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Money Is Made-Up

Jacob Goldstein of Planet Money joins to talk about the history of money.

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Episode Notes

Jacob Goldstein of Planet Money joins Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Anna Szymanski to talk about his book Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing and explain the history of this thing we call money.

In the Slate Plus segment: A deeper dive into Jacob’s wonky Numbers Round number.


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 and Emily Peck.

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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.