This week Felix, Emily and Anna discuss the threat of robots taking our jobs, TurboTax and the Vanity Fair piece on Wall Street supposedly making money on the chaos of Trump.
And in the Slate Plus segment: D.E. Shaw.
Twitter: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas, @EmilyRPeck
Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.
Gist: Meghan Daum’s Problem With Everything
On The Gist, Gordon Sondland testified before Congress.
In the interview, Meghan Daum is here to talk with Mike Pesca about her new book The Problem with Everything: My Journey Through the New Culture Wars. They discuss toughness versus sensitivity, age differences, and how we should appreciate the confusion of this time more.
In the Spiel, a dodeca-antentwig.
Dear Prudence: Upstaging The Bride
This week’s mini episode find Prudence joined this week by Molly Priddy, a writer and editor living in Minnesota. She likes Diet Coke, her dog, and talking about feelings because feelings are the worst.
Prudie and Priddy tackle letters about what to do when you believe an heirloom ring is residing with the wrong family member, and how to handle a mother-in-law who is stealing the thunder from her own daughter’s wedding day.
Production by Phil Surkis
What Next: This Week in Impeachment: Testifying Anyway
One week ago, the White House released a letter effectively stating to House Democrats: no more witnesses, no more documents. This week, witnesses in the impeachment inquiry lined up to testify on Capitol Hill, and a cascade of revelations ensued. How much damage did they do to the president? And how will the White House counterpunch?
Guest: Jeremy Stahl, senior editor at Slate
Spoiler Specials: Parasite
On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full spoiler-filled detail. This week, Dana Stevens, Forrest Wickman and Inkoo Kang discuss Parasite. With Hitchcock-like quality, Bong Joon-ho plays with the audience in the upstairs / downstairs dive into economic inequality. The Kims, stuck on their low social rung jump at the opportunity to latch onto an affluent family. But how long can they keep the ruse up? What will they do to keep up the charade?