Slate Money

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


Free Britney

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Stacy-Marie Ishmael discuss the apparently abusive conservatorship of Britney Spears, the failures of COVAX and worldwide vaccine distribution, and Peter Thiel’s shocking Roth IRA. 

In the Plus segment: Small businesses in the pandemic.

Mentioned in the show:

“The Darker Story Just Outside the Lens of Framing Britney Spears,” by Sara Luterman for the New Republic

“A Beautiful Idea: How COVAX Has Fallen Short,” by Ann Danaiya Usher for the Lancet 


Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.

Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck, @s_m_i 

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 2021-06-26  56m