Slate Money

The Creativity Edition

Slate Money discusses the economics of the film, book, and music industries with Derek Thompson.

Listen to Episode No. 144 of Slate Money

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On Cathy’s final episode, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destruction, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann chat with Derek Thompson, author of Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction. They decipher what it takes to produce a hit in three major creative industries, including:

  • film and television
  • book publishing
  • music

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Twitter: @felixsalmon, @mathbabedotorg, @JHWeissmann, @DKThomp

Production by Zachary Dinerstein.