Slate Money

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


Slate Money: Movies: The Fountainhead

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

Michael Bierut, graphic designer and self-described “recovering Ayn Rand fan”, joins Felix and Emily to discuss the 1949 film adaptation of The Fountainhead. They cover the film’s remarkable architecture, the clunky, long-winded dialogue, and its surprising watchability--despite Ayn Rand’s insistence on controlling everything. 


Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.

Twitter: @felixsalmon, @EmilyRPeck 

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 2021-07-13  52m