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The Powerful and the Damned

Former Financial Times editor Lionel Barber joins to talk about his new book.


Episode Notes

Lionel Barber, former editor of the Financial Times, joins Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Anna Szymanski to discuss his book The Powerful and the Damned: Private Diaries in Turbulent Times, the “devil’s bargain” involved with being a journalist who has direct access to some of the most powerful people in the world, and what it’s like to run a newspaper like the Financial Times.

In the Slate Plus segment: Nick Clegg.


Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.


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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.