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Cities and the Coronavirus

Richard Florida joins Slate Money to talk about how COVID-19 behaves in urban areas.


Episode Notes

Urban theorist Richard Florida joins the Slate Money hosts to discuss all sorts of questions around cities and coronavirus—such as how population density factors into the virus’s spread, why certain cities are faring better than others, and what our cities might look like after the pandemic.

In the Slate Plus segment: COVID-19 and climate change.


Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.


About the Show

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

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  • Emily Peck is a veteran journalist who has worked as a writer and editor at national outlets like HuffPost, the Wall Street Journal, and the American Lawyer.

  • Felix Salmon is a host of the Slate Money podcast.

  • Anna Szymanski is a columnist at Reuters Breakingviews. She previously worked in emerging markets investment and is a CFA charterholder.