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    What Next: The New Era of Child Labor

    What Next: The New Era of Child Labor

    With an ongoing labor shortage, companies turn to third-party labor brokers to fill jobs. But with little oversight and a surge of immigrants, the line between “ recruiter” and “ trafficker” gets blurred as vulnerable children are sent to work in dangerous conditions. 

    Guest: Mica Rosenberg, national immigration reporter for Reuters.

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    • 23 min
    What Next TBD: The Monkeypox Vaccine Monopoly

    What Next TBD: The Monkeypox Vaccine Monopoly

    It makes intuitive sense for companies that develop a technology to hold its intellectual property rights. But in the case of vaccines and medical treatments, IP laws slow down manufacturing and distribution and give private companies the power to make huge decisions that affect public health globally.

    Guest: Zain Rizvi, researcher for advocacy group Public Citizen, specializing in pharmaceutical innovation and access to medicine.
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    • 28 min
    Slate Money: Not For Sale…Yet

    Slate Money: 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.
     
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    Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.
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    • 39 min
    What Next TBD; The Homes We Forgot to Build a Decade Ago

    What Next TBD; The Homes We Forgot to Build a Decade Ago

    The US has been in a housing shortage for decades. Can it ever be fixed?
    Guest: Conor Dougherty
    Host: Emily Peck
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    • 28 min
    How To!: Be an Artist and Not Starve

    How To!: Be an Artist and Not Starve

    Elaine picked up watercolor painting during her two year, cross country RV adventure with her family. She quickly fell in love with gorgeous nature scenes and found the creative process meditative and healing. But now she’s wondering if her art could be something more. On this episode of How To!, multitalented artist Aaron Dworkin has tips for Elaine and other aspiring artists on how to live a ‘portfolio life’ by finding your signature style, following your passions and ultimately getting paid. He also shares insights for unlocking your creativity even if you don’t fancy yourself an artist. 
    If you liked this episode, check out “How To Write the Perfect Breakup Song with Ben Folds.”
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    • 39 min
    What Next TBD: The Dark Web of Online Spider Sales

    What Next TBD: The Dark Web of Online Spider Sales

    Researchers have untangled a world of illicit trade that threatens ecosystems and endangers species.
    Guest: Dr. Alice Hughes, Richard Stewart
    Host: Lizzie O'Leary
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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
153 Ratings

153 Ratings

jconrad622 ,

Love it

A fascinating peek inside some of the most recognizable (and sometimes controversial) brands. Great interviews and never dull.

Kate Fitzsimons ,

What happened to Thrilling Tales?!?

This was, up until this point,a show called “Thrilling Tales of Captialism” full of interesting stories about the history of business. Now it has suddenly become “Slate Business” and a “How To” podcast with episodes about generic business topics? Not cool. If you cancel a show close the feed. This is click farming.

carrietown ,

Good show, but the obnoxious ad at the start...

Please make your internal ads match the overall tone of the show. The current ads for Demi Burnett (sp?) are the most jarring and obnoxious combination of music and voice I have ever heard. It makes me want to throw my earbuds across the room as I simultaneously hit the 15 sec skip button. You are devaluing your well researched shows by starting them with an offensively obnoxious ad.

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