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Four Lost Cities

Annalee Newitz joins to talk about her book on the history of urban life.


Episode Notes

Author and science journalist Annalee Newitz joins Felix Salmon and Emily Peck to talk about their new book Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age, electric vehicles, and why the internet may be doomed.

In the Slate Plus segment: The U.S. payments infrastructure.


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.