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

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

 

#523

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

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#522

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


#521

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


#520

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


#519

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


#518

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


#517

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


#516

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


#515

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


#514

First Class Food Fomo

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) discuss the sale of Citrix, Barbados’ Blue Bonds, and [how fancy food could save airlines] (https://www.ft.com/content/018f132b-864d-4c53-8ebf-a5cad8ee4bdb) .   In the Plus segment: The economics of timeshares.   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

24 Sep 2022

43 MINS

43:41

24 Sep 2022


#513

It's All Paul Newman’s Fault

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) discuss the tax implications of Patagonia’s founder giving the company a climate change nonprofit, the US railroad strike that almost was, and Adobe’s acquisition of Figma.   In the Plus segment: Farm shares   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

17 Sep 2022

53 MINS

53:43

17 Sep 2022


#512

DWAC SPAC Setback

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) discuss England’s late queen and new prime minister, the troubles of DWAC’s SPAC, and the demise of girlboss hangout The Wing.   In the Plus segment: Citibank’s victory.   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

10 Sep 2022

48 MINS

48:34

10 Sep 2022


#511

Quiet Quitting

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) discuss the reasons behind the current labor shortage, the concept of “quiet quitting”, and the proposed fast-food labor council in California.   In the Plus segment: [Stacy-Marie Ishmael] (https://twitter.com/s_m_i?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) returns to talk about Michael Saylor’s alleged tax evasion.   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

03 Sep 2022

45 MINS

45:07

03 Sep 2022


#510

APE

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) discuss the Biden administration student loan debt forgiveness plan, the cancellation saga of [Dan Price] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/18/technology/dan-price-resign-social-media.html) , and AMC’s “APE units”.   In the Plus segment: More on student loan debt forgiveness.   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

27 Aug 2022

48 MINS

48:59

27 Aug 2022


#509

What is Flow?

This week, [Felix Salmon] (https://twitter.com/felixsalmon) , and [Elizabeth Spiers] (https://twitter.com/espiers) are joined by [Eric Newcomer] (https://twitter.com/EricNewcomer?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) to discuss [his piece] (https://www.newcomer.co/p/can-a-zebra-change-its-stripes) on Marc Andreessen’s surprising choice to back Adam Neumann’s new company Flow, the current VC landscape, and Bed, Bath & Beyond’s wild meme-stock moment.   In the Plus segment: Eric’s interview with [Uber’s former business chief] (https://www.newcomer.co/p/travis-kalanicks-right-hand-man-tells#details%5C) .   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

20 Aug 2022

47 MINS

47:18

20 Aug 2022


#508

Digital Banks are Doomed

This week, [Felix Salmon] (https://twitter.com/felixsalmon) , and [Elizabeth Spiers] (https://twitter.com/espiers) are joined by [Edmund Lee] (https://twitter.com/edmundlee?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) of the New York Times to discuss why it’s so hard to understand what inflation actually is, why [Goldman Sach’s Marcus ] (https://www.businessinsider.com/whats-going-wrong-at-goldman-sachs-marcus-consumer-bank-unit-2022-8?gifted=ae912363-d938-4ca2-9c58-1fef2af3dacd) and other digital banks just aren’t working, and the surprising sale of Reorg for a cool $1.3 billion. In the Plus segment: Elon Musk selling tons of his Tesla stock.   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

13 Aug 2022

59 MINS

59:44

13 Aug 2022


#507

Not For Sale…Yet

This week, [Felix Salmon] (https://twitter.com/felixsalmon) , [Emily Peck] (https://twitter.com/EmilyRPeck) , and [Elizabeth Spiers] (https://twitter.com/espiers) discuss the merging of HBOMax and Discovery+, [a new study] (https://www.axios.com/2022/08/03/womens-wages-fall-by-at-least-5-after-abortion-restrictions-new-study-finds) on the effect of abortion restrictions on women’s wages, and people [paying to be on podcasts] (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-08-03/podcast-guests-can-pay-big-money-to-be-on-top-shows) .   In the Plus segment: [Lobster rolls] (https://www.axios.com/2022/08/05/lobster-roll-labor-market-prices) .     Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

06 Aug 2022

39 MINS

39:41

06 Aug 2022


#506

What Did Larry Say To Joe?

This week, [Felix Salmon] (https://twitter.com/felixsalmon) , [Emily Peck] (https://twitter.com/EmilyRPeck) , and [Elizabeth Spiers] (https://twitter.com/espiers) discuss the merits of the Inflation Reduction Act and Larry Summers’ role in moving it along, the low GDP numbers, and a listener question about corporate landlords.   In the Plus segment: This week’s Slate piece on [ the sham that is college financial aid] (https://slate.com/business/2022/07/college-financial-aid-sham.html) .       Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

30 Jul 2022

46 MINS

46:18

30 Jul 2022


#505

There Shouldn’t Be So Many Yachts

This week, [Felix Salmon] (https://twitter.com/felixsalmon) , [Emily Peck] (https://twitter.com/EmilyRPeck) , and [Elizabeth Spiers] (https://twitter.com/espiers) discuss Amazon’s acquisition of One Medical, the complications of start-ups offering loans to employees against their stock options, and [Evan Osnos’ New Yorker article] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/07/25/the-haves-and-the-have-yachts) on the rise of the superyacht.   In the Plus segment: Why are Facebook and Instagram so bad now?   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

23 Jul 2022

49 MINS

49:26

23 Jul 2022


#504

Multibillionaire Toddler

This week, [Felix Salmon] (https://twitter.com/felixsalmon) , [Emily Peck] (https://twitter.com/EmilyRPeck) , and [Elizabeth Spiers] (https://twitter.com/espiers) discuss Elon Musk vs Twitter, the big banks getting big texting fines, and the ethically questionable [academic study funded by Uber.] (https://www.theguardian.com/news/2022/jul/12/uber-paid-academics-six-figure-sums-for-research-to-feed-to-the-media)   In the Plus segment: The Gates Foundation   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

16 Jul 2022

53 MINS

53:13

16 Jul 2022


#503

Them's The Breaks

This week, [Felix Salmon] (https://twitter.com/felixsalmon) , [Emily Peck] (https://twitter.com/EmilyRPeck) , and [Elizabeth Spiers] (https://twitter.com/espiers) discuss this week’s good jobs report versus the bad economic vibes, Boris Johnson’s ousting as Prime Minister, and the stark decline in the quality of air travel.   In the Plus segment: What are the odds that two former FBI directors would be audited?   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

09 Jul 2022

53 MINS

53:34

09 Jul 2022


#502

RIP Coupons

This week, [Felix Salmon] (https://twitter.com/felixsalmon) , [Emily Peck] (https://twitter.com/EmilyRPeck) , and [Elizabeth Spiers] (https://twitter.com/espiers) discuss the repercussions of states banning abortions, Lydia DePillis’ [piece in The New York Times] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/29/business/economy/grocery-coupons-inflation.html) about the decline of coupons, and the artworld scandal over some fake some Jean-Michel Basquiat paintings. In the Plus segment: Stores have too much stuff and no one is buying it.   Podcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

02 Jul 2022

42 MINS

42:59

02 Jul 2022


#501

The Supertall Episode

This week  [Felix Salmon] (https://twitter.com/felixsalmon) ,  [Emily Peck] (https://twitter.com/EmilyRPeck)  and  [Elizabeth Spiers] (https://twitter.com/espiers)  are joined by author and architect, Stefan Al to talk all about skyscrapers and his new book, [ Supertall] (https://wwnorton.com/books/9781324006411) . They talk about the human desire to build tall buildings (and the backlash to them), why parts of New York don’t work, but Hong Kong does, and why people keep paying premiums for apartments that sway.  In Slate Plus: All about glass.  Email:  [slatemoney@slate.com] (mailto:slatemoney@slate.com) Podcast production by Cheyna Roth.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

25 Jun 2022

51 MINS

51:08

25 Jun 2022