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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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Digital Banks are Doomed

    Digital Banks are Doomed

    This week, Felix Salmon, and Elizabeth Spiers are joined by Edmund Lee of the New York Times to discuss why it’s so hard to understand what inflation actually is, why Goldman Sach’s Marcus 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.
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    • 59 min
    Not For Sale…Yet

    Not For Sale…Yet

    This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss the merging of HBOMax and Discovery+, a new study on the effect of abortion restrictions on women’s wages, and people paying to be on podcasts.
     
    In the Plus segment: Lobster rolls.
     
     
    Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.
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    • 39 min
    What Did Larry Say To Joe?

    What Did Larry Say To Joe?

    This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers 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.
     
     
     
    Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.
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    • 46 min
    There Shouldn’t Be So Many Yachts

    There Shouldn’t Be So Many Yachts

    This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers 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 on the rise of the superyacht.
     
    In the Plus segment: Why are Facebook and Instagram so bad now?
     
    Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.
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    • 49 min
    Multibillionaire Toddler

    Multibillionaire Toddler

    This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers discuss Elon Musk vs Twitter, the big banks getting big texting fines, and the ethically questionable academic study funded by Uber.
     
    In the Plus segment: The Gates Foundation
     
    Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.
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    • 53 min
    Them's The Breaks

    Them's The Breaks

    This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers 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.
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    • 53 min

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