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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.


The Riches of This Land
Aug 8 • 44 min
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…
The Salmon Legacy
Aug 1 • 42 min
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…
The Bad Pac-Man
Jul 25 • 55 min
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…
Ghosting the News
Jul 18 • 51 min
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:…
Quick Bites
Jul 11 • 39 min
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…
‘Good News is Good News’ Territory
Jul 4 • 45 min
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:…
Get a Beer and COVID-19
Jun 27 • 46 min
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…
The Deficit Myth
Jun 20 • 58 min
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…
Good Science/Crap Science
Jun 13 • 56 min
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…
Systemic Interventions
Jun 6 • 49 min
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…
Financial Therapy
May 30 • 54 min
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…
The Facebook Pandemic
May 23 • 55 min
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…
Seamless Is a Verb
May 16 • 44 min
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…
Cities and Coronavirus
May 9 • 50 min
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…
Slate Money: Food: Food Waste
May 5 • 25 min
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…
How is Boeing Okay?
May 2 • 44 min
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: slatemoney@slate.com…
Slate Money: Food: Alternative Meat
Apr 28 • 31 min
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…
Why Are Republicans Being So Mean?
Apr 25 • 54 min
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…
Slate Money: Food: Sustainability
Apr 21 • 44 min
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…
Giant Money Gun
Apr 18 • 47 min
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…
Slate Money: Food: Reservations
Apr 14 • 30 min
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…
Too Big to Be Small
Apr 11 • 48 min
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…
Slate Money: Food: Fast Food
Apr 7 • 30 min
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…
Banana Disruptions
Apr 4 • 46 min
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…
Slate Money: COVID-19: April 1, 2020
Apr 1 • 16 min
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: slatemoney@slate.com…
Slate Money: Food: GMOs
Mar 31 • 38 min
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: slatemoney@slate.com Podcast…
Big Business and Bailouts
Mar 28 • 45 min
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…
Slate Money: COVID-19: March 25, 2020
Mar 25 • 19 min
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:…
Slate Money: Food: Technology
Mar 24 • 33 min
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…
A Bigger Hammer
Mar 21 • 51 min
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…
Slate Money: COVID-19: March 18, 2020
Mar 18 • 19 min
In this weekly, day-of update, the Slate Money hosts discuss what’s going on right now amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Email: slatemoney@slate.com Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Slate Money: Food: Costco
Mar 17 • 31 min
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…
The World is Falling Apart
Mar 14 • 50 min
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…
Jack Jack
Mar 7 • 51 min
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…
Old Bob, New Bob
Feb 29 • 42 min
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…
Housing Bonanza
Feb 22 • 61 min
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
Jeff Bezos’ Midlife Crisis
Feb 15 • 49 min
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…
Media Media
Feb 8 • 57 min
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:…
Brexit Day
Feb 1 • 57 min
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…
Speaking of Terrifying…
Jan 25 • 43 min
The Slate Money hosts discuss such terrifying topics as facial recognition technology, the coronavirus, and Australian bushfires. Plus: SmileDirectClub. Email: slatemoney@slate.com Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Podcast production by…
Trans-Pacific Tractor Beams
Jan 18 • 46 min
The Slate Money hosts discuss the newest trade deals, Visa buying Plaid and the Rooney Rule. Plus: Nike Vaporfly shoes. Email: slatemoney@slate.com Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about…
Megxit
Jan 11 • 49 min
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…
The Big Mistake of The 2010s
Jan 4 • 38 min
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’…
Cautionary Tales
Dec 28, 2019 • 35 min
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
Saving for the Second Coming
Dec 21, 2019 • 43 min
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…
The End of the World As We Know It
Dec 14, 2019 • 45 min
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…
Slate Money: SWAG: Cars
Dec 10, 2019 • 35 min
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…
ABC
Dec 7, 2019 • 45 min
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…
Slate Money: SWAG: Wine
Dec 3, 2019 • 33 min
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.…
Open Borders
Nov 30, 2019 • 54 min
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.…
Slate Money: SWAG: Luxury Goods
Nov 26, 2019 • 27 min
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…
Taylor Swift is a Volatile Asset
Nov 23, 2019 • 41 min
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…
Slate Money: SWAG: Gold
Nov 19, 2019 • 39 min
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,…
Cloud Kitchens
Nov 16, 2019 • 48 min
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.…
Slate Money: SWAG: Cryptocurrency
Nov 12, 2019 • 44 min
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…
Iberian Siestas
Nov 9, 2019 • 43 min
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…
Slate Money: SWAG: Art
Nov 5, 2019 • 50 min
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…
Don’t Be Evil
Nov 2, 2019 • 48 min
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…
Pancake Brains
Oct 26, 2019 • 54 min
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…
Slate Money: Succession: Bonus Episode With Gerri!
Oct 21, 2019 • 57 min
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,…
The Robopocalypse Edition
Oct 19, 2019 • 49 min
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: slatemoney@slate.com Twitter:…
Slate Money: Succession: S2E10: “Thank You For the Chicken”
Oct 14, 2019 • 72 min
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The Economists’ Hour
Oct 12, 2019 • 52 min
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.…
Slate Money: Succession, S2E9, “You Can’t Make a Tomlette Without Breaking Some Gregs”
Oct 7, 2019 • 60 min
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…
Money & Happiness
Oct 5, 2019 • 47 min
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…
Slate Money: Succession, S2E8, “L to the OG”
Sep 30, 2019 • 54 min
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…
Implosions
Sep 28, 2019 • 46 min
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…
Slate Money: Succession, S2E7, “Bolus of Gubbins”
Sep 23, 2019 • 59 min
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…
Super Pumped
Sep 21, 2019 • 49 min
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…
Slate Money: Succession, S2E6, “Yuppie RoboCop”
Sep 16, 2019 • 47 min
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…
The Meritocracy Trap
Sep 14, 2019 • 52 min
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…
Slate Money: Succession, S2E5, “Good Cop, Misogynist Cop”
Sep 9, 2019 • 50 min
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…
Omnishambles
Sep 7, 2019 • 49 min
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,…
Slate Money: Succession, S2E4, “Nazis. Terrible, Right?”
Sep 2, 2019 • 49 min
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…
Ab Roller with Wifi
Aug 31, 2019 • 35 min
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,…
Slate Money: Succession, S2E3, “French Kissing an Armadillo”
Aug 26, 2019 • 47 min
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…
Q&A
Aug 24, 2019 • 51 min
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?…
Slate Money: Succession S2E2: “Don’t Be an A**hole. You Don’t Have Principles.”
Aug 19, 2019 • 39 min
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…
India
Aug 17, 2019 • 39 min
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,…
Slate Money: Succession S2E1: “Silica Mud Treatment”
Aug 12, 2019 • 45 min
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…
Naked Swimmers
Aug 10, 2019 • 62 min
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:…
One Dimensional Checkers
Aug 3, 2019 • 47 min
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 Money Extra: Scott Kupor
Jul 30, 2019 • 50 min
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…
Toby for Prime Minister
Jul 27, 2019 • 44 min
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-…
But the Gift Cards
Jul 20, 2019 • 49 min
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: slatemoney@slate.comTwitter: @felixsalmon,…
Smoke Filled Rooms
Jul 13, 2019 • 46 min
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?…
Cribsheet
Jul 6, 2019 • 44 min
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…
Apocalyptic Vibes
Jun 29, 2019 • 38 min
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…
Literally Making Money
Jun 22, 2019 • 47 min
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: slatemoney@slate.comTwitter: @felixsalmon,…
The Tweak Harder Edition
Jun 15, 2019 • 42 min
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…
The Not So Frandly Edition
Jun 8, 2019 • 51 min
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: slatemoney@slate.comTwitter: @felixsalmon,…
The Panda Edition
Jun 1, 2019 • 46 min
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: slatemoney@slate.com Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck Podcast production by…
The Temperature Edition
May 25, 2019 • 44 min
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: slatemoney@slate.com Twitter:…
The Backwardation Edition
May 18, 2019 • 43 min
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:…
The 5th Birthday Edition
May 11, 2019 • 55 min
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 Eat a Hamburger Edition
May 4, 2019 • 43 min
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…
Slate Money Extra: Live Q&A with Joseph Stiglitz
Apr 30, 2019 • 53 min
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
The GOOP Face Oil Edition
Apr 27, 2019 • 45 min
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…
The Inspecting Our Own Meat Edition
Apr 20, 2019 • 42 min
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: slatemoney@slate.comTwitter: @felixsalmon,…
The Puerto Rico Edition
Apr 13, 2019 • 49 min
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 Money: Travel: Budget Travel Can Be Cool
Apr 9, 2019 • 23 min
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.…
The Evil Empires Edition
Apr 6, 2019 • 43 min
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:…
Slate Money: Travel: Bringing the Kids
Apr 2, 2019 • 20 min
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…
The Bad Pharma Edition
Mar 30, 2019 • 41 min
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: slatemoney@slate.comTwitter:…
Slate Money: Travel: The Death of First Class
Mar 26, 2019 • 21 min
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: slatemoney@slate.comTwitter: @felixsalmon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
The Spoiled Children Edition
Mar 23, 2019 • 44 min
On this week’s episode, Felix, Emily and Anna discuss why you might be missing the point when talking about Operation Varsity Blues, argue about the Deutsche Bank/Commerzbank merger and talk about the growing concern around Boeing planes. In the Slate…
Slate Money: Travel: What’s the Point?
Mar 19, 2019 • 25 min
This week on Slate Money: Travel, Felix talks to Ron Lieber, the ‘Your Money’ columnist for The New York Times, about whether or not credit card rewards programs are really worth the hassle—not to mention the potentially hefty annual fees. Email:…
The Uninhabitable Earth Edition
Mar 16, 2019 • 45 min
On this week’s episode of Slate Money, David Wallace-Wells joins Emily, Felix, and Anna to discuss his new book “The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming” and, frankly, freak everyone out about global warming. In the Slate Plus segment: Aerosols and…
Slate Money: Travel: Frequent Flyer
Mar 12, 2019 • 37 min
This week ‘Slate Money: Travel’ welcomes it’s most travelled guest to date: Katherine Maher, Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation. Katherine talks about what it’s like to travel 200 days out of the year for work, her tips for making economy…
The This Should be Free Edition
Mar 9, 2019 • 47 min
On this week’s episode, Katherine Maher, Executive Director of Wikimedia, joins Emily, Felix, and Anna to discuss the information spectrum: from Wikipedia and academic journals to Zuckerberg’s pivot to privacy. Medium: Elizabeth Warren: Here’s How We Can…
Slate Money: Travel: Ghosts
Mar 5, 2019 • 36 min
Hospitality columnist Colin Nagy joins Felix to talk about creativity, brands, and ghosts as they relate to hotels, on episode three of this new mini series from Slate Money all about travel. Skift: On Experience Email: slatemoney@slate.com Twitter:…
The Occupy French Starbucks Edition
Mar 2, 2019 • 48 min
On this week’s episode, Rob Cox from Breakingviews joins Emily, Felix, and Anna to discuss Teslas finally being cheaper, Kraft & 3G, Facebook’s Content Moderation Failures, and the political scene in France. [ul] CNN:Tesla debuts long-awaited $35,000…
Slate Money: Travel: Airline Miles
Feb 26, 2019 • 45 min
Airline loyalty program expert Jay Sorensen joins episode two of this new mini series from Slate Money all about travel. Felix and Jay talk all about the history of airline miles and the fascinating relationship between traveler, bank, and airline. Email:…
The Color of Money Edition
Feb 23, 2019 • 45 min
On this week’s episode, Mehrsa Baradaran joins Anna, Emily, and Felix to discuss black banks and the racial wealth gap. In the Slate Plus segment: Mehrsa’s talks about the Push Coalition Wall Street Project and the conversations she’s had with the…
Slate Money: Travel
Feb 19, 2019 • 38 min
Cathy O’Neil joins Felix on the inaugural episode of this new mini series from Slate Money all about travel. Felix and Cathy talk overtravel; the joylessness of business class, alcohol on planes, optimization, and peanut butter crackers. Mathbabe’s Guide…
The Lucky Strike Edition
Feb 16, 2019 • 45 min
On this week’s episode, Anna, Emily, and Felix discuss lower tax refunds, Finland’s income experiment, and labor’s current strengths. In the Slate Plus segment: the weird labor market in…baseball. Email: slatemoney@slate.com Twitter: @felixsalmon,…
The Mrs. Watanabe’s Favorite Podcast Edition
Feb 9, 2019 • 46 min
On this week’s episode, Anna, Emily, and Felix discuss Spotify buying the podcast company Gimlet, the wild labor expectations for women in Japan, and what your savings account might be earning. To hear the episode referenced with Alex Blumberg, check out…
The “Horse Loose in A Hospital” Edition
Feb 2, 2019 • 45 min
On this week’s episode, Anna, Emily, and Felix discuss OFAC sanctions against Venezuela, Fed rates, and PG&E officially filing for bankruptcy. In the Slate Plus segment: could Apple be Facebook’s best regulator? Email: slatemoney@slate.comTwitter:…
The Blah Blah Blahs Matter Edition
Jan 26, 2019 • 46 min
On this week’s episode, Anna, Emily, and Felix discuss AOC’s tax ideas at Davos, currency colonization, and Microsoft and housing. Note to listeners: this episode was recorded in the late morning, a few hours before the government shutdown ended. In the…
The Bad Deals Edition
Jan 19, 2019 • 43 min
On this week’s episode, Anna, Emily, and Felix remember Jack Bogle, discuss constant Brexit drama, and take a look at bad dealmaking. In the Slate Plus segment: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed vacation plans for New Yorkers. Email:…
The WeBurnout Edition
Jan 12, 2019 • 42 min
Millennial burnout, odd rebranding efforts, and the World Bank. with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Emily Peck. In the Slate Plus segment, Emily, Anna, and Felix discuss government workers pay during the shutdown. Email:…
The God Save Texas Edition
Jan 5, 2019 • 48 min
Slate Money talks Texas; tech and entrepreneurship, affordable housing and zoning, and the long history of oil in the state with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, Emily Peck, and Lawrence Wright. In the Slate Plus segment, Lawrence Wright’s Mathew McConaughey…
The Valley of Genius Edition
Dec 29, 2018 • 51 min
Slate Money talks (and listens to) an oral history of Silicon Valley - from outrageous VC funding and juvenile bros to society-altering tech and billion dollar business decisions - with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, Emily Peck, and Adam Fisher. In the…
The Panic Edition
Dec 22, 2018 • 51 min
Slate Money on a new documentary about the financial crisis, the state of business and finance news, and a look at the duopoly with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, Emily Peck, and Josh Tyrangiel. In the Slate Plus segment, Felix, Anna, Emily, and Josh…
The Liquid Assets Edition
Dec 15, 2018 • 39 min
Huawei and the trade war, ride-share companies and IPOs, and Harvard stocking up on water with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Emily Peck. In the Slate Plus segment, Felix, Anna, and Emily discuss corporate governance for public companies (in particular…
The Yellow Vests and Golden Passports Edition
Dec 8, 2018 • 49 min
Facebook in Europe, Sandberg and Harvard Business School, the ‘Yellow Vest’ protests in France, and a look at the yield curve with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, Emily Peck, and Duff McDonald. In the Slate Plus segment, Felix, Anna, Emily, and Duff discuss…
The Car Talk Edition
Dec 1, 2018 • 50 min
GM’s plant closures, Carlos Ghosn in hot water, Trump trash-talking the Fed, and whether or not we should care about Apple & Microsoft’s Market Cap with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Emily Peck. In the Slate Plus segment, Felix, Anna, and Emily…
The Cryonics Special Edition
Nov 24, 2018 • 60 min
Slate Money nerds out about sovereign debt in the past (Ecuador, Argentina, Greece), present (Venezuela, Puerto Rico), and future (Italy) with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, Mitu Gulati, and Lee Buchheit. In the Slate Plus segment, Felix, Anna, Lee, and…
The Helipad Edition
Nov 17, 2018 • 50 min
Amazon’s new headquarters, mayhem with Brexit, and Steve Cohen getting more billions on this week’s episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Emily Peck. In the Slate Plus segment, Felix, Anna, and Emily discuss wealthy Californians hiring private…
The More Like Canada Edition
Nov 10, 2018 • 43 min
Slate Money talks about all the ramifications from this week’s midterms elections; Maxine Waters and big banks, Puerto Rico, the minimum wage, and cannabis on this week’s episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Emily Peck. In the Slate Plus…
The Don’t Be Evil Edition
Nov 3, 2018 • 50 min
Brazil’s big election, Google employees walk out, Netflix employees get fired, and leveraged loans on this week’s episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Emily Peck. In the Slate Plus segment, Felix, Anna, and Emily discuss IBM’s purchase of Red…
The Brexit Special Edition
Oct 27, 2018 • 65 min
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The Prudential Managers Edition
Oct 20, 2018 • 42 min
Slate Money on the death of Sears, the Robinhood high frequency trading scandal, and the retreat of the Financial Stability Oversight Council on this week’s episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Emily Peck. In the Slate Plus segment, Felix, Anna,…
The Win-Win Edition
Oct 13, 2018 • 51 min
Slate Money on Winners Take All, Silicon Valley’s Saudi Arabia problem, and the alarming IPCC climate report on this week’s episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, Emily Peck, and Anand Giridharadas. In the Slate Plus segment, Felix, Anna, Emily and…
Slate Money Presents: Women in Charge
Oct 11, 2018 • 52 min
Slate Money is proud to introduce you to Women in Charge. In this new series, Slate Editor-in-Chief Julia Turner asks other female leaders about the nitty-gritty details of their work lives—what do they do every day, how do they do it, and how are things…
The Culp-able Edition
Oct 6, 2018 • 41 min
Trump’s Taxes, the “big hack”, and shakeups at GE on this week’s episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Emily Peck. In the Slate Plus segment, Felix, Anna, and Emily discuss California’s new law mandating more female board directors. Email:…
The Dissent Channel Edition
Sep 29, 2018 • 59 min
Thinking in Bets with a former professional poker player, why Elon Musk should get some sleep, and the thinking behind billionaire disaster planners on this week’s episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, Emily Peck, and Annie Duke. In the Slate Plus…
The We’re Not Drunk, We’re Multi-Billionaires Edition
Sep 22, 2018 • 54 min
Billion Dollar Whale, multi-billion dollar heists, sovereign wealth funds, and the trade war with China on this week’s episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, Emily Peck, and Tom Wright. In the Slate Plus segment, Felix, Anna, Emily and Tom discuss the…
The Shaky Ground Edition
Sep 15, 2018 • 47 min
The financial collapse ten years later, how it brought on fracking, and a look at the future of the markets on this week’s episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, Emily Peck, and Bethany McLean. In the Slate Plus segment, Felix, Anna, Emily and Bethany…
The Kaep Caper Edition
Sep 8, 2018 • 40 min
Nike and Kaepernick, Les Moonves & Warner Bros, and Modi’s failed cash crackdownon this week’s episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Emily Peck, In the Slate Plus segment, Felix, Anna, and Emily discuss Amazon’s new valuation. Email:…
The High Stakes Negotiation Edition
Sep 1, 2018 • 58 min
New NAFTA negotiations, the state of legal weed, and a look at new labor proposals before the holiday on this week’s episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, Emily Peck, and Jordan Weissmann. In the Slate Plus segment, Felix, Anna, Emily, and Jordan…
The Raging Bull Edition
Aug 25, 2018 • 42 min
White-collar crime, the aging bull market, and Greece’s exit from its bailout on this week’s episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Emily Peck. In the Slate Plus segment, Felix, Anna, and Emily discuss NYU’s plan for tuition-free med school.…
The Accountable Capitalism Edition
Aug 18, 2018 • 44 min
Accountable capitalism, Dollar General, and New TV on this week’s episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, Emily Peck, and Bloomberg Opinion’s Justin Fox. In the Slate Plus segment, Felix, Anna, Emily, and Justin discuss Turkey and contagion. Email:…
The Momentous Tweet Edition
Aug 11, 2018 • 39 min
Tesla, a tweet-inspired diplomatic spat, and Indra Nooyi leaving PepsiCo on this week’s episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski and the Wall Street Journal’s Matthew Rose. In the Slate Plus segment, Felix, Anna, and Mathew discuss robot pizza and the…
The Silicon Bubble Edition
Aug 4, 2018 • 42 min
Silicon Valley hiring practices, free lunches, and stock buybacks on this week’s episode with Emily Peck, Felix Salmon, and Anna Szymanski. In the Slate Plus segment, Felix, Anna, and Emily discuss allegations of sexual misconduct involving CBS’s Les…
The Blame Iowa Edition
Jul 28, 2018 • 47 min
Tumbling tech stocks, Trump’s tariffs, Sergio Marchionne, and 23andMe on this week’s episode with Emily Peck, Felix Salmon, and Anna Szymanski. In the Slate Plus segment, Felix, Anna, and Emily go even deeper Kit Kats and Toblerone. Email:…
The Mobile Monopoly Edition
Jul 21, 2018 • 47 min
Google’s $5 Billion fine, NYC’s public transit woes, and WeWork banning meat on this week’s episode with Emily Peck, Felix Salmon, and Anna Szymanski. In the Slate Plus segment, Annie, Felix, Anna, and Emily go even deeper on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and…
The Give People Money Edition
Jul 14, 2018 • 56 min
Give People Moneyby Annie Lowrey, Turkey, and Kylie Jenner on this week’s episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, Emily Peck and Annie Lowrey. In the Slate Plus segment, Annie, Felix, Anna, and Emily go even deeper on Annie’s book and Felix’s Slate…
The Just Sign the Check Edition
Jul 7, 2018 • 49 min
Janus v. AFSME, installment loans, and AMLO’s election victory on this week’s show with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Emily Peck. Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Max Jacobs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Germany Edition
Jun 30, 2018 • 44 min
Slate Money on Germany: economy post-reunification, education, and the housing market on this week’s episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, Emily Peck, and Adam Tooze. Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Max Jacobs. Learn more about your ad…
It Depends on the Price of the Bonds Edition
Jun 22, 2018 • 41 min
Public transit, pregnancy, and Rwanda on this week’s episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Emily Peck. Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The House of Cards Edition
Jun 16, 2018 • 49 min
Bad Blood by John Carreyrou, Netflix, and Just Capital on this week’s episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, Emily Peck and John Carreyrou. Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Put a Fork In It Edition
Jun 9, 2018 • 51 min
GitHub, WhatsApp, and Australia on this week’s episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, Emily Peck, and Paul Ford. Podcast Production by Daniel Schroeder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Five-Star Sandwich Edition
Jun 2, 2018 • 47 min
Italy, the Volcker Rule, and sandwiches on this week’s episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Emily Peck. Podcast Production by Daniel Schroeder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Ticking Time Bomb Edition
May 26, 2018 • 41 min
Arbitration, the Pope, and customer returns on this week’s episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Emily Peck. Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Where’s My Tax Cut? Edition
May 19, 2018 • 50 min
Tax cuts, jobs, and Slate 90 on this week’s episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, Emily Peck, and Catherine Rampell. Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Give Your Mother a Century Bond Edition
May 12, 2018 • 44 min
Mothers, Michael Cohen and Argentina on this week’s show with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Emily Peck. We recorded on Thursday this week so the Michael Cohen news continued to develop after taping. Production by Daniel Schroeder Learn more about your…
The Leapfrogging Edition
May 5, 2018 • 51 min
The Sprint–T-Mobile merger, remittances, and Apple buybacks on this week’s show with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Yinka Adegoke. Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Self-Driving Office Edition
Apr 28, 2018 • 52 min
Self-driving cars, Ford, and WeWork debt on this week’s episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Meredith Broussard. Meredith’s new book Artificial Unintelligenceis available now. Production by Daniel Schroeder. Learn more about your ad choices.…
The #Brands Edition
Apr 21, 2018 • 49 min
Brands, airspace, and authenticity on this week’s episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Kyle Chayka. Production by Daniel Schroeder, Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Sovereign Debt Reminiscences Edition
Apr 14, 2018 • 49 min
The Rusal sanctions, lawyers, and credit default swaps on this week’s episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Matt Levine. Production work by Daniel Schroeder Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Mind the Gap Edition
Apr 7, 2018 • 51 min
Potential trade wars, the gender wage gap, and New Zealand in this week’s episode from Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Emily Peck. Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Hollywood Edition
Mar 31, 2018 • 53 min
Felix Salmon, political risk consultant Anna Szymanski, and guest co-host, The Wall Street Journal’s Ben Fritz, discuss Fritz’s book, The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies, today’s movie stars, and inclusion riders. Production by Veralyn…
The Space Bees Edition
Mar 24, 2018 • 55 min
Felix Salmon, political risk consultant Anna Szymanski, and guest co-host, author Tim Fernholz discus Tim’s book, Rocket Billionaires: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the New Space Race, the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal, and Wealthfront’s risky…
Jordan’s Last Episode Edition
Mar 17, 2018 • 52 min
Listener questions about universal basic income, getting swole, McDonald’s, and housing, with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Jordan Weissmann. Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Dread Pirate Trump Edition
Mar 10, 2018 • 62 min
Gary Cohn, South African land, and Dodd-Frank in this week’s Slate Money with Felix Salmon, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political risk consultant Anna Szymanski. Production by Daniel Schroeder Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
The Natural Beauty Edition
Mar 3, 2018 • 55 min
Tariffs, Seychelles, and expert networks on this week’s episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Jordan Weissmann. Production by Daniel Schroeder Please fill out the Slate podcast survey at slate.com/podcastsurvey Learn more about your ad choices.…
The Success Theater Edition
Feb 24, 2018 • 52 min
Guns, GE, and Alibaba on this week’s show with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, Jordan Weissmann, and special guest Rob Cox of Breakingviews. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Fertile Nigerian Blockchain Edition
Feb 17, 2018 • 64 min
Cryptocurrencies, fertility, and Nigerian corruption on this week’s Slate Money with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Erin Griffith. Production by Daniel Schroeder Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Return to Volatility Edition
Feb 10, 2018 • 51 min
Volatility, Steve Cohen, and delivery apps on this week’s episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Jordan Weissmann. Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Generations Edition
Feb 3, 2018 • 47 min
Felix Salmon, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, political risk consultant Anna Szymanski, and author of Kids These Days Malcolm Harris discuss: Kids These Days: Human Capital and the Making of Millennials Millennials Unpaid Internships Email:…
Trump in Davos Edition
Jan 27, 2018 • 39 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, political risk consultant Anna Szymanski, and chairman and editor in chief of the Slate Group Jacob Weisberg discuss Trump in Davos. In Slate Plus: Scaramucci in Davos Check out other…
The You Guys PIK Edition
Jan 20, 2018 • 50 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political risk consultant Anna Szymanski discuss: The Blackrock letter Super PIK bonds The Gates Foundation paying off Nigeria’s debt to Japan In Slate Plus: The collapse of Carillion…
The Down the IGWEL Edition
Jan 13, 2018 • 50 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political risk consultant Anna Szymanski discuss: Trump visiting Davos Huawei iPhone addiction In Slate Plus: Manhattans versus Old Fashioneds Check out other Panoply podcasts at…
The Distinctly Nordic Edition
Jan 6, 2018 • 53 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political risk consultant Anna Szymanski discuss: Iceland legislating income equality Spotify going public The protests in Iran In Slate Plus: Spotify’s debt Check out other Panoply…
The Travel Edition
Dec 30, 2017 • 39 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, political risk consultant Anna Szymanski, and CEO of Skift, Rafat Ali discuss: Airbnb and overtourism Low-cost airlines The travel industry In Slate Plus: How businesses rely on tourism…
The Call-In Edition
Dec 23, 2017 • 41 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political risk consultant Anna Szymanski answer your voicemails on topics like debt to GDP ratios, trade settlement periods, and the morals of financial reporting. In Slate Plus: The…
The May the Fox Be With You Edition
Dec 16, 2017 • 56 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political risk consultant Anna Szymanski discuss: Disney acquiring 21st Century Fox Apple buying Shazam Bitcoin futures In Slate Plus: More bitcoin discussion Check out other Panoply…
The Petro Edition
Dec 9, 2017 • 54 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political risk consultant Anna Szymanski are joined by co-head of global fixed income at Loomis Sayles, David Rolley, to discuss: The new tax plan Europe and Brexit Venezuela and…
The Consumption Smoothing Edition
Dec 2, 2017 • 54 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political risk consultant Anna Szymanski are joined by author Rachel Schneider to discuss: The Financial Diaries, by Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider Affirm and financing consumer…
The Splendid Food Edition
Nov 25, 2017 • 72 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political risk consultant Anna Szymanski are joined by Teddy Goff of Black Tap, and Francis Lam of the Splendid Table for their live show to discuss: Restaurant buzzVegetarianismThe…
The Protection Money Edition
Nov 18, 2017 • 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 Mundi Replacing Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau The…
The Well-Endowed Edition
Nov 11, 2017 • 56 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political-risk consultant Anna Szymanski discuss: Corruption in Saudi Arabia Wilbur Ross University endowments and the Paradise Papers In Slate Plus: Stealing the World Cup from Qatar.…
The Powell’s Books Edition
Nov 4, 2017 • 48 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political risk consultant Anna Szymanski discuss: The Republican tax plan The opioid crisis and the Sackler family Incoming Federal Reserve Board Chair Jay Powell In Slate Plus:…
The Tiran and Sanafir Edition
Oct 28, 2017 • 51 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political-risk consultant Anna Szymanski discuss: Sexual harassment Saudi Arabia’s $500 billion city NEOM Trading cryptocurrencies In Slate Plus: Why do bankers like higher interest…
The Codfather Edition
Oct 21, 2017 • 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 fund Scandinavian economics…
The Some of My Best Friends Are Petroleum Engineers Edition
Oct 14, 2017 • 60 min
Felix Salmon of Fusion, and political risk consultant Anna Szymanski are joined by economist Tim Harford to discuss: Richard Thaler’s Nobel prize Tim Harford’s book, Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy Brexit Check out other Panoply podcasts…
The Africa Edition
Oct 7, 2017 • 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 Nairobi China in Africa The political scandal in South Africa On Slate Plus, we continue talking to Justin about…
The Krautrock Edition
Sep 30, 2017 • 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 Publishing Bondholders of Puerto Rican debt The…
The Anna’s Air Quotes Edition
Sep 23, 2017 • 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 bonds Check out other Panoply podcasts at panoply.fm. Email:…
The Homicidal Sexbots Edition
Sep 16, 2017 • 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: Equifax The scandal at SoFi Homicidal sexbots Check out other Panoply podcasts…
The Peripatetic Headquarters Edition
Sep 9, 2017 • 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 scams The sale of legacy media brands like the New…
The Rebuilding Edition
Sep 2, 2017 • 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 reform Check out other Panoply podcasts at panoply.fm. Email:…
The Bet the Farm Edition
Aug 26, 2017 • 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 marke Check out other Panoply podcasts at panoply.fm. Email:…
The Only Way Is Ethics Edition
Aug 19, 2017 • 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…
The Disney World Edition
Aug 12, 2017 • 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 plans Check out other Panoply…
The Shared Values Edition
Aug 5, 2017 • 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 - Etsy Check out other Panoply podcasts at…
The Bad Eggs Edition
Jul 29, 2017 • 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…
The Fake Loans Edition
Jul 22, 2017 • 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 taxes Check out other Panoply podcasts at…
The Cash Offer Edition
Jul 15, 2017 • 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 market Check out other Panoply…
The White Collar Crime Edition
Jul 8, 2017 • 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…
The Methodologically Problematic Edition
Jul 1, 2017 • 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 wage Check out other…
The Independent Directors Edition
Jun 24, 2017 • 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 ICOs Check out other Panoply podcasts…
The Scams Edition
Jun 17, 2017 • 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 GOOP Pyramid schemes and Herbalife Email scams…
The Mayday Mayday Edition
Jun 10, 2017 • 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 extremism Check out other Panoply podcasts at panoply.fm. Email:…
The Dinosaur Edition
Jun 3, 2017 • 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…
The Bureaucrats Gone Wild Edition
May 27, 2017 • 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…
The Spinning Wheels Edition
May 20, 2017 • 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 headquarters…
The Disappearing Edition
May 13, 2017 • 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-…
The Talking TED Talks Edition
May 6, 2017 • 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…
The Pointless Vanity Edition
Apr 29, 2017 • 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…
The Pet Cause Edition
Apr 22, 2017 • 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…
The Liquidity Edition
Apr 15, 2017 • 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…
The “You Say Beeta, I Say Beta” Edition
Apr 8, 2017 • 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…
The Pour Decisions Edition
Apr 1, 2017 • 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…
The Thinx Twice Edition
Mar 25, 2017 • 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…
The Scary White People Edition
Mar 18, 2017 • 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…
The Soft Power Edition
Mar 11, 2017 • 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…
The Hedge Funds Behaving Badly Edition
Mar 4, 2017 • 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…
The Relatively Non-Evil Edition
Feb 25, 2017 • 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…
The Vanishing Edition
Feb 18, 2017 • 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…
The Creativity Edition
Feb 11, 2017 • 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.…
The Cathy’s Dream Edition
Feb 4, 2017 • 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…
The Jump Ship Edition
Jan 28, 2017 • 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…
The Xi Loves Me Edition
Jan 21, 2017 • 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…
The Ballpoint Pen Edition
Jan 14, 2017 • 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…
The Pink Collar Edition
Jan 7, 2017 • 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…
The 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 Founder Dan…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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 include:…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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 discuss the gains and losses of the week. Topics discussed on today’s show include: -Was Elizabeth Holmes ever a…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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.…
The 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…
The 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.…
The Dubious Values Edition
Apr 23, 2016 • 54 min
On this episode of Slate Money, Silicon Valley O.G. Margit Wennmachers joins hosts Felix Salmon 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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.…
The 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.…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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,…
The 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…
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…
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.…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The Not Quite Here Yet Edition
Oct 31, 2015 • 3 min
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The 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…
The 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…
The 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.…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
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…
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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
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,…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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.…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The 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…
The “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. Learn more about your…
The “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. Learn…
The “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…
The 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 Learn more about your ad…
The 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The 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…
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. Learn…
The “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…
The 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…
The “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…
The “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. Learn more about your ad…
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.” Learn more about your ad…
The “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. Learn more about your ad choices.…
The “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…
The ‘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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
The 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. Learn more about your ad…
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.…
The 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. Learn more…
The 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. Learn…
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. Learn…
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…