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

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

    Corporations are People Too

    Corporations are People Too

    Yinka Adegoke of Rest of World joins Felix Salmon and Emily Peck to talk about President Joe Biden’s plan to raise corporate taxes, the U.S. housing bubble, and the rise of fintech in emerging markets.

    In the Plus segment: Is child care infrastructure?

    Don’t pick up! The Rise and Fall of a Massive Industry Based on Missed Calls by By Atul Bhattarai for Rest of World

    Email: slatemoney@slate.com

    Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.

    Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck
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    • 52 min
    Slate Money: Movies: Margin Call

    Slate Money: Movies: Margin Call

    Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies. 

    Lizzie O'Leary, host of Slate’s What Next TBD, joins to talk about Margin Call, the 2011 drama about the financial crisis. They’ll talk about how realistic the film is, the nuanced depiction of the people behind the crisis, and Lizzie’s experience as a political reporter covering the real thing.  

    Email: slatemoney@slate.com

    Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.

    Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas
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    • 53 min
    It’s Finally Infrastructure Week

    It’s Finally Infrastructure Week

    Writer and former host of Studio 360, Kurt Andersen, joins Felix Salmon and Emily Peck to talk about Biden’s long awaited and much needed infrastructure plan, the Archegos dustup on Wall Street and the union vote at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama. 

    In the Plus segment: Post-pandemic Broadway.

    Email: slatemoney@slate.com

    Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.

    Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck
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    • 52 min
    Slate Money: Movies: The Devil Wears Prada

    Slate Money: Movies: The Devil Wears Prada

    Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies. 

    This week, Felix and Anna are joined by Edmund Lee of The New York Times to talk about The Devil Wears Prada. They discuss the film’s dated depiction of the magazine and fashion industries, Andy’s judgey friends, and of course, the IRL Miranda Priestly, Anna Wintour.

    Email: slatemoney@slate.com

    Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.

    Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas
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    • 54 min
    Boaty McBoatface

    Boaty McBoatface

    Max Cho, a product manager at Google, joins Felix Salmon and Emily Peck to talk about that cargo ship stuck in the Suez Canal and its effect on supply chains, the bloodbath at Medium and the media in general, and what the post-pandemic return to the office will look like.

    In the Plus segment: The price of Bitcoin. 

    Email: slatemoney@slate.com

    Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.

    Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Slate Money: Movies: There Will Be Blood

    Slate Money: Movies: There Will Be Blood

    Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies. 

    This week, Felix and Anna are joined by Niala Boodhoo of Axios to discuss the Paul Thomas Anderson oil epic There Will Be Blood. They’ll delve into the religious symbolism in the film, analyze Daniel Plainview’s family values and get into some of the history behind the story. 

    Email: slatemoney@slate.com

    Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.

    Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas
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    • 44 min

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