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A weekly roundup of the most important stories from the worlds of business and finance, hosted by Felix Salmon.

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

Nov 29

49 min 17 sec

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Stacy-Marie Ishmael are joined by Gene Park of The Washington Post for a very special all-gaming episode. They get into the massive economy behind video games, the complexities of the multiverse, what games make you a “gamer” and discuss how gaming can actually be really social.    In the Plus segment: What makes a great gaming chair.   Email: slatemoney@slate.com Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 27

1 hr 2 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. For Episode 6, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined byjournalist, author and Godmother of Slate Money Succession, Taffy Brodesser-Akner to talk about Soy Boys, the fascists, and Tom’s diner regiment in preparation for prison. Podcast production by Cheyna Roth.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 22

1 hr 1 min

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

Nov 20

59 min 37 sec

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

Nov 15

55 min 40 sec

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

Nov 13

1 hr 2 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. For Episode 4, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined byMichael Mechanic, author of Jackpot: How the Super-Rich Really Live – and How Their Wealth Harms Us All to talk about the arrival of Adrian Brody, trying to kill your father with the sun, and how true to life Succession really is.  Podcast production by Cheyna Roth.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 8

56 min 2 sec

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Stacy-Marie Ishmael talk about a recent CNN segment claiming milk has gone from $1.99 per gallon to $2.79 per gallon, the United Nations climate summit in Scotland, and the conflict surrounding the Penguin Random House merger attempt with Simon & Schuster.  In the Plus segment: Holding a tungsten cube.    Email: slatemoney@slate.com Podcast production by Cheyna Roth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 6

50 min 56 sec

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

Nov 1

51 min 26 sec

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

Oct 30

48 min 30 sec

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

Oct 25

46 min 23 sec

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

Oct 23

58 min 17 sec

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

Oct 18

42 min 39 sec

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

Oct 16

49 min 4 sec

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

Oct 11

38 min 40 sec

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

Oct 9

53 min 9 sec

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

Oct 2

59 min 54 sec

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

Sep 25

47 min 36 sec

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

Sep 18

50 min

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

Sep 11

50 min 25 sec

Joseph Bernstein of Buzzfeed News joins to talk about his Harper’s cover story on antidisinformation, the big OnlyFans porn debacle, and the rise of shoplifted items being sold on Amazon.    In the Plus segment: Renaissance Technologies. Email: slatemoney@slate.com Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sep 4

50 min 21 sec

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

Aug 28

52 min 16 sec

This week, cryptocurrency expert Maya Zehavi joins Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Stacy-Marie Ishmael to answer all their questions about the world of crypto. (And they have a lot.)  In the Plus segment: CBDCs. Email: slatemoney@slate.com Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @s_m_i, @EmilyRPeck  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 21

1 hr 3 min

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

Aug 14

1 hr

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

Aug 10

54 min 41 sec

This week, Felix Salmon and Stacy-Marie Ishmael are joined by their fellow finance-blogging alum, Cardiff Garcia. Cardiff sheds some light on the current situation in Cuba, they discuss skewed incentives in investment banking, and the state of bookselling.  In the Plus segment: The Fed chair decision. Email: slatemoney@slate.com Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @s_m_i  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 7

50 min 48 sec

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

Aug 3

55 min 39 sec

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

Jul 31

55 min 59 sec

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

Jul 27

46 min 47 sec

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

Jul 24

44 min 5 sec

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

Jul 20

57 min 53 sec

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

Jul 17

45 min 57 sec

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

Jul 13

48 min 32 sec

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

Jul 10

55 min 57 sec

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

Jul 6

44 min 43 sec

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

Jul 3

59 min 49 sec

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

Jun 29

50 min 5 sec

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

Jun 26

55 min 40 sec

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

Jun 22

57 min 33 sec

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

Jun 19

54 min 23 sec

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

Jun 12

56 min 4 sec

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

Jun 5

59 min 4 sec

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

May 29

55 min 48 sec

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

May 22

1 hr 7 min

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

May 15

1 hr 1 min

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

May 8

48 min 22 sec

Stacy-Marie Ishmael joins as a co-host this week with Felix Salmon and Emily Peck to talk about the pandemic’s Big Tech boom, the car market, and the controversy over Basecamp’s office culture. In the Plus segment: Wirecard.  Mentioned in the show: “Breaking Camp,” by Casey Newton for the Verge “How Big Tech Won the Pandemic,” by Shira Ovide for the New York Times ”About the Apple Card,” by Jamie Heinemeier Hansson  “How the Paper Trail Went Cold in KPMG’s Special Audit of Wirecard,” by Dan McCrum and Olaf Storbeck for the Financial Times.  "The Weird, Extremely German Origins of the Wirecard Scandal" by Adrian Daub  for The New Republic Email: slatemoney@slate.com Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

May 1

54 min 10 sec

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

Apr 24

51 min 59 sec

This week, legendary graphic designer Michael Bierut joins Felix Salmon and Emily Peck to discuss the late Bernie Madoff and his relation to the Coinbase direct listing, the concept of vaccine passports, and print media versus digital media.  In the Plus segment: Logos. Email: slatemoney@slate.com Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 17

1 hr 13 min

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

Apr 13

39 min 42 sec