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The Puerto Rico Edition

49:36 | Apr 13th

This week, the Slate Money hosts are joined by Natalie Jaresko. She talks about her time as theMinister of Finance in Ukraine and her current position as the Executive Director of the FinancialOversight and Management Board of Puerto Rico.And in the ...Show More

Slate Money: Travel

38:35 | Feb 19th

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 Gu...Show More

The Color of Money Edition

45:45 | Feb 23rd

On this week’s episode, Mehrsa, Anna, Emily, and Felix 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 Reverend Jesse Jackso...Show More

The Xi Loves Me Edition

41:18 | Jan 21st, 2017

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 A...Show More

The Hollywood Edition

53:08 | Mar 31st, 2018

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 Veraly...Show More

The Space Bees Edition

55:55 | Mar 24th, 2018

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 risk...Show More

The Petro Edition

54:50 | Dec 9th, 2017

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 planEurope and BrexitVenezuela and st...Show More

The Codfather Edition

1:03:57 | Oct 21st, 2017

Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political risk consultant Anna Szymanski are joined by Financial Times journalist Robin Wigglesworth to discuss:The size of the Norwegian sovereign wealth fundScandinavian economi...Show More

The Talking TED Talks Edition

47:28 | May 6th, 2017

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...Show More

The Creativity Edition

48:58 | Feb 11th, 2017

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 Distrac...Show More

The Cathy's Dream Edition

45:17 | Feb 4th, 2017

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-dat...Show More

Slate Money: Travel: Budget Travel Can Be Cool

23:21 | Apr 9th

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....Show More

The Evil Empires Edition

43:34 | Apr 6th

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: slatemone...Show More

Slate Money: Travel: Bringing the Kids

20:47 | Apr 2nd

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 f...Show More

The Bad Pharma Edition

41:17 | Mar 30th

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...Show More

Slate Money: Travel: The Death of First Class

21:38 | Mar 26th

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: @felixsalmonLearn more about your ad choices. Visit meg...Show More

The Spoiled Children Edition

44:57 | Mar 23rd

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 Slat...Show More

Slate Money: Travel: What’s the Point?

25:34 | Mar 19th

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: sl...Show More

The Uninhabitable Earth Edition

45:18 | Mar 16th

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 an...Show More

Slate Money: Travel: Frequent Flyer

37:37 | Mar 12th

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...Show More

The This Should be Free Edition

47:22 | Mar 9th

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...Show More

Slate Money: Travel: Ghosts

36:24 | Mar 5th

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.comTwitter: @...Show More

The Occupy French Starbucks Edition

48:46 | Mar 2nd

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 M...Show More

Slate Money: Travel: Airline Miles

45:01 | Feb 26th

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.Em...Show More

The Lucky Strike Edition

45:35 | Feb 16th

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.comTwitter: @felixsalmon, @T...Show More

The Mrs. Watanabe’s Favorite Podcast Edition

46:06 | Feb 9th

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 ...Show More

The “Horse Loose in A Hospital” Edition

45:55 | Feb 2nd

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: @fe...Show More

The Blah Blah Blahs Matter Edition

46:51 | Jan 26th

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 th...Show More

The Bad Deals Edition

43:19 | Jan 19th

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: slat...Show More

The WeBurnout Edition

42:37 | Jan 12th

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: slatemoney@slate.comTwitter:...Show More

The God Save Texas Edition

48:46 | Jan 5th

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 McCona...Show More

The Valley of Genius Edition

51:11 | Dec 29th, 2018

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 th...Show More

The Panic Edition

51:38 | Dec 22nd, 2018

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 ...Show More

The Liquid Assets Edition

39:42 | Dec 15th, 2018

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 partic...Show More

The Yellow Vests and Golden Passports Edition

49:40 | Dec 8th, 2018

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 dis...Show More

The Car Talk Edition

50:09 | Dec 1st, 2018

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 di...Show More

The Cryonics Special Edition

1:00:30 | Nov 24th, 2018

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, an...Show More

The Helipad Edition

50:03 | Nov 17th, 2018

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 privat...Show More

The More Like Canada Edition

43:20 | Nov 10th, 2018

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 seg...Show More

The Don't Be Evil Edition

50:05 | Nov 3rd, 2018

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 Re...Show More

The Brexit Special Edition

1:05:17 | Oct 27th, 2018

This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: Slack, a workplace communication hub. Find out more at slack.com.American Express Business Platinum Card. Don't do business without it.Lending Club. Check your rate in minutes at lendingclu...Show More

The Prudential Managers Edition

42:13 | Oct 20th, 2018

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, A...Show More

The Win-Win Edition

51:18 | Oct 13th, 2018

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 an...Show More

Slate Money Presents: Women in Charge

52:55 | Oct 11th, 2018

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 th...Show More

The Culp-able Edition

41:17 | Oct 6th, 2018

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: sla...Show More

The Dissent Channel Edition

59:44 | Sep 29th, 2018

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 Plu...Show More

The We’re Not Drunk, We’re Multi-Billionaires Edition

54:56 | Sep 22nd, 2018

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...Show More

The Shaky Ground Edition

47:28 | Sep 15th, 2018

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 Bet...Show More

The Kaep Caper Edition

40:31 | Sep 8th, 2018

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: slatemo...Show More

The High Stakes Negotiation Edition

58:02 | Sep 1st, 2018

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...Show More

The Raging Bull Edition

42:13 | Aug 25th, 2018

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.Em...Show More

The Accountable Capitalism Edition

44:53 | Aug 18th, 2018

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:...Show More

The Momentous Tweet Edition

39:48 | Aug 11th, 2018

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 th...Show More

The Silicon Bubble Edition

42:58 | Aug 4th, 2018

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 ...Show More

The Blame Iowa Edition

47:27 | Jul 28th, 2018

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: slatemoney...Show More

The Mobile Monopoly Edition

47:01 | Jul 21st, 2018

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 ...Show More

The Give People Money Edition

56:04 | Jul 14th, 2018

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 Slat...Show More

The Just Sign the Check Edition

49:10 | Jul 7th, 2018

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.

The Germany Edition

44:57 | Jun 30th, 2018

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.

It Depends on the Price of the Bonds Edition

41:50 | Jun 23rd, 2018

Public transit, pregnancy, and Rwanda on this week's episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Emily Peck. Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder

The House of Cards Edition

49:10 | Jun 16th, 2018

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.

The Put a Fork In It Edition

51:22 | Jun 9th, 2018

GitHub, WhatsApp, and Australia on this week's episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, Emily Peck, and Paul Ford. Podcast Production by Daniel Schroeder.

The Five-Star Sandwich Edition

47:30 | Jun 2nd, 2018

Italy, the Volcker Rule, and sandwiches on this week's episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Emily Peck. Podcast Production by Daniel Schroeder.

The Ticking Time Bomb Edition

41:29 | May 26th, 2018

Arbitration, the Pope, and customer returns on this week's episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Emily Peck. Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder.

The Where's My Tax Cut? Edition

50:05 | May 19th, 2018

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.

The Give Your Mother a Century Bond Edition

44:25 | May 12th, 2018

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

The Leapfrogging Edition

51:08 | May 5th, 2018

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.

The Self-Driving Office Edition

52:59 | Apr 28th, 2018

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.

The #Brands Edition

49:22 | Apr 21st, 2018

Brands, airspace, and authenticity on this week's episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Kyle Chayka. Production by Daniel Schroeder,

The Sovereign Debt Reminiscences Edition

49:43 | Apr 14th, 2018

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

The Mind the Gap Edition

51:40 | Apr 7th, 2018

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.

Jordan's Last Episode Edition

52:08 | Mar 17th, 2018

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

The Dread Pirate Trump Edition

1:02:37 | Mar 10th, 2018

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

The Natural Beauty Edition

55:22 | Mar 3rd, 2018

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

The Success Theater Edition

52:13 | Feb 24th, 2018

Guns, GE, and Alibaba on this week's show with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, Jordan Weissmann, and special guest Rob Cox of Breakingviews.

The Fertile Nigerian Blockchain Edition

1:04:37 | Feb 17th, 2018

Cryptocurrencies, fertility, and Nigerian corruption on this week's Slate Money with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Erin Griffith.Production by Daniel Schroeder

The Return to Volatility Edition

51:17 | Feb 10th, 2018

Volatility, Steve Cohen, and delivery apps on this week's episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Jordan Weissmann.Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder

Generations Edition

47:08 | Feb 3rd, 2018

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 MillennialsMillennialsUnpaid InternshipsEmail: sl...Show More

Trump in Davos Edition

39:21 | Jan 27th, 2018

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 DavosCheck out other P...Show More

The You Guys PIK Edition

50:27 | Jan 20th, 2018

Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political risk consultant Anna Szymanski discuss:The Blackrock letterSuper PIK bondsThe Gates Foundation paying off Nigeria’s debt to JapanIn Slate Plus: The collapse of Carillion...Show More

The Down the IGWEL Edition

50:58 | Jan 13th, 2018

Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political risk consultant Anna Szymanski discuss:Trump visiting DavosHuaweiiPhone addictionIn Slate Plus: Manhattans versus Old FashionedsCheck out other Panoply podcasts at panop...Show More

The Distinctly Nordic Edition

53:40 | Jan 6th, 2018

Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political risk consultant Anna Szymanski discuss:Iceland legislating income equalitySpotify going publicThe protests in IranIn Slate Plus: Spotify’s debtCheck out other Panoply po...Show More

The Travel Edition

39:44 | Dec 30th, 2017

Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, political risk consultant Anna Szymanski, and CEO of Skift, Rafat Ali discuss:Airbnb and overtourismLow-cost airlinesThe travel industryIn Slate Plus: How businesses rely on tourismCh...Show More

The Call-In Edition

41:20 | Dec 23rd, 2017

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: T...Show More

The May the Fox Be With You Edition

56:57 | Dec 16th, 2017

Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political risk consultant Anna Szymanski discuss:Disney acquiring 21st Century FoxApple buying ShazamBitcoin futuresIn Slate Plus: More bitcoin discussionCheck out other Panoply p...Show More

The Consumption Smoothing Edition

54:17 | Dec 2nd, 2017

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 SchneiderAffirm and financing consu...Show More

The Splendid Food Edition

1:12:56 | Nov 25th, 2017

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 buzzVegetarianismTh...Show More

The Protection Money Edition

53:38 | Nov 18th, 2017

Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political risk consultant Anna Szymanski discuss:The sale of Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator MundiReplacing Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection BureauThe pol...Show More

The Well-Endowed Edition

56:46 | Nov 11th, 2017

Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political-risk consultant Anna Szymanski discuss:Corruption in Saudi ArabiaWilbur RossUniversity endowments and the Paradise PapersIn Slate Plus: Stealing the World Cup from Qatar...Show More

The Powell's Books Edition

48:24 | Nov 4th, 2017

Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political risk consultant Anna Szymanski discuss:The Republican tax planThe opioid crisis and the Sackler familyIncoming Federal Reserve Board Chair Jay PowellIn Slate Plus: Pass-...Show More

The Tiran and Sanafir Edition

51:34 | Oct 28th, 2017

Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political-risk consultant Anna Szymanski discuss:Sexual harassmentSaudi Arabia’s $500 billion city NEOMTrading cryptocurrenciesIn Slate Plus: Why do bankers like higher interest r...Show More

The Some of My Best Friends Are Petroleum Engineers Edition

54:56 | Oct 14th, 2017

Felix Salmon of Fusion, and political risk consultant Anna Szymanski are joined by economist Tim Harford to discuss:Richard Thaler’s Nobel prizeTim Harford’s book, Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern EconomyBrexitCheck out other Panoply podcasts ...Show More

The Africa Edition

51:44 | Oct 7th, 2017

Felix Salmon of Fusion, and political risk consultant Anna Szymanski are joined by Quartz’s Africa editor Yinka Adegoke to discuss:Lagos and NairobiChina in AfricaThe political scandal in South AfricaOn Slate Plus, we continue talking to Justin about...Show More

The Krautrock Edition

41:48 | Sep 30th, 2017

Felix Salmon of Fusion, political risk consultant Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, discuss:Taking part of Eminem’s music public with guest Justin Kalifowitz of Downtown Music PublishingBondholders of Puerto Rican debtThe...Show More

The Anna's Air Quotes Edition

48:09 | Sep 23rd, 2017

Felix Salmon of Fusion, political risk consultant Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, discuss:-       Toys R Us filing for bankruptcy-       The new startup Loftium-       Sukuk bondsCheck out other Panoply podcasts at pano...Show More

The Homicidal Sexbots Edition

43:02 | Sep 16th, 2017

Felix Salmon of Fusion, political risk consultant Anna Szymanski, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and Cathy O’Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destruction, discuss:EquifaxThe scandal at SoFiHomicidal sexbotsCheck out other Panoply podcasts ...Show More

The Peripatetic Headquarters Edition

48:52 | Sep 9th, 2017

Felix Salmon of Fusion, political risk consultant Anna Szymanski, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and Jacob Weisberg, chairman and editor in chief of the The Slate Group, discuss:Ticket sale scamsThe sale of legacy media brands like the Ne...Show More

The Rebuilding Edition

47:56 | Sep 2nd, 2017

Felix Salmon of Fusion, political risk consultant Anna Szymanski, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss:-       Hurricane Harvey and flood insurance-       Construction productivity-       Tax reformCheck out other Panoply podcasts at pan...Show More

The Bet the Farm Edition

47:40 | Aug 26th, 2017

Felix Salmon of Fusion, political risk consultant Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss:-       Passive investing-       Driscoll’s strawberries-       The banana markeCheck out other Panoply podcasts at panoply.fm.Ema...Show More

The Only Way Is Ethics Edition

57:10 | Aug 19th, 2017

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 di...Show More

The Disney World Edition

46:19 | Aug 12th, 2017

Felix Salmon of Fusion, senior strategy officer at a political risk startup Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss:-       Pink slime and food libel-       Disney and Netflix-       Office open seating plansCheck out ot...Show More

The Shared Values Edition

42:39 | Aug 5th, 2017

Felix Salmon of Fusion, senior strategy officer of a political risk startup Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss:-       The rising stock market-       The composition of index funds-       EtsyCheck out other Panoply...Show More

The Bad Eggs Edition

1:10:20 | Jul 29th, 2017

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 leav...Show More

The Fake Loans Edition

45:48 | Jul 22nd, 2017

Felix Salmon of Fusion, emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss:-       Private student loan debt-       Donald Trump and Deutsche Bank-       Hedge funders evading taxesCheck out other Panoply po...Show More

The Cash Offer Edition

46:27 | Jul 15th, 2017

Felix Salmon of Fusion, emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss:-       Visa’s push to go cashless-       Coding boot camps-       Warren Buffett trying to get into the utilities marketCheck out o...Show More

The White Collar Crime Edition

45:59 | Jul 8th, 2017

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 acqui...Show More

The Methodologically Problematic Edition

39:00 | Jul 1st, 2017

Felix Salmon of Fusion, emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss:- Google being fined for antitrust violations in the E.U.- The bailout of two Italian banks- Seattle’s minimum wageCheck out other P...Show More

The Independent Directors Edition

1:02:03 | Jun 24th, 2017

Felix Salmon of Fusion, emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss:-       Uber CEO Travis Kalanick stepping down-       Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods-       Bancor and ICOsCheck out other Panoply...Show More

The Scams Edition

46:27 | Jun 17th, 2017

Felix Salmon of Fusion, emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann are joined by Call Your Girlfriend podcast host Aminatou Sow to discuss:Amanda Chantal Bacon and GOOPPyramid schemes and HerbalifeEmail scam...Show More

The Mayday Mayday Edition

48:26 | Jun 10th, 2017

Felix Salmon of Fusion, emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss:-       The UK election-       The Spanish banking crisis-       If Qatar is financing extremismCheck out other Panoply podcasts at ...Show More

The Dinosaur Edition

47:31 | Jun 3rd, 2017

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 podca...Show More

The Bureaucrats Gone Wild Edition

47:55 | May 27th, 2017

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 pan...Show More

The Spinning Wheels Edition

39:46 | May 20th, 2017

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-       App...Show More

The Disappearing Edition

48:07 | May 13th, 2017

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 Vola...Show More

The Pointless Vanity Edition

40:32 | Apr 29th, 2017

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 B...Show More

The Pet Cause Edition

50:53 | Apr 22nd, 2017

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 corp...Show More

The Liquidity Edition

46:36 | Apr 15th, 2017

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.Minneapol...Show More

The "You Say Beeta, I Say Beta" Edition

41:32 | Apr 8th, 2017

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 ...Show More

The Pour Decisions Edition

1:04:54 | Apr 1st, 2017

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 ...Show More

The Thinx Twice Edition

34:49 | Mar 25th, 2017

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 digi...Show More

The Scary White People Edition

41:00 | Mar 18th, 2017

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 controlsHo...Show More

The Soft Power Edition

36:33 | Mar 11th, 2017

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 syst...Show More

The Hedge Funds Behaving Badly Edition

43:16 | Mar 4th, 2017

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...Show More

The Relatively Non-Evil Edition

44:36 | Feb 25th, 2017

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 ...Show More

The Vanishing Edition

45:01 | Feb 18th, 2017

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, discu...Show More

The Jump Ship Edition

37:01 | Jan 28th, 2017

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 Citigr...Show More

The Ballpoint Pen Edition

42:41 | Jan 14th, 2017

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-rat...Show More

The Pink Collar Edition

40:51 | Jan 7th, 2017

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 d...Show More

The Craft Beer Edition (Live)

1:03:42 | Dec 31st, 2016

Today’s episode comes to you live from Brooklyn’s Union Hall! Hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil, author of, Weapons of Math Destruction, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann are joined by:Steve Hindy -- Brooklyn Brewery FounderDan K...Show More

The Doomed Youth Edition

43:55 | Dec 24th, 2016

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 ...Show More

The Unhealthy Markets Edition

38:02 | Dec 17th, 2016

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 ...Show More

The Up In The Air Edition

38:47 | Dec 10th, 2016

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 pl...Show More

The Munchkin Edition

36:13 | Dec 3rd, 2016

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 includ...Show More

The Optimism Edition

51:52 | Nov 26th, 2016

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 Arnol...Show More

The Monopoly Money Edition

44:10 | Nov 19th, 2016

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 pay...Show More

The Oh Sh*t Edition

42:33 | Nov 12th, 2016

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...Show More

The Live Forever Edition

39:27 | Nov 5th, 2016

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 sho...Show More

The Bad Romance Edition

46:09 | Oct 29th, 2016

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 o...Show More

The Hothouse Edition

40:21 | Oct 22nd, 2016

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...Show More

The Hot Mess Edition

47:26 | Oct 15th, 2016

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...Show More

The Shadow Courts Edition

48:45 | Oct 8th, 2016

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 a...Show More

The Down to Earth Edition

41:53 | Oct 1st, 2016

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 th...Show More

The Robot Apocalypse Edition

48:25 | Sep 24th, 2016

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 ...Show More

The Turning Point Edition

41:45 | Sep 17th, 2016

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 ...Show More

The Weapons of Math Destruction Edition

43:09 | Sep 10th, 2016

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...Show More

The Preserving Optionality Edition

42:24 | Sep 3rd, 2016

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 transf...Show More

The Worse Than Marxism Edition

37:49 | Aug 27th, 2016

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...Show More

The Product Edition

49:09 | Aug 20th, 2016

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 prod...Show More

The Onanism Edition

40:24 | Aug 13th, 2016

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 inno...Show More

The Scuttlebutt Edition

48:35 | Aug 6th, 2016

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 ...Show More

The Size Matters Edition

43:10 | Jul 30th, 2016

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 show...Show More

The Big Data Edition

41:02 | Jul 23rd, 2016

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 ...Show More

The Sports Week Edition

49:27 | Jul 16th, 2016

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...Show More

The Fallout Edition

40:12 | Jul 9th, 2016

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 intere...Show More

The Godly Edition

39:05 | Jul 2nd, 2016

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 Ame...Show More

The Brexit Edition

48:31 | Jun 25th, 2016

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 thi...Show More

The I'd Like to Add You to My Professional Network Edition

56:29 | Jun 18th, 2016

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:-...Show More

The Pisco Sour Edition

40:37 | Jun 11th, 2016

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 w...Show More

The Limited Means Edition

50:16 | Jun 4th, 2016

On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discussthe gains and losses of the week.Topics discussed on today’s show include:-Was Elizabeth Holmes ever a b...Show More

The Villains Edition

49:42 | May 28th, 2016

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...Show More

The Finance vs Business Edition

50:00 | May 21st, 2016

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 disc...Show More

The Peer Pressure Edition

48:41 | May 14th, 2016

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.-Go...Show More

The Frack You Edition

1:00:49 | May 7th, 2016

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 tho...Show More

The Yanis Varoufakis is not on Slate Money Edition

43:00 | Apr 30th, 2016

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.-...Show More

The Dubious Values Edition

52:07 | Apr 23rd, 2016

On this episode of Slate Money, Silicon Valley O.G. Margit Wennmachers joins hosts FelixSalmon of Fusion and Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org to talk corporate culture.Topics discussed on today’s show include:-Theranos faked it til they made it. Then unm...Show More

The Future History Festival Edition

37:00 | Apr 16th, 2016

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:-Wil...Show More

The International Edition

1:00:24 | Apr 9th, 2016

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 ho...Show More

The Time's Up Edition

50:17 | Apr 2nd, 2016

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 ...Show More

The Pushing People Out Edition

47:15 | Mar 26th, 2016

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 tra...Show More

The Screwed Pooch Edition

45:15 | Mar 19th, 2016

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...Show More

The Professional Identity Edition

46:58 | Mar 12th, 2016

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. ...Show More

The Brain in a VAT Edition

47:57 | Mar 5th, 2016

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 prop...Show More

The Breaking the Law Edition

54:28 | Feb 27th, 2016

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...Show More

The Too Big to Fail Edition

57:17 | Feb 20th, 2016

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...Show More

The End of the World as We Know It Edition

51:11 | Feb 13th, 2016

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 ec...Show More

The New Money Edition

43:53 | Feb 6th, 2016

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...Show More

The Emoji Edition

50:54 | Jan 30th, 2016

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 option...Show More

The Davos Again Edition

46:22 | Jan 23rd, 2016

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 ...Show More

The Development Edition

43:49 | Jan 16th, 2016

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 T...Show More

The New Year’s Resolution Edition

44:33 | Jan 9th, 2016

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 Watc...Show More

The Hogmanay Edition

54:51 | Jan 2nd, 2016

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...Show More

The Stay Healthy Edition

1:00:05 | Dec 26th, 2015

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...Show More

The Force Is With Janet Yellen Edition

40:57 | Dec 19th, 2015

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...Show More

The Mega-Merger Edition

43:20 | Dec 12th, 2015

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...Show More

The World-Changing Edition

58:10 | Dec 5th, 2015

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 cris...Show More

The Eternally Thankful Edition

47:42 | Nov 28th, 2015

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 Fund...Show More

The Hidden Danger Edition

54:26 | Nov 21st, 2015

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 Dange...Show More

The Great Debate Edition

48:02 | Nov 14th, 2015

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...Show More

The Two and Twenty Edition

50:28 | Nov 7th, 2015

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 equit...Show More

The How the Other Half Banks Edition

47:44 | Nov 3rd, 2015

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 t...Show More

The Not Quite Here Yet Edition

00:33 | Oct 31st, 2015

Slate Money is coming out on Tuesday this week. Stay tuned!

The Chicken or the Eggs Edition

46:41 | Oct 24th, 2015

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 discus...Show More

The Service as a Service Edition

42:51 | Oct 17th, 2015

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 follo...Show More

The Housing Edition

36:09 | Oct 10th, 2015

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...Show More

The Disparate Impact Edition

43:22 | Oct 3rd, 2015

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 Financi...Show More

The Outrageous Edition

44:34 | Sep 26th, 2015

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 ...Show More

The Gaming the System Edition

40:43 | Sep 19th, 2015

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 payment...Show More

The Bad Odds Edition

37:50 | Sep 12th, 2015

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?  T...Show More

The Dirty Filthy Loans Edition

35:08 | Sep 5th, 2015

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 l...Show More

The Migration Edition

39:33 | Aug 29th, 2015

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 ...Show More

The White Collar Whine Edition

38:20 | Aug 22nd, 2015

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 Y...Show More

The Live Long and Prosper Edition

44:19 | Aug 15th, 2015

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 funct...Show More

The Marriage Edition

40:28 | Aug 8th, 2015

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 pri...Show More

The National Politics Edition

49:00 | Aug 1st, 2015

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 a...Show More

The Public Exposure Edition

46:31 | Jul 25th, 2015

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 t...Show More

The Greece Edition

1:03:31 | Jul 18th, 2015

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 r...Show More

The Technical Difficulties Edition

43:55 | Jul 11th, 2015

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 ...Show More

The Wine Edition

1:00:59 | Jul 4th, 2015

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 c...Show More

The Punchbowl Edition

41:41 | Jun 27th, 2015

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 t...Show More

The Jordan-O-Rama Edition

34:24 | Jun 20th, 2015

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 employe...Show More

The Cost of Employment Edition

50:49 | Jun 13th, 2015

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 anni...Show More

The Time to Grow Up Edition

50:43 | Jun 6th, 2015

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 ...Show More

The Random Rules Edition

41:39 | May 30th, 2015

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 ba...Show More

The Off the Books Edition

47:23 | May 23rd, 2015

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 ...Show More

The Make Something New Edition

49:39 | May 16th, 2015

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...Show More

The Shaking Things Up Edition

46:01 | May 9th, 2015

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 t...Show More

The Celebrations Edition

45:59 | May 2nd, 2015

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. ...Show More

The Trying To Be Clever Edition

49:09 | Apr 25th, 2015

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 ...Show More

The Warren Buffett Edition

45:49 | Apr 18th, 2015

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 hom...Show More

The Lemons Edition

43:56 | Apr 11th, 2015

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...Show More

The Revolting Edition

38:15 | Apr 4th, 2015

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 CEO...Show More

The Podcast Podcast

46:30 | Mar 28th, 2015

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 ...Show More

The Literary Edition

44:49 | Mar 21st, 2015

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 ...Show More

The Automatic for the People Edition

52:14 | Mar 14th, 2015

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 ...Show More

The Money for Nothing Edition

43:12 | Mar 7th, 2015

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 la...Show More

The Shiny New Things Edition

40:12 | Feb 28th, 2015

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 Goog...Show More

The Don't Be Evil Edition

52:39 | Feb 21st, 2015

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-e...Show More

The Exotic Fantasies Edition

35:47 | Feb 14th, 2015

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 adapta...Show More

The Flipping and Flopping Edition

36:04 | Feb 7th, 2015

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...Show More

The Sports Edition

47:07 | Jan 31st, 2015

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 ab...Show More

The Davos Edition

47:04 | Jan 24th, 2015

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...Show More

The "Crazy Currencies" Edition

39:01 | Jan 17th, 2015

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.

The "Shrinkage" Edition

32:10 | Jan 10th, 2015

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.

The "Econ 101" Edition

37:24 | Jan 3rd, 2015

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 ...Show More

The Matt Levine Is Amazing Edition

41:40 | Dec 27th, 2014

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

The Quadraphonic Edition

35:16 | Dec 20th, 2014

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.

The Let's Kill All the Lawyers Edition

32:53 | Dec 13th, 2014

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...Show More

The Arts and Crafts Edition

38:01 | Dec 6th, 2014

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.

The "Matching Gift" Edition

34:25 | Nov 22nd, 2014

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 expen...Show More

The Special Philanthropy Edition

41:14 | Nov 15th, 2014

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 ...Show More

The "Smoking Up Behind the Bleachers" Edition

33:22 | Nov 8th, 2014

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...Show More

The "End of an Era" Edition

31:46 | Nov 1st, 2014

On Ep. 25: Apple CEO Tim Cook's announcement that he is "proud to be gay," the end of the Fed's historic effort to stimulate the American economy, and the falling price of oil. Plus, a farewell to producer Tracey Samuelson.

Trust No One

30:19 | Oct 25th, 2014

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."

The "Read These Books" Edition

46:48 | Oct 18th, 2014

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.

The "Bad Advice" Edition

30:13 | Oct 11th, 2014

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-retiremen...Show More

Second Guessing

32:11 | Oct 4th, 2014

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 Lar...Show More

The 'F**k It, I Quit' Episode

28:04 | Sep 27th, 2014

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 ...Show More

Froth is Non-Linear

37:19 | Sep 20th, 2014

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.

The Regional Episode

34:55 | Sep 13th, 2014

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...Show More

Dollars and Sense

37:07 | Sep 6th, 2014

Slate Money, featuring Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O'Neil of Columbia University and Slate's own Jordan Weissmann. This week: Eric Cantor goes to Wall Street, possible problems with dollar-store mergers, and premium bonds.

House of Cards

40:37 | Aug 30th, 2014

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 i...Show More

The Feedback Loop

43:08 | Aug 23rd, 2014

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.

The Payday Edition

41:02 | Aug 16th, 2014

Slate Money, featuring Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O'Neil of Columbia University and Slate's own Jordan Weissmann. This week: when payday loans become usurious, why Buzzfeed’s latest valuation is so high, and the big paychecks of data scientists.

Slate Money: Actionable Idiolect

34:35 | Aug 9th, 2014

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 ...Show More

Slate Money: Babies and Burgers

36:37 | Aug 2nd, 2014

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 ...Show More

Slate Money: The Of Course, Of Course Edition

35:21 | Jul 26th, 2014

Slate Money, featuring Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O'Neil of Columbia University and Slate's own Jordan Weissmann. This week: the state of business journalism, a hedge-fund billionaire's struggle against Herbalife, and the corporate income tax.

Slate Money: Merchants of Death

32:17 | Jul 19th, 2014

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...Show More

Slate Money: The Cupcake Indicator

36:12 | Jul 12th, 2014

Slate Money, featuring Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O'Neil of Columbia University and Slate's own Jordan Weissmann. This week: Happy and unhappy endings at the Fed, American Apparel, and Crumbs Bake Shop.

Slate Money: The 'Monetizing Others' Episode

33:38 | Jul 5th, 2014

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

34:47 | Jun 28th, 2014

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, a...Show More

Slate Money: Why Argentina Should Default... Again

31:59 | Jun 21st, 2014

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 imp...Show More

Slate Money: Spinoffs, Write-downs, and Techie Taxis

34:16 | Jun 14th, 2014

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 reco...Show More

Slate Money: Negative Interest Rates and the Saga of Steven Cohen

31:05 | Jun 7th, 2014

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...Show More

Slate Money: Money and the Media

33:54 | May 31st, 2014

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 b...Show More

Slate Money: Ben Bernanke's Big Payday

31:09 | May 24th, 2014

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 ...Show More

Slate Money: Timmy, Timmy and More Timmy

29:25 | May 17th, 2014

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 mar...Show More

Slate Money: Alibaba and the Magical IPO

28:33 | May 10th, 2014

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.