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#130

How To!: Know When to Quit Your Job

Victor’s job—at its core—is to change the world. But he feels like he’s plateaued within his large humanitarian and development organization, and is now on the verge of jumping ship. On this episode of How To!, [Annie Duke] (https://www.annieduke.com/) , author of [Quit: The Power Of Knowing When to Walk Away] (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/692752/quit-by-annie-duke/) , helps Victor decide if he should recommit to his current job or move on to something else. She explains the cognitive biases that prevent us from quitting and reveals why most of us quit things far too late.  If you liked this episode, check out: “ [How To Uproot Your Life] (https://slate.com/podcasts/how-to/2019/08/how-to-uproot-life-annie-duke) .” Do you have a question without an answer? Send us a note at [howto@slate.com] (mailto:howto@slate.com) or leave us a voicemail at 646-495-4001 and we might have you on the show. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on How To!. Sign up now at [slate.com/howtoplus] (http://www.slate.com/howtoplus) to help support our work. Want a behind-the-scenes look at how we create the show? [Check out Slate's Pocket Collections] (http://getpocket.com/slate) for research and reading lists, as well as additional insights into how we think about the stories behind the episodes. Thanks  [Avast.com] (http://avast.com/) ! Learn more about Avast One at  [Avast.com] (http://avast.com/) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

29 Nov 2022

40 MINS

40:05

29 Nov 2022


#129

What Next TBD: The Trap of Buy Now, Pay Later

The option to “buy now and pay later” over installments exploded over the past two years, thanks to people being flush with stimulus cash and shopping online during the pandemic. But is this new, underregulated industry a useful line of credit or another path into debt? Guest: [Paulina Cachero] (https://twitter.com/PaulinaCachero) , personal finance reporter [for Bloomberg] (https://www.bloomberg.com/authors/AVnL_Ten33g/paulina-cachero) . Host: Lizzie O’Leary If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on What Next TBD. Sign up now at [ slate.com/whatnextplus] (http://slate.com/whatnextplus) to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

27 Nov 2022

34 MINS

34:43

27 Nov 2022


#128

Slate Money: Fleishman is in Trouble

 This week, [Felix Salmon] (https://twitter.com/felixsalmon) , [Emily Peck] (https://twitter.com/EmilyRPeck?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) , and [Elizabeth Spiers] (https://twitter.com/espiers?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) are joined by New York Times Magazine writer and Fleishman is in Trouble author [Taffy Brodesser-Akner] (https://twitter.com/taffyakner?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) to talk about wealth, class and the media industry, specifically through the lens of the Fleishman is in Trouble book and new limited TV series.   In the Plus segment: what is everyone thankful for this Thanksgiving?   Podcast production by Anna Phillips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

26 Nov 2022

41 MINS

41:31

26 Nov 2022


#127

What Next TBD: The End of the Tech Boom

After decades as America’s booming industry, tens of thousands of tech workers have been laid off in November alone. Is the venture-capital, low-interest-rate wind leaving the sails temporary or is this the end of the hunt for “the next big thing?” Guest: [Timothy B. Lee] (https://twitter.com/binarybits) , reporter for Full Stack Economics covering labor markets, technology, and housing. Host: [Lizzie O’Leary] (https://twitter.com/lizzieohreally) If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on What Next TBD. Sign up now at [ slate.com/whatnextplus] (http://slate.com/whatnextplus) to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

20 Nov 2022

31 MINS

31:10

20 Nov 2022


#126

Slate Money: Enron 2

This week, [Felix Salmon] (https://twitter.com/felixsalmon) , [Emily Peck] (https://twitter.com/EmilyRPeck?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) , and [Elizabeth Spiers] (https://twitter.com/espiers?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) discuss updates in the collapse of crypto exchange platform FTX and how the situation compares to past business downfalls. They also talk about Joan Didion’s estate sale.   In the Plus segment: the death of Twitter.   Podcast production by Anna Phillips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

19 Nov 2022

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:42

19 Nov 2022


#125

ICYMI: What's Going to Happen to Twitter?

On today’s episode, Rachelle is joined by Lizzie O’Leary, the host of Slate’s tech podcast What Next: TBD. The two discuss Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, whether or not Musk has broken any laws and what the future of the platform might look like. This podcast is produced by Daniel Schroeder, Daisy Rosario, Emily Charash and Rachelle Hampton. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

19 Nov 2022

42 MINS

42:41

19 Nov 2022


#124

What Next TBD: The Case Against Climate Reparations

At this year’s annual UN conference on climate change, they are discussing “climate reparations,” wherein the rich countries that grew their wealth burning fossil fuels pay money to poorer and more vulnerable countries. It sounds sensible, but is the UN capable of administering something like this? And how much money are we talking here? Guest: [Vijay Vaitheeswaran] (https://twitter.com/VVVijayEconBiz) , global energy and climate innovation editor at The Economist. Host: [Lizzie O’Leary] (https://twitter.com/lizzieohreally) If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on What Next TBD. Sign up now at [ slate.com/whatnextplus] (http://slate.com/whatnextplus) to help support our work. Thanks  [Avast.com] (http://avast.com/) ! Learn more about Avast One at  [Avast.com] (http://avast.com/) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

18 Nov 2022

33 MINS

33:10

18 Nov 2022


#123

What Next TBD: Is This The Cryptocalypse?

The (once) second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX, collapsed in stunning fashion this week, highlighting why consumers really do want regulation, and why old financial institutions remain wary of crypto.   Guest: [Felix Salmon] (https://twitter.com/felixsalmon) , host of Slate Money, chief financial correspondent for Axios. Host: Lizzie O’Leary   If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on What Next TBD. Sign up now at [ slate.com/whatnextplus] (http://slate.com/whatnextplus) to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

13 Nov 2022

33 MINS

33:20

13 Nov 2022


#122

Slate Money: WTF SBF

This week, [Felix Salmon] (https://twitter.com/felixsalmon) , [Emily Peck] (https://twitter.com/EmilyRPeck?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) , and What Next TBD host [Lizzie O’Leary] (https://twitter.com/lizzieohreally?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) discuss the ongoing disaster at crypto exchange platform FTX. They also talk about the slightly smaller meltdowns at Twitter and Meta.   In the Plus segment: the sale of Paul Allen’s art collection.   Podcast production by Anna Phillips. Thanks  [Avast.com] (http://avast.com/) ! Learn more about Avast One at  [Avast.com] (http://avast.com/) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

12 Nov 2022

57 MINS

57:57

12 Nov 2022


#121

What Next TBD: Senator Chris Murphy on Elon's Acquisition of Twitter

The second largest investor in Twitter, after Elon Musk, is the Saudis, which raises questions about what kinds of “free speech” Musk is really committed to. But it also raises questions around national security in the U.S.  Guest: [Chris Murphy] (https://twitter.com/ChrisMurphyCT) , U.S. Senator from Connecticut Host: [Lizzie O’Leary] (https://twitter.com/lizzieohreally/status/1590737205680431104) If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on What Next TBD. Sign up now at [ slate.com/whatnextplus] (http://slate.com/whatnextplus) to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

11 Nov 2022

22 MINS

22:05

11 Nov 2022


#120

What Next TBD: Why Are So Many Little Kids Sick Right Now?

It’s been a rough autumn for parents of little kids, as non-COVID respiratory diseases are taking advantage of the first fall since 2019 where schools and daycares are full again, and America’s strained pediatric health care system is once again put to the test.  Guest: [Katherine Wu] (https://twitter.com/KatherineJWu) , science writer [for The Atlantic] (https://www.theatlantic.com/author/katherine-j-wu/) . Host: Lizzie O’Leary. Podcast production by Madeline Ducharme. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on What Next TBD. Sign up now at [ slate.com/whatnextplus] (http://slate.com/whatnextplus) to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

06 Nov 2022

28 MINS

28:03

06 Nov 2022


#119

Slate Money: Homecoming

This week, [Felix Salmon] (https://twitter.com/felixsalmon) , [Emily Peck] (https://twitter.com/EmilyRPeck?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) , and [Elizabeth Spiers] (https://twitter.com/espiers) are joined by Financial Times columnist and editor [Rana Foroohar] (https://twitter.com/RanaForoohar?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) to discuss her new book, [Homecoming: The Path to Prosperity in a Post-Global World.] (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/688161/homecoming-by-rana-foroohar/)   In the Plus segment: What’s the deal with workplace surveillance?   Podcast production by Anna Phillips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

05 Nov 2022

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:05

05 Nov 2022


#118

What Next TBD: So How’s It Going, Elon?

One week in as head honcho of Twitter and Elon Musk is in a tight spot: how do you balance the desires of advertisers with your ostensible zeal for free speech? How do you make something for which you’ve already overpaid turn a profit? How do you convince Stephen King to pony up for a blue check? Guest: [Alex Kirshner] (https://twitter.com/alex_kirshner?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) , contributing writer at Slate.  Host: Lizzie O’Leary If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on What Next TBD. Sign up now at [ slate.com/whatnextplus] (http://slate.com/whatnextplus) to help support our work. Podcast production by Madeline Ducharme. Thanks  [Avast.com] (http://avast.com/) ! Learn more about Avast One at  [Avast.com] (http://avast.com/) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

04 Nov 2022

31 MINS

31:51

04 Nov 2022


#117

Slate Money: Memelord Takeover

This week, [Felix Salmon] (https://twitter.com/felixsalmon) , [Emily Peck] (https://twitter.com/EmilyRPeck?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) , and [Elizabeth Spiers] (https://twitter.com/espiers) are joined by Bloomberg Opinion columnist [Matt Levine] (https://twitter.com/matt_levine?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) to talk about his Bloomberg Businessweek article [The Crypto Story] (https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2022-the-crypto-story/?sref=2o0rZsF1) . They also discuss Elon Musk finally closing his Twitter deal and restructuring at Credit Suisse.   In the Plus segment: more crypto!   Podcast production by Anna Phillips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

29 Oct 2022

55 MINS

55:53

29 Oct 2022


#116

What Next TBD: Twitter Is Dead; Long Live Twitter

Twitter has been a lot of things—where you posted your lunch, where you met your people, where you were subjected to a harassment campaign. Now, as Elon Musk prepares to take the reins, where is it headed? Guest: [Will Oremus] (https://twitter.com/WillOremus?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) , technology reporter [for the Washington Post] (https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/will-oremus/) . Host: Lizzie O’Leary If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on What Next TBD. Sign up now at [ slate.com/whatnextplus] (http://slate.com/whatnextplus) to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

28 Oct 2022

42 MINS

42:41

28 Oct 2022


#115

How To!: Put Your Town on the Map

If you’ve ever vacationed on the beaches of Delaware, chances are you drove right by Smyrna. It’s a small but charming town that’s been bypassed by the main highways. Which is why Mike, a small business owner on the town council, wants to create a spectacular, engaging roadside attraction to tempt tourists into town. The only snag? He doesn’t know what to actually build. On this episode of How To!, we bring on roadside attraction aficionado [Erika Nelson] (https://erikanelson.cargo.site/Information) . She’s the [creator] (http://www.worldslargestthings.com/) of The World’s Largest Collection of the World’s Smallest Versions of the World’s Largest Things. She’s also an artist who helps towns like Smyrna develop their own car-stopping attractions. She decodes the magic of the most wondrous roadside attractions and explains why hosting a Guinness world record-holding object is not the only key to success. You also have to tell a good story. If you liked this episode, check out: “ [How To Convince People to Give You Money] (https://slate.com/podcasts/how-to/2020/02/con-artist-expert-maria-konnikova-on-how-to-raise-money) .” Do you have a question without an answer? Send us a note at [howto@slate.com] (mailto:howto@slate.com) or leave us a voicemail at 646-495-4001 and we might have you on the show. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on How To!. Sign up now at [slate.com/howtoplus] (http://www.slate.com/howtoplus) to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

25 Oct 2022

36 MINS

36:59

25 Oct 2022


#114

One Year - 1942: The Most Hated Man in America

At the beginning of World War II, the greatest threat to the American war effort wasn’t the Nazis or the Japanese—it was runaway inflation. The man in charge of stopping it was the country’s “price czar,” Leon Henderson. In 1942, he controlled how much coffee ordinary people could drink and how many tires they could buy. Those rules made him a nationwide villain. But would they save the country? One Year is produced by Evan Chung, Sophie Summergrad, Sam Kim, and Josh Levin.  Derek John is senior supervising producer of narrative podcasts and Merritt Jacob is senior technical director. Slate Plus members get to hear more about the making of One Year. Get access to extra episodes, listen to the show without any ads, and support One Year by signing up for Slate Plus for just $15 for your first three months. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

24 Oct 2022

47 MINS

47:01

24 Oct 2022


#113

Slate Money: Meet Me by the Fountain

This week, [Felix Salmon] (https://twitter.com/felixsalmon) , [Emily Peck] (https://twitter.com/EmilyRPeck?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) , and [Elizabeth Spiers] (https://twitter.com/espiers) are joined by design critic  [Alexandra Lange] (https://twitter.com/langealexandra) to talk about her book [Meet Me by the Fountain: An Inside History of the Mall] (https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/meet-me-by-the-fountain-9781635576030/) on the evolution of shopping malls in America. In the Plus segment: How online shopping has affected malls.   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Thanks  [Avast.com] (http://avast.com/) ! Learn more about Avast One at  [Avast.com] (http://avast.com/) If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at [slate.com/moneyplus] (https://slate.com/podcast-plus?utm_medium=audio&utm_campaign=plus_pod&utm_content=Money&utm_source=podcast) to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

22 Oct 2022

52 MINS

52:40

22 Oct 2022


#112

ICYMI: What’s It Like Being a Twitch Streamer?

A lot has been happening around Twitch, a platform that really seems to live in its own world on the internet. On today’s show, Rachelle is joined by Gita Jackson who explains exactly why Twitch can feel so insular even though the audience is enormous. They also talk about the poorly planned TwitchCon, and the horrible things that have led streamer Amouranth to take a break from the site. This podcast is produced by Daniel Schroeder, Rachelle Hampton, and Daisy Rosario. Subscribe to Slate Plus at https:// [slate.com/icymiplus] (http://slate.com/icymiplus) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

22 Oct 2022

39 MINS

39:11

22 Oct 2022


#111

What Next TBD: When An Algorithm Raises Your Rent

One company’s software is helping set prices for apartments across the country. But when does an algorithm telling landlords how much to charge—by drawing on property data—cross the line from “handy tool” to “illegal price-fixing”?  Guest: [Heather Vogell] (https://twitter.com/hvogell) , reporter with ProPublica Host: [Lizzie O'Leary] (https://twitter.com/lizzieohreally) If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on What Next TBD. Sign up now at [ slate.com/whatnextplus] (http://slate.com/whatnextplus) to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

21 Oct 2022

34 MINS

34:23

21 Oct 2022


#110

What Next TBD: Are You Ready to Be Composted When You Die?

The idea of composting a human body may seem unsettling—or even gross—and it runs counter to the normal American funeral rites of embalming and internment, which preserve the body. But advocates say it’s a greener and more peaceful way to return our bodies to the Earth.  Guest: [Eleanor Cummins] (https://twitter.com/elliepses) , science journalist Host: [Lizzie O’Leary] (https://twitter.com/lizzieohreally) If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on What Next TBD. Sign up now at [ slate.com/whatnextplus] (http://slate.com/whatnextplus) to help support our work. Thanks  [Avast.com] (http://avast.com/) ! Learn more about Avast One at  [Avast.com] (http://avast.com/) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

16 Oct 2022

32 MINS

32:55

16 Oct 2022


#109

Slate Money: We Can’t Quit Elon

This week, [Emily Peck] (https://twitter.com/EmilyRPeck?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) , [Elizabeth Spiers] (https://twitter.com/espiers) and guest host [Ed Lee] (https://twitter.com/edmundlee?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) discuss inflation, the first policymaker to win an economics Nobel Prize, and begrudgingly, updates in the Elon Musk Twitter saga.   In the Plus segment: introducing a new anti-woke bank.   If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at [slate.com/moneyplus] (https://slate.com/podcast-plus?utm_medium=audio&utm_campaign=plus_pod&utm_content=Money&utm_source=podcast) to help support our work.   Podcast production by Anna Phillips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

15 Oct 2022

48 MINS

48:15

15 Oct 2022


#108

What Next TBD: The Next Amazon Union Fight

Following their victory in Staten Island, the Amazon Labor Union is still facing an uphill battle. Both the company and the union are closely watching the organizing vote at a warehouse outside of Albany, NY. Guest: [Noam Scheiber] (https://twitter.com/noamscheiber) , labor reporter for the New York Times. Host: [Lizzie O'Leary] (https://twitter.com/lizzieohreally) If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on What Next TBD. Sign up now at [ slate.com/whatnextplus] (http://slate.com/whatnextplus) to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

14 Oct 2022

31 MINS

31:08

14 Oct 2022


#107

What Next TBD: When Your Church Surveils Your Phone

Churches are using accountability apps to keep tabs on their members' behavior. But if your pastor wants to monitor your phone, can you truly consent? Guest: [Dhruv Mehrotra] (https://twitter.com/dmehro) Host: [Lizzie O'Leary] (https://twitter.com/lizzieohreally) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

09 Oct 2022

24 MINS

24:31

09 Oct 2022


#106

Slate Money: Felix Learns What A Condo Is

This week, [Felix Salmon] (https://twitter.com/felixsalmon) , [Emily Peck] (https://twitter.com/EmilyRPeck?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) , and [Elizabeth Spiers] (https://twitter.com/espiers) are joined by housing market analyst and real estate appraiser [Jonathan Miller] (https://twitter.com/jonathanmiller) to answer all their burning real estate questions including what’s going on with mortgage rates, how do new luxury buildings affect prices, and why is rent so damn high?   In the Plus segment: Why do people want so much space?   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

08 Oct 2022

57 MINS

57:44

08 Oct 2022


#105

What Next TBD: Could the Supreme Court Kill the Internet As We Know It?

Twenty-six words defined the internet as we know it today. What happens if they’re deleted? Guest: [Jeff Kosseff] (https://twitter.com/jkosseff) Host: [Lizzie O'Leary] (https://twitter.com/lizzieohreally) [The Twenty-Six Words That Created the Internet] (https://www.amazon.com/Twenty-Six-Words-That-Created-Internet/dp/1501714414/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1540389248&sr=8-1&keywords=kosseff) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

07 Oct 2022

30 MINS

30:28

07 Oct 2022


#104

What Next: Congress Can't Quit the Stock Market

A bipartisan effort to prevent members of Congress from trading stock while in office is wildly popular. But so far, no such bill has gained much traction on Capitol Hill. Why?  Guest: [Sam Brodey] (https://twitter.com/sambrodey) , congressional reporter for The Daily Beast.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on What Next. Sign up now at [ slate.com/whatnextplus] (http://slate.com/whatnextplus) to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

05 Oct 2022

26 MINS

26:34

05 Oct 2022


#103

What Next TBD: The Philosopher With Silicon Valley's Ear

Longtermism, the idea that positively influencing the future is a key moral priority of our time, is hot in Silicon Valley. But does it miss the bigger picture? Guests: [William MacAskill] (https://twitter.com/willmacaskill) , [Robert Wright] (https://twitter.com/robertwrighter) Host: [Lizzie O'Leary] (https://twitter.com/lizzieohreally) Thanks  [Avast.com] (http://avast.com/) ! Learn more about Avast One at  [Avast.com] (http://avast.com/) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

02 Oct 2022

58 MINS

58:25

02 Oct 2022


#102

Slate Money: Skandal!

This week, [Felix Salmon] (https://twitter.com/felixsalmon) , [Emily Peck] (https://twitter.com/EmilyRPeck?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) , and [Elizabeth Spiers] (https://twitter.com/espiers) are joined by [Dan McCrum] (https://twitter.com/fd) of the Financial Times to discuss the economic crisis in the UK, Skandal! Bringing Down Wirecard, the Netflix adaptation of [his recent book] (https://danmccrum.com/) , and the [10-year-old who is selling paintings for six figures] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/26/style/andres-valencia-art-paintings.html?partner=slack&smid=sl-share) . In the Plus segment: Porsche’s IPO Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Thanks  [Avast.com] (http://avast.com/) ! Learn more about Avast One at  [Avast.com] (http://avast.com/) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

01 Oct 2022

51 MINS

51:16

01 Oct 2022


#101

The Waves: Student Debt Relief is Feminist

On this week’s episode of The Waves, [Lizzie O'Leary] (https://twitter.com/lizzieohreally) host of [What Next: TBD] (https://slate.com/podcasts/what-next-tbd) is joined by [Emily Peck] (https://twitter.com/EmilyRPeck) co-host of [Slate Money] (https://slate.com/podcasts/slate-money) to explain the new [Student Debt Relief Plan] (https://studentaid.gov/debt-relief-announcement/) . They delve into the reason [women often carry more debt] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/gender-pay-gap-college-11659968901) on average and why [they stand to benefit the most] (https://www.axios.com/2022/08/29/student-loan-relief-who-benefits) from even modest relief. Then, Lizzie and Emily unpack debt-relief criticism itself, [what Biden’s plan does well] (https://apnews.com/article/biden-covid-health-education-07bf5c4ff1928793f01e907a63cafa36) , and where it could improve. In Slate Plus, some hard-hitting, in-depth analysis on whether or not [laundry-folding] (https://www.romper.com/life/folding-clothes-is-a-scam-laundry-chores) is feminist. Recommendations Lizzie: Crime thriller [Girl, Forgotten] (https://www.karinslaughter.com/girl-forgotten) by author Karin Slaughter Emily: [She-Hulk: Attorney at Law] (https://www.marvel.com/tv-shows/she-hulk-attorney-at-law/1) from Marvel and Disney+   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus, Daisy Rosario and Alicia Montgomery. With production help from Anna Rubanova. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [ thewaves@slate.com] (mailto:thewaves@slate.com) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

30 Sep 2022

29 MINS

29:02

30 Sep 2022