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Ben Schott joins Slate Money to talk Citigroup, workplace breeder wars, and “blands.”


Episode Notes

Ben Schott joins Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Anna Szymanski to discuss Citigroup’s new CEO Jane Fraser (and everyone’s preoccupation with her gender), the struggle between parents and non-parents in the workplace, and the phenomenon of “blands.”

In the Slate Plus segment: Nikola.


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.