7 episodes

Mrs Moneypenny, beloved Financial Times columnist, and her editor interview the world's most successful people in business, media, arts, entertainment, finance, academia and politics. Like Sir David Attenborough, the intrepid duo ventures to their subjects’ natural habitat. In their quest to figure out how this rare species of homo erectus lives and works they corner plutocrats at Davos parties and hitch a ride with America’s most famous living feminist. Fielding irreverent questions about serious FT topics from capitalism to work/life balance, they offer up a fair dollop of sometimes-humorous, but rarely- solicited career and management advice along the way.

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Mrs Moneypenny, beloved Financial Times columnist, and her editor interview the world's most successful people in business, media, arts, entertainment, finance, academia and politics. Like Sir David Attenborough, the intrepid duo ventures to their subjects’ natural habitat. In their quest to figure out how this rare species of homo erectus lives and works they corner plutocrats at Davos parties and hitch a ride with America’s most famous living feminist. Fielding irreverent questions about serious FT topics from capitalism to work/life balance, they offer up a fair dollop of sometimes-humorous, but rarely- solicited career and management advice along the way.

    Brexit, gin and wine

    Brexit, gin and wine

    Mrs Moneypenny and the FT's Carola Hoyos ask how Brexit will affect the UK's drinks industry. Will it halt Britons' growing love for micro-distilled gin and who will pour the wine after the Europeans are gone? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 16 min
    How to negotiate a pay raise

    How to negotiate a pay raise

    Mrs Moneypenny discusses pay with fellow FT columnist and director of the High Pay Centre Stefan Stern and Natalie Jacquemin, a psychologist and partner at Mercer, the HR consultancy. Why are today's CEO's paid so much and how and when should you ask for a raise? Broaching the subject of a pay hike with your boss has clear upsides, but the risks are significant too. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 18 min
    Mrs Moneypenny networks at the Chelsea Flower Show

    Mrs Moneypenny networks at the Chelsea Flower Show

    The Financial Times' Mrs Moneypenny takes her editor to the pre-show gala of the Chelsea Flower Show under the guise of teaching her how to build a strategic network. Along the way the two corner CEOs, a celebrity chef and smell not a single rose before going to see Prof Herminia Ibarra of Insead to discuss their progress and also to find out whether it is true that women have a more difficult time building strategic networks than men. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 16 min
    Long Live Artisanship

    Long Live Artisanship

    Mrs Moneypenny interviews handbag designer Anya Hindmarch, while Carola Hoyos goes to see Nick Ashley-Cooper, the 12th Earl of Shaftsbury in the quest to find out whether artisanship is still alive. With algorithms creating so many of our bespoke products today, are there still enough people creating things other than code? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 16 min
    Should you start saving for Davos 2017?

    Should you start saving for Davos 2017?

    Mrs Moneypenny corners CEOs, academics and even the man who inspired the character Toby Ziegler of the West Wing to find out whether going to Davos is really worth the expense and hassle. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 18 min
    Mrs Moneypenny and Gloria Steinem

    Mrs Moneypenny and Gloria Steinem

    Why is Gloria Steinem hopping mad? Mrs Moneypenny, beloved Financial Times columnist, misses the train to Cambridge with the US feminist, but manages to send an FT colleague instead. The result is a fabulous interview that ranges from Hillary Clinton's chance of ascending to the US presidency to finding the right husband. With the help of young US students, Mrs Moneypenny and her editor dissect Ms Steinem's words and end up talking about everything from online pornography and its link to the rape epidemic on college campuses to post-menopausal world leaders. Career tips - serious and not so serious - are also part of the deal. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

CHM16 ,

Thoroughly enjoyable!

This was a great addition to my morning commute. Funny, digestible and though provoking too! I got a bit lost about who was speaking when the US students came in, but I might just have been a bit sleepy. Good variety - loved the band. Best bit is hearing the dynamic between Mrs Moneypenny and her editor. Look forward to the next one...

Smiler998 ,

Mrs Moneypenny

Pompous, wealthy, hysterical and unpleasant. A sort of economics focused version of Katie Hopkins.

Amethyst_83 ,

When is the last time you heard someone say "appropriately shod"?

This new podcast has a lot of potential. Listening to the opening episode, I felt it was a well balanced (or as well balanced as it could be given the dearth of young female Republicans in London- on another note, what does that tell you?!) if brief discussion on feminism and women in politics in America. The format of the opening episode was different than other podcasts I've listened to of a similar nature, likely due to timings for interviewing as they explain. I imagine it will go through some growing pains, but is starting off solidly. A note on the sound quality of the interview- I found the distracting train sound simultaneously made for difficult listening, but also brought to mind a vision of Gloria Steinem being interviewed on a train, which was lovely in its own way.

Five irreverent questions was a fun and quick way to wrap up, and I can imagine it becoming my favourite feature. Mrs Moneypenny is great fun to listen to, and really, no one hears the words "appropriately shod" often enough in their lives.

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