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Slate Money Goes to the Movies: Magic Mike

This male-stripper movie is actually a disquisition on modern capitalism.


Episode Notes

Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies.

Shane Ferro, former economics journalist and current public defender, stops by to talk about the ways in which Magic Mike is a film about the gig economy and the precarity of freelance work in a post-Great Recession world.


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 Stacy-Marie Ishmael.

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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.