CEO study shows the…
Big Data Edition
Jul 23, 2016 • 46 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann talk big data.Topics discussed on today’s show include:-How venture capitalist Peter Thiel, really feels about…
Sports Week Edition
Jul 16, 2016 • 54 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann.Topics discussed on today’s show include:-Why the UFC sold for 4 billion dollars-NBA salary cap, ode to unions…
Fallout Edition
Jul 9, 2016 • 45 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org,and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann.Topics discussed on today’s show include:-UK Property funds are in trouble post-Brexit-What it means for interest…
Godly Edition
Jul 2, 2016 • 44 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and Chris Lehman of the Baffler. Topics discussed on today’s show include:-How religion became an industry in…
Brexit Edition
Jun 25, 2016 • 54 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Leo Carey of the New Yorker gather to grieve.Topics discussed on today’s show include:-Why the Leave vote succeeded.-How UK politics got us here.-What this…
I’d Like to Add You to My Professional Network Edition
Jun 18, 2016 • 61 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and Paul Ford of Postlight discuss Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn.Topics discussed on today’s show include:-Why…
Pisco Sour Edition
Jun 11, 2016 • 46 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann get saucy.Topics discussed on today’s show include:-French hottie, and rogue trader, Jérôme Kerviel can do no…
Limited Means Edition
Jun 4, 2016 • 52 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discussthe gains and losses of the week.Topics discussed on today’s show include:-Was Elizabeth Holmes ever a…
Villains Edition
May 28, 2016 • 52 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss the baddies of the week.Topics discussed on today’s show include:-Why Peter Thiel is funding Hulk Hogan’s…
Finance vs Business Edition
May 21, 2016 • 52 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org and Time’s Rana Foroohar, author of Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance & the Fall of American Business discuss the current state of capitalism. Topics discussed…
Peer Pressure Edition
May 14, 2016 • 51 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss loans and investments.Topics discussed on today’s show include:-There’s trouble at the Lending Club.-Google…
Frack You Edition
May 7, 2016 • 63 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cath O’Neil of mathbabe.org and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann are joined by the New Yorker’s James Surowiecki. Topics discussed on today’s show include:-“Drop a tear for those who…
Yanis Varoufakis is not on Slate Money Edition
Apr 30, 2016 • 45 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann are just fine without Yanis Varoufakis.Topics discussed on today’s show include:-It’s Groundhog Day in Greece.-Why…
Dubious Values Edition
Apr 23, 2016 • 54 min
On this episode of Slate Money, Silicon Valley O.G. Margit Wennmachers joins hosts FelixSalmon of Fusion and Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org to talk corporate culture.Topics discussed on today’s show include:-Theranos faked it til they made it. Then unmade…
Future History Festival Edition
Apr 16, 2016 • 39 min
On this episode of Slate Money host Felix Salmon of Fusion goes to the Future History Festival in Baltimore and meets with Rose Eveleth of Flash Forward and Gideon Lichfield of Quartz to talk time travel. Topics discussed on today’s show include:-Will…
International Edition
Apr 9, 2016 • 62 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and Simple CEO Josh Reich discuss money going global.Topics discussed on today’s show include:-Josh’s story of how he…
Time’s Up Edition
Apr 2, 2016 • 52 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss things coming to an end.Topics discussed on today’s show include:-Failures in the gig economy, and our…
Pushing People Out Edition
Mar 26, 2016 • 49 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss displacement.Topics discussed on today’s show include:- What the election is teaching us about free trade.-…
Screwed Pooch Edition
Mar 19, 2016 • 47 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss the biggest mess-ups of the week.Topics discussed on today’s show include:-Bangladesh’s bank account at the…
Professional Identity Edition
Mar 12, 2016 • 49 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Stacey Vanek Smith of Planet Money discuss the business and finance news of the week.Topics discussed on today’s show include:-Buying citizenship, in St. Kitts…
Brain in a VAT Edition
Mar 5, 2016 • 50 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann talk sales taxes.Topics discussed on today’s show include:-Cathy battles the tampon tax.-Ted Cruz makes a proposal…
Breaking the Law Edition
Feb 27, 2016 • 56 min
On this episode of Slate Money, Guan Yang joins hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann to talk about battles with the government. Topics discussed on today’s show include:-The Apple…
Too Big to Fail Edition
Feb 20, 2016 • 59 min
On this episode of Slate Money, Neil Irwin, author of The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire, joins hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann. This week is all about Neel…
End of the World as We Know It Edition
Feb 13, 2016 • 53 min
On this episode of Slate Money, Muhamed El-Erian joins hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann talk about the future of central banks.Topics discussed on today’s show include:-Our economy…
New Money Edition
Feb 6, 2016 • 46 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann talk cold hard cash.Topics discussed on today’s show include:-The failure of bitcoin, and why we’ll never have a…
Emoji Edition
Jan 30, 2016 • 53 min
On this episode of Slate Money, Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, Miriam Gottfried of the Wall Street Journal, and Shane Ferro of the Huffington Post talk about feelings.Topics discussed on today’s show include:-Facebook’s new emoji options,…
Davos Again Edition
Jan 22, 2016 • 48 min
On this episode of Slate Money, Felix goes to the World Economic Forum in Davos!Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’sMoneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann are joined by special guest Jenny Anderson, a Quartz reporter at the…
Development Edition
Jan 16, 2016 • 46 min
On this episode of Slate Money, Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann are joined by special guest William Easterly, Professor of Economics at New York University, and the author of The…
New Year’s Resolution Edition
Jan 9, 2016 • 47 min
On this episode of Slate Money, Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann are joined by special guest Elly Trickett, editor-in-chief of IBM.com and former director of content for Weight Watchers.…
Hogmanay Edition
Jan 2, 2016 • 57 min
On this episode of Slate Money, Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss:• The economics of partying on New Years Eve in Times Square• The risky side of derivatives trading • Warren…
Stay Healthy Edition
Dec 26, 2015 • 62 min
On this episode of Slate Money, Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and author Harold Pollack discuss:• Harold’s simple financial guide, The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated• The current…
Force Is With Janet Yellen Edition
Dec 19, 2015 • 43 min
On this episode of Slate Money, Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, discuss:• The economics of the Star Wars franchise• How the FED hiked interest rates for the first time in almost a…
Mega-Merger Edition
Dec 12, 2015 • 45 min
On this episode of Slate Money, Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Jim Ledbetter, host of the podcast Inc. Uncensored, discuss:• The acquisition of Keurig Green Mountain by JAB Holding Co.• Yahoo’s ongoing struggles• The merger of…
World-Changing Edition
Dec 5, 2015 • 60 min
On this episode of Slate Money, Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann are joined by Surprisingly Awesome’s Adam Davidson to discuss:- The Big Short, a movie following the financial crisis of…
Eternally Thankful Edition
Nov 28, 2015 • 50 min
On this episode of Slate Money, Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann share the financial odds and ends they’re most thankful for this year, including: • Insurance (Cathy) • Index Funds…
Hidden Danger Edition
Nov 21, 2015 • 56 min
On this episode of Slate Money, financial writer Gregory Ip joins Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann to discuss: • Greg’s new book Foolproof: Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger…
Great Debate Edition
Nov 14, 2015 • 50 min
On this episode of Slate Money, Nando Vila of Fusion joins Felix Salmon (also of Fusion), Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann in a battle of wits to discuss: Student loan debt (and whether we should do away with…
Two and Twenty Edition
Nov 7, 2015 • 52 min
On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann give a primer on finance. Topics discussed on today’s show include: Hedge funds Venture capital Private equity…
How the Other Half Banks Edition
Nov 3, 2015 • 50 min
On this episode of Slate Money, Mehrsa Baradaran, author of How the Other Half Banks, joins Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, to discuss unbanking in America. Topics discussed on today’s…
Not Quite Here Yet Edition
Oct 31, 2015 • 3 min
Slate Money is coming out on Tuesday this week. Stay tuned!
Chicken or the Eggs Edition
Oct 24, 2015 • 49 min
On this episode of Slate Money, Miriam Gottfried of the Wall Street Journal’s Heard on the Street joins Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, to discuss the business and finance news of the week. Topics discussed…
Service as a Service Edition
Oct 17, 2015 • 45 min
On this episode of Slate Money, host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss our expectations for treatment. Topics discussed on today’s show include: Will other restaurants follow…
Housing Edition
Oct 10, 2015 • 38 min
On this episode of Slate Money, investigative journalist and Vanity Fair contributing editor Bethany McLean joins host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann to discuss housing in America.…
Disparate Impact Edition
Oct 3, 2015 • 45 min
On this episode of Slate Money, host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss how everybody’s a little bit different. Topics discussed on today’s show include: The Consumer Financial…
Outrageous Edition
Sep 26, 2015 • 47 min
On this episode of Slate Money, host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss the outrageously terrible, and good, news of the week. Topics discussed on today’s show include: How Turing…
Gaming the System Edition
Sep 19, 2015 • 43 min
On this episode of Slate Money, host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Alison Griswold discuss the swindles of the week. Topics discussed on today’s show include: The downside of quick Venmo payments What…
Bad Odds Edition
Sep 12, 2015 • 40 min
On this episode of Slate Money, host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss some questionable risks. Topics discussed on today’s show include: Fantasy sports: a game of skill? The…
Dirty Filthy Loans Edition
Sep 5, 2015 • 37 min
On this episode of Slate Money, host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss some sneaky new forms of lending. Topics discussed on today’s show include: Facebook may get in the lending…
Migration Edition
Aug 29, 2015 • 42 min
On this episode of Slate Money, Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs economist Suresh Naidu joins host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann to talk about the economics of…
White Collar Whine Edition
Aug 22, 2015 • 40 min
On this episode of Slate Money, host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss: Hitting the wall, and then climbing the wall, at Amazon The state of unpaid internships If a Yale…
Live Long and Prosper Edition
Aug 15, 2015 • 46 min
On this episode of Slate Money, author of the upcoming book Trekonomics, Manu Saadia, joins host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann to discuss: •How the universe of Star Trek functions…
Marriage Edition
Aug 8, 2015 • 42 min
On this episode of Slate Money, Quartz writer and author of It’s Not You, It’s the Dishes, Jenny Anderson, joins host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann to talk about how economic…
National Politics Edition
Aug 1, 2015 • 51 min
On this episode of Slate Money, Zephyr Teachout joins host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann to tackle money and politics. Topics discussed on today’s show include: The Mayday PAC and the…
Public Exposure Edition
Jul 25, 2015 • 49 min
On this episode of Slate Money, host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss infidelity. Topics discussed on today’s show include: The eventuality of the Ashley Madison hack. Is the…
Greece Edition
Jul 18, 2015 • 66 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss: Everything you need to know about the Eurozone and past defaults. What Greece did wrong. How debt…
Technical Difficulties Edition
Jul 11, 2015 • 46 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss: Why you should be worried about last week’s Wall Street glitch. Why you shouldn’t be worried about…
Wine Edition
Jul 4, 2015 • 63 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and wine economics expert Karl Storchmann drink some rosé. And then some more rosé. They also talk about: How cheap…
Punchbowl Edition
Jun 27, 2015 • 44 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of Mathbabe.org and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss: How Ab InBev’s takeover of craft beers affects beer drinkers. And is there a parallel situation in the…
Jordan-O-Rama Edition
Jun 20, 2015 • 36 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, University of Wisconsin math professor Jordan Ellenberg joins Cathy O’Neil and Slate’s Jordan Weissmann to talk about beating the lottery, academia’s tenure conundrum, and whether or not Uber drivers are employees…
Cost of Employment Edition
Jun 13, 2015 • 53 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, Felix Salmon of Fusion and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann welcome special guest Elie Mystal of the blog Above the Law to discuss: The sudden resignation of Twitter CEO Dick Costolo The 10-year…
Time to Grow Up Edition
Jun 6, 2015 • 53 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, host Felix Salmon of Fusion, data scientist Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and special guest Ron Lieber of New York Times discuss: Ron’s new book on teaching your kids about…
Random Rules Edition
May 30, 2015 • 44 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, host Felix Salmon of Fusion, data scientist Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss: · How US officials can prosecute FIFA leaders abroad · Virtual reality- it’s back? · The…
Off the Books Edition
May 23, 2015 • 49 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, data scientist Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann welcome special guest Cardiff Garcia of the blog FT Alphaville to discuss the criminal guilt of the banks, the reality of…
Make Something New Edition
May 16, 2015 • 52 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Jim Ledbetter of Inc and the Inc Uncensored podcast discuss: -So you want to implant a baby -Verizon’s $4.4 billon bid for that company that used to send…
Shaking Things Up Edition
May 9, 2015 • 48 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss: How Asian countries have built better airports The shocking results of the UK election How to improve…
Celebrations Edition
May 2, 2015 • 48 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann welcome a special guest: Reuters Breakingviews global editor Rob Cox. Also, it’s Jordan’s wedding day. Topics…
Trying To Be Clever Edition
Apr 25, 2015 • 51 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann welcome a special guest: financial planner, author, and New York Times columnist Carl Richards. Topics…
Warren Buffett Edition
Apr 18, 2015 • 48 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann talk about everything Buffet Topics include: The risks he takes (or doesn’t take). His sub-prime mobile home…
Lemons Edition
Apr 11, 2015 • 46 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann take on lemons of all stripes. Topics include: The horrifically rising costs of higher education. What the…
Revolting Edition
Apr 4, 2015 • 40 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann take on revolting capitalists in every sense of the words: subprime auto loans, the political party of CEOs,…
Podcast Podcast
Mar 28, 2015 • 49 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, plus special guests Alex Blumberg of Gimlet Media and Will Mayo of Spoken Layer discuss the business of digital audio. This week’s podcast is sponsored by…
Literary Edition
Mar 21, 2015 • 47 min
On this week’s episode writer Alissa Quart, editor of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and author of Monetized, schools host Felix Salmon and co-host Jordan Weissmann of Slate on the literary side of finance. This week’s episode was sponsored by…
Automatic for the People Edition
Mar 14, 2015 • 54 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, host Felix Salmon chats and co-hosts Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org and Jordan Weissmann of Slate continue the odious debt conversation by discussing how we can pre-emptively prevent evil dictators from borrowing…
Money for Nothing Edition
Mar 7, 2015 • 45 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, host Felix Salmon chats with co-hosts Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org and Jordan Weissmann of Slate about scarcity-based valuations of music, the wonders of short-selling, and the fortune cookie theory of patent law.…
Shiny New Things Edition
Feb 28, 2015 • 42 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org and Jordan Weissmann of Slate, discuss the college students refusing to pay their debts to Corinthian College, the Mountain View residents mad about Google…
Don’t Be Evil Edition
Feb 21, 2015 • 55 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, host Felix Salmon and special guest Melanie Hicken of CNN Money chat with co-hosts Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org and Jordan Weissmann of Slate about the secretly evil world of government debt collectors, not-so-evil…
Exotic Fantasies Edition
Feb 14, 2015 • 38 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org and Jordan Weissmann of Slate discuss Greece’s showdown with its European lenders; competition inside the world of online travel, and the new film adaptation…
Flipping and Flopping Edition
Feb 7, 2015 • 38 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org and Jordan Weissmann of Slate discuss President Obama’s flip flop on the 529 college savings plan, the FCC’s flip flop on net neutrality, and Shake Shack’s…
Sports Edition
Jan 31, 2015 • 49 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, we respond to listener suggestions for an all-sports edition. Host Felix Salmon chats with special guest Mina Kimes of ESPN The Magazine and co-hosts Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org and Jordan Weissmann of Slate about…
Davos Edition
Jan 24, 2015 • 49 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, host Felix Salmon of Fusion travels to Davos, Switzerland for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. He and special guest Jenny Anderson of the New York Times chat with co-hosts Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org…
“Crazy Currencies” Edition
Jan 17, 2015 • 41 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of Mathbabe.org and Slate’s Jordan Weissmann discuss the Bitcoin’s sudden fall, the Swiss Franc’s sudden rise and some possible good news in the job market.
“Shrinkage” Edition
Jan 10, 2015 • 34 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org and Jordan Weissmann of Slate discuss shrinking birthrates in Japan, shrinking prices in the Eurozone, and the shrinking cost of television services.
“Econ 101” Edition
Jan 3, 2015 • 39 min
On this week’s episode of SlateMoney, host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate’s Jordan Weissmann, and Cathy O’Neil of Mathbabe.org devote the entire episode to a letter from Nathan Connelly, running down a list of the top nine (or maybe ten, depending on who’s…
Matt Levine Is Amazing Edition
Dec 27, 2014 • 44 min
Matt Levine of Bloomberg View discusses three of his favorite stories from 2014 with host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org, and special guest Shane Ferro of Business Insider. Show notes at slate.com/slatemoney
Quadraphonic Edition
Dec 20, 2014 • 37 min
Slate Money on the currency crisis in Russia, a reversal of the swaps “push-out” rule, the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, and U.S.-Cuba relations.
Let’s Kill All the Lawyers Edition
Dec 13, 2014 • 35 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org and Jordan Weissmann of Slate discuss US attorney Preet Bharara’s overturned convictions for insider trading, customer service dust-ups, and marriage and the…
Arts and Crafts Edition
Dec 6, 2014 • 40 min
Host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org and Jordan Weissmann of Slate discuss art markets rich (Art Basel) and less rich (Etsy), a controversy over Maurice Sendak’s estate, and the unfathomable generosity of Slate Money listeners.
“Matching Gift” Edition
Nov 22, 2014 • 36 min
On episode 29 of Slate Money, Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of Mathbabe.org, and Jordan Weissmann of Slate’s Moneybox discuss charities as venture capitalists, in the wake of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s $3 billion profit from a very expensive…
Special Philanthropy Edition
Nov 15, 2014 • 43 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Jesse Eisinger of ProPublica and Rob Reich of Stanford University discuss transactional philanthropy at Lincoln Center, the boom in family foundations and ProPublica’s investigation of…
“Smoking Up Behind the Bleachers” Edition
Nov 7, 2014 • 35 min
This year’s midterm elections produced big gains for Republicans – and pot smokers. On this week’s episode of Slate Money, host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate’s Jordan Weissmann, and Cathy O’Neil of Mathbabe.org discuss the rise of legal weed, private…
“End of an Era” Edition
Oct 31, 2014 • 34 min
On Ep. 25: Apple CEO Tim Cook’s announcement that he is “proud to be gay,” the end of the Fed’s historic effort to stimulate the American economy, and the falling price of oil. Plus, a farewell to producer Tracey Samuelson.
Trust No One
Oct 25, 2014 • 32 min
Felix Salmon, Jordan Weissmann, and Cathy O’Neil discuss non-compete clauses for sandwich-makers, why most financial economics papers may be wrong, and what the Federal Reserve knew in advance about J.P. Morgan’s “London Whale.”
“Read These Books” Edition
Oct 18, 2014 • 49 min
Slate Money, featuring Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of MathBabe.org and Slate’s own Jordan Weissmann. This week: The group hosts authors John Lanchester and Jake Halpern to chat about their newly released books.
“Bad Advice” Edition
Oct 11, 2014 • 32 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, host Felix Salman of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of Mathbabe.org, and old-school blogger and ThinkUp founder Anil Dash talk about why tech companies break up, the ongoing AIG trial, and how to invest your non-retirement…
Second Guessing
Oct 4, 2014 • 34 min
Slate Money, featuring Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of Columbia University and Slate’s own Jordan Weissmann. This week: why the Fed allowed Lehman Brothers to fail, the protests in Hong Kong, and a new paper from former Treasury Secretary Larry…
‘F**k It, I Quit’ Episode
Sep 27, 2014 • 30 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate’s Jordan Weissmann and special guest Kai Ryssdal of Marketplace discuss the sudden resignation of Bill Gross, founder of PIMCO, the world’s largest bond fund; the apparent negative stock…
Froth is Non-Linear
Sep 20, 2014 • 39 min
Slate Money, featuring Cathy O’Neil filling in for host Felix Salmon with Slate’s own Jordan Weissmann and special guest Cardiff Garcia. This week: the gender gap part II, Chinese debt, and stock buybacks.
Regional Episode
Sep 13, 2014 • 37 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of Columbia University and Slate’s Jordan Weissmann discuss the economic illogic of Scotland’s independence vote, how a federal banking regulation could impact infrastructure…
Dollars and Sense
Sep 6, 2014 • 39 min
Slate Money, featuring Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of Columbia University and Slate’s own Jordan Weissmann. This week: Eric Cantor goes to Wall Street, possible problems with dollar-store mergers, and premium bonds.
House of Cards
Aug 30, 2014 • 43 min
Slate Money, featuring Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of Columbia University and Slate’s own Jordan Weissmann. This week: the dangers of math in the real world, Amazon buys Twitch, and why investing in professional athletes may not be a great idea.
Feedback Loop
Aug 23, 2014 • 45 min
Slate Money, featuring Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of Columbia University and Slate’s own Jordan Weissmann. This week: a dive into the mailbag, why tech companies aren’t using bankers for M&A deals, and Amazon’s new payment system.
Payday Edition
Aug 16, 2014 • 43 min
Slate Money, featuring Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of Columbia University and Slate’s own Jordan Weissmann. This week: when payday loans become usurious, why Buzzfeed’s latest valuation is so high, and the big paychecks of data scientists.
Slate Money: Actionable Idiolect
Aug 9, 2014 • 37 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of Columbia University and Slate’s Jordan Weissman discuss the use and abuse of jargon in business and finance, regulators demands that financial institutions rewrite their…
Slate Money: Babies and Burgers
Aug 2, 2014 • 39 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of Columbia University and Slate’s Jordan Weissman discuss the shady business of international surrogacy, the National Labor Relations Board’s landmark ruling on who counts as a…
Slate Money: The Of Course, Of Course Edition
Jul 26, 2014 • 37 min
Slate Money, featuring Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of Columbia University and Slate’s own Jordan Weissmann. This week: the state of business journalism, a hedge-fund billionaire’s struggle against Herbalife, and the corporate income tax.
Slate Money: Merchants of Death
Jul 19, 2014 • 34 min
On this week’s special, transatlantic episode of Slate Money, Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of Columbia University and special guest John Gapper of the Financial Times discuss Citigroup’s multi-billion dollar mortgage settlement, the merger of two…
Slate Money: The Cupcake Indicator
Jul 12, 2014 • 38 min
Slate Money, featuring Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of Columbia University and Slate’s own Jordan Weissmann. This week: Happy and unhappy endings at the Fed, American Apparel, and Crumbs Bake Shop.
Slate Money: The ‘Monetizing Others’ Episode
Jul 5, 2014 • 36 min
Slate Money, featuring Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of Columbia University and Slate’s own Jordan Weissmann. This week: Healthcare’s Big Data impact, secretive buyers of New York apartments, and how General Motors is compensating its victims.
Slate Money: From Dark Pools to Swimming Pools
Jun 28, 2014 • 37 min
Slate Money, featuring Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of Columbia University and Slate’s own Jordan Weissmann. This week: The Supreme Court says streaming service Aereo violates U.S. copyright law, the New York attorney general sues Barclays, and…
Slate Money: Why Argentina Should Default… Again
Jun 21, 2014 • 34 min
Slate Money, featuring Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of Mathbabe.org and Slate’s Jordan Weissmann. This week: Amazon is making a smartphone, but will people pay for the privilege of easier shopping? An argument over how climate change and impending…
Slate Money: Spinoffs, Write-downs, and Techie Taxis
Jun 14, 2014 • 36 min
Slate Money, featuring Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of Columbia University and Slate’s own Jordan Weissmann. This week: Time Warner spins off its magazine business, Uber causes traffic headaches in Europe, and Larry Summers makes reading…
Slate Money: Negative Interest Rates and the Saga of Steven Cohen
Jun 7, 2014 • 33 min
Slate Money, featuring Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of Mathbabe.org and Slate’s own Jordan Weissmann. This week: A turnabout for Wall Street’s toughest judge, extreme measures by the European Central Bank and the continuing saga of hedge fund…
Slate Money: Money and the Media
May 31, 2014 • 36 min
Slate Money, featuring Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of Columbia University, and Slate’s Jacob Weisberg. This week: Apple buys Beats, Amazon bullies publisher Hachette, and French Economist Thomas Piketty defends the data in his best-selling book.
Slate Money: Ben Bernanke’s Big Payday
May 24, 2014 • 33 min
Slate Money, featuring Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of Mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Jordan Weissman. This week: Credit Suisse pleads guilty to helping Americans evade taxes, a look at how reparations to descendants of slaves might work, and Ben…
Slate Money: Timmy, Timmy and More Timmy
May 17, 2014 • 31 min
Slate Money, featuring Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of Mathbabe.org, and Slate’s Jordan Weissman. This week: Timothy Geithner’s “Stress Test,” why Christine Lagarde isn’t speaking at Smith College, and how student debt impacts the housing market.
Slate Money: Alibaba and the Magical IPO
May 10, 2014 • 31 min
Slate Money, featuring Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of Mathbabe.org, and Slate’s own Jordan Weissmann. This week: The IPO of Alibaba, the takeover of Sotheby’s, and a debate over the minimum wage.