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48:32 | Nov 16th

This week Felix, Emily, and Anna discuss the potentially sexist tendencies of the Apple Card algorithm, why tech is killing restaurants and the new big player in streaming, Disney+. And in the Slate Plus segment: Bolivia. This episode is brought to ...Show More

46:03 | 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
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50:08 | Nov 5th

In this Slate Money mini-series, Felix Salmon will investigate SWAG -- Silver Wine Art Gold -- and other things people invest in that don’t have any cash flows.  This week, Felix sits down with Julia Halperin, Executive Editor of Artnet News to talk ...Show More

52:41 | Oct 12th

New York Times writer Binyamin Appelbaum joins Slate Money to discuss his new book The Economists' Hour,the concept of putting a dollar value on a human life and the NBA’s whole thing with China. And in the Slate Plus segment: The latest from the Fed...Show More

47:43 | Oct 5th

This week, Laurie Santos joins Felix, Anna, and Emily to discuss the ideas around money and happiness that she explores in her podcast The Happiness Lab, and some of the science may surprise you. And as an added bonus, Taffy Brodesser Akner (who was ...Show More
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49:53 | Jul 20th

This week, the Slate Money hosts talk about Elizabeth Warren’s plan for Private Equity, the surprising effects of gentrification, and Netflix’s current downtick.And in the Slate Plus segment: Cats. Email: slatemoney@slate.comTwitter: @felixsalmon, @T...Show More

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

45:45 | Feb 23rd

On this week’s episode, Mehrsa Baradaran joins Anna, Emily, and Felix to discuss black banks and the racial wealth gap.In the Slate Plus segment: Mehrsa’s talks about the Push Coalition Wall Street Project and the conversations she’s had with the Rev...Show More

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

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

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

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

1:09:12 | 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

52:13 | 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

53:43 | 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

50:02 | 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

35:34 | Dec 10th

In this Slate Money mini-series, Felix Salmon will investigate SWAG -- Silver Wine Art Gold -- and other things people invest in.  In the last episode of the mini-series, Felix talks to Hannah Elliott of Bloomberg about what makes a car collectible. ...Show More

45:36 | Dec 7th

This week Felix, Emily, and Anna discuss Larry and Sergey, aka The Boys, stepping away from Alphabet, Uber’s big safety report and Silver Lake’s investment in Manchester City soccer. And in the Slate Plus segment: Argentina. Learn more about your ad ...Show More

33:54 | Dec 3rd

In this Slate Money mini-series, Felix Salmon will investigate SWAG -- Silver Wine Art Gold -- and other things people invest in.  This week, Felix talks to Dan Rosenheck of The Economist about a literal liquid asset: wine. Learn more about your ad c...Show More

54:54 | Nov 30th

This week, economist and professional contrarian Bryan Caplan joins Slate Money to discuss his books on parenting, education, and, his latest, a graphic novel called Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration.   Learn more about your ad choi...Show More

27:13 | Nov 26th

In this Slate Money mini-series, Felix Salmon will investigate SWAG -- Silver Wine Art Gold -- and other things people invest in.  This week, Felix talks to Max Bittner, CEO of Vestiaire Collective, about why luxury goods like watches, handbags and d...Show More

41:35 | Nov 23rd

Felix and special guest Janine Gibson of the Financial Times call Emily and Anna from Oxfordshire, England to discuss the situation in Hong Kong, TikTok, and stanning Taylor Swift and her fight for artist ownership. In the Slate Plus segment: The Hu...Show More

39:04 | Nov 19th

In this Slate Money mini-series, Felix Salmon will investigate SWAG -- Silver Wine Art Gold -- and other things people invest in.  This week, Felix talks to Justina Vasquez of Bloomberg News about how and why people have been investing in gold for a ...Show More

44:03 | Nov 12th

In this Slate Money mini-series, Felix Salmon will investigate SWAG -- Silver Wine Art Gold -- and other things people invest in.  This week, Felix talks to Nathaniel Popper of The New York Times about whether cryptocurrency is a real investment asse...Show More

43:39 | Nov 9th

On Slate Money this week: CEOs being fired for consensual relationships with subordinates, including, this week, Steve Easterbrook of McDonald’s Austin Frakt’s New York Times story about sleep being good for your salary Felix’s Axios piece on the...Show More

48:48 | Nov 2nd

Rana Foroohar joins Slate Money to discuss her book Don’t Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles -- and All of Us, the Facebook vs Twitter war over political ads, NCAA players finally getting paid, and PG&E and the California wildfire...Show More

54:54 | Oct 26th

This week Felix, Emily, and Anna discuss the latest news on WeWork, Emily's article on the so-called leadership and empowerment seminar at Ernst & Young that told women their brains were like pancakes, among other indignities, and Felix’s recent revi...Show More

57:45 | Oct 21st

Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO’s wonderful drama about the lives of the superrich Roy family, so every Monday we’ll be discussing the previous night’s episode with spoiler-filled glee. In this extra special bonus episode, J. Smith-Camer...Show More

49:59 | Oct 19th

This week Felix, Emily and Anna discuss the threat of robots taking our jobs, TurboTax and the Vanity Fair piece on Wall Street supposedly making money on the chaos of Trump. And in the Slate Plus segment: D.E. Shaw.    Email: slatemoney@slate.com T...Show More

1:12:19 | Oct 14th

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 finale, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joi...Show More